Fall is finally here! We’ve made it through torrential rain, steaming hot nights and, yes, even earthquakes to bring you Hello Etsy: A Global Conference on Sustainability across the U.S. and Berlin. You can find more information about each satellite event and how you can get involved below. We’ll also be at some other great events in September, so definitely get out there, support a craft show and your local makers or join the conversation about sustainability!
You’ll find the South Carolina Etsy Street team at the Indie Craft Parade September 9-11, 2011 in Greenville, South Carolina. We love their commitment to interaction between the community and local independent artists. With an eclectic mix of handmade goods, music and edibles, this handmade parade is sure to be rockin’! Get your tickets to shop for Friday’s VIP shopping night and beat the weekend rush. You can even win two free tickets direct from Indie Craft Parade. Have fun!
Join Etsy at the Mightnightwalk on September 9, 2011 as we host a special makers party to fill your night with crafty inspiration.
The Mightnightwalk is an annual event promoting a citywide summer stroll through Leiden. Come experience the art, music, and dance that makes this city so great. There will also be live music and crafts to while the night away. RSVP here.
On the September 10 and 11, you’ll find Etsy joining forces with School for Creative Start-Ups to bring you Create Cafe at the Thames Festival, London’s largest free outdoor arts festival. Situated by City Hall on Saturday and the Tate Modern on Sunday, Create Cafe will provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the festival. Drop by for a cup of tea or a delicious cake by The Tea’s Knees and sign up for Dragon Den-style mentoring sessions with School for Creative Start-Ups and learn more about selling online with Etsy. The cafe will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. While you’re there, be sure to follow the Craft Trail, where visitors follow a map to discover a variety of handmade goods. Come join us for a fun weekend for all ages!
Love vintage? So do we! Come find Etsy at Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, Minnesota from September 15-17. This strictly vintage event is packed with activities to please all types of shoppers. Their popular “Lucky Friday” promotion boasts hourly prize drawings, but if raffles aren’t your thing, check out their farm market or magazine signing. More activities are listed on Junk Bonanza’s website. Have fun and shop some of the finest vintage around!
Step right up, New Yorkers far and wide! Come to Maker Faire and Whack-a-Treasury with Etsy! That’s right, folks: Whack-a-Treasury!
From California to Detroit, our Whack-a-Treasury game has been making the rounds of the Maker Faire to huge success! Now we’re bringing it to the Maker Faire in Queens, New York on September 17 and 18, 2011. Here’s New York’s chance to out-play San Mateo (500) and Detroit (800) and create the most treasuries in two days! We’ll have Etsy Admin staffing the booth all weekend, so come with your questions and high fives! Purchase tickets for the event here.
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Our first Hello Etsy: Global Conference on Sustainability and Small Business is happening the weekend of September 17-18, 2011! With conferences around the globe, each event will feature local small businesses that want to connect with their peers, learn the skills to find success, and be part of the movement to build human-scale economies. Find an event closest to you!
If the event you’re interested in is sold out, find a DIY Summit near you hosted by members of your community! Join in the conversation about sustainability, micro-economies and small business. You can even host your own or watch as the conference unfolds in our Online Labs on September 17 and 18.