Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ashevillainous Etsy Homeshow

That's right, the time has finally come. This Saturday from 10 am till 4 pm, at 172 Richland Street in West Asheville, a baker's dozen of extremely talented craftspeople will join forces to fight the evil forces of Affluenza and pledge our allegiance to the nation of of Buy Handmade.

Yep, members of the Asheville Etsy team, and friends will be struttin' their stuff and selling their crafts, and you, yes you, are invited.

What does this mean? Crafty goodness abounding, free chocolate (courtesy of French Broad Luscious Chocolates), organic lemonade, pottery, art, goodie bags, handmade goat soap, hand-spun fiber, cloth diapers, up-cycled hand sewn clothing, jewelry, ephemera, live music, and everything else that you need to make your Saturday in Asheville a boot stompin' good ol' time. There is a rumor that there might be bluegrass covers of Ween songs.

Plus, there will be a raffle for a crafty basket of Etsy goodness!

Here are the magnificent makers of the crafty goodness who will be sharing their splendor with us or the day:








Here are directions:

From Haywood Road in West Asheville.
Head east toward downtown, turn left at Waynesville Rd, between Gas Up and Harvest Records.
Turn left again, almost immediately onto Wetswood Pl.
Go down until you come to the blinking caution light, and the Richland Street intersection. Turn left.
Look for the people with the fantastic crafts at 172.

From Haywood Road downtown/ in Riverarts district:
Go west across the Riverlink Bridge, toward West Asheville.
Turn right at the end of the bridge, on the other side of the river.
Turn left onto Waynesville, then immediately right onto Richland St.
Follow the street up the hill, and across Westwood, down the other side.
Look for 172 on the left hand side.

From the EarthFare parking lot:
Take the entrance ramp under the interstate as if you were going to go East on 240.
Turn left where the sign says "To Craven Street" just before merging onto 240.
Turn right at the T intersection of Westwood Place.
Turn right at the blinking caution light onto Richland Street.
Look for happy crafty people at 172.

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