Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop & Social

After the success of our Holiday Craft Sale and Social, we were giddy with excitement and lots of exciting new ideas and connections! We just knew we had to have another event!!


The concept was pretty easy: create a space where local artists can come together to showcase their amazing creations, mix a bit of locally crafted wine, food, music, a photobooth, and invite as many people as possible to come! So, together with our immensely talented co-host and event manager extraordinaire, Christine Cresswell or Cresswell Worx, we got busy planning a Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop & Social!




The turn out was so much more than we could have even imagined! Our space was transformed into a beautiful “Bazaar” of 24 local artisans and other creative folks from the valley showcasing their works (we were blown away by how many amazing artists and creatives we discovered right here in our “small” little neck of the woods!) Vendors had a chance to mingle with guests and make great new connections amongst each other. Local guests got a chance to score unique gifts for their loves, all while support local artists. We scored by making great new connections and letting more people know about The Network…A truly Win-Win-Win event all the way around!!




We are so happy that our second official event was such a huge success, and that we got to showcase so many talented local folks! We are committed to continuing to host as many events as we can to provide similar experiences and support local entrepreneurs and artists in whatever way we can!!


We most certainly could not have pulled off such a successful event without our amazing vendors. We want to give a huge shout-out to all of these local artisans who helped make our event so memorable!


AutoStrada Wood Fired Pizza – cooking up yummy pizza for sale to enjoy at the event or give as a gift!


Bodega del Solar – Boutique winery producing Syrah and Grenache Blanc with Ballard Canyon AVA fruit – available to taste and purchase as a gift at event.


Flowers by Sir Gregory – gorgeous flower arrangements made to order


Derek Glas & Angelina Hernandez Photography – Fun Photo Booth selling prints-on-demand including frames and accessories, and offering discount for shoots booked at event!


The Art of Touch, Danielle Fink – offering chair massage at event & gift certificates for sale


Valley Sweets – made to order Cupcake & Desserts baked from scratch using the freshest ingredients and local organic fruits when available. Also offering Cocktail Cupcakes, Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows, and Vegan & Gluten-Free options!


Solvang Indian Shop – Handmade Native & Latin American Jewelry & Gifts


Jason Cresswell Wood Working – hand-spun wood works

Art Glass By Design – handmade glass art


Gypsy Studios – hand-painted local art for sale, and booking painting parties for you & your loved one(s)


Koco & Viking – jewelry, art prints, hoop art, note cards, and so much more – all with meaningful, heartfelt messages.


Diamond Sea Studio / Amy Lovelace – Hand Stamped Custom Jewelry


LulaRoe by April Rae – simply comfortable and affordable dresses, maxi skirts, leggings & more for kids and grown-ups


Kim’s Coastal Creations – handmade driftwood art by Kimberly Heyl Baker


Simply Sunny Designs – Handcrafted totes, clutches, handbags and a bit more.


Susan Silverberg – Modern Calligraphy


Very Important Rejects – locally designed & produced clothing & head-wear


Desert Rose Timber – up-cycled woodworking inspired by the Pacific Ocean and the Mojave desert, but made locally in the SYV by Kelly Marlin.


Irina Malkmus Art – local artist whose imagination knows no borders. Her creative gifts include drawing & illustration, painting, mixed-media, wall art, 3-D, jewelry and more!


Thank you again to our vendors, and everyone who came out and supported them! We look forward to seeing everyone at our next event!