Weekend Guide: Local and Austin

Whether you're planning on staying in town this weekend or traveling down to SXSW in Austin, there is plenty of crafty loveliness to experience all over the place. Mark your calendars and plan to attend some of these killer handmade events.

What to do in Austin for SXSW:

Etsy Austin Street Team will be heading out with free goodies to promote their Etsy stores during SXSW. Not only will they be selling their wares on South Congress, but will also be giving out free craft demos and hitting the streets with hundreds of handmade bags full of free stuff for whoever wants it!

Where: S. Congress in front of Hill Country Weavers
Date: March 20th and 21st
Time: 12pm-7pm

If you're on S. Congress, you may as well swing by the Handmade Austin Market, put together by Tasty jewelry. This is a 4 day show, running March 19th through the 22nd chocked full of handmade goodness with different vendors each day.

Where: Gueros Taco Bar parking lot, South Congress, Austin, TX
Date: March 19th - March 22nd
Time: 10am -5pm

Flatstock 20 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. Posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques will be on display and for sale as well as aditional merchandise. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you don't want to leave empty handed!) See all the artists attending here.

Where: Austin Convention Center
Date: March 19th - March 22nd
Time: 11am - 6pm

Craftster and Standard Recording have teamed up to bring you a free day party on Friday March 20th. Stop by the party for some free drinks and eats, nine live bands, and fun free craft demos.

Where: The Art Project - 301 Chicon St, Suite F, Austin, TX
Date: March 20th
Time: 11am- 5pm

What to do Local in Dallas:

Artscape is the Dallas Arboretum's fine art and craft show and sale. This two-day art fair is happening in spring this time around when the gardens are in full bloom. This is in MSNBC's top ten things to do this weekend. So really not something to miss. Artscape will feature artists from around the country, wine tasting, entertainment, and food and fun for everyone!
Be sure to visit booth #80 and say hello to our very own Beading Genie!

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX
Date: March 21st - March 22nd
Time: 9am - 5pm