FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Edmonton & On the Spot Pop Ups Celebrates
Etsy: Made in Canada on Saturday, September 24
Cross-country pop-up marketplace taking place in Edmonton and 32 other cities nationwide
Edmonton, AB – On Saturday, September 24, Etsy: Made in Canada returns with 33 Canadian cities hosting a one-day marketplace celebrating the Etsy community. In Edmonton at Shaw Conference Centre with over 180 vendors.
On the Spot Pop Ups is excited to be participating for the second time this year, with over 180 local Etsy sellers and musicians, ready to showcase the area’s handmade jewelry, home décor, children’s toys and accessories, clothing and more.
Visitors to the marketplace have the chance to shop favourites like Plantiful, Jason Blower Art, Hyperion, J2 Studios, The Red Elephant, Cloud & Lolly, Lettered Glass and more. Each market, from Salt Spring Island, to Whitehorse, to St. John’s., is powered by an Etsy Team, a self-organized group of like-minded sellers. Etsy Teams and their Team Captains ensure each event reflects the city’s individual style and culture, in addition to providing support to members and newcomers looking to start an Etsy shop. Through sharing advice, experiences and resources, Etsy teams help spark inspiration and encourage collaboration among its community.
“Etsy: Made in Canada is our biggest event of the year, taking our online experience offline, to connect sellers, communities and buyers in person,” said Erin Green, Managing Director, Etsy Canada. “With Edmonton and 32 other cities participating across the country this year, we couldn’t be prouder of Canada’s commitment to shopping local and supporting its maker communities.”
“We’re confident this year’s Etsy: Made in Canada will be even better than last year’s resounding success,” said Marissa Loewen, On the Spot Pop Ups. “Our team is thrilled to once again be hosting a marketplace. We can’t wait to bring you the best Edmonton makes.”
Throughout the year, Etsy helps local Etsy Teams and Captains organize the event by offering a two-day “boot camp” training session for all team captains in Toronto; supplying a PR tool kit on how to locally promote the event; providing tips on how to secure a venue and attract local sellers, in addition to ongoing marketing and public relations support.
This year’s third annual Etsy: Made in Canada event is sure to demonstrate the vibrant communities to be found in every pocket across the country.
For more information about Edmonton’s Etsy Made in Canada visit onthespotpopups.com
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On the Spot Pop Ups
About On the Spot Pop Ups
Since 2012, On the Spot Pop Ups has worked with local neighbourhoods, businesses and the arts community to hold temporary retail and art installations in empty spaces.
Beginning with pop ups on 124 St, On the Spot pioneered the Mercer Collective – a biweekly market in the Mercer Warehouse downtown. Since then we have –partnered with the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Artwalk, The Paint Spot, Backbeat School of Rock and various business revitalization zones in Edmonton’s core to bring energy and vitality to empty spaces.
We believe that the artist & maker communities provide a diverse contribution to our local economy.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/535259256621778/
Etsy is a marketplace where millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. The Etsy ecosystem includes creative entrepreneurs who sell on our platform, thoughtful consumers looking to buy unique goods in our marketplace, responsible manufacturers who help Etsy sellers grow their businesses and Etsy employees who maintain our platform and nurture our community. Our mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world, and we’re committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people.
Etsy was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.