Sunday, March 28, 2010

Street Team Show!

Happy Spring everybody! I just had to share this gorgeous Orchid with you...I went to the Orchid Show yesterday at the North Carolina Arboretum. All of the colors are just beautiful and such an inspiration. If you ever get in one of those designing slumps [like we all do from time to time], just one afternoon at the Arboretum will certainly get your creative juices flowing again, I promise. So now to the business at hand.

If you are reading this post, I'm assuming that you have joined the "Asheville Etsy Street Team" through the Etsy website. If not, you can contact the team by clicking on the link and asking to join [the criteria for becoming a member is listed on that page, as well]. Basically, you just need to live in or around the Asheville area and have a shop on Etsy to join. By becoming a member, you can then gain access to the google group, which is specifically for members only and where most of the "happenings" of the group are shared and discussed. One of the recent discussions was about having a "Street Team Show". Several members were very interested and six of us got together last Tuesday evening to start initial planning. Since we are not sure of how many members actually belong to the google group, I am posting this message to the blog, as well. Our next "planning" meeting will be on Monday, April 26th. If you are interested in helping to plan the show, or just interested in having a space to sell your work at the show, please let me know. You can either post a comment to this blog, or send me an e-mail directly: ~ if you leave a comment, please include your name and e-mail address so we can add you to the list and keep you updated on the progress.

So far, Emily has been in contact with the "Orange Peel" and they are perfectly fine with us having a show there...we just need to pin-point a date. It looks like September 4th will possibly work, but that's still not for certain right now. But it's exciting and it's a start. Any input from you will certainly be appreciated!!

A big "Thanks" to Michelle for getting this whole thing started! Thanks Michelle!! I also want to thank Shannon & Liz for creating the Team to begin with and for their support. Thanks Shanon & Liz! And, if you haven't done so yet, be sure to become a "Fan" of the Asheville Etsy Street Team Facebook page! ~ Thanks Shannon!

I'm certainly looking forward to meeting more of the team members.
Thanks for being so awesome everybody & keep supporting handmade!
"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough." ~ Helen Keller

7th Annual Montford Music & Arts Festival

The 7th Annual Montford Music & Arts Festival is right around the bend!

This is a free, rain or shine, public event that begins at 10am on Montford Avenue (between Cullowhee and Waneta). Vendor and artist applications are still being accepted. The deadline is April 30th. Please visit their website for more information and follow them on twitter.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fan us, baby!

Good news! Asheville Etsy Street Team is now on Facebook.

We look forward to it being the perfect place for Members and lovers of Asheville Etsy Street Team to promote, share ideas, as well as network local vending opportunities and community happenings involving Asheville's scene.