What we're about
What is Seattle Handmade?
Seattle Handmade is a membership based group of creative artists and craft makers that encourages connection, offers inspiration, and strives to provide real support to the creative community of Seattle and the greater Puget Sound.
If you live in the greater Puget Sound Region, we encourage you to join us so we can help you connect with the creative people in YOUR area as well!
What is (was) etsyRAIN?
etsyRAIN is Etsy’s official Seattle Metropolitan “Street Team”: A volunteer organized, not-for-profit group of regional artists and craft makers who own and operate independent shops on Etsy.com
We changed our group name in 2014 to better fit our mission to be a more inclusive community that connect our members in our area (and not just on Etsy!).
About our association with Etsy.com
The majority of our team's efforts and events are not directly affiliated with Etsy, however, they have been and are still very supportive our efforts with the creative community of Seattle!
About our Members
Our members come from all over Western Washington State: Seattle, Everett, Bellevue, Renton, North, South, East…well. You get the idea. Previously known as etsyRAIN, we have had members as far North as Bellingham and as far South as Olympia!
Seattle Handmade's mission is to nurture a supportive local community of artists and craft makers that will inspire, educate and promote the growth of our community at large.
Seattle Handmade (formerly etsyRAIN) Meetup Membership Requirements
All members must:
Live and/or work in the Western Washington Puget Sound Region
Have an interest in crafting, making, art, and/or appreciate the creativity in others
Set their Meetup membership account to accept emails from the Organizers at minimum (these emails are the only way we can keep you up to date on our events since Meetup does not provide us with a list of member emails)
Join with the intention of participating in our community in some way - whether you just agree to read our emails, host or participate in events, or join us as a Premium Member on SeattleHandmade.com - we would love to get to know you because we think you're awesome!
Not required, but you'll probably want to do this anyway:
Visit our main website at http://SeattleHandmade.com and sign up for our newsletter for even more community news and updates!
If you do not meet the above requirements, please do not join our Meetup group.
ANY SUSPECTED "SPAMMERS" WILL BE REMOVED WITHOUT NOTICE. WE DON'T LIKE "SPAM"!!
Using our Team EtsyRAIN team tag
(update for those who were with us when we were etsyRAIN)
We are no longer actively using our former Etsy listings tag "etsyRAIN" and encourage everyone to change it to (or add) a listing tag called "Seattle" so we can find your work in our local searches!
Visit our About Page and/or email our organizer - both links located to the left side of this page.
How much does it cost to join your Meetup?
Being a member of our Meetup will always FREE for as long as we can maintain it! Learn more about how you can support our efforts by joining as a Premium Member at Seattle Handmade: http://seattlehandmade.com/about-us/faq/