Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Weekend: JCCAC Handicraft Fair

Over the weekend, one of my friends and I went to Shek Kip Mei to check out the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre's Handicraft Fair.  This building used to be a factory, which you can still see displayed parts on every floor.

JCCAC Handicraft Fair Info:
When:  March 22 - 23 2014
Time:  1 - 7 pm
What:  A fair where handmade/handcrafted items can be sold

Where:  30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon
How to get there:  From Shek Kip Mei, take Exit C, walk along Wai Chi Street a few blocks and you will see the JCCAC building right in front of you (You can actually see the building right in front of you when you get out of Exit C).

The Handicraft Fair is held on the ground floor of the complex

There were booths and booths of amazing handcrafted jewelry, leather goods, accessories, metal works, woodworks, embroidery, felting, clothing, paintings, and the like.  Everything was affordable, original, and incredible.

Would I go next time?
The next time the JCCAC Handicraft Fair is projected to be held is on the weekend of June 21 & 22 (Same time, Same place).  I will definitely be there.  It's great to support to homemade/handicraft market.  Plus, the some of the metal work jewelry was amazing and so unique!  And, because the actual hand-crafters are the people behind the booths, you can meet a lot of great people who love the things they make.  You can also get a lot more information on where their products can be found (Facebook links).


Beautiful cloth origami bracelets
It gets rather HK Crowded.  I would suggest visiting the fair when it first opens (1 - 2pm) and around dinner time (5 - 7pm).  This way, you can take your time to look at all the amazing things being sold.

Crowd dying down around 5pm
Besides the Handicraft fair, the studios in the Centre were also open for public viewing!  It is quite the inspirational place to be:  artist studios, art jam spaces, galleries, ceramic stations, glassworks, photography nooks....