Grab your party hat and join us for the 3rd Annual Etsy Craft Party on September 7th, 2012 at BLIM in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown! Etsy.com is a widely popular online marketplace for all things handmade and vintage. 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.
Fun Things to Expect:
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!
Special Perks for Attendees:
Gooide Bags from Wedding Things: All attendees with get a smorgasborg of treats courtesy of Wedding Things, Delish Mag, Scentsy, University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft, Ballet BC, Alelle, Raw Canvas, ethicalDeal and Etsy!
Etsy Course Give-aways from Jenna Herbut of Make It! The Handmade Revolution(@makeitshow): We’ll be giving away three of Jenna’s Etsy courses on how to run a successful Etsy shop. She was 1 of 13 flown to Etsy HQ and trained to be an official Etsy Educator. Jenna also organizes Make It!, Vancouver’s favourite craft show party. It is an upbeat experience that gives enlightened shoppers the opportunity to buy directly from Canada’s top artists, crafters and designers!
UBER Limo Ride (@Uber_VAN): Need a ride to the event or back? No worries! UBER is offering attendees $20 off your first UBER limo ride one-way from the event.
$5 ethicalDollars towards ethicalDeal (@ethicalDeal): ethicalDeal delivers new ideas for green living direct to your inbox daily! Subscribe and get up to 70% off at vegan restaurants, organic spas and eco-fashion boutiques, and great deals on local getaways, outdoor activities, organic groceries and more. Get $5 ethicalDollars towards your first ethicalDeal with our Vancouver Etsy promo code. ethicaldeal.com
Free Custom Printed Fat Quarter: Get a free fat quarter at spoonflower.com. Your choice of fabric.
10% Off for Sublime Stitching Embroidery: Get a 10% discount at sublimestitching.com.
This is a 19+ event. No tickets sales at the door. Keep up with the latest updates @VanEtsyParty and use #craftparty.
Date: Friday, September 7th, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: BLIM, 115 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2V2
For more information, please visit: http://vanetsycraftparty.eventbrite.ca