Thursday, September 15, 2011

Handmade Happenings - September 16-18, 2011

This weekend is just packed with opportunities to shop & connect with local artists, crafters, and the handmade community in the Triangle - SPARKCon, the Etsy Summit Meet-up, and much more!  See you there!

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18
One of the “creative potluck” that is SPARKCon in Raleigh, bazaarSPARK is a collection of artisans, food, fashion, friends and surprise joining together along with their wares as an outdoor shopping experience. What if the mall was cool? What would it feel like? bazaarSPARK was created to answer that question.
Where: E. Davie & Fayetteville Streets, Raleigh
When: Saturday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm;  Sunday - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sellers to look for: OldBroomStreet (aka BordeauxLaneStudio) (Booth 19C), metamorphosis (Booth A7), CuriousGoodsCurios (Booth A8), DesigningImpressions (Booth D36), hooksandeyes(Booth D32),  LaTeDaJewels, BijouSavvy, TurtleGrassBody
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The Saturday3 Fair at NOFO @ The Pig
This event has been postponed this weekend, due to the rainy forecast.  Come visit on Sunday, instead!
Join us for food & fun under the tents! Five Points Farmers Market vendors and tarheel food artisans - offering lunch & goodness to take home, including cheeses, meats, fresh bakery items, desserts, sauces, pickles, dairy and more. Local artists offering jewelry, children's clothing, paintings, etc.
Where: Five Points - 2014 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC 27608
***  When: Sunday - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ***
Seller to look for: VillainousVixen
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Bud Light City Fest
In addition to the concert at the downtown Raleigh Amphitheater, featuring Better than Ezra, enjoy the Bud Light Rage Cage featuring food vendors, art vendors - Nyla Elise, Mangled Minds, Triangle Jewelery Makers, NC Fotobooth, Miss Capitol City, and a tasty beer tent with craft beers. 
Where: Lenoir Street
When: Craft show - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sellers to look for: LindaSearcyJewelry
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New team member honeypotvintage is having a grand opening sale! Use coupon code GRAND15 at checkout to save 15% on great vintage fashion!

Etsy Summit:
Techshop RDU is one of the Meet-Up sites for this weekend's Etsy Summit!
The Acorn to Oak Handmade Team and Techshop RDU have planned 2 amazing full days of DIY, handmade and creative business classes - some streamed live from Etsy's summit in Berlin, some live and in person here in Raleigh.  There's something for everyone - yarn & fabric swap, wood turning, painting, metalsmithing, a food truck rally for lunch on Saturday, and much, much more!
The full schedule is on Acorn to Oak's team page, check it out for an opportunity to learn & connect with local crafters!
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We hope you'll visit our NC Triangle Etsy Team members and say hello.  Check in each week for more handmade arts & crafts festivities throughout the fall!

(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!

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