Friday, August 31, 2007

Craft Show Workshop October 2

We've scheduled our very first team workshop for Tuesday, October 2, 7:00–8:30 p.m. on the topic of craft shows for beginners. The workshop content will be geared toward those who have done no or only a few shows before, but we welcome participation from veterans, too. Intended topics include
  • How to choose shows.
  • How to apply.
  • How to make interesting and eye-catching displays.
  • What to bring.
  • Craft show etiquette.
  • Marketing.
  • Dealing with customers.
  • Dos and don'ts.
in addition to whatever other topics you might suggest.

The location will be the Fairview Park branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 21225 Lorain Rd., just west of W. 210 St. (The link has a further link to a map.)

To officially sign up for this workshop, e-mail Lori Paximadis (virtuallori) with your name, e-mail, and Etsy seller name.

9 comments:

smashing.etsy.com said...

yay! thanks lori! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori,
We could probably get free meeting space at a library,
How about N. Ridgeville or Westlake?
Renee

virtuallori said...

Library rules are that meeting rooms are only for nonprofit groups and that meetings must be open to the general public. I just went through this with finding a meeting place for the OSU alumni club. It was a lot of hoops to jump through. I'm going to ask at Westlake when I go in next week, but I think our chances are slim because we are a group of sellers.

smashing.etsy.com said...

we as individuals are sellers, but so are the members of the chamber of commerce.

we are a group of female (at least for now :) small business owners who are looking to strenghten our skills/network/learn new crafts & arts. the group is not a for-profit entity in any way, is it?

what did they say the alumni club was? i'm surprised they gave you trouble.

virtuallori said...

Good point, smashing. I'll see if can spinning it that way helps. CCPL required documentation of the alumni club's nonprofit status (which we have, but it was still a bit of a pain). I'll see what I can do about getting in at Westlake. One of our Cleveland Etsians is a page there, and that's my home library, so that should count for something...

Julie said...

This is great. I'm going to check my calendar.

smashing.etsy.com said...

i'll check with fairview too, if not for this meeting maybe in the future- the rec center is supposed to have lots of meeting space, not open til dec/jan but maybe for future meetings (there will be a smoothie bar there soooo...well you know i like to eat! :)

yay! this workshop is gonna be great! :)

myangelkelsi said...

Darn it! I am teaching a class that night. You will all have to tell me how it goes and give me some pointers. I have my first show on November 3rd.

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