Friday, December 6, 2013

December 2013 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the December 2013 First Friday Art Walk Weekend post!

This is a monthly blog hop type event where you can click through onto our AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) "discussion event" for First Friday where our team shops can show a sampling of up to 4 items that represent their current body of work.

We encourage different Etsy Teams to get involved by creating a similar thread on their team page, then link that up into our event thread, so you may be able to start to Art Walk in various places all over the world!

Check out the BRAND NEW Etsy Local section of the website to see what is happening with local Etsy Artists showing their work in your area!

Here is a sampling of some of the AWETeam Treasuries from this week:
A Touch of Turquoise by KimArtist
December Gift Ideas by Patricia Johnson

And some items from just a few of the many, many shops participating this month!
Handmade Lampwork Glass Bead Set by PLJohnsonGlassArt
Crazy Cat painting by Kimartist
Christmas Ornament by NaturallyThruMyEyes

And window shop our team members shops through Etsy minis on our Member Shops Page!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

First Friday Is Almost Here!

The December First Friday Art Walk Weekend is almost here!
Hard to believe another year has gone by and we are in the holiday season again!

Here are a couple of treasury collections for the AWETeam that our members have been putting together to celebrate!
All I want for Christmas by Lisa Crail
December by Sonja Bikic
Let Your Bright Side Shine by Lisa Boucher
How Many Things Can You Paint? by Dix Cutler
You can keep up with out team through social media (mostly Facebook and through Pinterest)!

Please remember to check back on Friday to see our post with links to our December 2013 Event thread!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday through Cyber Monday AWETeam Shop Promotions

Welcome to the Black Friday through Cyber Monday Etsy Shop Promotional Blog Post.

You can shop from members of our AWETeam by visiting our
Black Friday through Cyber Monday Team Discussion thread.
Or by visit our team shops below that are running some sort of promotion during this weekend!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving (US) to those of you celebrating today.

If you are curious about this annual tradition, check out Wikipedia for some interesting tidbits.
A Hymn of Thanksgiving sheet music cover.
We are Thankful that this team exists and that people decide to spend time here with us so that we are able to get to know each other through chats, by seeing each others work, and by helping to promote each other. Getting to know each person through seeing their art is such a special glimpse.

Without having an Etsy shop and without having joined and participate in events on this team, we would not have this opportunity to know each other.

So Thank You to all of our team members for their participation.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Preview

As preparations are underway here in the US for celebrating Thanksgiving,
a lot of our team members are finishing up their last touches on their promotions they are going to be offering for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and or Cyber Monday.

AWE Team Black Friday Cyber Monday Event

Take a peek on our Team Discussion Thread for Black Friday Through Cyber Monday to see what some shops are offering up.

And check back here on Friday for our blog post linking up to a lot of members running specials as well!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Shop Link Up

Please use this square image to help promote your shop.
Simply save the image to your computer as a .jpg file.
Visit and "edit" the photo to add a link to your shop at the bottom.

If you are a member of our AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) and are running a promotion for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday, please add a link to your Etsy Shop home page in the inlinkz gadget below.

This gadget is already loaded into the scheduled Black Friday Blog post 11/29/13, and will go live at 12:01 AM EST (it will close on 11/28/13 at 11:55pm EST)

You MUST be prepared to have your shop updated with:
1. Date of your sale or promotion clearly visible in your shop "Info and Appearance" section.
2. Checkout Coupon Code or promotion clearly stated in your "Info and Appearance" section.

And please help promote this event through social media outlets to help aid in the support of handmade artisans selling their work on
Please help promote our team by adding this to your blog and link to our blog. Thanks!

If you are handy with HTML code and would like to add this button to your blog with it already linking back here, copy and paste the code below this next image into your blog post or gadget box:
AWETeam Blog (Art Walk Etsy Team)

Helpful Tags (through your items and treasuries on etsy and through social media with # in front of it):

Don't forget to add up to 4 items from your shop to the "Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Event Thread" on our team page.

Helpful sites: (to edit your listings in your Etsy shop by title, price, etc) (to edit photos or create collages) (to add a treasury you are in to a Pinterest Board)

Add a link to your shop below (make sure to use your actual Etsy shop name where it asks for your name!)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

First Friday Fall Art Treasuries

One of the fun things about the week leading up to First Friday is that a lot of people on our team like to make Etsy Treasury Collections that feature the work of Etsians - mostly from the Art Walk Etsy Team (but anyone selling on Etsy can be included).

Here are some of the most recent Autumn, Fall, and Art related AWETeam Treasuries:
Awesome Art by Arleen Rexrode
Tempus Fugit by Dix Cutler
Warm Copper for the Cooler Months by Michele Delp
Season of Art and Thanks by Marsha Neal Studio
The Richness of Handmade by Helen Kilsby
An Autumn Art Walk by Barbara Hanselman
Click HERE to see the November 1-3, 2013 First Friday Art Walk Event Post.

Friday, November 1, 2013

November 2013 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the November First Friday Art Walk Weekend!
This monthly blog hop type event is hosted by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team).
First Friday Art Walk Weekend
Click on over to our November AWETeam Discussion Thread to see items from all of the Etsy shops participating in this months event where we help promote each others work!

Here are some samples of the goods you will find:
Click through to the November Event Thread and see what other teams have also linked up their First Friday Art Walk "events".

To help promote this event, a bunch of our team members curate AWETeam Etsy Treasuries that feature work from our team member shops.
Awesome Art Treasury Collection by Rexrode
Tempus Fugit by DixSterling

We enjoy helping our team members promote their work through social media.
Check out our team efforts through:

And if you are into seeing local events, or know of any local events, check out our Local Art Walks Blog Page
Add a link to your local art walk event main page here in the comments on this post so that others may find it too!

Friday, October 4, 2013

October 2013 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the October 2013 First Friday Art Walk Weekend!
This monthly blog hop type event is hosted by the Art Walk Etsy Team (AWETeam).
First Friday Art Walk Weekend
Click on over to our AWETeam "event" thread for October and see all kinds of great items that are being promoted this month by members of our team selling through like these:
Hippie Chic Bracelet by RootieBirds
Original Impressionist Oil Painting by JBeaudetStudios
Crochet Triangle Shaw by CreativeEndeavorsKS
Click HERE for the October AWETeam Event Thread.

And we have some team members that enjoy creating Etsy Treasury collections that promote items from shops from our team.
Click HERE to see the most recent!
AWEsome October by DixSterling
You can always "window shop" the most recent items listed by our team member shops by clicking over to the AWETeam Member Shop page on our blog, where you will find individual shop "Etsy Minis".

Thank you for helping support individual artists and Etsy shops that love the world of creativity!

Social Media Links:

To connect with us:
or to tag your social media to connect with ours: #FirstFridayEtsy

And don't forget that First Friday Art Walks, Art Loops, Art Openings are happening all over the US, usually over this First weekend of the month. Check out our page dedicated to "Local Art Walks".
Add links to your local art walk website if you know of any here as a comment!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Treasuries for October

Sunny Fall Delights from the Art Walk Etsy Team created by MaryHardingJewelry
You can find items in Mary's shop here:

Buy Handmade and Artisan Creations! created by BayMoonDesigns
You can find items in Kathy's shop here:

And for more of our AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) member treasuries Click HERE.
If you want to "window shop" our members shops through their Etsy minis (like Mary and Kathy above), then check out our AWETeam Member Shops Page here on this blog.

Stop back tomorrow for the link for this month's First Friday Art Walk Weekend thread where you can see all kinds of work by our team members and possibly even catch a shop running a promotion!

Check out our Team FaceBook Page.
Check out our Team Pinterest Page.

Connect with us through social media:

Or tag your topic with #FirstFridayEtsy to get into our First Friday Etsy social media topic file!

Friday, September 6, 2013

First Friday Art Walk Weekend September 2013

Welcome to the September 6-8, 2013 First Friday Art Walk Weekend!
This is a monthly event hosted by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) for shops that want to promote their "Art" that they are selling through their Etsy shops.
First Friday Art Walk Weekend
Please take a look at our official "Event Thread" for our AWETeam
by clicking HERE.

Members of our team span like to show off new items, seasonal items, and most definitely: their specialty items that would make unique additions to your or a loved ones collection.

We all decided to help each other promote our shops during this event when we joined this team.
Here is one of many AWETeam Treasury collections, this one curated by our Patricia from PLJohnsonGlassArt for our team, for our team:
First Friday Art Walk September Treasury Collection
Our social media links (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc) are on the side menu.

You may even be lucky enough to catch a few of the shops running some sort of special over this weekend - see their post on the event thread for details.

Check out some of these items from our team members shops & many more on our Event Thread.
Make sure to top and see all the AWETeam member shops for September throughout this weekend!

If you are looking to see live art in person, check out your local town for an art loop (usually on the First Friday of the month, but not always).

Let us know if there is a regular event like this going on and if they have a website, and we'll add it to our Local Art Walks page!

Friday, August 2, 2013

First Friday Art Walk on Etsy August 2-4, 2013

Welcome to the First Friday Art Walk Weekend!
This blog post hosted monthly event is hosted by the AWETeam
And features work created and for sale by members of the Art Walk Etsy Team.
First Friday Art Walk Weekend
From this "event post" you can click through to see a bunch of items from our team members HERE and links to other Etsy Teams that have their own First Friday Event thread up for their members.

Check out these AWETeam member featured and curated Etsy Treasuries to celebrate this monthly event.
"August" Treasury collection by Sonja Bikic

"B.L.U.E." by Helen Kilsby

A sampling of items offered by our very talented AWETeam members:
Here is a LINK to our August First Friday Art Walk Weekend "event" thread where you can see work by members of our AWETeam, and possibly snag a special over this weekend, and where you can click through and find other Etsy teams that are also participating!

Have a great First Friday, and we hope that you are getting out and checking out your local art scene!

If you have links to a local, ongoing "First Friday" related art loop, please add links to the art loop website and where they are located so we can add a link to our "Local Art Walks" page!

Check out our Social Media to connect with our members:


AWETeam member items via Instagram are Tagged with: