There will be fun craft projects to participate in, for adults and for kids, with demos by the artists themselves!! And along with a wine showcase (which I am quite excited about), there will be plenty of handmade crafts, jewelry, and baked goods to check out – with a live DJ to provide the soundtrack!
And of course, it isn’t a party in Los Angeles without delicious food trucks! Plus, there will be a raffle where you could win free goodies from one of Crafted’s
I recently had the opportunity to interview one of the vendors who sells their art at Crafted – Annette Ciketic from The Women’s Findings Project
Rebecca Rider: Could you tell us a little about what The Women’s Findings Project is all about?
Annette Ciketic: The Women’s Findings Project provides women of diverse ethnic heritage the opportunity to design and produce art pieces; enabling them to discover their creative capabilities and entrepreneurial skills; fostering personal growth that will enrich their lives, contribute to their families and benefit society.
The project provides opportunities for the participants to make and sell artifacts, design floral centerpieces, and participate in creative and leadership events.
RR: Wow! Who are some of the women who benefit from your organization?
AC: One current highlight is Irma Ramos, who is currently completing her Fashion Design Degree at El Camino College. She has been granted an internship as site manager at the Women’s Project Market Stall 125. Her responsibilities include product display, weekly booth management, volunteer coordination, designing and creating new artifacts for sale, and community outreach to her fellow students at El Camino College regarding Crafted.
RR: I recently bought a gorgeous hair clip from your booth! Where does the money I paid go?
AC: Each woman receives a 60% consignment stipend for her sold items as well as has the opportunity to represent the Women’s Project at the Crafted Market Stall 125.
Also, generous donors have provided materials and supplies to the women as a conscientious effort dedicated to recycling and preserving valuable surplus resources.
The Women’s Findings Project is just one of the many vendors at Crafted every weekend! Check out Crafted for yourself at the Etsy Party this Friday night!!
Hope to see you there!!