We here at the Etsy Labs are often asked questions about what the Labs are and how the community can get involved. We hope this is helpful! If you are just looking for upcoming labs events check out the Event Calendar.
What are the Etsy Labs?
The Etsy Labs are creative community spaces, where we host a variety of public programming from hands on events to tech talks to business development workshops and beyond. We now have two Etsy Labs: one in Brooklyn, NY and one in Berlin, Germany (pictured on the right.)
Can I come visit the Etsy Labs?
We welcome visitors at the Etsy Labs and love putting faces with names and avatars! The best time to come by the Etsy Labs Brooklyn and say hello is during community events such as our monthly Hands-On events. Stay up to date by visiting the Event Calendar and joining the Etsy Labs mailing list. We are now located at 55 Washington Street, Suite 712, Brooklyn NY, 11201. (We moved from our 325 Gold St, Brooklyn location in August 2009.) Come by for an event and be sure to take a photo in our Magnolia Photobooth!
For information about visiting the Etsy Labs Berlin, click here.
How do I keep up with what’s going on at Etsy Labs, like finding out about events and online workshops?
To find out about events at the Labs and any online workshops that are coming soon, we’d recommend joining the Etsy Labs mailing list to receive occasional updates from the Etsy Labs straight to your inbox.
You can also learn about upcoming labs events on the Etsy News Blog and Event Calendar. We’re always updating what’s going on and how you can be a part of it. If you’re looking for information about what’s happening at Etsy Labs Berlin, click here.
What are your Hands-On events?
Craft Night has evolved into Etsy Hands-On. The Hands-On series is held one night per month, on varying days of the week to accommodate different work and life schedules. Join us for these monthly events to engage with and learn from creative professionals and get your hands into something new using our Vandercook letterpress machine, Bernina sewing machines, Simplicity felting machines, screenprinting facilities and more. Stay up to date on these events by checking Event Calendar and subscribing to the Etsy Labs newsletter.
Do you accept donations of crafting supplies?
Through your generosity we have a full house of donated craft supplies and equipment at the Etsy Labs, and we are pretty much filled to the brim. We are limiting what we can take at this time, so if you would like to send a donation, just send us an email to email@example.com to work out the details.
Can we have an Etsy Labs in our city/area?
It is our hope that through the Etsy Teams and partnerships, people will be able to meet up and form their own community workspaces in their areas where they host skill shares, get donations, and generally help each other spread the Etsy love.
Soooooo…all you ever wanted to know about the Etsy Labs! Didn’t see the answer to your question in this article? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to get back to you with your answer!
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