2016 Awards and Show
AN AWARDS SHOW CELEBRATING YOU!
What happens when you mix amazing makers from all over, plus awards, food, drinks, music, a gallery of handmade items you can win? You get a fun evening dedicated to celebrating makers.
We're throwing a party. Hope you'll join us!
Party With Us!
Our third annual awards show will be held April 23, 2016 from 8:30-11pm at The Wheelhouse in Downtown Los Angeles.
The awards show celebrates the great people and products in the handmade community. We will announce and present our awards that evening. It is also an acknowledgement of all the great work being done by professional makers.
Your ticket gets you access to our party for makers that includes snacks, music and our showcase of the best of maker goods that are available to win through our raffle and silent auction. Tickets for the raffle and silent auction are available for purchase separately and benefit a local nonprofit.
Please Also Note
- Parking is free! Directions and parking instruction will be sent out and posted closer to the date of the show.
- Dress for the event is loosely cocktail attire-- but whatever makes you feel special is good with us!
Shop Maker-Made Goods for Charity!
This year we are excited to partner with our members and finalists to create a gallery and raffle experience benefitting Downtown Women's Center, whose MADE by DWC program helps homeless women become handmade entrepreneurs. Please bring cash for the raffle so we can have as much money as possible go to charity and not credit card fees.
Items for Raffle
Beautiful maker goods available for raffle-- and benefitting an awesome charity. Below is a representation of the kinds of items makers are donating. Because of the nature of handmade and one-of-a-kind products, these are not necessarily the exact items that will be raffled.
+++TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE for $5 MORE AT THE SHOW. THEY ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD ONLINE+++
All attendees will receive a generous swag bag that includes: Awards-official inspirational keepsake letterpress quote from Loudhouse Creative, Emergency sewing kits from Spoonflower you embroider yourself, Cards from Kelp Designs, 15% off From Nancy's Heart, Discount coupon for Peace Glue, $25 Gift Cards to CreativeLive
- Finalists (thanks to Aftcra and SF Etsy for making discounts possible!): $15
- Members: $25
- Non-Members: $35
- VIP Only 20 available: $60
This is totally a steal and when buy a VIP ticket you really are also supporting the mission of AHAS. This ticket level is the one we use to put back money into programming and doing all of the hard work it takes to make what we do happen.
Check out all the fun we had IN YEaRS PAST
AWARDS FOR MAKERS BY MAKERS
Our awards create a meaningful process for recognition that truly honor makers. And a true honor, for us, was one that wasn't about how good you are about soliciting your friends and followers to vote for you, but it's about true admiration from your peers.Which is why we created an awards system that is peer-based nominations and voting-- not a contest to see who has the biggest network that will vote for them.
AWARD CATEGORIES AND GROUPS
Our awards process is based on the medium makers work in (this is a change from the previous years). All nominated artists will be selected to be in one of 12 different categories that are based on the handmade medium the artist is most known for working in (the except is the Handmade Supporter which is given to businesses who are helping makers). Nominations have now closed and finalists will be announced by March 23.
All category winners will receive:
- Map Making Guide from Tara Swiger
- A suite of maker business video courses from CreativeLive
- The Gold Is In the List by Dave Conrey
- A year's membership to Maker's Nation
- Raising Prices Without Tears or Tequila workshop from Lucky Break Consulting
- $25 Visa Gift Card and a feature on the Instagram of The UPS Store courtesy of The UPS Store
- Plus all finalists will receive a discount on their awards show ticket pricing thanks to Aftcra and SF Etsy
Our members also vote on awards for and select a Handmade Community Superstar presented by Aftcra, with a $100 gift card from Paper Mart. The Academy leadership also selects a Master Maker presented by Creativelive (read about previous Master Makers Jenny Hart and Erin Dollar) who we select based on doing awesome work and kicking ass at business!
THE MEMBERS OF OUR CREATIVE BUSINESS CIRCLE
These businesses are our special partners in celebrating makers through our show.