Wednesday, November 5, 2008

DIY Wednesday: Etsy Austin to host its first event!

A couple of months ago I was invited to join the new Etsy Austin team - it's about time we had one here! Etsy, for those of you who don't know - is an easy to use website where crafters and makers can sell their wares.

Etsy has gained much acclaim in the past few years - and many major publications are taking note by gleaning the thousands and thousands of cute offerings for their editorial picks. From the NY Times to Lucky Mag - Etsy is bringing crafters into the mainstream mindset.

Street teams are groups of Etsy Sellers who organize locally and regionally to promote each other's online shops, produce events and share selling advice. Etsy Austin joins the ranks of the well known Etsy Dallas and Etsy Texas groups - and looks to become a force in the local craft scene.

This December Team Etsy Austin will produce their first craft show - a three day affair at the alternative/punk/skater venue The Broken Neck. The event promises to be a fun one - with live music all day and night, and live skating demonstrations.

They will feature family-friendly entertainment during the day, and more mature fun for night. The Etsy Austin Holiday Bazaar is currently accepting applications from interested crafters. They also need VOLUNTEERS so check out the details below.

When: Dec. 19th - 21st, 2008
Where: The Broken Neck
Application: PDF available online
More Info: Etsy Austin Blog

And don't forget - my own show, The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin, is currently accepting applications as well! Get yourself set for the FINEST event in Austin next Spring.

xo, Anne Marie


Beth H said...

Thanks so much for the plug, Anne Marie! Very nice!

Etsy Dallas said...

Hi Anne Marie! Thanks for the Etsy Dallas mention. We're thrilled to see a sister team pop up in Austin.

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