Thursday, February 7, 2008

February First Friday Recap

Our first showing at First Friday’s was a huge success! 11 local artists showed off their amazing talents at Shiraz Restaurant in the Crossroads District downtown and many people from around Kansas City came to get a taste of what the Kansas City Etsy Street Team (KCEtsy) is all about! No one went home disappointed! The food at Shiraz was fantastic, and many of the handmade wares and art from our local artists have found new homes across the Metro.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Ali and Stephanie, owners of Shiraz Restaurant, for their warm hospitality and use of their beautiful space. The space is warm and inviting, while having plenty of space for everyone to move freely from artist to artist. As artists, we instantly fell in love with the location and were thrilled to be invited back to use the space for First Fridays in March, March 7, 2008.

A special feature of our February First Friday show, a gift basket filled with special items made and donated by artists from the KCEtsy team. The KCEtsy Gift Basket was given as a heart felt thank you to one lucky show attendee who was randomly picked out of those who signed up for our mailing list. The basket included, art cards from Scott Garrette, assortment of felted accessories from The Funky Felter, vintage art collage from My Paper Garden, red lampwork heart earrings from Adrienne Design, art print from Laura Bolter Design, hand painted silk barrette and stationary from Karen Kay ArtWorks, red and white vintage beaded earrings from Crazy Babes, hand painted cards from bbesigns, small fabric clutch from Ni-Chern Designs, and wallets and bookmark from Dumb Kid Designs. Another basket is already in the works for the March First Friday show with new artists from the team contributing!

Some of our artists making last minute preparations before the show (picture taken by The Funky Felter):

Video taken by Scott Garrette during the show:

A huge thank you to all our artists who participated in the February First Friday show, to Karen of Karen Kay ArtWorks our main event coordinator, and again to Shiraz Restaurant, each of you gave 110% to this show, creating a quality event the public thoroughly enjoyed.

**Posted by tinystitches.

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