It is not common news to those outside of the etsy community but West Elm has been highlighting the work of artisans on Etsy in their catalog and on their website. They also collaborate with a select group of Etsy sellers to create a series of pop-up marketplaces called WE Heart Handmade Art. Drinks, snacks, and tunes are served during this in-store event while the artists display and sell their creations that can be integrated into the room setups – sort of like a gallery-fair for home and lifestyle goods.
I am so excited to share that I will be one of the local designers participating in the West Elm and Etsy We Heart Handmade Art event in Columbus Ohio. When I saw the invitation, I was floored because West Elm is one of Noah and my favourite home décor inspiration source. I just hope we don’t walk away from the event with more purchases than sales. *wink wink*
Event Details (so far):
WE Heart Handmade Art Columbus will be held December 1 2011 at West Elm Easton store from 6pm to 9pm. Judging from other events, the event is free but reservations are required. Once I have more RSVP deets, I will share!