November 20, 2015

Weekend Happenings

There is so very much to post about, and I want this to be short and quick so that you can find out some cool things going on this weekend (places to see art, buy art, get your art inspiration on - whatever makes you happy).

Since this team is based on local artists having an Etsy shop in which they sell their goods, it is easy to point you to ETSY LOCAL where you can put in your zip code and see events happening in your area!

Anyone with an Etsy shop can create or join an event on that page, and then it automatically shows up on your shop page as an Upcoming Market.

I google searched "Delaware Happenings" since I see that term often used through social media, and the best bet for finding current events is Northern Delaware Happenings Magazine.

Sometimes there are smaller things happening like home shows and craft shows.
A group of local DE artists (some on Etsy, some wanting to get their shops up) are having a home show this weekend in Newark. See The Sterling Tortoise Facebook page for details.

Leslie Tucker is selling her handmade goods at the Christmas Shoppe to Defeat ALS event on 11/21/15.

And if you are interested in signing up and supporting Delaware Fun A Day and local artists you can stop by the Oddity Bar in Wilmington tonight!
They have a monthly Oddball Art Hall event every third Friday of the month!
Check out Nov. 20, 2015 HERE.

November 12, 2015

Sarafina Art House Open House Nov. 13 & 14, 2015

There is a great little Art House located off of Appleton Road in Elkton, MD that has been open for a year.
Sara Renzulli Wool Creations

The Sarafina Art House is owned by Sara Renzulli, artist of SarafinaFiberArt (painter, wool sculptor, creative force). 
The Sarafina Art House is a place for local artists to sell their handmade items, a wool supply house for (with 5 employees) and a location for workshops for: needle felting, wet felting, jewelry making, kids classes, spin night (the spinning wheel kind), and so much more!

Check out the blog post Sara wrote about her take on why we need handmade in our lives

Here are some photos of The Sarafina Art House as preparations are underway for the Holiday Open House.
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 HOURS: 5pm-9pm
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 HOURS: 10am-6pm

Sarafina Wet Felting and Needle Felting Supplies

Sarafina Roving and Yarn by Spinaway Farm

Sara Renzulli Harvest Fairy

Sarafina Fiber Art Critter Supply Packs

Artist Work at Sarafina Art House

Artist work at Sarafina Art House

Artist work at Sarafina Art House
Nuno Felted Scarves and Ornament Filled Tree

Sara Renzulli Old Man Winter and Lion Sculptures

If you can't make it this weekend to the Holiday Open House, the Sarafina Art House is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm. 
There are some nights with extended hours for this holiday season. 

See the Sarafina Fiber Art website for details!

And don't miss out on the great workshops!!!

There are a few Delaware Etsy Artists that have their work in the Sarafina Art House:
Marsha Neal Studio Ceramic Artist

JDaviesReazor Ceramic and Mixed-Media Artist

Second Spring Naturals

And of course SarafinaFiberArt has an Etsy shop to help bring in new Etsy customers over the the wooly side of things. But the website is where all of the line can be found!

Saint John the Beloved Holiday Craft Show Nov. 13 & 14, 2015

The craft show season is upon us, and we hope that you will remember to stop and pick up some great handmade art this year to include in your special gift giving.

This weekend, November 13 &14, the Saint John the Beloved Holiday Craft Show is happening!

There are going to be a few of our Delaware Etsy Team members selling their work at the show, as well as some other artists that sell their work through

And all of the items sold at this show are handmade!

The Sterling Tortoise has some beautiful jewelry:
Handmade Necklace by TheSterlingTortoise
Handmade Bracelet by TheSterlingTortoise

Handmade Earrings by TheSterlingTortoise
Marsha Neal Studio Silk and Bead Braided Bracelets (and kits)

Marsha Neal Studio Handmade Ceramic and Glass Lampwork Bead Earrings
Firefly Candle Company All Natural Soy Candles

The show is located at Saint John the Beloved, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 HOURS: 4pm-8pm
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 HOURS: 10am-3:30pm

Check out ETSY LOCAL for more info on upcoming shows and local to you artists!

November 6, 2015

November 2015 First Friday around the First State

First Friday is usually a night to get out and see some local art in smaller shops and local galleries around the area. 

This quick blog post has some links to events in the area - some you can even find members of our Delaware Etsy Street Team!

Sometimes there are events on Second Saturdays too like in Hockessin, DE.

And Newark, DE has the Newark Arts Alliance which has it's own unique schedule.

Bellefonte Arts is just one shop in a great little North Wilmington town which hosts two artists every month during the First Friday Wilmington Art Loop! Just a jump off of I-95 and I-495.

Bellefonte Arts has many Delaware Etsy Artists work in the gallery all year!

And there are lots of small art and craft shows popping up: Etsy Local for Wilmington, DE (you can add your location and find local events near you!).

And if you can't get out and see the arts, hop over to the First Friday Art Walk Team over on Etsy and check out the cool things on the monthly online Art Walk event!