The Somerville Arts Council and Boston Handmade present an ArtsUnion event! More than 25 artists, artisans, and craftspeople will be showing and selling handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, housewares, art, photography, toys, and sculpture in Union Square (at the intersection of Washington, Prospect & Somerville Ave.) on June 28, 2008, 3-7pm.
The Boston Handmade Marketplace is an outdoor fair featuring work by Massachusetts artists, craftspeople and artisans associated with the arts group Boston Handmade and Etsy.com: helping people make a living making things. This fair promotes local independent businesses and individuals creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade works in small studio environments, not factories. Also on tap will be live music, craft demonstrations, and more! Performers include local bands The Grownup Noise and James Christensen.
ABOUT BOSTON HANDMADE:
Boston Handmade was founded in March 2007 by artist Jessica Burko. Burko's interest in developing the group was to gather local Boston area artists, craftspeople, and artisans who were actively engaged in selling their handmade work on Etsy.com, a web site dedicated to the handmade life.
Gathering like minded, independent, creative people to work together towards reaching their common professional and artistic goals was the original driving force behind the idea of Boston Handmade and continues to be the main focus of the group. All group members write articles for the Boston Handmade blog and participate in organizing group activities like skill-share workshops, social/networking gatherings, and art fair/craft shows.