Monday, January 30, 2012

Looking For an Alberta Craft Show?

Alberta is a great province to live in. Low (relatively) cost of living, high wages, good jobs, and, something I bet you didn't know, an amazing arts and crafts community. Not a lot of people know this about Alberta though. To most, it's a province of industy, oil sands, and farming. The arts are lost in amongst all this. A friend and I have been wanting to showcase the other (softer) side of Alberta for some time now, as well as consolidate all the craft shows offered around the province into one site, and we came up with a new website.

This site will feature Alberta crafters and artists, craft shows around the province, and farmers markets. We will also be doing posts on craft show reviews; featured artists; sellers apps for Apple, Android, and Google; setting up and running an online business; and web marketing. Marissa, of Ever and Bliss, and the web marketing (evil) genius co-founder is a full time online marketer, communicator, and social media practioner and will be the one presenting the 101s of web marketing. Definitely a must read!

It is so hard sometimes, trying to find out what's going on in your own neighbourhood for craft sales, let alone trying to find out what's going on in other cities in the province. Planning out your year's craft show (whether vending or buying) can be frustrating and discouraging at times. That's why we're trying to get all the craft shows listed in one spot. As you can see, we've got a lot to get entered still, have patience! We hope to have a LOT more shows listed in the coming days/weeks. If there is a show that you think we've missed, please contact us and let us know!

If you're in Alberta and want to sign up to be a profiled crafter, please visit here and fill out the questionnaire linked. If you're looking for vendor calls in Alberta, we have them posted here. More will be posted as we get them entered.

I am so excited by this new site. I really hope that it will be the premier spot for finding not only great craft shows, but artists and crafters as well.

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