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 email@example.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.
For more on the history of the airfield, visit the related entry on Wikipedia.
UPDATE 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.
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.
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.
We’re excited to announce the vendors who’ll be selling their wares at this year’s GLAM Indie Craft Show! Swing over to our Vendors page to check them out.
You may notice the list seems longer than last year’s list. That’s because it is! This year we’ve grown by 40 percent, thanks to the extra room at our new venue, Villa East. So you’ll have even more great locally made gifts to choose from.
Many of you have been asking me when you can apply to this year’s show. I’m happy to say that the application form is now live! Just click on the “Apply” tab at the top of this website, read all of the instructions, and then provide the required information. That’s all!
If you have any questions, just email Kim at glamcraftshow(at)gmail(dot)com.