Changing Hands will once again host Craft Rave, a night of one-on-one instruction from Arizona artisans teaching attendees how to make their crafts, Friday, June 23.

Craft Rave gives arts and crafts enthusiasts the chance to make homemade items on the spot and buy instructional kits to take home or gift to a friend. All of the crafts come from 10 local artists’ workshops.

Throughout the evening, these workshops will be led by makers like Amy Guerrero of Moss Points North, Case Coniglio of Kokedama Phoenix, and Brendan McCaskey of Jar of Buttons.

From desert-related string art (Arizona Craft Co) to handmade postcards, envelopes and mailing labels (Lately Press), participants will have the opportunity to create such items for 1-5 tickets per craft workshop.

Attendees will be able to purchase any number of $5 tickets at the ticketing table using cash or credit. The purchased tickets may then be exchanged for 15-25 minute crafting sessions or instructional take-home kits.

Craft Rave 2016. Photo: Downtown Phoenix Journal.

This is Changing Hands third time hosting Craft Rave and it plans to continue hosting the event twice a year — once in summer and once just before the winter holidays.

Changing Hands owner Cindy Dach says the event typically draws a crowd of 150 to 200 people. However, it never gets too crowded at once since attendance is spread over the course of five hours.

“The summer Craft Rave is very popular as it’s a great indoor activity during these hot nights,” said Dach.

By purchasing an admission ticket for the event, you’ll not only be able to enjoy five hours of nonstop crafting, you’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win a gift basket.

First Draft Book Bar, located inside Changing Hands, will be serving up refreshments with its wide selection of craft beers, fine wines and coffee drinks. Dach says this summer’s Craft Rave will also include great food offerings as First Draft has expanded its menu.

Catch up with friends or make Craft Rave a date night as you enjoy an evening of crafting with the community.

If You Go
What: Craft Rave 2017
Where: Changing Hands Phoenix — 300 W. Camelback Rd.
When: Friday, June 23, 6 – 11 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person — Admission times are at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Space is limited.)
Crafts: 1-5 tickets needed per craft ($5 per ticket)

For a complete list of participating crafters and to purchase admission tickets, visit Changing Hands’ website.

Photos courtesy of Changing Hands.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.