Artists, apply for the Etsy Spring Bash

 Neighborhood crafters help you think outside the gift box

Our neighborhood is bursting at the seams with talented do-it-yourselfers, crafters and artists. For evidence, revisit our December 2010 story about handcrafted holiday gifts. Through March 5, artists can apply at handmadebash.com. Say organizers, “We are looking for the best of the best artists from Dallas and the Metroplex and around the country.”

Any handmade artist may apply here. You don’t need to be an Etsy Dallas member. Acceptance notifications will be sent March 13 and the bash takes place May 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Palladium South Side events center, 1135 Lamar in Dallas.

From the organizers: “The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is a chance for shoppers to connect with their inner crafter and browse goods from 60 hand-selected artists and crafters, just in time for graduation, Mother’s Day, and spring weddings. Patrons have the opportunity to meet the artists in person or even create custom orders — most artists offer it, if you ask.”

The event will also feature live entertainment, free admission, full bar and restaurant on site, free collectible bash bags for the first 50 shoppers (warning: some shoppers line up hours early for this thing).


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