Etsy is an extremely popular e-commerce website that focuses on vintage and handmade items, art, crafts and supplies. It’s a fantastic tool for artists and craft makers of all sorts to reach a worldwide audience. On Friday, June 10, IndieSacramento Craft Collective ( is throwing a party at Fremont Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to celebrate the online marketplace as part of a “Global Craft Party.” Last year’s first-ever global party saw over 5,000 people participate in over 500 meet-ups all over the world. This year, Etsy is challenging all creative types to beat those numbers! You don’t have to sell on Etsy to attend, either, as it’s open to anyone who has an appreciation for handmade, DIY goods. As Etsy put it, “Musicians, painters, sculptors, photographers, farmers, hackers, gardeners, designers, jewelers, bookbinders, printmakers, teachers, makers and doers of all stripes, as well as art enthusiasts, curators, vintage lovers and supporters of the independently made, we’re calling on you!” We know there is a lot of you out there, Sacramento. There will also be a photo booth, potluck (attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share), a craft supply swap (bring your unused or unwanted supplies for trade), swag bags and more. RSVP at

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