I've only been a member for a month and so far I've loved it. It's awesome to connect with other sellers via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media venues. I haven't been able to attend any of the numerous happy hour meet ups, crafting workshops, or business seminars but I'm really anxious to do so. They always sound like so much fun!
One major event coming up is their Award Show. Seriously, how cool does that sound?! They are the only awards ceremony honoring the skill, artistry and business savvy of handmade artists. This annual awards ceremony shines a spotlight on those people propelling handmade business forward. Awards are a recognition by peers, therefore only members will be able to vote for award recipients. But anyone can nominate!
If you want to nominate your fave homemade business, you can here! It's 10 dollars for a non-member and it's free for members. I've been nominating some of my favorite businesses and I really hope they win!
You can also buy tickets to the event, which promises to be a lot of fun. It is held in the Arts District of Downtown LA in cocktail attire, and we will be celebrating small handmade businesses all night long! You can get your tickets here. But lucky for you, I have a coupon code for you to use if you want to join us. It saves you 10 dollars off your ticket price, just use coupon code AWARDSSHOW2014 to save!
If you're ready to commit to becoming a member of the Academy and fit the requirements, you can use coupon code FEEWAIVE2014 to save 10 dollars off the membership application.
If you want to learn more about the Academy of Handmade and show your support for people like me, check them out!
Hope to see you at the awards show!