Handmade Philly Around Town and Beyond

There is a lot going on in the next few days and Handmade Philly members are in the middle of the action – all the events listed are indoors

FRIDAY – April 16

Open Studio with Steel Pony, Joanne Litz and Dennis Wolk
824 Reed St, Philadelphia

Friday 10 am-6 pm , Saturday 10 am-4 pm

www.steelpony.com,  www.shopwearableart.com

SATURDAY – April 17

Pecha Kucha Night: Volume 5,  7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Studio 34: Yoga | Healing | Arts ,  $5 suggested, 4522 Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. Take SEPTA’s 34 trolley.  (215) 387-3434  http://studio34yoga.com/

VOLUME 5 will have a mini-theme of “Made By Hand,” and according to their newsletter they  “have amassed an awesome team of presenters who will take us through their creations at 400 second intervals”.  Check out Handmade Philly member Dana Henry who will be speaking and presenting slides on behalf of our group and focusing on our projects and events.  Dana will be going on as the next to the last presenter.  http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/philadelphia/newsletters/1395

The Philadelphia Designers Market  123 South 17th Street @ First Baptist Church of Philadelphia  11 am – 6 pm

It is an independent fashion marketplace spearheaded by a small group of local designers, artists & shop-o-holics that are all determined to see that independent designers receive more exposure and have a platform to explore their talents and test their markets. Set up as a fashion retail/shopping experience the Market allows designers to directly interact with their customers at low cost, little hassle and high exposure. This format provides designers an environment in which they can foster relationships between themselves, other businesses and consumers.

Look for Handmade Philly members:  
Tracy Weidman, www.punkrocknits.etsy.com,  
Dawn Boyer; www.dawnboyerjewelry.com

SUNDAY – April 18

Coffee and Craft – Saxbys Coffee in Newark, Delaware.   Located by the University of Delaware’s campus at 57 Elkton Rd at Amstel Square.  11 am – 2 pm

Handmade Philly member, Jan Cohen will be presenting her newest items from “the JMC collection” at the coffee shop on Sunday.  Items will be on display and for sale through the end of May.  Meet Jan and find out how she creates her one-of-a-kind handmade handbags.

MONDAY – April 19

Entrepreneurship Week Launch Party 5 pm – 7 pm  Sponsored by World Café Live – 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia

Entrepreneurship Week is created by the Empowerment Group, a nonprofit organization committed to building a better Philadelphia by spurring economic growth.

In partnership with Handmade Philly, this lively event features food, music, and opportunities to purchase goods from local artisans and producers. Celebrate small business and network with other local enthusiasts, while preparing for the week ahead!  Light fare will be provided.

Handmade Philly members participating: Allison Ostertag- www.allisonostertag.etsy.com,
Jan Cohen – www.thejmccollection.com, Lisa Hwang – www.lightmosaics.com, Lisa Volta – www.voltasoap.com, Kimberlee Mason and Christina Guerrero – www.roguetheory.com, Pidge Molyneaux – www.mwmdesigns.com


That’s alot of great work to see.  Go out and have fun!

If your event is not included, please post the information in the comment section.


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