indie arts & crafts fest

Crafts-n-Beer is back for our third year


Event Info

Our Crafts-n-Beer Indie Arts & Crafts Fest provides a day of fun with the handmade work of local crafters and Motor City Brewing Works handcrafted beer. Our events are held at the MCBW Warehouse in Midtown Detroit.

Handmade Goods

Our events feature the work of over 20 experienced and emerging artists who are passionate about their craft. We offer an eclectic mix of hand-selected vendors who have displayed exceptional skill and originality. Come meet the crafters and shop handmade every holiday season.

Handcrafted Beer

Our event sponsor Motor City Brewing Works is the oldest operating microbrewery in Detroit. They offer handcrafted artisanal beer that has been brewed in-house for the freshest taste, and they’re home of Ghettoblaster Ale, a favorite among craft beer drinkers.

Holiday Cheer

What would a seasonal craft show be without festivities? Our events are held at a beer warehouse in Detroit, but don’t let that fool you. We adorn the space with lights, garland and festive decorations so you truly feel like you’ve stepped into a handmade holiday market. The warehouse is located in the heart of the Midtown business district, so there is always lots more fun to be had while you're down there.


We love putting on the Indie Arts & Crafts Fest and we infuse that love into every aspect of the event! Our friendly vendors, bar staff, event managers and volunteers strive to create a relaxing and fun environment where you can socialize with like-minds and enjoy yourself without pretense or pressure. Come support local businesses and shop small at our fun, festive Indie Arts & Crafts Fest.

More About Crafts-n-Beer

The Indie Arts & Crafts fest was born in 2019. At that time, we’d intended to make this an annual event, then the pandemic hit. Once restrictions were lifted, we were eager to bring this event back to the community in 2021. Our second annualish Indie Arts & Crafts Fest was held on Small Business Saturday, November 27, 2021, and was another huge success!

While everyone was excited to keep the momentum going, we hit another roadblock and the warehouse was unavailable for our 2022 show.

But like true Detroiters, we kept pushing on! Our “biennial” Indie Arts and Crafts Fest will return for our third year on November 25, 2023. More details to follow!

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