Announcing Our New Venue for the 5th Annual Handmade Holiday Show

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We are super excited about our new venue for 2013…

2013 etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show Seattle, WA
5th Annual etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show
Elliott Hall at Pier 66 in the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal
Black Friday and Saturday, November 29 & 30, 2013
11:00am to 5:00pm both days!
This huge venue is right on the waterfront on Alaskan Way with super convenient parking in the Art Institute / Bell Street Pier Garage #28 at 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 – complete with covered skybridge directly connected to the building!
Our show will be the first of its kind in this building, which is normally used for cruise guest check-in during the Summer months, corporate events, fundraisers, weddings and other special events in the off-season.
We are so happy to be working with the fine folks at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. It really is a great place to put on an event!
Please join us this Holiday to celebrate Handmade and support local artists and craft makers from all over the PNW!
Have questions about the show? Check out the Show FAQ page here!

What’s all the fuss about McCaw Hall?

etsyRAIN’s Handmade Holiday Show is getting an upgrade this year!  

Wait! First, a little homage needs to be paid to the Intiman Theatre. It was a wonderful host to the show for three years.

But, the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center is bigger, gorgeous and has a reputation that packs a punch. From the moment this location became a contender for the next home of the etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show, the enthusiasm of all involved in securing the site spread like wildfire.

So?

There’s more!

There are quite a few benefits that come along with holding an event at the McCaw Hall:

  • There’s the event plug on McCall Hall’s website.

  • And the event plug on Seattle Center’s website.

  • Plus, an e-blast promoting the show that goes out to nearly 300,000 people who frequent McCaw Hall’s prestigious events.

  • AND the news release has already been sent to 250 media outlets.

  • ALSO those giant marquees that promote the events at Seattle Center will promote the Handmade Holiday Show leading up to the event.

This is all in addition to the efforts of the etsyRAIN leadership team and volunteer coalition’s efforts to publicize the show, including a multi-phased public relations plan.

What does all this mean?

It means the show is going to be HUGE!

etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show on KOMONews.com

http://www.komonews.com/living/shopping-style/168618126.html

Handmade gift bonanza: etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show at McCaw Hall this November

Free Admission! 100 FREE Swag Bags EACH morning at 11am

 By Jill Russell Published: Sep 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM PDT

Lovers of the handmade gift website etsy will have the chance to meet vendors and get great holiday gifts this November.

The fourth annual etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show kicks off Nov. 23-24 (Black Friday weekend) at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. The show will give holiday shoppers the chance to kick off the biggest shopping season of the year with beautiful handmade gifts from more than 100 local artists and craft makers.

“We were looking for a great location to expand our Handmade Holiday show to present even more quality gifts to shoppers and were thrilled to discover that Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center was available,” etsyRAIN Organizer, Marlo Miyashiro said. “It’s a beautiful, spacious venue that will help us fulfill our main mission to support as many Pacific Northwest based handmade artists as we can.”
Admission to etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show is free. Swag bags will be given to the first 100 attendees through the street level entrance on Mercer Street all weekend.

For more information on the event, please visit www.etsyRAIN.com or contact organizer Marlo Miyashiro at (206) 683-9744.

EtsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show 2011

etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show - Nov. 26 & 27, 2011 @ the Intiman

SEATTLE’S LEADING CRAFTY COALITION GEARS UP TO SELL UNIQUE HANDMADE
HOLIDAY GIFTS

Fifty five hand-selected vendors are furiously building their one-of-a-kind inventory for the 3rd annual EtsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show. This year’s show is set to open its doors at the historic Intiman Theatre at Seattle Center on the biggest shopping weekend of the year. The show moves to Thanksgiving weekend to give shoppers a chance to shop local and buy handmade as the holiday shopping season kicks off.

The show is free to the public and the first 50 shoppers through the door will
receive a free swag bag full of goodies crafted by exhibitors and some of the 1000
plus members of EtsyRAIN.

Instead of the standard stocking stuffers like Christmas-themed socks, candy
canes and dollar store finds (…BORING!), shoppers will be dazzled by a selection
of waterproof shower art, mermaid tails, knit wizard beards, fraidy cat earrings,
business monkey belt buckles, crocheted golden snitch ornaments, peacock
pendants and so much more.

“We had so many great applications this season, more than ever before. After
some tough decisions, we ended up with an amazing group of vendors that will
give shoppers a unique, handmade holiday shopping experience,” said organizer
Marlo Miyashiro.

This event is expected to be the largest yet for EtsyRAIN. It takes place
Saturday and Sunday Nov. 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Intiman
Theatre at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street. For more information on the
event, please, visit www.etsyrain.com or contact organizer Marlo Miyashiro,
teametsyrain@gmail.com, (206) 683-9733.

EtsyRAIN is Etsy’s official Seattle Metropolitan “Street Team”: A group of regional
artists and craft makers who own and operate independent shops on Etsy.com.

EtsyRAIN Spring Craft Show

Join us for EtsyRAIN’s 2nd Annual Spring Craft show at the fabulous Intiman Theater at the Seattle Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2010.

Bring your friends! Bring your family! Be sure to Shop EARLY! First 50 customers receive FREE swag bags full of goodies from local artists!

EtsyRAIN members like to help the community as much as they like to help each other. For each show, they choose a charity to support. The featured charity for this year’s spring event is Lifelong Aids Alliance.

Admission to the event will be a suggested donation of $1 that will go directly to Lifelong Aids Alliance or a canned or non-perishable food donation for their meal delivery program.

In addition to the canned food drive, Lifelong Aids Alliance will be selling raffle tickets for gift baskets filled with handmade full-sized donations from EtsyRAIN artists.

All participating artists are members of EtsyRAIN – Etsy.com’ official Seattle Street Team. For more info, please visit our website at http://etsyrain.com/shows/2010-spring-show and become a fan at http://www.facebook.com/EtsyRAIN

Saturday, May 8th, 2010
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Shop EtsyRain at SodoPop! Vendor Features 1

This week, the EtsyRain blog will be featuring artists who will be showing their work at SodoPop this Saturday, May 9th (see bottom of post for more information). If you’re local to Seattle, stop by the blog each day this week to get a preview of the amazing stuff you can find at the show. If you’re not local to Seattle, you’re still in luck! Each of these artisans has a shop on Etsy, so you can still buy their creations!

1) Alise’s Pieces
2) Boodle Bags
3) Debra Linker
4) Dream Some
5) Glass Elements
6) Hasenpfeffer Incorporated

Seattle artist collective, EtsyRAIN is hosting their first in-city Spring Craft Show on Saturday, May 9, 2009, 10am to 4pm. Over 30 artists will be showing their handmade work at SodoPop (2424 1st Avenue S) in the SoDo area just across the street from Starbucks headquarters. Admission: Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Cherry Street Food bank or a suggested donation of $1 per person. The first 30 customers receive a FREE swag bag full of goodies from local artists! Buy Handmade – Buy Seattle-made. Go EtsyRAIN Go!