Friday, April 4, 2014

April 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend Event Post

Welcome to the April 4-6, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend blog post.
First Friday Art Walk Weekend
This monthly event is hosted by the Art Walk Etsy Team (AWETeam) and is an opportunity for Artists to show off their work by linking up to our Monthly Event Thread.

Etsy has a "teams" platform where people with Etsy shops can join location based teams. We hope that more of these teams will create their own monthly First Friday Art Walk event thread and link up to ours so you, our visitor can click through and visually experience what is happening in different art scenes around the globe.

Here are some items from some of the participating shops this month.
Please click HERE to see our "event thread" with all of the shops!

Modern Botanical Art Print by dawndermanart
Designer Rubber Dish Gloves by katgallery
Long Earrings by BayMoonDesign
Ocean. Original Painting by HelenKilsby
Citrine Quartz Stud Earrings by pixestreasurechest

Our team also works together to help promote each others shops through AWETEAM Etsy Treasuries (a shop curated collection of other team members shop items that go with a theme of their choosing).
Let's Go for a Stroll First Friday Art Walk Weekend April by Michele Delp
Thanks for stopping by and clicking through to check out all the cool things our team members have to offer!

And make sure to check out our "Local Art Walk Page" for links to in person events!

Friday, March 7, 2014

March First Friday Art Walk Weekend Event Post

Welcome to the March 7-9, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend Event Post!
Every month the AWETEAM (Art Walk Etsy Team) creates an event thread on our Etsy Team page.
First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Members of our team can share up to 4 items from their shops on that thread, so you can just click through and see some great work! We even have some other teams create a thread on their team page, then link up to ours - so you could even hop around and see things from all over the world!

To support each other through this team, we use Etsy Treasuries, FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, this team blog, Etsy Minis, etc.
Love the Earth by DixSterling
You can check out our March First Friday Event Thread HERE.

Some samples of the things you'll find (SO many things there!)
And remember to get out and support your local art galleries and by finding local artists to your area that also have Etsy shops through: ETSY LOCAL

PS - if you have a local art walk that happened in your area regularly, please post a link to their website so we can update our Local Art Walk Page. THANKS!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

February First Friday Art Walk Weekend Event Post

Welcome to the February First Friday Art Walk Weekend!
Many of our AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) members have items they want to show you on this art walk weekend.

So at your leisure click through and check our team "Event Thread" over on our Etsy Team page for this month.

Here is a sampling of various objects you will find:
Porcupine Quill Peacock Gemstone Feather by Leighswiccanboutique
1920's Style Flapper Hat by CreativeEndeavorsKS
Repurposed Vintage Brooch by ColorfulMeJewelry
Butterfly Cuff Bracelet by BayMoonDesign
Sweetheart Pendant by DixSterling
Turquoise Glow In The Dark Earrings by PixesTreasureChest
Valentine Card Handcrafted by FocusOnThePositive
Whirling Fossil Hoop Ceramic Bead by KTotten
Handmade Ceramic Leaf Pendant by MaryHardingJewelry
Heart Necklace by Linda LandigJewelry
Crochet Tablecloth Doily by ADKArtsBoutique
And for our latest team treasury collections Click HERE.
Or if you are over on FaceBook, you can check out our monthly treasury folder for February.

Please remember to check out your local art walk to see artists from your area!

See all of our AWETeam members on our Etsy Team Event Thread HERE.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

How To Get Your Etsy Shop Involved

Hi Everyone!
I wanted to take a quick minute to give a little insight on why and how to get your Etsy shop involved in our First Friday Art Walk Weekend.

First - What is this First Friday Event?
Simply - this is a date - a goal - something we all can put on our calendar and give ourselves something to look forward to every month to help promote our Etsy shops and our "Art".

It is a celebration and a gathering of people from all over the world that are trying to live their lives in some creative way and express their interests and get noticed.

This First Friday Art Walk Weekend "Event" is basically a monthly blog post on First Friday where we link up to our "Event" discussion thread on our team page. Our members have listed items from their shops in that event page, and over the weeks prior to First Friday are helping to promote each other through Etsy treasury collections and social media outlets.

If you are just visiting here - looking for something special to buy, looking for inspiration, looking for some retail therapy - then you know that over the First Friday of every month, you can stop by and see a bunch of cool work (art work, supplies to make artwork, vintage collectable items). You can click on the blog post for First Friday, and simply click through to the "event" thread on our Etsy Team page.

And WHY should you get your Etsy shop involved?
If you are an Etsy seller, making your own work, selling supplies to make work, or vintage collectable items, you are welcome to join our Art Walk Etsy Team (AWETeam) and add up to 4 items from your shop to our monthly "event" thread.

We also have discussion threads designated to specific colors, themes, seasons, etc where you can add a few items from your shop every so often (just don't be spammy).

Our team members enjoy making AWETeam Treasuries featuring at least 50% AWETeam members.
This helps to spread the word about the AWETeam and will hopefully get new shops to join our team and participate in the monthly event thread.

We have social media outlets:
1. Facebook
2. Twitter
3. Pinterest
4. Instagram using #FirstFridayEtsy

And our team members use:

And all of our members are invited to post an Etsy Mini of their shop for our Team Members Shops page. This page is like virtual window shopping at any time during the month!

So what are you waiting for?
You should get your Etsy shop involved and participate every month to celebrate this Art Walk…

PS - Always get out and check out your local art scene too!
We have a page designated for local art walks and would love to add yours (just comment below and we'll do what we can!)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Treasuries for the Art Walk Part 2

Here are some beautiful collections to celebrate the Feb. 7-9, 2014 First Friday Art Walk on Etsy.
This monthly event is hosted by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team).
And these collections are just one of the ways we help support and promote each other, the team, and our monthly event! 
Please click on their caption and comment and share socially to help promote. 

Somewhere Over The Rainbow by ADKArtsBoutique

TLC - Tender Loving Care by ColorfulMeJewelry

AWEsome Valentine and Birthday Gifts by PixesTreasureChest
Thanks to all of the team members that keep our team rolling by helping curate these
AWETeam collections and helping to promote our members!

Stop back on Feb 7 for the First Friday Art Walk Weekend Event Blog post!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

February Treasuries for the Art Walk Part 1

We have some very talented curators and artists on our Art Walk Team.
And Etsy Treasuries are one way in which we can help promote each others work.
Here are some of the latest for the Art Walk Etsy Team (AWETeam).
I've Got the First Friday Art Walk Blues by DixSterling

Pure Golden Delight by DixSterling

Red Rendition by TouchOfSilver

While the Earth is Sleeping by DixSterling

Winter's Warmth by Clayworksnh
More treasuries to come this next week!
Thanks for helping support our efforts of promoting shops making and selling their "art".

First Friday Art Walk Weekend is February 7-9, 2014.
Make sure to get out and see some local art in your neck of the woods!