Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Street Team Show - Update

Hey everybody! We had our 2nd planning meeting last night and it went well. Although there were only 2 of us there from the last gathering, we had 2 new "heads" and some new ideas. Connie [kissmydevochka] and Rabbit [75rabbit] joined the planning committee and they had lots of great ideas to share.

Although the "Orange Peel" has not been ruled out as a venue, we've decided to check with the new Downtown Market in Asheville for a possible show in early October. We will know something this weekend regarding that. Collectively, we thought this would be a great area, since it's inside, there are already tables set up AND, it's already being promoted as a place to purchase handmade things. Plus, those peeps who have never done shows, or don't have any display equipment can still be part of the Street Team Show. Plus, if we get enough of us together for a show, we can probably get a pretty good deal on space for one Saturday. Anyway, we will be scheduling another meeting as soon as we get the information for the space. I just wanted to do this quick post for those of you that are involved with the planning, or interested in the show itself. I'll be posting again over the weekend, or Monday with another update and to let you know when the next meeting will be.

Thanks everybody!!! Let's make the Asheville Etsy Team the best!! Please feel free to jump right in with any suggestions, or ideas you have. You can either comment on this post, or send me an e-mail to Kathy@dornickdesigns.com ~

Kathy Hardy - Dornick Designs

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" ~ Pablo Picasso

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Call to local jewelry designers!

Leslie of Spiritex wanted to offer this information to the local jewelers of Asheville Etsy Street Team and we really appreciate it!

Spiritex, a locally owned organic cotton clothing boutique, is looking to bolster our wearable accessories department (jewelry, hair accessories, etc.)

Located on the corner of College Street and Haywood Street, across the street from Pritchard Park, Spiritex is a prime retail location. If you are working to sell your handmade jewelry in Asheville, there is no better retail location to expose and sell your wares right in the heart of downtown.

This is an exciting opportunity, both for the store as well as up and coming artists, so we ask for serious inquiries only.

Interested parties please contact the posted email address with information (i.e your webstore, Etsy site, etc.) pertaining to your product. We will be scheduling times for folks to come by our downtown shop and show off your accessories in person.


"the Spirit of Asheville"
14 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spiritex SALE!

Asheville Etsy was contacted by Leslie of Spiritex, informing us of a HUGE FABRIC SALE they'll be having in May.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase locally made organically grown fabric from the folks that pioneered the eco-fashion industry. They have knits and wovens; both small cuts and by the yard. There will also be an open discussion of trim and other textile resources. Bulk T shirts will also be available for wholesale purchase at that time.

Date: May 7th & 8th
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: 2004 Riverside Drive
Suite TT - Asheville, NC 28804

Saturday, April 10, 2010

No Regrets

Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF hit bookstores April 6th. It features Asheville Etsy Street Team Member, and genius behind canoo, Krista Allison.

Saturday Spotlight: Catzilla Crafts

Prickly Pear Crochet Cactus by Catzilla Crafts

"Katy Yellen's patterns have been featured in Crochet Today Magazine and in an upcoming book from Lark Publishing to be released late 2010. Her cacti and cat toys can be found in many retail shops around the world. Her work has also appeared in numerous craft shows, and will be at The Big Crafty in July".

Thursday, April 8, 2010

local artist consignment opportunities

elementality, a locally owned boutique in the mall (located across from charlotte rousse, near penny's), accepts local artist submissions on the second tuesday of every month. the 13th, this coming tuesday is a submission date. they are looking for jewelry, fine art photography, hand-made/silk-screened clothing, hand-bags, accessories...

check out the website to get an idea of the store aesthetic.

hip replacements on lexington ave. is also looking for more local artists. they rotate the wall art every two months, and will be wanting to change it in about a month. e-mail or call to make an appt.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

DITLOA: Day in the life of Asheville

"Haywood Street" print by Aheville Etsy Street Team Member missy corrales fotography

We're excited to share that this photo was juried into the 2009 DITLOA: Day in the Life of Asheville exhibit. You can check out more of her work at the local shows, events and exhibits listed below.

The Soul Tree Gallery: located in the Downtown Market
45 South French Broad Avenue Asheville, NC
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Exhibits with F/32:
Biltmore Estate Gallery Exhibit w/f32
May 2010 in the Deerpark

missy corrales' Solo Show:
July 2010 at Pack Place
downtown Asheville, NC

Black Mountain Center for Arts:
August 6, 2010 - September 3, 2010

Pack Place Front Gallery:
November 24, 2010 - December 5, 2010