Craft & Draft was created in 2015 by three dedicated and eager ladies - Lauri Murphy, Laura Kinzie, and Kayla Dalton. We wanted to bring a street-style festival to Radford VA that featured amazing indie & modern artists, crafters, and makers while also celebrating local food trucks, delicious craft beer, and local budding and well known musicians and bands. We began our event with only 12 vendors and worked under our local Chamber of Commerce as a pilot program. In 2018, Lauri Murphy became executive director of MountainTrotter Arts, a local 501c3 organization, and brought Craft & Draft and a few other programs with her.
Craft & Draft is now ran by a volunteer committee under MTA but it's goal remains the same - to showcase a variety of modern and indie handcrafted artisans, crafters, and makers and to educate and encourage our community to shop small, local, and handmade all in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere right here in Radford, VA.
This event is funded by MountainTrotter Arts and the generosity of local business sponsors and community donations. We couldn't do this event without YOU, our community! Thank you for your continued support over the years!