Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Social Media Square Images Needed

We are looking for some help through social media outlets.
Square images that have a seasonal background that can carry text are most helpful.
Want to give it a go? Details below!

If you would like to help promote our event:
1. Square Seasonal Background image.

2. Text to include in your image:

First Friday Art Walk Weekend
Hosted monthly by the
Art Walk Etsy Team

3. Tag image with #FirstFridayEtsy and @FirstFridayEtsy

And please make sure you add your items from your Etsy shop to our AWETeam page!
Each month gets a "Monthly Event Thread"!

Friday, September 5, 2014

First Friday Art Walk Weekend Sept. 5-7, 2014

Welcome to our monthly post for the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) "First Friday Art Walk Weekend".

Every month we host a thread on our Etsy Team page where members of our team can show off their new and seasonal work!

Art walks are usually celebrated locally when galleries stay open late and host an opening of a new work by an artist, or group of artists. You should see if there are any local art walks happening where you live, or even in a place you may want to travel to. It is amazing to have a chance to meet with the artist and hear about their work!

Our team members help promote one another by creating AWETeam treasuries:
Savoring Sweet Summer... by Lisa Boucher
Make sure to check out more items by members of our team by shopping our team member Etsy mini page and by seeing this month's First Friday Art Walk Event Thread.

Hope you get out and see some local art!

Friday, August 1, 2014

August 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

This monthly event is hosted by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) to help people selling their work on Etsy.com have an event to help promote on a regular basis to get their work seen.

Click on over and see the August Event Thread where you can see great handmade, vintage and supplies like:
Watercolor and Ink Original Painting by JCStrong
Serpentine Jade Necklace and Earring Set by AuraRoseTreasures
Sailboat Necklace by BayMoonDesign
Thank you for helping to support these individual shops by looking, promoting, and purchasing from them!

Please make sure you are getting out locally and supporting your Local Art Walks and Brick and Mortar Establishments!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

First Friday Preparation!

First Friday officially starts tomorrow, August 1, 2014 and goes through Sunday, August 3.
The AWETeam hosts this event monthly so that people selling their work on Etsy.com that have a shop and have joined our TEAM can have a place to go and show off up to 4 items from their shop in our monthly "Event Thread".

Please help spread the word about this event by sharing this blue image above and linking it back here to this blog!

And here are some treasuries from our AWETeam:
Lets Have Some Weekend Fun by JCStrong

Butter Brickle by BayMoonDesign
These are also posted over to our FaceBook Page and Pinterest Boards if you are interested in following, promoting and keeping in touch!

You can also stop by local art loops and openings in your area!
If you find you have a regular one, please add a comment here with a link to their website so we can help share it on our "Local Art Walk" page!

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the July 4-6, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend Event Post.
Every month the members of our AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) come together to share their new, seasonal appropriate, holiday, etc work on our "event" thread.
First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Here in the US, the First Friday of this month happens to be our nations Independence Day, and most official "First Friday" local events are either suspended for July or are moved to a different date (like the second Friday of the month).

Having an online event like this that lasts the entire weekend, allows us to keep on schedule.

Here are some team treasuries for this First Friday:
Stars and Stripes by Shannon Meyer
Happy 4th of July by Patricia Johnson
And make sure to check out all of the individual items that our AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) are showing off this month during First Friday Art Walk Weekend!

Friday, June 6, 2014

June 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the June 6-8, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend Event Post.
Every month the members of our AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) come together to share their new, seasonal appropriate, holiday, etc work on our "event" thread.
First Friday Art Walk Weekend
As a team we like to help promote each others shops by creating Etsy Treasuries, favoriting items, and possibly even buying some stuff from one another!

Come on by and check out our June 2014 Event Thread and see all kinds of items from our team members.

Here are some of the AWETeam treasuries helping to promote members on out team, and items from team members that have made some of these collections!
Sun, Sand, and Sea Treasury by Shannon Meyer
And as always, you can check out our blog page where you can shop all of our team members shops via their Etsy Minis...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Art Gallery Opening: Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, PA

You can find some pretty amazing art galleries and small shops all over the world.

Today, May 10, 2014 Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, PA is opening its new shop and hosting a reception for the First Ligioner Art Walk.

If you take a look at the Ligioner Art Walk Facebook page, you can see that there are a lot of events going on during the art walk, which is from 10-7 on Saturday. The participating galleries host the Artist Receptions from 4-7pm. Check back to see if this will be a continuing event throughout the year, and make plans to head out to Ligonier one month to enjoy this art filled day! 

This town is full of history and it's art and community scene is growing. Definitely worth a weekend trip to head out there and spend the weekend taking in all of the events, go bike riding on their many bike trails, do some relaxing, enjoy some great food and just spend time finding yourself. TribLIVE article about the inaugural Ligioner Art Walk.

Shirleah Kelly New Works by Shirleah Kelly at Allegory Gallery (May 2014)

At Allegory Gallery their Artis reception will be new photographs by Shirleah Kelly, which will focus on the theme of hands. This will be Shirleah's second solo show at Allegory Gallery.

Jane West to perform at Allegory Gallery 4-5pm May 10, 2014

The 4-7pm Artist reception at Allegory Gallery kicks off from 4-5pm with a performance by local musician Jane West.
Talk about a fun-filled day and evening!

To see what Andrew Thornton (one of the owners of Allegory Gallery) is up to creatively in his life, take a few moments to check out his blog: The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Allegory Gallery is located at 215 East Main Street, Ligionier, PA15658.

Hope you can stop by and celebrate their grand re-opening in their new location with them!
You can keep up with them through the Allegory Gallery Facebook page.