Grand Rapids is hosting the Sass Fest– an art workshop experience that offers the chance to make your own gifts. Participants may also purchase vendors’ handmade goods.
Sass Fest will take place at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the (106) Gallery on Division Avenue near Fulton and across from the Division Avenue Arts Collective. Admission is free. Just bring cash in case a piece of artwork catches your eye.
The handmade goods to be sold will include prints, rugs, paintings, vintage clothing, zines (handmade magazines) and jewelry. There will also be an all-day clothing swap. You can bring clothes you do not want anymore and take other clothing items for free.
The workshops will provide a hands-on experience for participants. Photography, self-publishing, screen printing, sewing and zine making are some of the workshops offered.
Marlee Grace planned this event to give people an opportunity for discussion. The workshops are designed to promote inspiration.
“I’m most excited about the workshops,” said Grace. “I think it is so important to share information with each other. It’s so rare that you get the chance to sit down and really brainstorm these things.”
SASS FEST WORKSHOP SCHEDULE :
12:15-1: Menstrual Health Workshop, with Joelle, making a mini pocket zine
1-1:45 : DIY lifestyle discussion, sprout anarchist collective
1:45-2:30: Make Your Own T-Shirt Bangle Bracelets, with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood of CraftSanity
1:45-2:30: how to make a zine with Marlee Grace
2:30-3:15: How to Book a House Show– Ben Davey & friends
3:15-4 : Body Image & Self Love, with the Bandit Zine
4-4:45 : Sarah Sciba– print making
4:45-5:30 : Radical parenting discussion group (childcare provided)
5:30-6:15 : Engaged, Involved and Attending: Conversation About the State of the Arts, with Jenn Schaub
6:15-7 : Writing & Journaling with Big Mama Schlomo
6:15-7 : DIY photo developing with John Hanson!