Kelley, one of the organizers of the juried show and co-owner of south-city retro shop Junk Junkie, says, "Now that we're doing this show, a lot of people have come up to us and said, 'This is really awesome; I've been looking for something like this.'"
More than 50 artists and crafters responded to the call, from the mod-handbag-maker Kling to veteran potter Tom Dykas to comics artists Matt Kindt and Dan Zettwoch (the latter being a frequent RFT contributor; that's his work pictured). But instead of each artist having his or her own table, all items are merchandised by department: dresses with dresses, blank books with blank books. "There won't be somebody staring you down at their booth," Kelley says. "It's so intimidating to me when I go to those places. We're trying to do something more engaging." The show also offers sets from several local bands, along with a hot-dog stand. (Fear not, gentle reader -- the hogs were butchered by professionals.) The Rock & Roll Craft Show takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 22, in the parking lot of Junk Junkie (6933 Hampton Avenue). Call 314-353-5556 for more information, or visit www.junkjunkie.com to get a glimpse of some of the participating artists' work.