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OOAK Show 2010 Call for Artists

Sep 10, 2010

by Vanessa Bertozzi handmade and vintage goods

Etsy is very excited to be partnering with The One of a Kind Show and Sales® in Chicago and New York for the 2010 holidays. As such, we’re putting out the call for artists and crafters to apply for the The Etsy Artist Pavilion for emerging artists. This year’s Etsy Artist Pavilion (and the generous discount) is only available for the Chicago show. We encourage you to apply for the New York show as well, which will be at a smaller venue than last year’s NYC show, but centrally located in Manhattan’s Herald Square for prime holiday shopping traffic.

Have you applied? Deadline for entries is September 15, 2010!

Download the OOAK Chicago Etsy Artist Pavilion application.

What is this all about, you ask? As a highlighted feature of the Chicago One of a Kind Show, the Etsy Artist Pavilion will feature up to 30 booths for participating Etsy artists and one Etsy booth (to spread the good word). The pavilion is intended as an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to gain access to a highly sought-after and well established brand of shows. Qualified Etsy sellers of handmade items will have the opportunity to exhibit at these holiday shopping events at a discounted rate. To stay to top date and be the first to know when the application’s go live, sign up here.

Bag by Kuketa

Event dates and locations:

One of a Kind Show and Sale® Chicago, December 2-5, 2010, at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago

One of a Kind Show and Sale® NY, November 11-14 and 18-21, 2010, at  7 W New York, 34th St at 5th Ave

Details and application information here.

Questions? Contact You can also join the discussion in this forum thread. Kim, an Etsy seller who was in the Etsy Pavilion last year and who just so happens to have joined Etsy as an Admin recently, may chime in there to speak about her experience. Were you a shopper or vendor at last year’s One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago? Please join in the conversation too!

Children’s art by Mally Designs

Tan Leather Journal
Tan Leather Journal
VIVID reconstructed sweater coat
VIVID reconstructed sweater coat
Leather card sleeve on red with owl applique
Leather card sleeve on red with owl applique


  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the Heads Up! Wish I was closer to Chicago! ;)

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 5 years ago

    Great finds :)

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 5 years ago

    Sounds like it's going to be a fun time... wish I was near!

  • lindab142

    lindab142 said 5 years ago

    Wow! That's a huge show. I have to think about it for next year.

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove said 5 years ago

    OMG. Would love to come down to Chicago for this. COME TO TORONTO :)

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 5 years ago

    love love love ooak show!! get in if you can!!

  • RavenWorksCa

    RavenWorksCa said 5 years ago

    wow thats an awesome opportunity to get exposure, though I agree OOAK should come to toronto, But maybe applying for the New York one is do-able.

  • SunnyDayVintage

    SunnyDayVintage said 5 years ago

    I'll see you there - and I'm bringing my checkbook!

  • manvsgeorge

    manvsgeorge said 5 years ago

    What a great opportunity! Thank you for the heads-up!

  • NAebersold

    NAebersold said 5 years ago

    Who makes those gorgeous stacked gold and diamond rings?

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen said 5 years ago

    Sounds like a great show!

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 5 years ago

    sounds like a helluva time!

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 5 years ago

    Etsy should have a pavilion at the OOAK show in Toronto, there's lots of great handcraft in Canada.

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Oh, how I wish I can attend and see all the Etsy items in person!

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 5 years ago

    I'm excited for the New York show!

  • ThatOldBlueHouse2

    ThatOldBlueHouse2 said 5 years ago

    I have been waiting for this announcement! Thanks!

  • auntbethys2

    auntbethys2 said 5 years ago

    it's going to be just wonderful - wish I could be there.... but am thrilled for those who will be there! yeeeeeeeehaw!!!!!! beth in texas

  • HellsSewingCircle

    HellsSewingCircle said 5 years ago

    A wonderful opportunity :) It's so exciting when Etsy partners with other institutions and events!

  • kambriel

    kambriel said 5 years ago

    This sounds fantastic, thank you for posting the details!

  • Arva

    Arva said 5 years ago

    Really sounds like a great and beautiful show !

  • indum

    indum said 5 years ago

    wow...its sounds so much fun...its a great stage for th eupcoming artists...KUDOS to u !!!

  • agnespdesigns

    agnespdesigns said 5 years ago

    What a great opportunity. I would love to participate!

  • CarlaLovato

    CarlaLovato said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this with us, I am off to read all the info.

  • DanaCastle

    DanaCastle said 5 years ago

    I actually do live near Chicago, but will be gone during that time! Oh, well. Maybe next year... :)

  • myhobbyshop

    myhobbyshop said 5 years ago

    would love to attend something like this!!

  • ArtTales

    ArtTales said 5 years ago


  • candacejean

    candacejean said 5 years ago

    It sounds amazing; I wish that I could try to be a vendor there. Gosh, I wish I could go and just shop around!

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 5 years ago

    that's exciting and something definitely to consider. thanks!

  • jenniferdarezzo

    jenniferdarezzo said 5 years ago

    I wish I lived in Chicago or New York so I could go to these!

  • holdenism

    holdenism said 5 years ago

    do something in dc!!!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 5 years ago

    What a great opportunity! Good luck to those who get in!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    It's a date!

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 5 years ago

    Very cool!

  • MidwestAlchemy

    MidwestAlchemy said 5 years ago

    Checking the details - thank you!

  • erintrees

    erintrees said 5 years ago

    Wish I could be there, still a wonderful opportunity,good luck all :o)

  • erintrees

    erintrees said 5 years ago

    Would be great to be there, good luck to all :o)

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 5 years ago

    $700. is still a lot of dinero for space + travel & lodging. Sounds like a wonderful event even so.

  • UrbArchaeology

    UrbArchaeology said 5 years ago

    Oh, no - that's the same weekend as the Chicago Renegade Holiday Fair. :(

  • UrbArchaeology

    UrbArchaeology said 5 years ago

    Oh, no - that's the same weekend as the Renegade Holiday Fair. :( Tough choice for potential vendors.

  • waukeshapottery

    waukeshapottery said 5 years ago

    OOOOH, looking into it.

  • svitrolica

    svitrolica said 5 years ago

    Oooh how exciting but we need one of these here in France!! (;

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 5 years ago

    Sound great!

  • Sugarshoxcrafts

    Sugarshoxcrafts said 5 years ago

    We need more outside of the box shows like this in Buffalo, NY. We do have a fair amount of art shows, but none really highlight being different from the norm...maybe Etsy should look into coming down to one of them--the Allentown Art Festival is really big and is held every June. It's a really long-standing tradition around here.

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 5 years ago

    Not sure if I can get to Chicago, but I'll check out the app :)

  • needleyou

    needleyou said 5 years ago

    I'd love to be a part of this. We'll see ...

  • ElizabethOHara

    ElizabethOHara said 5 years ago

    Thanks for all the great information on these shows! Can't wait to see how folks do at them.

  • jill2day

    jill2day said 5 years ago

    I participated last year - GREAT show, great traffic, and great exposure for Etsy... I am back again this year in a full booth. Hope to see lots of new Etsy artist there... Convo me if you want any insiders info!

  • linguaNigra

    linguaNigra said 5 years ago

    I think I'm going to apply! This looks so great!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 5 years ago

    Just came back from Chicago! Wish I could be there to check this out... I love one of a kind items and probably would spend every last cent I have.

  • lauraprill

    lauraprill said 5 years ago


  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the info!

  • lilipadcreations

    lilipadcreations said 5 years ago

    I participated last year as well in both ooak shows! Chicago was just an incredible experience (both shows were!!) and I think it was run perfectly from start to finish. Etsy was a fantastic presence the whole time and the vibe was just amazing! Traffic was non-stop for the entire event and the etsy pavillion was in a great location. Do it if you can!! I am doing a booth as well this year! See you there Jill!!

  • AndisAccessories

    AndisAccessories said 5 years ago

    Wish I lived closer...British Columbia is a little too far...

  • Shopelegante

    Shopelegante said 5 years ago

    Vote for Toronto! It's already on the list, so please come here. You will have great support here :)

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 5 years ago

    are you coming to boston??

  • modstitches

    modstitches said 5 years ago


  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns said 5 years ago

    Ack! Wish I could be there, but the travel-fare would be a little more than I could handle... bring it to Israel!!! <3 Andrea

  • CreationsbyCass

    CreationsbyCass said 5 years ago

    Wow, what an opportunity, wish it was closer.

  • ShibaNgDesigns

    ShibaNgDesigns said 5 years ago

    I was a participant in last year's Etsy Pavilion in Chicago and it was such a wonderful experience. I would recommend this fabulous opportunity to anyone ready to take the leap and put themselves out there. Meeting the Etsy staff and other Etsy sellers was so exciting. Last year was so great that I am going back this year in my own regular size booth. Thank you Etsy for this wonderful experience! I'm happy to see that it is happening again.

  • ShibaNgDesigns

    ShibaNgDesigns said 5 years ago

    I participated in the Etsy Pavilion last year in Chicago. This was a fabulous opportunity that I would recommend to anyone wanting to take a leap in their business. This year I will be going back to Chicago as a vendor. Thank you Etsy!

  • paramijewelry

    paramijewelry said 5 years ago

    Would love to participate in one closer to us!

  • hazelhome

    hazelhome said 5 years ago

    I'd love to participate...Chicago's a great city and just down the road!

  • AntiqueAndUnique

    AntiqueAndUnique said 5 years ago

    Wish I can go :(

  • treeoflifestudio

    treeoflifestudio said 5 years ago

    I would be interested for the future!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 5 years ago

    I am seriously considering trying this show, for sure.

  • lindageez

    lindageez said 5 years ago

    Perhaps I missed something. I would be interested if the cost for the booth is not too much! Where can I find all the details?

  • zmedceramics

    zmedceramics said 5 years ago

    questions: does anyone have any information on when the results of the application will be announced? and to those who have done the show in the past ... how important is it to be able to accept credit cards? thanks!

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 5 years ago

    Thanks! Looking forward to more info on the NY show.

  • StoneFlur

    StoneFlur said 5 years ago

    Wow it sounds like an awesome gathering. Wish I could be there.

  • Autumnreed

    Autumnreed said 5 years ago

    The show sounds wonderful. Now quick, someone buy $700 worth of my shop lol I wanna go!!!

  • emmasommerfeld

    emmasommerfeld said 5 years ago

    Whenever there's something like that in the San Francisco Bay Area I'd really consider it - even from Germany ;-)

  • AtabbycatArts

    AtabbycatArts said 5 years ago

    Well I am too far away to even consider it.. but it's good that Etsy is finding art event and partnerships for artists and artisans.

  • CamilleMarie

    CamilleMarie said 5 years ago

    Wish I could too!!

  • maryelizabethanne

    maryelizabethanne said 5 years ago

    Wish the Etsy Pavilion was in NYC also - would do that in a heart beat!!

  • KRDesigns11

    KRDesigns11 said 5 years ago

    I am lacking the minimum 10 etsy sales to apply. It is THE show along with the American Craft Show held at Northwestern University last weekend. I'm pleased to learn Etsy is a sponsor with the emerging artist portion.

  • jmayoriginals

    jmayoriginals said 5 years ago

    Hope to apply for the Chicago show next year. I don't work that far from the Merchandise Mart, so think I'll head over this year and check it out. Thanks for posting this!


    TEJIDOS said 5 years ago

    Wow...gotta go check this out...but really...700$?

  • mikelange3

    mikelange3 said 5 years ago

    need more art shows,like chicago

  • thestudio8

    thestudio8 said 5 years ago

    Good info, really interesting! gotta go check this out!

  • BeachGlassGems

    BeachGlassGems said 5 years ago

    Wished I lived closer!

  • shopkoolgifts

    shopkoolgifts said 5 years ago

    It is so awesome that this opportunity is available at a discount through Etsy for first timers. I would love to just shop there! I have some ideas I still haven't put together yet for two other unique etsy shops. Now that I am unemployed for the first time in 24 years, I may have the time to work on them :) Maybe next year for me, I hope!

  • HomeDeconomics

    HomeDeconomics said 5 years ago

    I don't qualify as I've been doing this for more than 3 years :( Sounds like a great opportunity though!

  • TinysnKnots

    TinysnKnots said 5 years ago

    I would love to bring Tinys to New York!

  • PookThy

    PookThy said 5 years ago


  • PookThy

    PookThy said 5 years ago

    Yes, Toronto, Toronto, Toronto! Come on Etsy!

  • TrackandFieldDesigns

    TrackandFieldDesigns said 5 years ago

    Etsy - will you expand to the Canadian OOAK Shows? The Vancouver & Toronto shows would love an Etsy Artist Pavilion :) I have participated (and will again this year) in the Vancouver & TO OOAK shows and the offer amazing exposure. There's nothing like them.

  • barbosaart

    barbosaart said 5 years ago

    Great opportunity!

  • FilissaTreasures

    FilissaTreasures said 5 years ago

    So sad that I can´t take part of it. But other of you- have fun!

  • StellaJade

    StellaJade said 5 years ago

    Sounds like a great opportunity. Wish I was closer!


    ELEGANTnFUNKY said 5 years ago

    I look forward to doing this next year. Etsy provides such good opportunities.


    ELEGANTnFUNKY said 5 years ago

    Looking forward to next year!

  • SHIKAdesign

    SHIKAdesign said 5 years ago

    Nice! I wish we had one in Buenos Aires have fun

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your great feedback and questions! Re. the Canadian OOAK shows, we've heard great things and are considering them for future participation. I'd love to hear more about people's experience with them, whether as a shopper or vendor. If you want to chime in to this forum thread, please do so! You are also welcome to convo me directly. I will read them all- but may not have a chance to respond to everyone individually. Apologies in advance! Enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend to those celebrating! - Christina

  • paintednegative

    paintednegative said 5 years ago

    TORONTO! another vote for Toronto! Please, please, please come here. Not only is it one of the most multicultural places on this planet, it has ridiculously amazing talent that continues to generate ridiculously amazing creations. GO TORONTO!

  • DaisyandFlorrie

    DaisyandFlorrie said 5 years ago

    I've shopped the Chicago show for several years and really enjoyed seeing the Etsy pavilion last year. I think it's a great match and encourage anyone who can come to see {or participate} in the show to do so - Chicago's a great city !

  • kgeeme Admin

    kgeeme said 5 years ago

    Hi! Feel free to convo me with any questions! I had an incredible experience last year as a participant in the Etsy pavillion at the New York OOAK show. I am more than happy to discuss the show with you or answer any questions you may have!

  • Pinderella

    Pinderella said 5 years ago

    Wish I were able to about having a show in NH? :)

  • LolaFalkDesigns

    LolaFalkDesigns said 5 years ago

    Thanks for posting! Am thinking about the NY show...

  • lemondropbay

    lemondropbay said 5 years ago

    Thank you for the info!! It will be an amazing event!

  • IsadoraArtJewelry

    IsadoraArtJewelry said 5 years ago

    Thanks for posting. It sounds like a fab show; maybe, next year.

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 5 years ago

    oh i will have to read up on this... if not for this year maybe for next year

  • excentrix

    excentrix said 5 years ago

    Very nice, reminds me of Paradise City in Northampton, Mass I hope to start something similar, only Artist will only pay a fee for "sold" ART.

  • babytorpedo

    babytorpedo said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. Since I am in NY, I will attend the event to support fellow Etsians.

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 5 years ago

    Super idea, thanks for letting us know!

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry said 5 years ago

    How great is this?! I wish I could get off work for it...or get the money to pay for 3 nights in Chicago. HA!

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 5 years ago

    We're getting close to the 9/15 application deadline for the One of a Kind Show Chicago Etsy Artist Pavilion. Don't miss this one! On the fence? Talk to me! (Via convo or in this forum thread: Thanks! Christina

  • cooksie

    cooksie said 5 years ago

    this is such a great opportunity!! the only thing is Im as far from Chigaco as possible right now! Have fun everyone :D

  • ElainesHeartsong

    ElainesHeartsong said 5 years ago

    Well, I hope this is the most successful event. What a wonderful thing to get etsy out there. Wish I could be there..... Thanks Elaine

  • TiffanyJeanFineArt

    TiffanyJeanFineArt said 5 years ago

    Wish I could be there!

  • lovejules

    lovejules said 5 years ago

    I'll be at OOAK Toronto and Vancouver, and would love to roadtrip it to NYC or Chicago, but alas, I can only spend so many sleepless nights in my studio! Maybe next year! Thanks for the info.

  • AardvarkAtelier

    AardvarkAtelier said 5 years ago

    This sounds like a wonderful event....I will keep it in mind for next year!!! How about coming to San Francisco??

  • couve

    couve said 5 years ago

    Lovelly event! I would try my participation if I wan't so far away. Good Luck! Cheers, Couve.

  • sucree

    sucree said 5 years ago

    Very tempting...

  • jill2day

    jill2day said 5 years ago

    Are you ready!!! I wish you all luck with your applications! I was there in the Etsy area last year, and love the show, meeting the Etsy admins and other sellers. I will be back there, but in a full sized booth this year... Hope to see you all there!

  • Cartaimages

    Cartaimages said 5 years ago

    I just opened my Etsy shop, so maybe next year!

  • tatterdamelion

    tatterdamelion said 5 years ago

    gosh, would love to apply but too late...perhaps next time...thanks for the heads up!

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 5 years ago

    Chicago the windy City, ~ Just wish I had the Energy to travel, Best Wishes Etsy Artists

  • ahdQuiltsAndSuch

    ahdQuiltsAndSuch said 5 years ago

    Oohhh....I would so love to be there! I wish Miami or Fort Lauderdale would have something like this for me.

  • socksandmittens

    socksandmittens said 5 years ago

    Wonderful opportunity, I'd love to be there!

  • norunningwithscissor

    norunningwithscissor said 5 years ago

    wow!!! heard so many great things about the ooak show - this year visiting...hopefully next year..showing!!!!

  • somethingscozy

    somethingscozy said 5 years ago

    yes, i agree please come to toronto. i would love to do the chicago show but am already in another show during those dates.......maybe next year though :)

  • JunebugGems

    JunebugGems said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful opportunity! Good luck to those who'll be exhibiting!

  • rhindigo

    rhindigo said 5 years ago

    anyone know of the OOAK show in Canada? Dates?

  • bjlott59

    bjlott59 said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful idea! Wish I could go! GOD bless everyone that has a chance to exhibit.

  • kaylarobbinsart

    kaylarobbinsart said 5 years ago

    I wish I could go check it out. Have to keep that one in mind for the futute.

  • BagOfTags

    BagOfTags said 5 years ago

    What an amazing opportunity!! We would love to go but are based in the UK. Wishing everyone the very best of luck and have a wonderful time :)

  • MyCKs

    MyCKs said 5 years ago

    Great opportunity. I wish I'd known this sooner :) Just missed the deadline. Besides I'm still new to the site. I can still be there and see all the amazing handmade goodness ^-^

  • arribachica

    arribachica said 5 years ago

    Such great exposure...maybe next year!

  • amintonjewel

    amintonjewel said 5 years ago

    good luck to those who go! will try to support the nyc etsy crew! maybe next year for me ;)

  • sparklingtwi

    sparklingtwi said 5 years ago

    Would have loved to do the one in Toronto. So expensive though :(

  • TaniaB

    TaniaB said 5 years ago

    Anyone know who makes the rings in the picture?

  • mammamiaeme

    mammamiaeme said 5 years ago

    I wish i attend this but ...

  • RhiannonsRealm

    RhiannonsRealm said 5 years ago

    I LOVE Chicago! Will try to make it!

  • zillows

    zillows said 5 years ago

    Ooh, this is such an opportunity! A lovely place to see as well. Thanks for your constant changes to keep Etsy a lovely experience. :)

  • blumoonlady

    blumoonlady said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed last year with a friend and she sells on Etsy. (birdiesgirls)We are going again this year with our "Hats" on. Glad she turned me onto this Awesome site.

  • birdiesgirls

    birdiesgirls said 5 years ago

    Another SPECTACULAR show!!! 2nd year in attendance with my good friend and biggest supporter Vicky....good times! Absolutely LOVING my little fanny pack/purse I purchased yesterday from Spirited Style - thanks Kristin, it is the bomb! Gina

  • KaliButterfly

    KaliButterfly said 5 years ago

    I said this at the show and I'll say it again, if I could be in the Etsy Pavillion at One of a Kind every year, I'd do it. It was an incredible show.

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