It’s time to celebrate! Last year’s first-ever global Craft Party was so much fun, Etsy decided to orchestrate it again this year on Friday, June 10, 2011. No matter where you live or what you love to make, you are invited to participate. Musicians, painters, sculptors, photographers, farmers, hackers, gardeners, designers, jewelers, bookbinders, printmakers, teachers, makers and doers of all stripes, as well as art enthusiasts, curators, vintage lovers and supporters of the independently made! We are being challenged to meet our neighbors and come together to make something surprising.
Last year, over 5,000 people participated in over 500 meetups from Dallas to Romania, and this year Etsy’s goal is for over 15,000 people to share in the spirit of Craft Party. We were encouraged to set up an event on Meetup Everywhere. It is a powerfully simple way for our creative community to, well, organize meetups everywhere. It’s free and designed to spark face-to-face gatherings around the world. You may find the invitation to our event here.
KCHST member Lahla Deakins of Burning Fork Studio volunteered to host the event in her studio and offer a hands-on mini-class to teach participants how to create a slab pot. The fee is $15 or $10 for KCHST members. Everyone is invited and it is a kid friendly-project. Other crafts will also be demonstrated and we’re looking for Team members to demonstrate their crafts at the event as well.
Please share this flyer with your friends and RSVP to the Meetup link as well. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 10th at 7pm!
PDF version of the flyer for easy e-mailing can be found at this link: Craft_Night_Flyer
Huge thanks to Lahla for helping organize our Etsy Craft Party!