Photo credit Erica Hsu

Pasadena’s Central Park will play host for a third year to local handmade design as the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair makes its return this April 29th & 30th.

New to 2017, Jackalope will be partnering with the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) to promote their programs and services by accepting donations on their behalf. “Being a women owned business, we found DWC to be a perfect fit to align with our own mission and values in running Jackalope.” Sara Diederich, co-founder of Jackalope Arts. DWC’s mission is to provide permanent housing and a safe and healthy community, and to advocate ending homelessness for women.

Jackalope attendees will also be able to visit the MADE by DWC booth during the fair, carrying a line of unique gift items that were created in collaboration between DWC program participants and community artists. MADE by DWC is a social enterprise created by DWC to break cycles of chronic homelessness and unemployment. By purchasing DWC’s handmade products, Jackalope attendees can directly contribute to these women.

“MADE by DWC allows women the space to really work through some of the barriers they’ve been facing living in poverty or living in homelessness.” said Dena Younkin, Senior Product and Merchandise Manager for MADE by DWC.

Join Jackalope Pasadena and the Downtown Women’s Center in Pasadena’s Central Park to shop handmade and support local women in need.

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair will be held on Saturday, April 29th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 30th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Central Park (275 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena).

For more information about Jackalope Pasadena, visit or Downtown Women’s Center at, and