Getting Etsy With It | Archive | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly

Getting Etsy With It 

For nearly a decade, Etsy has been a virtual alternative to craft fairs, offering an online storefront for artists, designers, thrifters and crafters. But with the recent founding of regional meet-up groups like SoCal Etsy Guild, members are striving to take their businesses offline -- at least for an afternoon -- at in-person events. Enter Mom and Pop Up Shop. A one-day-only collaboration with permanent San Pedro marketplace Crafted, the pop-up shop boasts more than 50 artisan vendors inside the Port of Los Angeles' World War II–era warehouses (just down the street from the permanently anchored battleship USS Iowa) and an equal number of booths hawking jewelry, quilts, scarves, fine art and housewares on the breezy, waterside campus. The city offers free trolley service from the port to downtown San Pedro, but with grub from Vella Pizza and Gravy Train Poutinerie and a full lineup of DJs and activities, you may never want to leave the port. 110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro; Sat., April 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; free. (310) 732-1270,
Sat., April 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2013
click to enlarge 8778428.t.jpg

Location Info

Related Stories

  • L.A. Skies May Quiet Down, as FAA Plans Helicopter Noise Complaint System 5

    Ghetto birds — scourge of the city. They make your bedroom quake, pour light through your window, and sound like God's very own lawnmower is bearing down on you. But help may be on the way. The Federal Aviation Administration has allocated $250,000 to establish a complaint system for helicopter...
  • L.A. Bites

    California is the answer to that age-old question, Who let the dogs out? State Farm insurance says the Golden State led the nation in dog-bite claims last year. The company dealt with 449 of them in California, which accounted for $14.7 million in canine-attack payouts by State Farm.  Los Angeles,...
  • Airline Geek Convention

    For three days last week, Brian Barron sat awkwardly behind a small table in a hotel ballroom near Los Angeles International Airport, half-heartedly trying to sell a 3-foot high, 50-pound logo that once hung on the wall at the airline call center he manages. A sticker advertised the price in...
  • World's Largest Wave Tank is Coming to L.A.

    In the next few years an old, unused pier in San Pedro will be transformed into a half-billion dollar ocean research campus with the world's largest seawater wave tank. It's called AltaSea. This week the L.A. City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease between the Port of Los Angeles and...
  • Contract Killing 5

    After decades of planning, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is finally set to award a $1.6 billion contract for the first phase of the Westside subway extension. But it appears that nothing on this project can happen without controversy. One of the losing bidders, Dragados USA, is crying foul over the...

Related Content

Related Locations

Now Trending