Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's A Craftmas December!

The Rochester NY Etsy Street Team (RNEST) has a month-long party of handmade goodness planned for December! I'm at a loss for words when it comes to describing my joy about these events. This is going to be gooood!

Several months ago the RNEST team decided to rent a space for a month somewhere in Rochester to hold shows, workshops, and community building events. The Hungerford Building became available to us a few months ago, but something fell through with that. Instead that was a blessing in disguise as now we have the space for December and we can focus on holiday shows and winter fun.

The extra exciting, really cool thing is that Etsy gave our team a grant to do this. Yes! Etsy gave us money to put all of this together. How cool is that?!

We've met. We've talked. We've planned. Now it's time to reveal the crafty month-long RNEST party we have in store for you!

    All events are located at The Hungerford Building, Door 8,
    at 1115 East Main Street, Rochester, NY, 14609. 

    Craftmas Events are on Facebook! Click the links below to RSVP, then share with your friends!

    Friday, December 2nd at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
    Saturday, December 3rd at noon - 4:00 pm 

    A Handmade Holiday hits the Hungerford Building! Come shop from a selection of quality items made by local artists. Give the gift of handmade this holiday season!

    Monday, December 5th at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

    It’s time to clean out that closet! Bring in your unwanted clothing and take home some new-to-you pieces for your wardrobe...all for free! RNEST artists will also be available to teach demos with techniques for altering and upcycling your clothes into fun, new items! *Any clothing left over at the end of the night will be donated. Nothing will go to waste!

    Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

    Creativity boosting activities and exercises to spark your artistic inspiration and get out of a rut. Come with an open mind and leave with ideas for new projects! (For ages teen and up)

    Thursday, December 15th at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

    Demos: glass pendant soldering, knitting, bead weaving and MORE! Everyone is invited for a handmade, fun-filled evening of simple planned projects and unstructured time with RNEST artists. Bring your crafty works-in-progress, share our supplies, experiment with our tools, and ask us about tips and techniques. A small sampling of our works will also be available for sale.

    I am part of the planning committee for Open Craft Night. We have a lot of cool projects lined up that are easy as well as more intermediate and low cost to make. No art experience required! Just watching all the demos alone will fill up the night. It's going to be awesome. I can't wait!!

    Direct questions about any of these events to me at inmyheadstudios [at]

    We hope you can make it to at least one of these events! They will be a lot of fun simply because our team is a lot of fun!

    What now? Head over to RNEST on Facebook to RSVP, then share the events with your friends! 


    - Vickie

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