A Quick Background
Over the last couple years, I've done many-a-craft show for my jewelry business, but I've wanted to do more in my town. One of the shows I did was a small jewelry party, which I held to help my friend raise money for her Avon Walk for Breast Cancer participation. Putting those 2 ideas together, I decided to propose an idea for a bigger craft show, with lots of vendors, to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I pitched my idea to the local operations manager for the Walk and he liked it!
Fast forward to today and we're currently working on our Second Annual Pink at the Plaza (PATP) - an art & craft show to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the Walkers.
So, this is the first of many announcement-type posts I'm ready to release. The reason I've been holding out is because we have a fabulous new location, and I didn't want to jinx myself because I still can hardly believe we got the venue we did! My counterpart and I chose a popular shopping center, Promenade on Providence, in Charlotte, NC that we thought had great foot-traffic and wonderful visibility as our #1 choice for the location for this year's event. We got the property manager's name, called, and a couple weeks later, they accepted! I have to say, I didn't think we'd be lucky enough to get this spot because I think it's really "all that and a bag of chips," but we did it!
The central area of the promenade.
A grassy area in the background.
The fountain in the central area of the promenade.
Another view from the central area of the shopping center.
This shopping center has tons of great shops + restaurants and is super busy, especially when the weather is as nice as it has been around here lately.
Pink at the Plaza is an art + craft show benefiting the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and its Walkers.
About: This is the second annual PATP event ever! The event is outdoors (rain or shine) and free to the public.
Venue: Promenade on Providence in Charlotte, NC
Date: May 2nd, 2009
Time: from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Going Forward – Call for Vendors
I've been working hard updating the vendor applications, editing the event Press Release, and starting to get the word out, but there's still a lot of work ahead of us.
I also already made basic updates to our event's web site, though I need to work on some graphics, still. I actually made the whole web site for the event by myself! It's pretty basic, but I think it looks decent. Luckily, I only had to change a little info since the site was pretty well set up from last year's event.
Call for Vendors – for any artists/crafters – we're accepting vendor applications until April 1st, 2009. You can check out this page for vendor details.
For any one else - I know the event is specific to one city in the world, but any help you can provide getting the word out helps a ton and since I'm working with a non-profit, and our budget is next to nothing and we need all the help we can get!
Wish us luck!