South Side Events Center

Sponsor Spotlight: Dallas Child

As you may or may not have heard, the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is almost upon us! And we could not have done it without the support of our incredible sponsors. We are so pleased to welcome back some familiar companies, including DFWChild, a longtime sponsor of Etsy Dallas events!

DFWChild is a fantastic resource for DFW and North Texas parents. They publish three completely free magazines for local parents featuring information on all aspects of parenting from prenatal to adolescence. Keep your eyes peeled around town for your local publication: DallasChild, FortWorthChild, and NorthTexasChild. And in case you aren't able to pick one up in person, each edition is available online for round-the-clock access!

You can also find other child-related content online. Here are some (but definitely not all!) examples of parenting resources they offer:

  • The Find-A-Doctor page, where you can find a “Mom-Approved” physician in your area, which is especially wonderful if you’re new to the DFW area;
  • A Travel section, where you can find recommendations for vacations that are fun for the whole family, as well as advice for travelling with kids;
  • DFWEverything, a collection of resources geared especially to parents. Find everything from child care to party resources and information on government support; and
In addition to all of this, they offer special editions geared toward specific parents, including:
  • Thrive: a quarterly publication focusing on parents or caretakers of children with learning differences and/or special needs; and
  • DallasChildBaby: a biannual issue geared toward new and expectant parents.

For additional information and up-to-the-moment local happenings, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+

Also be sure and stop by their table at the Spring Bash! They'll be at the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas on May 2nd from 11 am to 6 pm. We can't wait to see you there! 

Etsy Dallas will be posting artist previews and up-to-the-minute updates on our Instagram account and will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015springbash, so make sure you're following us!

7th Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash!

It's official! The 7th Annual Spring Bash has been set! We are pleased to announce that this year, the Spring Bash will be held on May 2nd at the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas from 11 am to 6 pm!

For those of you who attended the Jingle Bash this past holiday season, we will be in the exact same location.

A lot of the artists from the Jingle Bash will be there, in addition to some new faces. For a full list of who will be there, visit our Artists Page.

Planning on attending? Here are some helpful tips!
  • Get there early! Doors open at 11 am, and the first 50 attendees receive limited-edition Bash Bags stuffed with free goodies from sellers. And once we're out, we're out!
  • Bring a reusable tote bag for your purchases. Recently, Dallas passed an ordinance banning the use of plastic shopping bags, and Etsy Dallas will be participating in the effort to reduce waste. So come prepared with a way to carry your purchases, because you'll want to buy everything!
  • Bring the kids! The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is a kid-friendly event! There will be make-and-take crafts for kids and grown-ups alike. There is a restaurant on-site as well for those post-shopping hungries. FYI: crowds can be a challenge to navigate with a stroller, so if you're worried, feel free to come later in the day when the crowds thin a little bit, and you'll be able to shop with ease. You can even eat at the restaurant when you're done!
  • Bring cash as well as cards. Many sellers accept credit cards nowadays, but sometimes it is easier (and quicker) to pay for your purchase with cash. There is an ATM at Gilley's, but if you'd like to avoid fees, you should probably withdraw cash from your bank's ATM. 
We will be posting artist previews and other information on our blog, Facebook page, and Instagram account, so make sure you're following us for up-to-the-date information. We will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015springbash for all event posts, so check us out!

We can't wait to see everyone on May 2nd!

The Jingle Bash: Call for Artists!

Awesome makers, crafters, and artists, we are looking for you to join us as we produce an even bigger and better Jingle Bash
We will be returning to the South Side Event Center at Gilley's Dallas, a world-class entertainment venue that is a perfect fit for our biggest Shop + Party + Art + Craft event of the year.
The Jingle Bash is a premier handmade shopping event and party that will showcase the finest in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! 
Help us make the 2014 Jingle Bash the greatest yet! Applications are open until September 8th, so don't delay!