Etsy Dallas, the original Dallas team and the first city team in Texas, is a cooperative, all-volunteer group of artists, crafters and designers living and working in Dallas.

Etsy Dallas is a 501(c)(3) non profit association of creative entrepreneurs. Founded in 2007, our focus it two fold - to help support and spread the word about the amazing handmade makers in the DFW area and to share and teach the community about the handmade movement.

Twice a year we put on two premier art + craft shows in Dallas - the Spring Bash in May and the Jingle Bash in November.

We accomplish our mission by achieving these goals:

  • To promote awareness and support of the handmade movement in Dallas and the surrounding Metroplex

  • To establish and maintain the integrity of the local handmade movement.

  • To act as a cooperative resource and mentoring network to grow businesses within the handmade industry. 

  • To foster higher business standards within the handmade industry by encouraging better business practices and methods. 

  • To educate the public in the creation of modern handmade crafts in order to inspire and empower individuals and bring together communities. 

  Co-Presidents   Jenny & Sabrina

Co-Presidents

Jenny & Sabrina

  Vice President   Saratta

Vice President

Saratta

  Secretary   Molly

Secretary

Molly

  Community Director   Alexis

Community Director

Alexis

  Social Media Director   Rori

Social Media Director

Rori

  Graphics Queen   Lesia

Graphics Queen

Lesia

 

Since its founding in 2007, by Stephanie (tefi) and Pamela Dowdy (Pamela Michelle) and a handful of local artists and crafters eager to spread the handmade movement across the Metroplex, Etsy Dallas has transformed itself over the years into a tight-knit collaborative group that supports each other's handmade endeavors through friendship, camaraderie, dedication and work.

In December of 2007, Etsy Dallas held it's first Holiday Trunk Show with its 10 members and support from our friends and family. Over the years Etsy Dallas has hosted countless events including the Beer-B-Q trunk show, Supplies Me! Sale and Dallas' Etsy Craft Party to help gain support for local artists, raise money for local charities and create a fun creative atmosphere for people in Dallas. Beginning in 2008, the team focused its efforts into organizing two local craft shows each year, the Spring Bash in April/May and Jingle Bash in November. The Bash has garnered city-wide support and national credibility, including celebrity shoppers Colin Hanks, Tim Delaughter, Bradley Whitford and Kelly Clarkson.