Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team

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Boost Your Signal, Reach Your Tribe | Workshop with Danielle Nelson of Life Unconstrained

Boost your signal, reach your tribe: a free* web strategy workshop for indiepreneurs

Everyone needs a website. Maybe you’re in the process of getting one; maybe you’ve got one already, and it’s not working as well as you think it should be, or you’re just ready to grow your business and web presence.

But your website isn’t magic! It won’t bring in business by itself. So many folks think that “put up a website” equals “sell product, make money”; it’s the reason there’s such an emphasis on search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO). I’m calling bullshit. I’ll show you how to see through the smoke and mirrors and create a website that works for you and your message.

You’ll learn:

  • What web strategy is, why it’s important, and why it should be part of your marketing plan
  • The importance of killer content and why you need to give ’em something to talk about
  • What honest search engine optimization and search engine marketing are really about, and what to look for if you hire someone to help
  • How to breathe new life into your site and make it work for your message

And you’ll leave with a free step-by-step guide for creating practical, effective web strategy (that’s fun, too!), including tools for creating a web-centric marketing plan and the key metrics you should watch for and work with.

A word from the workshop leader, Danielle Nelson of Life Unconstrained.

Hi! I’m Dani. I’m a solar-powered web designer, teacher, and strategist, and I have a passion for helping folks with big ideas and visions that will change the world. I create websites and strategies that help you boost your signal, reach the people you’re meant to reach, and help those you’re meant to help.

* Donations are accepted in appreciation of Dani presenting this workshop.

Details and RSVP

RSVP to the event here.

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Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team Fall | Holiday Show & Sale


We held our annual Fall | Holiday Show & Sale on November 5, 2011 in conjunction with the Homberg Art Market. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time. Here are some images from the day!


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Announcement :: Fall | Holiday Show and Sale | Application and Information

Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team is excited to announce our 3rd annual Fall | Holiday Show & Sale! This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the Homberg Art Market on Saturday, November 5th from 12pm to 5pm.

Please complete the Fall | Holiday Show & Sale application and return with your check by October 26, 2011.

Fall 2011 Show Sale Application

Please share this flyer with family, friends, fans and followers!

KCHST Fall Show 2011 Flyer

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Etsy Craft Party | Friday, June 10th from 7pm-9pm |Everyone is Welcome!

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!

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Spring Show & Sale | Local Handmade, Vintage and More!

We are very excited to have some amazing local artists, crafters and vintage exhibiting in the Spring Show & Sale! There will definitely be something for everyone! Door open at 10am so come to the Old City early, grab a coffee from Remedy Coffee next door or Old City Java around the corner and be ready to shop. The Market Square Farmers’ Market will be open from 9am to 2pm so make a day of it and enjoy all the wonderful things Downtown Knoxville has to offer lovers of art, handmade and local community support!

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Spring Show & Sale | Saturday, May 14th 2011

Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Spring Show & Sale. This family-friendly and free event will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 10am to 6pm in Knoxville’s Old City at 127 W. Jackson Avenue, right next to Remedy Coffee. Dave Moore Studios has kindly allowed access to their photography studio for our event.

Click here for the Spring 2011 Show & Sale Application. And here for the Spring 2011 Show & Sale Flyer. We also have a Spring Show & Sale press release for all to share.

We look forward to seeing you on May 14th!

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It’s a great weekend for handmade art in Knoxville Tennessee!

Here are two wonderful free, family-friendly opportunities to get out and enjoy both the warmer weather this weekend and wonderful handmade art all over Knoxville, Tennessee and both feature members of the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team.

The Dogwood Arts Festival season is upon us and this weekend the Dogwood Art DeTours kicks the events off on Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd, from 10am to 5pm at working art studios in the area. You can find a complete list of participating artists and driving directions here.

KCHST member Sassy Glass Studio will be open all weekend so drop by and say Hello to Lisa Mueller, watch her work or check out her one-of-a-kind fused glass art she has available for sale.  Visit Sassy Glass Studio here.

Homberg Art Market will be holding its inaugural event on Saturday, April 2nd from 10am to 3pm and Sunday, April 3rd from 12pm to 5pm in the parking lot of the Fairbanks/Terrace Theatre off Homberg in the Bearden area. FOr more information click here. Several KCHST members will have their handmade goods available for sale and would love to have you drop by.

Get out of the house, enjoy the sun, support local artists and craftspeople and stimulate the economy in your community!

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