[image-2][image-1]Charleston is teeming with talented creatives, many who pursue the arts as their sole focus, and many who dabble with paints and words and textiles after their 9 to 5.

On Sat., Dec. 2, Joseph P Riley Jr. Park is going to be filled with the brain children of these Charlestonians at the inaugural Crafty Bastards arts and crafts fair. The goal of the City Paper-sponsored event is to help craft seekers discover “unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts,” to introduce local artists to the general public, and to allow attendees to craft something themselves.

The fair will be held rain or shine, and is family (but not fido) friendly. There will be food trucks onsite, as well as loads of vendors, selling everything from punk-rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, wooden and plush toys, craft supplies, DIY kits, screen-printing,  pottery, furniture, original art, and locally produced food and beverages. Admission to the fair is totally free.

To apply to be one of the namesake crafty bastards, visit craftybastards.com and submit your work by Sept. 27. The application fee is $20, and, if you’re accepted, the vendor booth fee is $200.