We love local + handcrafted + entrepreneurs + artists & musicians + social media + community events + we have a special place in our hearts for the food trucks! - 2016
What is APPP?
A People Party Productions is a promotional business that exists to help small shops and creatives gain momentum and direction for their brand through meaningful connections. We create cross promotional and strategic marketing opportunities through fun customized events, social networking, and creative marketing services such as product photography and social media management. We specialize in our curated Maker + Creator market known as the People Party Craft Fair with over 50 vendors, artist, live music, and specialty booths. Our most recent event series is our qrtly mixer that was curated to bring Creatives together to be encouraged and inspired through hearing the stories of others. #peoplepartycraftfair #whereyoulive
Who is APPP?
APPP is Jen Harmel, co-founded by husband Forrest Harmel in 2013. Forrest coined the name at their first unofficial event when it was clearly a celebration of our friends and their creativity. Over the years Jen has continued to develop the APPP business brand and platform with a growing network of makers and small business creatives. Jen is also a momma of two to little Forrest Reign, 3, and Amora Joy who is now 8.
How did APPP get started?
A People Party Productions all started with a desire to generate a crowd and exposure for local musicians and artists.
Our first event started off as a live music event with some friends at a coffee shop in 2012. Naturally, the venue had a great turnout and we wanted to do it again! So we did! The next fall APPP invited local creators to join the fun with another lineup of local musicians. It felt like nothing less than a people party...production! It was the first official People Party Craft Fair and it was magical!
“Today felt like walking through the streets of Santa Fe, only it was right here in Abilene, TX!” - 2013 APPP Vendor
From this place, over 50 of our vendors have either launched their business, strengthened their brand, and/or have gained more exposure and experience as a vendor.