The Patchwork Indie Arts Festival coming to Santa Ana this weekend. This free, bi-annual event, features art and handmade wares from nearly 100 local artisans. Some have likened the Patchwork festival to being a live Etsy show, but anyone who frequents arts festivals knows, the independent artists are what its all about.
The festival was started in 2006 by Delilah Snell, owner of the Santa Ana-based eco-friendly products store, Road Less Traveled, and her niece, Nicole Stevenson -- creative writer turned painter -- to provide local artists and crafters with a marketplace to show and sell their goods.
The Patchwork Festival holds the promise of clothing for men, women and children, as well as unique handmade pottery, jewelry, glassware, soaps and candles. You can also expect to find items for your pets, craft and knit kits, paper goods and stationary, and a DIY craft booth for the kids.
And what would any festival be without music and food? There will be local restaurants, food trucks as well as local producers of honey and other odds and ends for the locavore. And don't miss the solar powered music station where a local DJ will be spinning and local artists will be performing.
Check out the Patchwork show blog by festival co-founder Nicole for pictures and highlights from festivals past.