Indie Craft Parade has been a staple yearly event for us here in Greenville. Since 2010, ICP has given artists all over the South East a place to showcase their talents and sell their goods. We attended yesterday (the first day we’ve been out since our new son was born on Tuesday) and had a lot of fun, ran into a lot of good friends and were inspired by all of our artistic neighbors here in the South.
I particularly love the tagline, “Makers gonna make.” Obviously, this is a play on the old Latin phrase “Haters gonna hate.” Next year, my vote is that the tagline says, "Make America Make Again."
In all seriousness, It’s a positive atmosphere. It's inspiring to see people take the talent God gave them, and participate with him in creation. That's what we're designed to do.
Here are a few things I loved about the Indie Craft Parade.
Right as I walked in, I saw these. They work acoustically (they had some that had Blue Tooth capabilities too). Meaning no wires, no chargers, no plug-ins - you just place your phone in the wooden box and turn on your favorite tunes. The sound waves come through the big trumpet situation (laymen's terms).
2. The GVL Sweater
Whenever I finally need a sweater (so like November for Greenville), this will be my go-to. Good job, Billiam. I love these.
3. The Cold Brew
The building was sweltering, particularly upstairs. But, not to worry, Methodical was walking around with their Cold Brew for $5. I actually didn't get any, but I was glad to know it was available.
4. Friendly Folks
The art community in Greenville, in my experience, is a group of just the nicest folks around. I was holding my newborn, Alden, and tons of vendors asked me about him. One vendor even left her booth to hold him for a couple of minutes and give me an arm break (8lbs feels like 80 after an hour).
5. The Cordial Churchman
Great bowties. Also, I finally figured out my street name.
6. Baby stuff
Like I said, we have a newborn at home. We’ve been getting a lot of baby clothes from our generous friends and family, but as he grows we’ll be looking at snagging some of the stuff we found this weekend. I particularly loved the clothing by Radish Kids. Here’s a must have for our little guy.