Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Call To Artists: Vance Craft Explosion

The 5th Annual Vance Craft Explosion, held at Vance Elementary School, is approaching and they wish to extend their call to local artists. 

This community event, produced by the Vance Elementary School Parent Team, offers an affordable space fee well organized by an eclectic bunch of parents who support local art and products. 

Event details: 
When: Sunday, November 18th, 12-5 pm
Where: Vance Elementary, 98 Sulphur Springs Road in West Asheville

To apply, please follow this link.  

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Call to Artists: Long Man Fest

Long Man Fest (translation of the Cherokee word Agiqua - known today as the French Broad River)

This is a local outdoor festival located along the French Broad River. Vendor booths will be conveniently located at the entrance of the festival to ensure exposure. There will be: 

- A beer tent
- A kids zone 
- Food trucks
- A 1mi raft trip 
- Live music with two stages

When: 12-8pm, Saturday, October 13th
Where: The Asheville Outdoor Center
If you're interested, apply at: 
The vendor fee is $50.00 and is due upon vendor acceptance. They'll accept payment in the form of cash, check, direct credit card or PayPal.

The booking agent, Gene Dolan, will happily accept contact regarding this event via email or phone at (619) one-lama. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hot, Hot, Hot!

It's almost that time of year again as The Big Crafty is right around the corner!

With that said, Asheville Etsy HQ will be on a short hiatus to prepare for the festival, and possibly a day or three of recovery (yes... it really is that much fun - and hot!)   

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

LAAFF 2012 is accepting vendor applications!

LAAFF (Lexington Avenue Art & Fun Festival) is now accepting applications.  Click here to download the vendor application.
If vending isn't your bag at LAAFF this year, then the wonderful peeps at Arts 2 People would love to see your face.  So, please consider volunteering a few (or more) hours of your time.  There are perks!

Asheville Etsy

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pisgah Inn Craft Show 2012

An invite from Penny Knight at Pisgah Inn:

Hello Fellow Crafter
I am coordinating the annual juried arts and craft show held at the Pisgah Inn located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 408. Pisgah Inn is the only hotel on the Blue Ridge Parkway and located at the end of the Parkway with the highest elevation. You will find rooms with a private porch or balcony overlooking the Pisgah National Forest, full service restaurant, country store, gift shop, camping and many hiking options. The show is scheduled at the beginning of leaf changing season and is a tourist destination for the area.

This is a juried arts and craft show. Artist and craftsmen who make their own work are encouraged to apply. Mass production, imports or buy and sell of any kind is strictly prohibited. We have limited spaces so please apply now and secure your space. Attached you will find a flyer and application.

  Please pass this on to fellow crafters.  When you mail your application please include pages 3, 4 and 5 and be sure to let me know via email or phone call since the application goes to Pisgah Inn and I am not on site . Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions. 

Application Deadline: September 1, 2012

Where: Pisgah Inn, Milepost 408
When: September 22nd and 23rd, 2012 10am-5pm  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Artful Bra Challenge

It’s that time again! 
Help Kitsch Fabrics raise money for uninsured and under insured women of Buncombe County to get Mammograms and physicals for free! It's ONLY $1 per vote. Then come by on May 5th at 6pm for their party! There will be raffles, an auction, snacks and good deeds! 
Hope to see you there! 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Big Love Fest is around the corner

[Poster design by Drew Findley]

Prepare yourselves for the 2nd annual Big Love Festival!
When: Sunday May 6th 1:00pm-8:00pm
Where: downtown Asheville, NC
Why: Because we love YOU! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Listing spotlight: in blue

[photo by in blue]

Big Loves Fest volunteers needed!

Asheville Grown is still seeking volunteers for the Big Love Fest on May 6th. You'll get a festival shirt, beers & they'll throw you a special party in appreciation.

Fill out this survey or e-mail them at

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Laurel of Asheville: Allison Weeks Thomas

[photos by Tim W. Jackson]

Hooray for Asheville Etsy Street Team Member Allison Weeks Thomas.

Read the article here!