Friday, December 2

Craft Lake City Holiday newsletter

Those great folks at Craft Lake City were so nice and asked if I could spare a yummy holiday recipe for their Holiday newsletter. I decided to go with an oldie but goody, the fudge brownie. My grandmother had this recipe for years and years (you know how it is) and I've been making them since I was 8 or 9. These brownies have lots of history. I remember eating half the pan by myself (er, should I have mentioned that?) and my best friend and I would make them almost every Sunday afternoon. It became the weekend ritual with us. Ooey gooey and oh so yummers, I mean yummy. Dig in!

Proof of the damage done by these brownies. (check out that awesome Nestle chocolate chip tin! I totally called it when my mom doesn't want it anymore)

Holiday Edition! 2011

Craft Lake Artist Workshop Series

December 12: Ornaments with Ashley Giessing
of Isabell's Umbrella

Craft Lake City is happy to announce the first event in our Craft Lake Artist Workshop Series! Throughout the year, Craft Lake City will be hosting pop-up how-to nights at various locations featuring CLC Alumn. Artists will share a craft they love with us, then teach us how to make it as we follow along. Materials are provided, all you have to do is show up.

Join us Monday, December 12th for a night of crafts and fun.

Place: Garage on Beck (1199 North Beck St.)
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fee: $5 Material Fee (The first 10 people that show up can craft for free!)

The workshop is open to anyone (21 and up), so bring friends for a night of good cheer, crafts and fun!

Local Holiday Gift Ideas

We put together a list of a few of our favorite things from the Etsy shops of 2011 CLC artists! Head over to the Craft Lake City Etsy page to view the Holiday Gift Idea List (and peep our Favorites list, too). It's the perfect way to track down your favorite local crafters while shopping for gifts!

Craft Lake City Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Treats

Megan Whittaker, CLC 2011 Food Artist, makes tasty treats that melt in your mouth. Treats so tasty your mouth starts watering just looking at them! She was sweet enough to send us her Grandma's Fudgy Brownie recipe, and we think these make a great holiday treat! Check out the recipe below and see for yourself!

My Grandma's Fudgy Brownies
From the kitchen of Megan Whittaker

3oz unsweetened chocolate

½ c unsalted butter

1 c sugar

2 eggs, beaten

½ c flour

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 c chocolate chips

1 c nuts, optional

Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl. Add sugar and beat together with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed. Add beaten eggs, stir. Add flour and salt, stir. Add vanilla, nuts, chocolate chips. Pour into greased 8x8 pan (a 9x9 works well, too).Bake for about 20 minutes at 325 degrees.


Mix in 1/3 cup chocolate chips, 1/3 cup white chocolate chips, and 1/3 c butterscotch chips. Heat it up and put some vanilla bean or chocolate ice cream on it! A classic that never fails.


The Beehive Bazaar

Our friends at The Beehive Bazaar are having a three - day Holiday extravaganza at The Bell Room on the corner of University and Center Street in Provo!

It's a holiday handmade arts and crafts fair featuring 50 local artists!

12/8 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
12/9 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
12/10 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Speaking of The Bazaar, check out SLUG Mag's Podcast, Soundwaves From the Underground Episode #21, for an exclusive interview with the trio behind the amazing Beehive Bazaar! You'll want to listen to this for some DIY holiday gift ideas.

2011 Event Survey

Did you attend Craft Lake City this year? What about last year or the year before? Well, we want to know what you think! We value your feedback and every response counts. It will help us make an even better festival next year! Please take a few minutes to fill out this our survey and let us know your ideas. We'd love to hear from all of you!

- Community Corner -

First Friday

Tonight at 7 p.m.! The Salt Lake Art Center presents a Lecture by Doublespeak artist, Wendy Red Star, titled Crow Style: The Artwork of Wendy Red Star.

Afterwards, at 8 p.m., the Art Center presents First Friday with music by Mr. Jesse Walker along with food and a cash bar to celebrate the opening of Mirko Martin's Noir.

First Fridays are celebrated almost every month at the Art Center. Don’t miss January 6, when Kim Schoenstadt’s interactive work, Paint by Numbers (and Shapes), is revealed and the next Locals Only Gallery opens.

Poor Yorick

It's the first annual Poor Yorick

126. West Crystal Ave (2590 South)
Holiday Show at the Poor Yorick Studios! Friday, December 2nd (tonight!) from 6 - 9 p.m.

Socks For Seniors

Craft Lake City and SLUG Magazine are collecting NEW socks to donate to the Socks for Seniors program, a non-profit that benefits those living alone and in nursing homes, and even seniors who are homeless.

From now until December 22 we will be taking any pair of NEW socks, from crazy colors to tube socks, to handmade socks! We'll be collecting donations at the SLUG Office:

351 Pierpont Ave. Ste. 4b

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351 Pierpont Ave. 4B
SLC, UT. 84101
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