Handmade Philly, an independent, member-run collective, encourages artists, crafters and designers to join Greater Philadelphia’s growing network of professional and amateur artists. Once limited to the members of Philly's Etsy Team, the group seeks to further the local, sustainable handmade community by providing educational workshops and promotional events.
Now you can join too. Handmade Philly wants artists of all media, styles and levels of experience. As an active member, you must be producing your own work (sorry, no vintage or re-sales) and will be expected to participate by attending meetings, posting on the message boards, distributing group information (website/ flyers/ advertisement design) or planning and hosting events. In less than two months, the group has over 90 designers, artists and makers including illustrators, woodworkers, printers, painters and photographers from Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, NJ and DE. So if you’re eager to learn new skills, got some tips and ideas to share, or just need a little boost to keep the creative juices going, check out Handmade Philly!
To Apply: Please send your contact information along with a link to your web address (or blog, or etsy shop, etc.) or three jpegs (no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels and 72 dpi) of your recent work to: firstname.lastname@example.org. And check out their great site/blog here.