Who organizes Crazy4Crafts? Crazy4Crafts shows are organized by a small group of seasoned artisans and crafters. Combined they offer over 30 years of experience selling their wares at craft sales around the city of Calgary. As Crafters themselves they have participated in many outstanding and worthless shows, and know what makes a show successful to both vendors and customers alike.
How many years has Crazy4Crafts been organizing shows? Since 2008! We currently organize the shows at Chestermere and Bearspawat RockPointe Church, We have also organized shows at SAIT, U of C - MacEwan Hall, Capitol Hill and Huntington Hills.
How do you advertise? Bright or Bold signs along major roads around the Church or community centers, Neon bold Sandwich Boards on the sale day (City of Calgary bylaw prohibits sandwich Boards to be up before the morning of the event), Community Papers, Facebook Ads, Newspaper ads, Extensive Online advertising (including Kijiji and Facebook). If you have an advertising idea for us, send it our way so we can look into it.
We firmly believe that it’s not all up to us, each vendor also needs to do their part: invite family, friends, do word of mouth advertising, handouts at previous shows you attend, post on “your” facebook page, invite friends via "our" facebook page event, put up posters up in your area (which we will provide). As of 2016, we will be doing vendor features on social media. We expect all vendors to help us advertise themselves and the sales they are participating in using their vendor feature.
We promise to do our very best to get the word out and feel that working together we can make all of our shows successful for everyone.
Do you have a facebook page? Our Facebook page can be found at: www.facebook.com/Crazy4CraftsCalgary we encourage you to share our events on your own time line and invite your friends to our Facebook event.
We can also be found on: Twitter @Crazy4CraftsYYC and Instagram @Crazy4CraftsCalgary Hashtag #Crazy4CraftsCalgary
How do the vendors do at a Crazy4Crafts sale? Our customers love to shop at our shows, so our vendors love to come back year after year, and that says something about how they do! However, We can't make any guarantees as to what your individual sales may be, as that depends on a number of factors beyond our control (your pricing, product uniqueness, current trends, the weather, paydays, and recessions).
Do you jury your craft sales? Yes to a certain extent... Crazy4Crafts reserves the right to refuse or put vendors on a waiting list if their craft category is full (such as jewellery or knitting/crocheting), identical or similar to another craft or if their craft is inappropriate for a particular sale. Jewellery is limited to 10% of the total available vendor tables.
I don't have enough stuff to fill a table, can I share? Yes! We want shoppers to have the best shopping experience, and we don't want you to run of items to sell leaving an empty table, so please do find someone to share as long as they have a product that meets with the approval of Crazy4Crafts.
Are there bank machines at your locations? At Chestermere there is bank machine in the facility. At RockPointe Church we make all attempts to rent a bank machine, however, this is not guaranteed. Many vendors use a mobile payment method such as SQUARE to accept credit card payments. Use this LINK: https://squareup.com/signup?signup_token=7911E0C980 and get free processing on your first $1000 in sales.
Crazy4Crafts is always looking for new talented vendors who handmake their own wares to participate in our shows. If you would like to participate in a future Crazy4Crafts sale...we want to meet you!
Our inbox can get quite full, so please stay tuned to the website, facebook or instagram for the application dates, which will be posted prior to being emailed out.
Due to the number of applicants, and the desire to have a well balanced variety of quality crafts, we reserve the right to limit certain types of crafts (such as jewellery & knitting/crocheting), place applicants on a wait list in full categories, or refuse vendors that do not meet the requirements for a Crazy4Crafts sale.
NOTE: Please do not contact Chestermere Rec Centre or RockPointe Church regarding vendor applications. These venues graciously host Crazy4Crafts but are not involved with the organization of the sales that we put on.