Local vendors transfer craft show into online format in response to COVID-19 crisis

FLAT TOP, WV (WOAY) – In response to the pandemic and social distancing, local vendors created an online craft show where local artists show off and sell their hand-made works. 

Originally, the event was going to be held in-person, where over a dozen vendors would have gotten together to sell their home-made crafts. But, some artists decided to convert the event into an online format to abide with social distancing.

The event was coordinated by Crafty Lady Birds and Three Bears Customs, two local craft businesses. They used Facebook Live to host the event, with viewers being able to message the vendors and bid on items remotely.

Lindsey Adkins, a local artist, said the show was a way for them to follow the rules of social distancing while still doing what they love. 

“The people that we care about, some of them are older, some of them are younger and we really want to make sure that they’re not getting sick and if the best way that we can do that is by staying home, then that’s what we should do. And so we wanted to take what we love and incorporate it and still be able to do it even if we had to stay in our homes,” Adkins said.  

Adkins also said that because of the great response, it’s likely they will hold more online craft shows in the future. 

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