Thursday, April 7, 2011

Handmade Happenings - April 9-10, 2011

More than a dozen of our terrific Triangle area artists will be displaying their work at events this weekend! The Durham Art Walk Spring Market has something for everyone with art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, live music at indoor & outdoor venues, interactive events, food trucks, raffles & more! If you're in Raleigh, be sure to visit Spring Fling at the Raleigh Moravian Church, too.  Both are great opportunities to find unique, handmade & locally-made gifts for Easter, Mother's & Father's Day, and graduations.
Hope to see you there!

Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10
Durham Art Walk
A fun and unique, self-guided tour of urban art galleries, studios, impromptu exhibits and vibrant downtown businesses featuring the original artwork of over 200 artists, live musical performances and great local food! Maps are provided at all locations, or can be downloaded from the DAW website.
Where: Downtown Durham
When: Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday - 1 pm - 5 pm
More info:

Sellers to look for by location: 
1. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street
Adaron Hall (Ground Level):OldBroomStreet, WhimsyPics
Semans Gallery (Upper Level): CockamamieJewelry, MetamorphosisMetals, OrangeCatArt

10. American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell Street

28. Smitten Boutique, 1105 West Main Street

38. Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan Street
AraLeighStudios, LindaSearcyJewelry, Liv'nGoodJewelry, ShoreDebris

Saturday, April 9
Spring Fling at Raleigh Moravian Church
Supporting the youth mission projects, this event includes raffle prizes, refreshments, and more than 30 vendors:  Jewelry & accessories, clothing, housewares, books & stationary, candles & soaps, and more!
Where: 1816 Ridge Road, Raleigh
When: 10 am - 3 pm
Sellers to look for: TGurleyBathandBody
More info:

We hope you'll visit our NC Triangle Etsy Team members and say hello. Check in each week for more handmade arts & crafts festivities this spring!

(Members, if you have an event coming up next weekend, send your information to Orange Cat Art by Wednesday night to get onto next week's calendar!

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    Just thought some people may be interested in this event in Raleigh:

    The FIFTH annual Insplosure will be held inside the Pour House Music Hall on Saturday May 21st from noon-5:00 p.m. the weekend of Artsplosure.
    This is an unjuried arts and craft market , designed to showcase local talent in the midst of Artsplosure. In case you don't know, the Pour House is at the corner of Blount and Martin, right in the middle of the action (check out for more info). As many of you already know, the bar draws an automatic crowd as folks escape the heat and seek libation, so we always have good traffic. And it’s pretty safe to say that after five years, we’ve got cache of our own!

    Vendor fee is $20 per artist, and we're offering spots to 20 artists. You will need to provide your own displays. Please note that the Pour House has brick walls, so we won't be able to offer space to hang art--what you bring should be "proppable" or able to lay flat on the tables, or may be leaned against the wall. You should imagine your setup using no more than 6’x8’, and smaller is better! Also, the lighting inside the Pour House is minimal, and it stays dark inside, so plan to light your artwork, and bring extension cords.

    Spaces will be available upstairs and down, but preference will be given to returning artists; should there be too many returning artists, downstairs spots will be awarded based on a lottery.

    If you're interested, please send me an email by Friday, April 15th. Acceptance will be more-or-less first come-first served, but with preference given to returning artists. Once you have received an email from me confirming your acceptance, the booth fee must be paid by check or money order by May 1st, and should be made out and mailed to Caitlin Cary, 2821 Knowles St., Raleigh, NC 27603. If I haven’t received your fee by this deadline, I’ll immediately move to the waiting list.