by Debbie Stoller
Read what the New York Times said about our Holiday Craftacular and School for Creative Living in December 2017.


“Bargain Hunter: Make Crafts and Cuddle With Kittens”

The all-day shopping party BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular is waiving its $3 admission for moms…More than 30 makers will be selling unqiue handmade and vintage items, but there will be free craft tutorials, too. Los Angeles Daily News (print edition)

“Vendor Testimony”

Hey Bust! Just wanted to give a huge thanks to [Bust] for organizing and executing an incredible show in DTLA yesterday! The ‪#‎BUSTcraftacular‬ was really awesome and I felt very taken care of as a vendor! Thank you! Crystals of Altamira


“Critics’ Pick”

Bust—a kick-ass feminist magazine—returns to Brooklyn with another action-packed indie shopaganza. Apart from stellar shopping vendors, the spring edition features local stylists, spas and cosmetic companies offering new loot and free services…you’ll walk out a new woman. TimeOut New York



“Wolfie Preview: BUST Craftacular Fair”

The DTLA pop-up of BUST Craftacular exuded all the positive energy of its featured artists and their projects, delivering on its promise to provide a day of springtime inspiration…After reaching the end of the long string of incredibly crafted work, it is undeniable that BUST Craftacular knows how to throw an event pulsating with the fun-loving hearts of passionate artists and their visions for a better tomorrow. Next time BUST Craftacular comes to a city near you, don’t miss out on this amazing creative showcase. Local Wolves


“5 Best Holiday Craft Fair In NYC”

Celebrating its 10th year, the BUST Craftacular takes over the Brooklyn Expo Center for two days of nonstop spectacular shopping and crafting. Run by the “Fierce, Funny and Feminist ladies of BUST Magazine,” the Craftacular features DJs, cocktails, prizes, DIY activities, and, of course, 200-something crafters and artisans of all stripes, selling homemade and vintage goods. CBS New York


“Critic’s Pick”

Feminist mag BUST is known for its DIY sensibility, so it’s no surprise that its giant craft extravaganza highlights some of the best hand-made goods out there. The $3 admission fee grants you access to hundreds of sellers peddling everything from vegan beauty products to restored vintage duds. Pop in to build your own flower crown, take and ugly Christmas sweater selfie and more. The first 300 guests receive free swag.


“Be A Crafty Shopper”

Find your quirky gifts at this, the 10th annual gathering of more than 70 vendors curated by the feminist magazine. A DJ will spin while you shop at Rubella Jewelry’s vintage-esque creations, Joanna Baker’s whimsical stationery, and more. New York Mag


“GUIDE: Holiday markets to visit in New York this season”

This holiday spectacular at 79 Franklin St. in Greenpoint features over 200 artisans for one last shopping hurrah before Christmas. Patrons will find a wide array of knitwear, handmade jewelry and home décor. Daily News


“NYC Holiday Markets: 8 Great Alternatives For Shopping This Season”

BUST Craftacular Holiday craft fair in the Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St., Greenpoint. Who knows what handmade gems you’ll find at the indie-minded magazine. The 10-year-old Craftacular will take over the giant indoor Expo, where you can peruse the wares of more than 200 crafty sellers of, among other things, knitwear, food, vintage goods and art. $3 admission at the door. AM New York


“NYC’s best holiday markets for gifts and seasonal treats”

Bust magazine packs in over 200 vendors for its annual Craftacular (Dec. 19-20) at the Brooklyn Expo Center, selling vintage and handmade items galore plus festive eats. Metro


“Fashion-Forward: Fall 2015 Events”

Find over 200 vendors hawking jewelry, clothing, cosmetics, stationery, food, toys and more. Illustrator Joanna Baker, Rubella Jewelry and ceramic company Whiskey and Clay are among the sellers. Guests can also try DIY crafts like needle felting, and even test their haiku skills during a duel.


“The wildly popular cat cafe is re-a-purring in Boston this holiday season”

Do you like cats? Of course you do. Ever wish that when you went to your favorite coffee or tea spot, you could kick back with several fluffy cats to pet and play with at your convenience? For two days and two days only, the cat café is returning to Boston as part of the BUST Holiday Craftacular. On November 28 and 29 at the South End Cyclorama, local nonprofit Broken Tail Rescue will host the café, which allows patrons to sip on a hot beverage, hang out with some cool cats, and maybe even consider adopting one. A team from Broken Tail will be on hand to provide information on cat adoption and accept donations.


“5 Fantastic December Pop-Up Events”

The must-shop craft market to end all craft markets, the award-winning BUST Craftacular showcases indie makers, crafters, inventors, artisans, and the best of DIY culture. This isn’t your basic craft thang. The Craftacular is New York City’s longest-running annual juried craft fair. Fill your shopping bags with jewelry, apparel, and toys. Fill your belly with tasty treats, cocktails, and beer. Flavorpill

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“Editor’s Pick: 9 of the Best Craft Fairs in the United States!”

5.Bust Craftacular: Readers of Bust magazine are accustomed to receiving plenty of craft-related content in their mailboxes and inboxes each month. The Bust Craftacular, however, takes crafting off the page and to the public, via shows in three major U.S. cities (and across the pond in London). These crafting events are chockablock with artists and artisans, as well as plenty of free events, classes, music, and food. The Spring shows also feature health and beauty artists to give showgoers a new look for the new season. Best Craft Fairs



For the 10th year in a row, BUST is hosting its Holiday Craftacular, which features more than 200 “crafters, vintage sellers, and food artisans together for a two-day shopping, eating, and DIY-ing extravaganza.” In short, it’s a DIY maven’s dream (and there are cocktails, too.) This year’s will be held at the Brooklyn expo center in Greenpoint on December 19th and 20th from 11 am to 7 pm. NB: tickets are $3, and can be purchased ahead of time. Brick Underground


“Your guide to 2015’s best Brooklyn holiday markets”

Now in its tenth year, BUST’s craft market is your one-stop shop for handmade gifts. $3 admission gives you access to over 100 vendors. This DIY extravaganza has everything from knitwear and jewelry to homewares and specialty food.


“Etsy IRL: Craft Fairs to Hit for All Your Holiday Shopping”

To all you lucky shoppers in London, Boston, and Brooklyn, here comes Bust Craftacular! For fans of the feminist mag BUST, this indie event offers the same sassy, innovative mix of makers, crafters, and artists. Mode



Shop off your tryptophan hangover the weekend after Thanksgiving at the BUST Holiday Craftacular, a DIY market slash party put on by BUST Magazine. Improper Bostonian (print edition)


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