During this unprecedented time in our country, it’s more important than ever to unite together and support each other – our businesses, our culture and our dreams. There has been an enormous impact on many people’s livelihoods and creative business owners are especially at risk. As we all struggle to find our footing in this new terrain, let’s do our part to help preserve valued artisan skills that have influenced and shaped American culture throughout history.
Our world suddenly changed with the COVID-19 outbreak and small handmade business owners have been deeply impacted by this crisis. With art festivals and craft fairs being canceled or postponed across the country, arts and crafts artists are left to worry about an uncertain future. Even when these events may safely resume, it’s likely that the number in attendance will drop due to a permanent shift in consumer behavior.
Every customer matters when you’re a small business.
Many arts and crafts businesses have money invested in a surplus of inventory prepared for the busy spring and summer craft show seasons. This time of year, loyal patrons usually flock to local craft events, excited to welcome warm weather, eager to return and buy from old favorites and shop among new vendors. However, when the season came this year, there was nowhere to sell.
With stay-at-home orders and social distancing rules halting in-person sales, artists have turned to the internet and shipping to keep their businesses afloat. They are depending on you to think digitally and shift your focus towards e-commerce and social media engagements to take the place of face-to-face interactions.
Artists survive on our purchases, and we need to do our part to help them bounce back from the revenue losses suffered during this difficult time.
Supporting small handmade businesses will ensure strong communities.
Artists are a core component of local economies, as the money invested in local products recirculates back into the community. As consumers, we need to seek products that promote and enliven local economic growth. Before you resort to buying a product from a chain store, ask yourself: Could I buy this from a small handmade business?
Let’s come together to overcome.
To make it easy for people to find local artisan websites, 5000 Gifts is bringing together artists from across the country in one convenient place. 5000 Gifts wants to share the artists’ stories, their fine art and amazing handmade creations with those searching for unique handmade gifts and artisan goods. At a time when people are craving connection and community, we want to provide a way for you to shop small, buy local and come together in a fun and creative atmosphere.
Our success depends on you.
We have been diligently working to organize this project, and the coronavirus pandemic has heightened the need for us to provide this service to artists as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. In an effort to reduce annual membership costs for artists – we are encouraging anyone who cares about arts, crafts and the handmade community to join with us in our initiative to support handmade artists. This act of giving helps the artists, it helps raise awareness for handmade goods and it’s an investment in the future of arts and crafts in America. Our platform will increase recognition and help small handmade businesses survive during these challenging times.
Together we can make it all possible.
Your sponsorship will help cover membership fees that go towards administrative costs, website programming, advertising and marketing, IT and technical support, artist processing, printed mailings and event planning and implementation. This will give artists a new way to connect to potential customers and help their handmade goods reach thousands of homes. We hope to bring pivotal sales to their businesses at a time when every transaction is vitally important.
We encourage everyone to reach out and support 5000 Gifts through sponsorship opportunities, your online attendance of our events and social likes and shares.
Want to support small handmade businesses? Please donate today!
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We are committed to our mission.
We launched 5000 Gifts to foster human connections through craftmanship and creativity. Our purpose is to empower creative entrepreneurs and highlight the value and quality of authentic handcrafted goods and fine art.
We hope to accomplish our mission in following with these 4 fundamental principles:
Knowledge – Educating consumers on the benefits of buying fine art and handcrafted goods made by independent arts and crafts artists.
Advocacy – Communicating the positive impacts that arts and crafts artists have on people, our communities and the economy.
Support – Providing arts and crafts artists in all areas of design, craft and fine art with opportunities to continue to produce and sell their goods and transmit their skills and knowledge to others.
Engagement – Connecting our community of arts and crafts artists with an audience of art enthusiasts and handmade lovers through our online artist directory, handmade gift guide and virtual events.
Patrons and artists alike have fallen in love with our vision and this is just the start of something great.
If you’re an artist ready to join us, we would love to hear from you. Register today!
Art is for everyone.
Art has an unparalleled ability to connect people through our minds, our hands and our hearts. Let’s rekindle that connection and form new relationships. 5000 Gifts is a fun, educational and interactive experience that brings artists and their audiences together like never before.
Find local handmade gifts.
Meet the artists, shop the brands and celebrate all things handmade. Easily search for artists in your state or browse our selection of one-of-a-kind handmade gifts to find something for everyone.
We plan to feature artists from across the country representing a variety of mediums that might include:
- Soap Making
- Artisanal Food
- …And Much More
Connect. Create. Learn. Discover.
Aside from the exciting shopping, we will share DIY tips and ideas, fun craft projects and live artisan shows. Form new friendships, spread handmade joy and get creative inspiration!
Handmade Live – Get to know the artists, watch live demos and learn more about their artisan goods.
Craftathon – Enjoy hours of crafting with talented instructors.
DIY Tutorials – Follow along with easy projects and get new ideas, including crafts for kids and adults.
Craft Recipes – Get homemade ideas for everything from kids playdough to natural whipped body butters.
Handmade Challenge – We provide the theme – you make the craft. Show off your one-of-a-kind creations to our Facebook group.
Bringing artisan goods to a new audience.
The pandemic has called for drastic changes in the way artists reach their audiences and sell their goods. At 5000 Gifts, we aim to amplify the voices of arts and crafts artists and help their businesses spring back stronger than ever.
We are delighted to work with our talented members to bring the finest in art and handmade gifts to you.
Thanks for your support!
Be Inspired. Be Creative. Be Well.
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