Crafters Local 612 is an organization of friends and fierce crafters dedicated to providing access to emerging & underserved craftspeople and artists in the upper Midwest. By hosting No Coast Craft-o-Rama and similar events, we hope to bring awareness and appreciation of modern arts and crafts to the larger community.
Crafters Local 612 was formed out of a group of people who wanted to plan a different kind of craft event for the Twin Cities. The group thought that they would want the option to be “bigger” than the event, so they created a name for themselves – Crafters Local 612. The group had it in mind that someone out there should really be helping to organize local craftspeople and connect them better with each other and with the community. In 2008 that goal became reality with the official founding of the Crafters Local 612 nonprofit organization.