2013 VIP Gala

General InfoElizabeth Ramos

Hey everybody, it's that time of year again...VIP Gala tickets go on sale in 2 days!! This is one of Indie Craft Parade's best events. It's the kickoff party to an amazing weekend of handmade goods. Every year we pack out the Huguenot Mill with fans who've been waiting all year to for the festival to come back.

Here’s what makes our VIP Gala so great:

1) Ticket holders are personally benefiting Indie Craft Parade. Indie Craft Parade is a non-profit organization, and we are dedicated to keeping costs affordable for our artists. Many of them travel across the Southeast to show you their wares, and we don't want them to worry about losing their profits on the event itself. Your ticket purchases also help keep the festival free for the remainder of the weekend. We really want families, students, and especially kids to see the work of artists and be exposed to the creative community. And keeping the general festival free means that nobody has an excuse not to attend.


2) Relaxed shopping atmosphere. We’re expecting a very large attendance on Saturday and Sunday, which means crowded aisles and limited access to all the artists. When it comes to the variety and extent of the artists’ work, Friday night is definitely the best way to see it. We frequently have artists sell out of goods before the festival even ends, so if you want the best selection, get it on Friday night.

3) Giveaways! Our artists have gone above and beyond this year in donating work to our giveaway baskets. We have 15 baskets assembled—each one is worth over $100. Some are worth almost $200. The lucky winners of these baskets will be going home with a lot of loot.

4) Free Food and Drink. We’ve received the menu from our amazing caterer, Genevieve's, and the food is going to be out of this world. The incredibly talented staff has worked up quite the menu for us—As artful as it is tasty.

And this is new... we're extremely excited to be providing only locally produced beverages at this year's festival. That list includes our favorite coffee guy, The Vagabond Barista—who’ll delight us with some of the latest trends in coffee brewing; a new delicious discovery, Tealoha---who will be bringing batches of house blended teas and lemonade; and a selection of South Carolina made beers and ciders sourced by The Greenville Beer Exchange.


This is a party you don't want to miss. Do good and have a great time altogether at the VIP Gala. Be sure to get your tickets as soon as they're open!