Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2-4, 2015 First Friday Art Walk Weekend Event Post

Welcome to the January 2015 Art Walk Weekend "Event Blog Post".

Every month our Art Walk Etsy Team (AWETeam) hosts this online "Art Walk" by creating a discussion thread over on Etsy where our team members can show off a bunch of listings from their shop.

Check out our AWETeam Treasuries!
Special Treasures for the New Year by JCStrong

The idea for this team began back in June 2009 as a way to give artists selling their work on Etsy a place to come together online, as people do in small communities all around the world. Many small art communities have a live First Friday, Second Saturday, or similar event where galleries and shops host an opening, sometimes with wine and light food, to celebrate the opening of a new line of work by an artist or group of artists.

As technology changes, our team is using the tools given to us through Etsy, and social media to help promote this event and each others work through social media. The Arts and Artists can use your help to also promote this event and our work if you are able.

Please click on through to our January 2015 Event Thread and see if there is anything that strikes you fancy!
You can always shop by scrolling our Members Shops Page here on our blog.

If you are an artist selling your work on, you should consider joining our team and help promote this event and your work!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

January First Friday is Almost Here!

This weekend is our January First Friday Art Walk Weekend!
A lot of team members may have their shops on vacation mode while they take a break and maybe visiting with friends and family, but our event goes on every month!

Here is a square image for to help promote our upcoming event.

If you want to share this via social media on your smart phone, tablet, or other portable device, simply take a screen shot (square is a good shaped crop selection for most social media) and then share it.

Our team hashtags are:

And to communicate with the team:

The official event thread will be live on January 2, 2015.
You can always shop our team member page at any time of the month: Click HERE.

Friday, December 5, 2014

December 5-7, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the First Friday Art Walk Weekend post for December!
Please click on over to our AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) to see our December thread for all of the participating team member shops.

Here are some team treasury collections helping to support our AWETeam members:
Wonderful Winter Wonders by Michele Delp

Generating Warm Fuzzies by Mary Hamilton
Hanukkah 2014 Gifts by Kathy Lindemer
You can find these items pictured by clicking on the link below the image.

Help promote our event by sharing through social media.

Here are more AWETeam Treasuries.

Shop for First Friday Finds through our Event Page over on the AWETeam Etsy page!

Thanks for checking out all of these artists work!
Hope you are able to get out and see work locally!

Friday, November 7, 2014

November 7-9, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the November 7-9, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend Event Blog Post!

Please click on over and check out our AWETeam November Thread to see all of the items that members of our team are showing off this month.
Sterling Silver Disc Earrings by TouchofSilver
Leather Bracelet by BayMoonDesign
Original Art Print Set of 4 by Catchaleaf
Watercolor Heron by DawnDermanArt

While you are over on our team thread, make sure you click through to the additional teams that are participating in this online event by hosting their own First Friday Event for their team.
Etsy Mud Lovers Team
Great handmade ceramics and pottery items.

Carved Ceramic Tray Centerpiece by CrackledUp
Ceramic Oval Platter by TheJoyfulClay
Delaware Etsy Street Team
Handmade and Vintage items from shops in or close to Delaware (USA).
Fall Rose Fine Art Photograph by KatyRosePhotography
Green and Brown Fingerless Gloves by SurpriseDesignsDE

Here is one Treasury featuring many items from all three teams this month:
AWETeam Treasury Collections CLICK HERE
Please check back through the weekend as many shops will be adding new items to the Event Threads, and to their shops.

And you can window shop the Etsy Art Walk Team members via their Etsy mini at any time during the month as these are constantly updated as each individual shop renews listings or adds items to their shops!

You can also get out and see lots of local art in your area, just check with your local art scene (where you can take classes, purchase art, meet artists, and support your local economy).

Happy First Friday Art Walk Weekend!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Preparing for the November 2014 Art Walk Weekend

Every month, our AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) hosts this online event where members of our Etsy Team list items from our shops on a Discussion Thread over on our Etsy Team page.

Our members then help promote each others items through liking items, featuring items through team treasuries, and sharing through social media (Pinterest, Twitter, FaceBook, etc).

A Friday Morning Art Walk by JCStrong

Metal Mosaic by TouchOfSilver
Gift Guide for the Men in Your Life by Kathy Lindermer
This next week leading up to First Friday, we pick up promoting the art walk more heavily.
Here is a link to our Team Facebook page where members can tag themselves or their business pages on the treasury photos.

Friday, October 3, 2014

October 3-5, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the October 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend!

This monthly event is hosted by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) where we can help show off new items from our shops through our team discussion thread, Etsy Treasury collections, and social media with hashtag: #FirstFridayEtsy
October First Friday Artwalk by Lisa Boucher
We welcome more artists selling their work through their Etsy shop to join our team and help promote this event for our team to try to get our work seen.

If you are here to see what kind of cool work our members sell: Click HERE

And all month long, you can "window shop" our members of our team via Etsy mini on our Members Shops Page here on our blog.

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"!