Grab your party hats and come check out the 3rd Annual Etsy Craft Party tomorrow (Sept 7) at BLIM in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown! The Etsy Craft Party is a celebration of creativity and community held all across the globe. The theme of this evening is “Wish You Were Here,” reflecting local Vancouver art, scenery, flavors and more. It’ll be an night filled with craft, creativity, fun and even more fun. You don’t want to miss it!
Tickets are almost sold out so get yours NOW!
BUT… you can also win a FREE ticket to the event AND Etsy 101: Keys to Selling Online? All you have to do is list your Etsy show in the comments below or mention it on Twitter using #craftparty along with @makeitshow and @VanEtsyParty. The value of this prize is worth $55 so make sure you enter!
I will be there promoting Make It University and by attending you also have a chance to win Etsy 101: Keys to Selling Online!
Fun Things to Expect (and possibly more to come soon!):
Letterpress printing with Sam Bradd (@sambradd): Try out letterpress printing with Sam Bradd, a Vancouver artist. He uses an antique letterpress to make unique prints inspired by eating together. As a graphic illustrator, his work brings together communications, creativity, and community. sambradd.com
Button-making with BLIM (@blimblimblim): Make a button with the buttonpress sponsored by BLIM. BLIM is an independent, family-run art and craft facility now conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver’s Historic Chinatown. Their aim is to help build community through the spirit of fun and creativity, making the arts and crafts accessible to a wide range of skill sets and aims. blim.ca
Collaborative Canvas Painting with Raw Canvas (@rawcanvas): Put on a smock, grab a brush and paint your heart out on a canvas sponsored by Raw Canvas. It will be a collaborative art piece painted by all in attendance! At Raw Canvas, they know that everyone is an artist. Whether you’re on a date, celebrating with friends, or getting to know your co-workers at one of our custom team-building events, your time at Raw Canvas is the perfect blend of artistic expression, self-exploration and social interaction. rawcanvas.com
Vintage Post Cards + Travel Journals + Message in a Bottle: Embrace snail mail, decorate your own travel notebook and decorate a glass bottle courtesy of Michaels. michaels.com
Cash Bar + Adult Popsicles: Who doesn’t love this? 😉 Non-alcoholic drinks will be available too.
Unofficial After-Party at Fortune Sound Club (@FortuneSound): Want to party after the party? Our neighbours next door to BLIM at Fortune Sound Club (147 E. Pender St.) has offered all Etsy attendees free cover for their Happy Ending Fridays that evening until 12am. You’ll be on the guest list! Check out what they’re playing that evening here.
…and more activities and goodies to be announced soon!
Follow on Twitter @VanEtsyParty and use the hashtag #craftparty!
Thanks and I hope to see you there!