Sunday, April 6, 2014

Etsy Little Rock presents: 4th Annual Indie Arts & Music Festival and Legends of Arkansas

Etsy Fest is just three weeks away and we already have 42 amazing Etsy artists registered! Late registration, with $50 fee, will end April 23. The registration form and more information may be found here (you must register by March 31 to have your shop name listed on the flyer) Also, not an Etsy artist but want to set-up a booth at our event? Check out our new $400 sponsorship level for more information on how you can be apart of this amazing, family-friendly event in Hillcrest!

More on Etsy Fest is here also, please see the flyer below.  Here is a list of the current registered Etsy artists:
Am's Tin Can Studio
Beautiful Baltic Designs
Bella Vita Jewelry
Beverly's Attic
Bijou Booth
Coco-Luna Designs
Country Deep USA
Debbie Kelly Photos
Elizabeth & Maxine
Frameworthy Designs
Hattie Belles Designs
Inna Bagaeva
K Green Goods
Little House of Pots
M. Lantz Art
Painted by Fire
Red Lipstick Librarian
Roll&Tumble Press
Seamrippers by Wemo
Sew Cute & More
Sewmomma2 Etsy Shop
Simplie Girlie Designs
Squirrel Soaps Shop
The Wanderlust Shop
Tiny Little Specks
Woodland Poppy
Ximena & Elle

This year, Team Etsy Little Rock is proud to be part of Legends of Arkansas! This amazing festival will be held on Saturday, May 31 at Riverfront Park. 

Vendors may register directly with Legends of Arkansas via the registration form available here The registration fee is $35 for a 10x10 booth space; a 50% deposit due with the registration form and full payment due by May 2. 

Please make checks payable to: LoA, Inc. and mail the completed application and non-refundable 50% deposit to: Legends of Arkansas, Inc., 1610 S. Fillmore, Little Rock, AR 72204.

For more information, please contact Erika Robbins at or (501) 351-5245. Also, please see the Legends of Arkansas website is and Facebook

Legends of Arkansas is a generous sponsor of the 2014 Etsy Fest (they will be on-site with a booth if you’d like to ask them more about LoA on April 26!) and we are so happy to be a part of their amazing event! 

More on this family-friendly event:

Legends of Arkansas, the all-day, family-friendly live music and arts festival, is set for Saturday, May 31st. This will be the second year of the grassroots, all-Arkansas, music and art festival at the Riverfront Park. Legends of Arkansas will be celebrating some of Arkansas' best artist, musicians, and independent businesses from around the state.

Legends of Arkansas was created to promote and showcase the independent businesses in Arkansas. While at the same time, celebrating our friends and neighbors for living their dreams.

We hope your weekend has been wonderful!

Please follow this link for a pdf version of the flyer

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Etsy Fest 2014

Hello Team Etsy Little Rock!
We hope this finds you well!
A few quick updates...
This year's fest will be on Kavanaugh from Walnut to Palm! Registration forms are located here with more information
We need sponsors - we have a new level this year where vendors of the $400 level may set up a booth (if they so desire) in the designated sponsor area - (for non-Etsians)... it could be your local bank, insurance company, etc. we appreciate any/all help soliciting sponsors - the more we raise, the bigger the event (the more we can pay our amazing music artists who've nearly donated their time in the past, we could potentially have more attractions, etc.) the eforms are here if you'd like an actual sponsor packet, please let me know - we have plenty.

These are our major needs right now (if you know anyone who knows someone who could help us...) stage rental (Budweiser stage is booked), tables/chairs, and porta potties (if we can't get this - Kroger and the businesses will be our alternative) as a sponsor - please let us know.
We need volunteers prior to the event and the day of the event.  If you or someone you know would like to sign up please contact Susie Coleman at  If you have an Etsy shop and volunteer two hours you'll receive a $10 reimbursement of your booth fee after the festival (so if you register now, that means your booth will only cost $30).
Basically, this is most definitely a team effort - we need you now, more than ever.  We want this to be an amazing event for you and for the community - but we can't do it alone.  We are open to ideas and suggestions.  
We are members of the Hillcrest Merchants Association (HMA) and will be attending their meeting this week to share more about the event as well as sponsorship opportunities.  The support from the local merchants has been so encouraging and inspiring; we sincerely believe this year's festival will be bigger than ever.  We really hope you all will be able to be a part!
So far, these our our music artists:
Isaac Alexander
Whale Fire
Ming Donkey 
(We have several others in the works, too.)
So far, these are our food trucks:
Southern Gourmasian
Loblolly Creamery
kbird is behind Mrs. Polka Dot always
(We have one or two more in in the works - we are keeping the number to just a few - we want the local restaurants and the food trucks we have present to all have a successful day.)
The Facebook event is here please respond, share and invite your friends.  
We appreciate all of you and thank you for making Team Etsy Little Rock the most amazing team to be a part of!
Be safe this week and don't hesitate to contact us for more information.
Amber, Brandi and Lindsey

Friday, January 3, 2014

Etsy Fest 2014 and More!

Good Afternoon Team Etsy Little Rock!

We hope this finds you all well and that you had an amazing Christmas and New Year!

Etsy Little Rock presents: 4th Annual Indie Arts & Music Festival is set for Saturday, April 26, 2014 - the Facebook event is here please share the event with your friends and followers.

Early registration has opened, the information/registration form is available here  We hope to see past participants again this year and new participants as well!

Whale Fire is our first confirmed band and Southern Gourmasian is our first confirmed food truck.

We have the location as TBD in Hillcrest as we are pursuing other potential locations in Hillcrest - we will confirm and the exact location will be announced by the end of January.


As you may know, we (Team Etsy Little Rock) had the privilege to participate in the new Etsy-Kiva collaboration.  First, we became a trustee for Team ELR member, Ximena of Ximena and Elle in March of last year.  We recently became a trustee for another Team ELR member, Jayme of Lulu & Livvy  Jayme is still fundraising for her Kiva Zip loan and has only until January 25 to raise the remaining 83% she needs to reach her fundraising goal.  Please consider lending (not donating) and reposting this link As a team, we've also become a Kiva lender for two artists so far (and will be lending to our third soon).  The first is Uma Devi Group of India and the second is Brandy of Bella Vita Jewelry, Team ELR member (  We are so thankful to be apart of this amazing project!


Remember to post your new listings, treasury creations and features, as well as other items you'd like us to repost on our Facebook wall at  Lastly, remember we encourage our team to use tag etsylr in their listings to help us easier find them - please consider adding at least one ELR team member to your treasury creations - this is the easiest way to help our fellow team members possibly reach Etsy front page one day!


Lastly, please remember to follow us on:

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And if you're not signed up for our e-mail list, please e-mail to get signed up!

Thank you for all that you do and for making Team Etsy Little Rock the most amazing team to be apart of!  We appreciate all of you are inspired daily by your amazing creations!

We hope 2014 is the best year yet!