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Jackalope Arts: A Year in Review!

To celebrate the end of year 1 for Jackalope Arts we thought we would take a look back at this past year through photos! We are so thankful for a great first year and we can't wait to watch Jackalope grow and bring more awareness to the handmade community! 

With Love+Ink  from our very first Jackalope Art & Craft Fair in Pasadena, CA this past April! 

With Love+Ink from our very first Jackalope Art & Craft Fair in Pasadena, CA this past April! 

Our first Denver Summer Jackalope Art & Craft Fair, so much fun seeing our logo come to life! 

Our first Denver Summer Jackalope Art & Craft Fair, so much fun seeing our logo come to life! 

We love when the artists embrace the Jackalope and create pieces specific to the show-this Jackalope piece was presented by  Becky Designs  at our Summer Denver Jackalope Event! 

We love when the artists embrace the Jackalope and create pieces specific to the show-this Jackalope piece was presented by Becky Designs at our Summer Denver Jackalope Event! 

Eclectic Hoops  brought tons of energy to our Holiday Jackalope Art & Craft Fair in Pasadena! 

Eclectic Hoops brought tons of energy to our Holiday Jackalope Art & Craft Fair in Pasadena! 

Our Holiday Pasadena Jackalope Art & Craft Fair kicked off the holiday shopping season, and we loved having all handmade vendors to shop from, including  The Wicked Boheme !

Our Holiday Pasadena Jackalope Art & Craft Fair kicked off the holiday shopping season, and we loved having all handmade vendors to shop from, including The Wicked Boheme!

Boxwood Pinball  brought the fun to our Holiday Jackalope Art & Craft Fair in Denver!

Boxwood Pinball brought the fun to our Holiday Jackalope Art & Craft Fair in Denver!

Shannon Faber Fine Arts  at our Denver Holiday Jackalope Art & Craft Fair, these postcards make perfect stocking stuffers!

Shannon Faber Fine Arts at our Denver Holiday Jackalope Art & Craft Fair, these postcards make perfect stocking stuffers!

To help last minute holiday shoppers complete their gift giving, Jackalope Art & Craft Fair made our debut in Phoenix this past weekend! Even though the weather was chilly, all the fabulous vendors really brought their A Game, we love these pieces by  The Wooden Nickel !

To help last minute holiday shoppers complete their gift giving, Jackalope Art & Craft Fair made our debut in Phoenix this past weekend! Even though the weather was chilly, all the fabulous vendors really brought their A Game, we love these pieces by The Wooden Nickel!

This year ended with a bang with us being interviewed on Live TV with Fox 10 Phoenix promoting the fair! Thank you  Moms Gone Nuts ,  Savannah Ashley  and  Be You Jewelry  for your support! 

This year ended with a bang with us being interviewed on Live TV with Fox 10 Phoenix promoting the fair! Thank you Moms Gone Nuts, Savannah Ashley and Be You Jewelry for your support! 

Seeing all these memories makes us anxious for next year and what 2016 will bring! We hope you all enjoy the Holiday season and we will see you next Spring! 

How to Shop like a Pro this Holiday Season!

In anticipation for our upcoming Holiday Fairs in Pasadena, Denver and Phoenix, we want to provide some helpful tips and tricks for making the most out of your holiday shopping experience AT...

Before the Fair: 

  • Make sure you know the vendors that will be there and get an idea of your must haves! All of our vendors can be viewed for each city online: Pasadena, Denver, Phoenix
  • Create a Holiday shopping list for all of your family and friends, that way you are not wondering around aimlessly loosing precious time! 
  • Planning to bring your kids? Check out our workshops online under each corresponding city. A great chance to become a maker yourself, offered for both kids and adults. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and pack those reusable bags! You can also purchase a Jackalope Tote at the information booth at each cities event.

Getting to the Event:

  • Make sure you know the directions and parking situation so you can easily find your way- all of the parking information can be found ONLINE under Attendee Info.
  • Or Skip parking in Pasadena and Go Metro by taking the Gold Line to Del Mar Station, steps away from Central Park! For your best route use the Metro Trip Planner - AND once you arrive if you are one of the first 50 people to show us your TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID you will get a free Jackalope tote! 
  • In ALL cities you can also opt not to drive and use LYFT! We are excited to announce that we have partnered with LYFT to offer first time riders a $20 credit by using the code: JACKALOPEARTS

At the Fair:

  • Do a lap first and make sure you check it all out before making purchases, and then using your previously created shopping lists, get down to business! 
  • Getting hungry? Don't let hunger slow you down, we will have a bunch of vendors selling prepackaged treats and Food trucks in both Pasadena and Phoenix, and indoor Food vendors in Denver! 
  • Since Pasadena and Phoenix are both outside feel free to bring blankets and picnic on the grass if you need a shopping breather! 
  • Over 21? In Denver make your shopping experience more enjoyable and grab a holiday inspired cocktail at the bar!
  • From everyone you purchase from make sure to get their business card and sign up for the mailing list if they have one, that way you can be kept in the loop on all of your favorites artists! 
  • And if you loved Jackalope, like we hope you did, join our mailing list so you will be the first to know when we come back in town! 

Cheers and thank you for choosing Jackalope for all of your holiday shopping needs ;)


Our Unique Christmas List!

Last week we learned the importance of shopping local for the holidays and supporting small business. Etsy has made this easily accessible while sitting in the comforts of your own home. You can find anything and everything you need, while supporting small business and finding unique gifts.

This year Handmadeology and Etsy-preneurship joined forces and began a #ShopUnique campaign to raise awareness of Etsy during this season of giving.

For those of you who don’t know-Handmadeology and Etsy-preneurship strive to teach artists how to successfully sell their handmade goods online. Especially with the growing number of Etsy users-currently over 600,000-there is strategy involved to take you business to the next step.  

The intent of #ShopUnique is for Etsy users to work together using Facebook, to remind shoppers to use Etsy for their holiday shopping needs. Seeing as how there is power in numbers, by combining networks, the hope is to generate more views and therefore sales.

Currently there are over several thousand Etsy shops who have joined the #ShopUnique movement and more continue to join each day-you can find them all here

We scoured this list and wanted to share our top picks for holiday gifts. We also threw in a gift for ourselves-after all holiday shopping can be hard work!

For Her:                                                                                                                                       Hand painted and Screen Printed Silk Scarf by 88editions

 For Him:                                                                                                                                    Bacon Soy Wax Candles by Anhoki

 For the Little Ones:                                                                                                                    Little Mermaid Magnet Paper Doll Set (great for traveling and they have so many options to choose from!)

For You-because you knocked out all of your Holiday shopping ;)                                           Ivory Flower Crown by Be Something New- (great for Holiday parties and New Years!)

We hope our gift ideas have inspired you to #ShopUnique this season, and now if you will excuse us, we are going to finish compiling our Holiday Lists!

Happy Holidays! Love the Jackalopes