The Boston Handmade Marketplace was a huge success this weekend! So much of a success that I hardly had any time to walk around and say hello to the other vendors, let alone take any pictures (special thanks to Amy O'Keefe who came at just the right time to allow me to escape my booth for a few minutes in the middle of the day, and Bret for assisting with the break down).
There was a great turnout for the event. I asked around, and a lot of the people who visited my table had read about it in the Boston Globe. Thanks to Jessica Burko for being a superstar organizer! I know everyone was pleased with the event.
I had the pleasure of sitting next to Maddy of Lucky Monkey, a talented artist who wears many hats! I was able to meet some of the new members of Boston Handmade as well, so it was nice to put some names to faces. In addition, the people attending the event were all so friendly. All of that goodness plus no rain equaled a great show!
I stumbled upon Etsy seller Almost Famous and really like a lot of the shop's selection. I got there via a search for Bill Murray and was delighted to find images inspired by many movies and musicians I have enjoyed over the years... particularly this print of Amelie at the Cinema.
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.
I enjoy this Swooping Swallow necklace by Adorkable on Etsy. This shop also features an octopus necklace that I have had my eye on for months.
Adorkable's shop features lots of unique jewelry items, particularly necklaces. It is a great place to look for interesting but sweet gifts!