The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s article, Hover Craft fair revolves around Wisconsin,

Crafts orbit the Badger State

There’s a quality that sets Hover Craft apart when it comes to holiday season craft fairs: Its absolute commitment to Milwaukee.

Hover Craft is dedicated to mining the treasurers that exist right here in a deep way. More than that, the organizers, Alyssa Schulte, Cortney Heimerl, Ashley Chapman and Vanessa Andrew, actively cajole creative people in to creating things for the fair.

How about cutting boards in the shape of Wisconsin made by a trained luthier (guitar maker)? How about a winter Hover Craft hat in Packers green and gold commissioned by Wisconsin Knitwear? Or what about the painted plates of Tina Shinabeck, the collections manager at the Milwaukee Art Museum?

The fair promises affordable, handmade gifts and a great alternative to the mall. Hover Craft happens from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sweet Water Organics, 2151 S Robinson Ave. Admission is $2.

– Mary Louise Schumacher