10/03/2011 04:18 pm ET Updated Dec 03, 2011

Crafty Bastards Crowds Defy Rain To Indulge In Arts And Crafts Bonanza (PHOTOS)

The weather was dreary at Saturday's Crafty Bastards! arts and crafts fair in Adams Morgan, but bundled-up customers still took the time to peruse items from countless artists, many from out-of-town, that defy traditional perceptions of what a crafts fair looks like. The event, sponsored by Washington City Paper, welcomed more than 180 vendors to the Marie Reed Learning Center's sprawling campus off 18th Street NW.

Check out our photos below.


CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post misstated the number of vendors at this year's Crafty Bastards arts and crafts fair. There were more than 180 vendors at this weekend's event, according to event organizers.