What is Craftmas? Craftmas is a season of events from the Rochester NY Etsy Street Team (RNEST). RNEST received a grant from the amazing folks at Etsy.com to host a series of FREE events for the community this December. Check out one, or all of them over the next couple of weeks. All are welcome to attend!
- Craftmas: Etsy Style! First Friday Holiday Craft Sale
(Friday, December 2nd, 5pm-9pm & Saturday, December 3rd, noon-4pm)
A Handmade Holiday hits the Hungerford Building! Come shop from a selection of quality items made by local artists. Give the gift of handmade this holiday season!
- Clothing Swap
(Monday, December 5th, 7pm-9pm)
It’s time to clean out that closet! Bring in your unwanted clothing and take home some new-to-you pieces for your wardrobe…all for free! RNEST artists will also be available to teach demos with techniques for altering and upcycling your clothes into fun, new items! *Any clothing left over at the end of the night will be donated. Nothing will go to waste!
- Creative Play Session
(Saturday, December 10th, 7pm-8:30pm)
Creativity boosting activities and exercises to spark your artistic inspiration and get out of a rut. Come with an open mind and leave with ideas for new projects! (For ages teen and up)
- Open Craft Night: Etsy Style!
(Thursday, December 15th, 6pm-9pm)
Demos: glass pendant soldering, knitting, bead weaving and MORE! Everyone is invited for a handmade, fun-filled evening of simple planned projects and unstructured time with RNEST artists. Bring your crafty works-in-progress, share our supplies, experiment with provided tools, and ask about tips and techniques. A small sampling of work will also be available for sale.