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 Delaware Etsy Street Team posts a thread where members of our team can list a handful of items from their shops to show off. Click HERE for the July thread!

This monthly event is hosted by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team).
Click over and check out the post for July for the team there too!

Some of the local art walks that are usually held on First Friday here in DE and across the US are mostly postponed this month due to the US Independence Day.
So check and see if they are delayed until next weekend before heading out!

Have a Great Holiday Weekend!!!

For the Red White and Blue by Sherri Strong

June 6, 2014

June 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the June 6-9, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend post for the Delaware Etsy Street team!

Every month our Delaware Etsy Team joins this event hosted by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) in the attempts to give artists in and around Delaware, that sell their work on Etsy a place to show off a few items from their shops and possibly run a special to entice you to purchase their work.
Quilled Paper Bicycle by ThePaperyCraftery
Ceramic Mushrooms by MarshaNealStudio
Click HERE to see our June 2014 Team thread, and see some local artwork.
Summer Treasury by Lenore Gil

If a shop owner is participating in a local event, they have the opportunity to add that event to the "Etsy Local" page. If they have done this, you can see a link on their shop home page that says "Upcoming Market". Then you can go and find them in person! Pretty cool!!!

There are many local art loops that happen locally:

May 2, 2014

May 2014 First Friday Art Walk Event Post

Welcome to the May First Friday Art Walk Weekend "Event Post" here on our team blog.
Every month we create a thread where members of our team can link up items from their shop.
This is an opportunity to show off new work, seasonal work, holiday offerings, etc.

It may just be the perfect weekend to go out and get that special "mom" in your life something unique:
Marsha Neal Studio
*Items by Marsha Neal Studio can also be in her artist case found at Bellefonte Arts Gallery in North Wilmington (Bellefonte Arts is also on the Wilmington Art Loop!)


Hop on over to that team event thread by clicking HERE.

And stop by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team - the team that officially hosts this event) to see what team members there are showing!

The weather looks promising enough too for some great local art walks this Friday, May 2nd!

Happy First Friday!

April 4, 2014

April 4-6, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the April 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend Blog Post!
Every month members of our team show off items from their shop by listing them in our team "event thread" HERE.
Delaware Treasures by KatyRosePhotography

This virtual art walk is hosted by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) every month, and location teams like ours are encouraged to ask our team members to add items so that visitors like you can click through and "Art Walk" at your leisure and see cool things from all over the world.
Here is a link to the AWETeam April Art Walk blog post.

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and this month is a great time to visit local art walks, like the Wilmington Art Loop. We have a couple of our Delaware Etsy Team members showing off their work at location around the loop!

Eric Zippe Imagemaker
Eric Zippe will be at Bellefonte Arts in North Wilmington.

Lisa Joy Goodman

Lisa Joy will be at Bloomsbury Flowers on Market Street.

Here are some items from our First Friday Discussion thread that will have you ready to grab up your stuff, wash away winter, and head outdoors...
Curacao Waterfront Fine Art Photography by KatyRosePhotography
Beach Tote by ChicOneStudio
Bath Salts Pearberry by ClaireBearSoaps
Purple Blue Plaid Pleated Purse by LJKCustom
Crochet Fuzzy Bunny Hat by AdventuresInYarnia
And you can always check out our Delaware Etsy Street Team Members Shop Etsy Mini's to "window shop" our team anytime!

Happy First Friday!
Hope you get a chance to get out and see local art!

March 7, 2014

March 7-9, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the March 7-9, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend post for the Delaware Etsy Street Team. We are enjoying every moment of the sunshine here in Delaware and cannot wait for it to melt the winter snow away and bring on the buds of spring...
Mini Pixie Dust Glass Marble Necklace by RedHeart13

This monthly online blog-hop type event is hosted by the "AWETeam" (Art Walk Etsy Team) and we create our own post to show off members of our own local team.
First Friday Art Walk Weekend
We then link up with the current AWETeam thread which allows people to click and visit places all over the world through Etsy shops!

There are many local galleries and shops that participate in local First Friday or similar events.
Here are some links if you are interested in going and seeing live art and possibly meeting the artist!
Wilmington, DE
Elkton, MD
Oxford, PA
Philadelphia, PA

Here on our blog we have a calendar of Local Events.
We also have a page designated to team members Etsy shops (it's like window shopping!)

And you can click HERE to see all of our team shops participating in this months AWETeam hosted First Friday Art Walk Weekend.
Mermaid Hair Clip by TheHairBowPatch
Quilled Paper Mushroom by ThePaperyCraftery
Agate and Quartz Necklace Set by AREXRODECREATIONS
Faerie House Small Art Doll Sculpture by ToadstoolsNTreestump
Getaway Weekender Tote by LJKCustom
Ceramic Ring Bowl Botanical Impression by MarshaNealStudio
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out some of the local Delaware Artisans and their work!

February 7, 2014

February 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the February First Friday Art Walk Weekend blog post for our
Delaware Etsy Street Team!

Snow and Winter are quite lovely, but it probably has many of us feel like we are going mad from being stuck indoors!
Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia by EricZippeImagemaker

So get out of the house a bit and see some art during this First Friday Art Walk Weekend!
Including Photographer Eric Zippe at Zaikka Grill on the Wilmington, DE Art Loop

Please swing by our "February Event Thread" to see all of the wonderful items by our team members when you are back home safe and warm.

Every month the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) hosts this event where we can help show off our Handmade Art, our unique supplies to make art, or our vintage item collections and help to promote each other by participating in this event.

Here a sampling of what our members on our team create:
Quilled Paper Cupcake by ThePaperCraftery
There are a number of local art loops happening this month, and a number of our D.E.S.T. members have been found at different locations in and close to Delaware showing off their work.

January 3, 2014

Delaware January 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the First Friday Art Walk Weekend post for the Delaware Etsy Street Team.
Winter Wonderland Fine Art Photography by KatyRosePhotography

Every month the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) hosts this event through their blog and Etsy team page where members of their team link up.

As an Etsy Team, the Delaware Etsy Street Team participates by creating our own post where members of our team can go in and add up to 4 items from their shop that represent their work.
Then we link up our post to the AWETeam to help promote our team to a broader audience.

So while winter storms are setting in and most local Art Walks are taking a break this month,
you should stop on over and check out the work of our team members.

Here is a sampling:
Quilled Paper Ampersand by ThePaperCraftery
Teal Truck & Old Barn Fine Art Photograph by KatyRosePhotography
Dark Eyed Junco Porcelain Pendant by MarshaNealStudio
More shops may add items as the weekend goes on, so check back!

And you can cruise all of our D.E.S.T. member shops via their Etsy Minis we have set up on our members page on this blog.

Happy First Friday!

December 6, 2013

Delaware First Friday Art Walk December 2013

Welcome to our December Post for the First Friday Art Walk Weekend!

This post focuses on two aspects of this weekend full of Art celebrations:
2. Local Gallery and Shop openings that feature great local Delaware Etsy artists - Links below!

This is the first month where Etsy Local has launched and if a Etsy shop owner has created or linked up to an event, you can just type in your town and see what is going on locally! A superb addition to linking up this HUGE online arts community with more local flavor.

Speaking of local Flavor!
You can find a bunch of local artists this month on the Wilmington, DE art Loop!
Taste of the Holidays at the Delaware Center for Horticulture  12/6/13 from 5-9pm
Featuring Artwork by Eric Zippe Imagemaker

DCCA Alternatives Holiday Craft Show Friday and Saturday
Featuring Artwork by Jenny Davies-Reazor
Nicole Kristiana
And SO many other artists - check out the December Art on the Town Art Loop Guide
December 2013
Other local art loops:

If you happen to be towards the Middletown or Newark side of Delaware this weekend, don't miss out on the Art at the Mill Holiday Show Friday & Saturday.

And next week there is a Holiday Pottery Sale at the Art Studio at Absalom Jones Community Center:
Dec 9-11, 2013 (10am-8pm)
Dec 12, 2013 (10am-4pm).

Art is Everywhere this weekend!!!
Don't forget to check out our online Art Walk too!
Patchwork Christmas Ornament by TheGoodOleDays
Quilled Paper Snowmen Pair by The Papery Craftery
Felt Reindeer Hair Clip by ACrystalGarden
Copper Earrings Mixed Media Sterling Silver by FitzUniqueli

PS - also check out the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) that hosts this online Etsy event!

December 5, 2013

Delaware Etsy on Instagram

With the use of social media, it is easy for us to see about various topics by typing in a keyword or series of words starting with a hashtag. Such as #DelawareEtsy through Instagram.

We can see (in theory) what our Etsy team members are up to creating work in their studios, at shows, new work in their etsy shops, and more on their creative process. That is if they remember to use #DelawareEtsy when they are sharing an image.

Here is what a screen shot of the feed looks like:
#DelawareEtsy on Instagram (viewed via Statigram for website sharing)
And they have a cool gadget where we can promote the current feed (like what you see on the side bar) that you can put into any size, and you just copy and past the html code into your post.

Hopefully as more of our Delaware Etsy Street Team use Instagram and use the #DelawareEtsy tag, you will see this feed change.

And you can also see our team related posts by checking out #DelawareEtsy on Twitter, FaceBook, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

December 1, 2013

Arden Holiday Shoppe Today

Looking for some great Artist Made items for this holiday season?
Maybe you just want to get out of the house, get away from the everyday routine and see some Art?

The annual Arden Holiday Shoppe is going on today from 11am to 4pm at the Arden Guild Hall.
Arden Holiday Shoppe Dec 2013
Visit ArdenClub.org
We have two talented Delaware Etsy Artists showing their work there.
(their work may differ individually from these representational photos taken from their active Etsy shops).

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Mixed Media, Shrine, Handmade Jewelry, Ceramic Artist
JDaviesReazor Antique Copper Collage Earrings
JDaviesReazor Ceramic Floral Heart Earrings

Sarah Chase Dressler

Handmade OOAK Art Dolls, Jewelry, Paintings, and more...
Ariel Shakespeare Art Doll by ToadstoolsNTreestump
Rainbow Pearls Gemstone Necklace by ToadstoolsNTreestump
Want to find more Etsy Artists locally?
Check out this new "Etsy Local" tool that Etsy has just launched - just type in the area you are looking to shop or travel to!