"The LITTLE CRAFT SHOW"

Rachel Fox

December 6, 2019

"The LITTLE CRAFT SHOW" | MEET some of the Women in this year's winter craft shows.

We gathered some of the most incredible women in Northwest Arkansas (and surrounding states) to celebrate this year's Winter LITTLE CRAFT SHOW at LIKEWISE Commuity + Co Working Space. The beautiful thing about theses photos is the interaction between these amazing women, most of them meeting for the first time. These are the passionate makers and small business owners that make up our creative community and The Little Craft Show.

The Little Craft Show is Arkansas’ most talked about indie craft show that takes place three times a year in Northwest Arkansas and now once a year in Little Rock! The outdoor spring event takes place in historic downtown Springdale, Arkansas while our holiday markets happen in Fayetteville, Bentonville, and Little Rock, Arkansas.Not only is The Little Craft Show the best place to check off your lists by purchasing amazing handmade gifts, but it’s an art and craft experience unlike any other. With it’s inviting atmosphere, juried indie crafters, small-town feel, exciting playlists, and art installations, The Little Craft Show strives to seek out and provide the best of the best for both it’s makers and patrons. Expect high-quality, affordable products and the CUTEST  BOOTHS YOU'VE EVER SEEN! Whether you’re an established artist or just getting started, everyone is encouraged to apply!

The Little Craft Show was founded in 2011 by Amber Perrodin and Natalie Freeman as a fun, “little” event to sell handmade products. With a small venue and a handful of crafty friends, it was decided to invite others to participate. The response was amazing. Much to their surprise, applications from all over Northwest Arkansas and even a few from out of state within just a few weeks of announcing our “little craft show” started coming in. They quickly realized in the first year that this was something that needed to continue. After experiencing 600 shoppers in 2011, a whopping 4,000+ in 2012 & 2013, and over 8,000 shoppers in 2016, their instincts were right! Now in 2019 ,this LITTLE Craft show is BIGGER than ever.

Center: Amber Perrodin - Artist and Little Craft Show Founder

Left to Right: Emily Snodgrass - Jewelry Maker, Tram Colwin - Artists and Illustrator, Alyssa Bird - Up cycled and Re purposed Jewelry and Apparel.

Left to Right: Danielle Smith - Crocheted Items and Apparel, Mary Palmer Scott - Shepard, Knitter and Weaver, Elysia Contreras Springer - Handmade Infant and Toddler Sensory Toys.
Left: Alexandria Freeze - Wood Fired Pizza , RIght: Hollianne Holt - Cookie Designer and Baker
Little Mountain Bindery: (sitting) Lesha - Owner and Artisan, (standing) Bailey Wise- Filllion Manager and Artisan.
Left: - Leana Fischer- Artist and Illustrator, Jennifer Cole - Artist and Pottery
LIKEWISE Community and Co Working: Mallory Berry - Co-Founder and Studio Manager

For details on all of the upcoming WINTER Little Craft Shows, you can visit https://thelittlecraftshow.com/ , Instagram @thelittlecraftshow and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelittlecraftshow.

LIKEWISE COMMUNITY + CO WORKING | This photo shoot was done at LIKEWISE Community and CO Working Space in Fayetteville, AR.

Likewise is a collaborative workspace designed to engage the community in both work & play. Art and plant-filled offices, meeting rooms, creative space, event venue, and photography studios. It's a place for inclusivity, wellness, opportunity, and connection. A place to make beautiful things and have important conversation. A place to cultivate local talent, community engagement, and conscious practices. Grab a seat in the shared areas or customize a private office.

Craft an installation or host a gathering in the industrial studios. Whatever the project, they have the space! Coworking wings for members with in-house coffee, hi-speed internet, and flexible workspaces in an open, warm environment. A space for ideas to flourish and focused work to happen. Meet in a private conference room, grab a drink in the cafe or happy hour at the bar. Recreation areas — like Arcadia Games and yoga spaces — throughout. Whether you're an artist, business owner, entrepreneur, traveling professional, or freelancer, you now have a space to create and connect.

For more information on the LIKEWISE Community, please visit their website https://likewise.community/ , Instagram @likewise.community ,and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/likewise.community/.

Art Director (Photo Shoot) - Katie Marquess

Photography and Blog Author - Rachel Fox, Founder of @nwagirlgang.