Artisanal LA’s Spring 2016 show is happening next weekend, April 9th & 10th, at The Reef in Downtown LA. Artisanal LA represents a collection of over 150 vendors, cookers, bakers, picklers, and other assorted makers. Many of these local businesses and micro-businesses aren’t yet selling their wares in retails environments, and some of them aren’t yet regulars on the farmers’ market circuit. Going to Artisanal LA means getting the first crack at up-and-coming makers you may not be able to find anywhere else. 100% of the weekend-long show’s participants are based in Southern California, so you’re guaranteed to be supporting our local economy while shopping at there.


Coldwater Canyon Provisions' Sampler

Coldwater Canyon Provisions’ Sampler


Next weekend at The Reef you can expect to find treats from dozens of vendors, including Banzai Jerky, Letterpress Chocolate, Coldwater Canyon Provisions–a  North Hollywood based company making jams, pickles, relishes, & chutneys–and Hello Sweetie Pies– the cult-favorite Agoura Hills based home-baker turning out pies, cookies, brownies, and more from seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.


Hello Sweetie Pies' Assorted Pie Pops

Hello Sweetie Pies’ Assorted Pie Pops


Home goods are always popular at their events, and this spring’s vendors include Albisa Candles, Heart Beet Gardening, The Creature Den, which makes functional and aesthetically pleasing Animal-inspired decorative pieces, and Retro Pastiche Linens, makers of super absorbent cotton towels and linens in designs inspired by Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Pop Art, Abstract art, and more.

The Creature Den's White Whale Bookends

The Creature Den’s White Whale Bookends

Retro Pastiche's Nouveau Corner Tea Towel

Retro Pastiche’s Nouveau Corner Tea Towel

Artisanal LA also proudly hosts clothing, jewelry, and accessories designers, as well as plenty of bath and body companies. Karlita Designs, one of the event’s popular jewelers, uses limited edition designs that feature very rare semi-precious gemstones, that are, “made to elicit raw elegance and inner sensuality in women.” You can also find wares by HyJewelry, Leelo Jewelry, and Mei Vintage, a handbag designer who uses repurposed materials, organic hemp, and naturally tanned leather, constructed into timeless designs that can be confidently carried year after year.

Mei Vintage's Hermosa Crossbody Bag

Mei Vintage’s Hermosa Crossbody Bag

Mei Vintage's Origami Clutch

Mei Vintage’s Origami Clutch

In addition to pop-up shops, Artisanal LA’s spring show will also feature workshops, demos, a gallery, and a pop-up farm. For more detailed insight into this and upcoming events, you can download Artisanal LA’s app. Sponsors for the spring show include Ren Gallery, KPCC, Whole Foods, Sow Well, Califa Farms, Indie Pas, Lula Mae, Copa Vida, Insta Party Box, and the LA Metro.

Karlita Designs' Mystic Coated Sand Dollar Pendant

Karlita Designs’ Mystic Coated Sand Dollar Pendant

Karlita Designs' Mini Agate Amethyst Slices

Karlita Designs’ Mini Agate Amethyst Slices

Artisanal LA’s Spring Show is next weekend, Saturday, April 9th & Sunday, April 10th from 11AM-6PM at The Reef | 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles 90007. Pre-Sale tickets are $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass; One day tickets will be $15 in cash at the door. For more photos and more info, follow them on social media @artisinalLA or visit the website at www.artisinalLA.com

By Steve Clark - Clarkliving | April 1st, 2016 | Uncategorized