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Renegrade Craft Fair returning to L.A. at new venue

Renegrade Craft Fair returning to L.A. at new venue
The Renegade Craft Fair independent summer market moves from Chinatown to Grand Park on July 26-27. (Renegade Craft Fair)

Skip the "Century Crunch" road closure near LAX this weekend and head downtown as more than 250 independent artisans converge on Grand Park for the sixth annual summer Renegade Craft Fair.

This year, the fair moves from the Los Angeles State Historic Park to the Civic Center, but the lineup remains the same: Handcrafted ceramics, furniture, jewelry, artisan foods and more.

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Some highlights we have seen at past markets include colorful original posters and dish towels by Victory Garden of Tomorrow, pretty living arrangements by RotdCreations, sweet-smelling soy candles by Los Angeles-based PF Candle Co. and ceramics by the collective Me Like Clay. Event coordinators have posted a handy map of vendors online for shoppers who would like to visualize their plan of attack. 

In addition to handmade wares, the mobile yarn store Yarnover Truck, will be in attendance, along with the Library Store, food trucks, interactive art installations by Amber Lu and the Magnolia photo book.  Attendees are also encouraged to participate in block printing and watercolor workshops with Sienne Josselin.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles. Admission is free, pets are allowed.

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