On Saturday, May 17, 2008, a local artisan will open her Downtown Brooklyn loft to the public for an intimate shopping event. Thirteen local artists and designers have been invited to showcase their handmade goods and to meet with shoppers for the one-day-only shopping event to take place at 170 Tillary Street #706.
The Brooklyn Homeshow will showcase a variety of locally-made goods including home decor, art and prints, toys, bath and beauty products, jewelry, paper goods, and apparel and accessories. A limited number of goody bags with free samples will be made available to shoppers who pre-register to attend. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.
First debuted in March 2008, the Brooklyn Homeshow is run by a group of sellers from the Brooklyn-based website Etsy.com, which is an online marketplace for handmade goods. The Homeshow is a grassroots extension of the online Etsy marketplace. One of the goals of the Homeshow is to support conscious consumerism by encouraging the purchase of locally-made goods. The show on May 17th will be much like the first Brooklyn Homeshow, with some new sellers participating in order to offer a larger variety of items for sale.
Karin Persan, who is hosting the event, says “It’s really a pleasure to be hosting our second Brooklyn Homeshow. I have been doing larger craft shows for some time now and it’s really nice to be a part of a smaller, more intimate event. It has been a great experience bonding with these extremely talented artists through Etsy.com. We are all very proud to be working together to create this unique show, where you can personally meet with buyers, and have a really fun time!”
To register for attendance, visit the Brooklyn Homeshow website at http://www.freewebs.com/bkhomeshow. Admission is free of charge. A limited number of goody bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 10:00 am to 5:00pm at 170 Tillary Street, Suite 706 in downtown Brooklyn.