Thursday, February 26, 2015

Etsy Fest '15 Early Vendor Registration Ends March 7!

Reminder: The last day for early ‪#‎EtsyFest15 vendor registration is March 7! We are pleased to announce we currently have 44 registered ‪#‎Etsy artists! Please be sure to read the forms thoroughly as they contain a lot of pertinent information, and potential questions concerning the festival are hopefully answered on the forms. Early registration with $50 fee ends March 7. Late registration with $65 fee ends April 4. You must register by March 7 to have your shop name listed on the participating Etsy artist flier (early registration perk). Payment is due with registration. A link to the registration forms is here if you would like them emailed to you, please contact (Please allow adequate time for email responses/registration processing.) Please follow and share the Facebook event as well as the Etsy Fest ’15 FUNdraiser event Please use hashtag #EtsyFest15 when posting to your social media outlets. ‪#‎etsylr 

Current registered Etsy shops:
  • Adam Crockett
  • aFrameJob
  • Allison Eastman Britt Design
  • Amandas Sew Busy Embroidering and More
  • Amelie's Anomalies
  • Am's Tin Can Studio
  • arch+craft
  • ArkieStyle
  • Asktjdesigns by Teresa Fallad
  • Art by Lois/Painted by Fire
  • Beautiful Baltic Designs
  • Beth Whitlow, Whimsical Oil Paintings
  • Bullets and Sass
  • Classy Kitty Designs
  • Designing Edge Designers Warehouse
  • Ex Libris Novum
  • Flagship Pomade Co
  • GemsPearlsandMore by Darlene Patterson
  • Homayd Natural Care Products
  • Isaboo Designs
  • Jackie O'riginals
  • Jeanne Bowers Garrett
  • Jenny Choate Jewelry
  • Luvmibug AND Tim
  • Messy Jessy Creates
  • Mocking Girl Designs
  • Myrrh Handmade Jewelry
  • Nailed It
  • Native Hound
  • Natural State Essentials
  • Novel Approach
  • ODDcompany
  • Party Girls by Luvmibug
  • Perrodin Supply Co
  • Ratty T's Shirt Shop
  • Seamripers by WEMO
  • Sew Stacey Shop
  • Stitch Me A Wish
  • The Simple Perks
  • The Twisted Purl
  • Upster
  • Wenojean - Renewed Vintage Apparel
  • Why Not Gourds
  • Ximena & Elle 
We received the Etsy Teams Selling Event Grant and the package benefits are: 
  • This package is designed to help you plan and execute a team-run pop-up shop or craft show smoothly and includes promotional opportunities. 
  • A package checklist to outline planning tasks.
  • An educational guide to help you manage your vendors and get the most exposure for your event.
  • Tips on starting a crowd funding campaign and approaching potential sponsors for an event.
  • Event promotion on the Etsy community calendar.
  • Etsy gift card and goodies to raffle off at your event.
  • A box of Etsy promotional items for your vendors and attendees. 

We have started working on a crowd funding campaign in addition to the fundraiser, as suggested by Etsy. Here's a list of some of Etsy Fest's expenses (for your information), which will also be shared in the campaign (last year's festival cost nearly $5,000 and we are expanding this year):
  • Street Permit Fee
  • Barricades Rental Fee 
  • Tables/Chairs Rental Fee
  • Event Advertising Fees
  • On-Duty Officers’ Salaries
  • Musicians’ Fees
  • Balloons/Balloon Tanks Fee
  • Street Signs Fee
  • Stage(s) Rental Fee
  • Event Insurance Fee
  • Moving Truck Rental Fee
  • Flyer/Sign/Etc. Printing Fees
  • Large Drink Dispensers Fee
  • Photo Booth Fee
  • Misc. Expenses 
Team Etsy Little Rock:
Much of the time I'm seen as the leader/captain of our team (I generally send out the emails, you may be more familiar with my face at vending events, etc.) but I would like to take a moment to recognize and thank Brandi Jennings and Lindsey Powers. We three operate as co-leaders/co-captains and they carry as much of the load (and honestly, most especially this year, more of the load) as I do. They work countless hours behind the scenes planning, contacting, organizing - much of which goes completely unseen. They attend endless planning meetings, spend their own finances for meals and travel, as they are also unpaid volunteers. They do so joyfully, without complaint, so happy to be a part of this amazing community and this local movement that we are honored to be involved with. They take up the slack where I let it get loose and they stay positive and calm when I'm falling apart. These two ladies (as well as all of you!) really do make this team a complete pleasure to work for. You all inspire me daily and I mean that most sincerely.  I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making Team Etsy Little Rock the beautiful thing it is! 

Here's to Etsy Fest ‘15! Cheers! 


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