GLAM 2013 is this Sunday — join the fun!

Peter Senesac — bass belt buckle

GLAM Craft Show will take place this Sunday, December 8 from 11am to 4pm at the Historic Mustang Hangar near Gainesville Regional Airport.

We have 70 vendors who’ll be there selling everything from fun clothes and felted food for kids, to fish-head belt buckles and hand-forged knives for dads.

Some vendors are even offering special deals available only at GLAM.

Have limited time to shop? Order online today through the Thrive Handcrafts website using the code GLAMpickup and you’ll skip shipping costs and have a quick pick-up at GLAM.

Want a personalized gift? Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company will adapt the label for their popular “Good Morning Gainesville” roasted coffee to wish a good morning to anyone you choose, delivered right to their door in time for the holidays.

Custom Coffee

Custom Coffee

The DJs from WGOT will also be there spinning tunes, taking donations, and selling t-shirts. They’re also looking for people interested in doing new shows since they’ll soon have a lot more airtime to fill.

And don’t forget — Celebrations Catering will be on hand selling tasty treats, beer, and wine. Where else but GLAM can you can stroll around with your favorite drink in hand while doing your holiday shopping? Certainly not at the mall.

Hope to see you there!

 

Edited to add: Spellbound Dance Arts is also offering a deal on pre-orders. Use the coupon code GIFTGIVING on an order of two or more custom decorated hoops, then put “GLAM” in the message to seller and you’ll get 25% off and receive a refund on your shipping.

Sneak peek — GLAM 2013 vendors announced

Here’s a sneak peek of what some of our talented artisans will have for sale at GLAM Craft Show 2013 on Sunday, Dec. 8. For a full list of vendors, check out our vendors page.

 

Vendor applications for GLAM 2013 now being accepted!

ShaluShalu_4Are you a local artist or crafter? If so, consider applying to be a part of GLAM Craft Show 2013.

We’re looking for potential vendors who offer unique, giftable items that will appeal to discerning shoppers who expect high-quality, handmade products. Vendors who make items for guys, kids, and pets are especially encouraged to apply.

Our vendors consistently rate GLAM Craft Show as one of the best shows in the North Florida area, both in terms of fun and profitability.

Want to apply? You can find the application form  here. Applications are due by 11:55 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2013.

Save the date — GLAM 2013

This year, GLAM Indie Craft Show will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Historic Mustang Hangar. The call for vendors will go out in late summer. If you’re interested in staying in the loop, please add your name to our mailing list using the box on the right. Hope to see you there!
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Come to GLAM this Sunday!

GLAM Indie Craft Show is this weekend! Fly on over to the Historic Mustang Hangar on Sunday for a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience featuring 70 local artists and crafters.

We’ll be playing some holiday music to get you in the mood, and Celebrations Catering will be selling snacks and refreshments, including beer and wine. Where else can you enjoy a beer while you tackle your holiday shopping?

If you’re planning to come, please let us know via our official Facebook event page. And while you’re at it, why not invite your friends to join you? It will be the most fun you’ve had holiday shopping in a long time — we promise!

Need help getting to our new location? Just click on the map to the right for directions.

 

Meet the vendors for 2012

The official vendor list for the GLAM Indie Craft Show 2012 is now posted on the Vendors page. Curious to see what the vendors will have for sale? Head over to the Vendors page and check out the links to the vendors’ websites to get a taste of what they’ll be offering.

We’re also tickled pink to announce that we have several brand new vendors this year, including several who make guy-related items like pipes, knives, and wallets. We’ll also vendors selling jewelry, homegoods, paper crafts, baby items, pet products, and more. It should be a great show!

 

      

 

GLAM 2012 is ON! — New location, vendor applications now open

Mustang Hangar -- Gainesville, FL

Historic Mustang Hangar

We’re excited to announce that we found a new and larger location for the 2012 GLAM Indie Craft Show!

This year’s show will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Mustang Hangar, a WWII-era airplane hangar located just north of Gainesville airport off Waldo Road (map). Because the hangar is larger than any venue we’ve used in the past, we’ll be able to accept more vendors for this year’s show.

Shoppers will also be able to get up close and personal with the airplanes, which translates into great photo ops for kids and grownups alike. Plus, Celebrations Catering will be on hand with plenty of tasty treats for sale to keep your shopping stamina high.

The vendor application form is now open, so be sure to apply by the Oct. 7 deadline if you’re interested in being a part of the show. Just click on the Apply tab at the top of the screen.

Questions? Feel free to email us at glamcraftshow@gmail.com.

 

History of the Mustang Hangar

The Mustang Hangar was originally part of the Alachua Army Airfield, a military airfield that began operation in the months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The airfield was used to train pilots throughout the war years and was later handed over to the City of Gainesville.

The former military airfield is now the site of Gainesville Regional Airport. Interestingly, the air strips that were used in the 1940s look virtually the same as they do today, as you can see in these two photos. The first was taken in 1949 and the second is from a recent screenshot of Google maps.

Alachua Army Airfield aerial photo

Gainesville airport aerial photo

 

For more on the history of the airfield, visit the related entry on Wikipedia.

GLAM 2012 — Save the Date

Luellabird at GLAM 2011UPDATE 8/28/12: Villa East is closing as of August 31, so we’re currently looking into alternate venues for this year’s event. Stay tuned here for updates. 

This year’s GLAM Indie Craft Show will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon to 5pm at Villa East in Downtown Gainesville.

Interested in applying to be a vendor at GLAM? The official call for vendors will be issued in late summer. Want to be the first to hear about it?  Be sure to add your name to our mailing list or check our Facebook page for updates.

Coming to GLAM? Share it on Facebook!

If you’re active on Facebook and plan on coming to GLAM, we’d love it if you’d RSVP as a yes on our official Facebook event page. Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/events/162480240514729/. And hey, why not invite all your friends while you’re at it? The more, the merrier!

Remember, it’s less than a week now until the event. You’ll be able to shop from nearly 50 local artists, crafters, and designers who are offering everything from T-shirts to tutus, and from hoola hoops to handmade soaps. For more about the vendors, check out the Vendors page.

Get ready to get festive!

It’s hard to believe it, but the holidays are just around the corner. And that means that now is the time to start thinking about holiday shopping. Thankfully, GLAM Indie Craft Show is here to help. At GLAM, you’ll find cool and one-of-a-kind gifts designed and produced by local artists and crafters.

Remember, GLAM will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon to 5pm at the Villa East banquet hall on North Main Street. In the meantime, here’s a timelapse video of last year’s event to help get you in the mood.