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Artisanal LA Spring Marketplace

April 1 + 2 | 11am – 6pm | CMC Penthouse, DTLA

What to Expect:
Artisanal LA is a seasonal weekend long community shopping, tasting and learning experience showcasing the country’s finest local, independent food crafters, makers, artisans and chefs. Grab a friend, celebrate LA’s changing seasons and get a jump on your filling your holiday table or do some Mother’s Day shopping while meeting and supporting local food artisans, crafters and makers, and do a little making and crafting of your own.
What you'll do
You’ll meet 150+ indie makers, crafters and chefs while shopping and sampling to your heart’s content. (Come hungry!) With 30+ DIY opportunities, workshops, demos and classes, you’ll come home with a new skill (or five!). Check out the full schedule and don’t forget the kids! ALA shows are family-friendly and include lots of kid friendly treats and activities– including a family relaxation lounge and activities.
What You Should Know
Tickets are available for $10 in advance or for $15 cash at the the door. Tickets feature unlimited re-entry all weekend long. Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Find more info in the FAQs below!

Getting There

The California Market Center Penthouse | 110 E 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Parking | $9 lot parking + metered street parking.

Go Metro! To get to The CMC, take the Blue, Purple, Red, or Expo Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station and walk 4 blocks east towards the venue. For your best route, fare information, or more info visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).

California Market Center

FAQs

What's included in the ticket price?

Your ticket gets you unlimited entry all weekend long into the event to experience:

Shopping, Sampling, Tasting, and Meeting the 150+ Indie Makers of USA Made Edibles, Home Goods, Skincare, Children’s and Pet Products + More!

DIYs + Workshops + Cooking School

Giveaways + Hosted Drinks

Café + Copa Vida Coffee Lounge

Local Art  + Acoustic Music

Kids Craft + Family Quiet Lounge

Is the event family friendly?

Yes!  Kids age 12 and under are free with a paying adult.  Don’t miss the Kids Craft area with coloring, crafting and more for kids. Plus, loads of kid friendly snacks and activities throughout the room. And for our nursing moms (and dads who just need a break), we have a Family Lounge.

Where is the Artisanal LA Spring Marketplace?

The California Market Center Penthouse | 110 E 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Go Metro! To get to The CMC, take the Blue, Purple, Red, or Expo Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station and walk 4 blocks east towards the venue. For your best route, fare information, or more info visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).

Parking | $6 lot parking + metered street parking.

There’s an elevator and the show floor is both ADA and stroller friendly.

How much are tickets at the door?

Tickets are $15 at the door, cash only.

Not to worry, Citibank is right next door with lots of ATMs. Exact change is appreciated!

Are there discounts or deals on tickets?

Yes! Buy your tickets online before the event and they’re just $10! And don’t forget, your tickets are good for unlimited entry all weekend long.

Something came up. Can I get a refund?

Sorry, tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you are unable to make it to the show, we recommend giving a friend your ticket to come in your place. And don’t forget, your tickets are good for unlimited entry all weekend long.

Is there a cost for Workshops + DIYs?

Programming is included in the ticket price and the only additional fee you may pay is for materials. Materials fees vary depending on the class but most are in the $0-20 price range. There are a few exceptions to for this event, including a pointed pen calligraphy class with a take home kit, for $85 and a Shashiko Apron class with a take home apron for $75. We hope you love BEING the maker and having tons of fun with us!

Can I bring my dog?

We love our fur babies as much as you do, but being an indoor event with food,  County Department of Health regulations say no dogs except for certified and marked service animals. Without these things, Fido can’t come inside, but you can find a great leash and even pup friendly baked goods at the event!

Can we get a solid meal? Are there any prepared food options?

We have a Café on the main show floor. Food options include vegetarian, vegan and gluten free fare, so there’s a little something for everyone. And don’t forget, there’s lots to sample too, so come hungry!

What about coffee and beverages?

Yes! Don’t miss the Copa Vida Coffee Lounge on the show floor and a variety of local coffee roasters and brewers throughout the room.

Where do I park?

There is underground lot parking at The CMC for $9, and metered street parking.

Better yet, leave your car at home and Go Metro! To get to The CMC, take the Blue, Purple, Red, or Expo Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station and walk 4 blocks east towards the venue. For your best route, fare information, or more info visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).

How do I get there by Metro?

To get to The CMC, take the Blue, Purple, Red, or Expo Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station and walk 4 blocks east towards the venue. For your best route, fare information, or more info visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).

I want to shop til I drop! Do the makers take credit cards?

Each maker chooses the forms of payment they accept, but the majority do take cards. We always recommend having cash just in case, but if you don’t there is a bank right next door with lots of ATMs for your convenience.

Is the event rain or shine?

Not to worry! The main event is indoors and happens rain or shine. If it happens to rain, you’ll be nice and dry, and if it’s a blazing hot day, we have chilly a/c.

How do I volunteer?

Come play with us! Our events are created showcase to small makers and are only possible because of our wonderful team of volunteers. Come help decorate the space, check people in, and more! Email us at volunteerala@gmail.com to find out how you can be a part of the team.