Sunday, January 22, 2012

Already sick of the snow, Baltimore?

Plan your craftcation in sunny Ventura, California!

This just in from a crafty comrade on the west coast...

Craftcation, Indie Business and DIY Conference,
Comes to the Ventura Coast in Spring 2012

Delilah Snell and Nicole Stevenson, co-producers of Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Festival (a bi-annual Southern California event showcasing emerging artists, crafters and designers) bring Craftcation, an indie business & DIY conference to Ventura on March 22-25, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The first of its kind in Southern California, this beachfront three-day conference
features panel discussions and DIY workshops with leading industry professionals on art, craft and food-centered small business.

A wide range of “how-to’s” catered toward the crafting entrepreneur will cover
such topics as indie business start up or expansion, maximizing social media,
branding, selling at craft shows and on Etsy, merchandising, accounting, legal
issues, wholesale and more.

A sample of DIY crafting workshops slated for the conference includes screen-
printing, needle art/sewing, cheese making, canning/preserving and jewelry
making. Recreational and networking activities such as beachside yoga,
cocktail/barbeque socials, and historical/art trolley tours of Ventura promise to
round out the vacation angle.

Craftcation attendees will have the opportunity to learn the inside track of
starting, maintaining or expanding their indie business while networking with
peers/professionals and gaining skills in hands-on workshops.

Sounds pretty great to us!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

thanks charm city for posting about craftcation!