Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide

This weekend is packed with handmade fun! Ditch those over crowded malls and disappointing super sales, and head out to experience some of Dallas's unique festive fun and creative art. Diorama O Rama
It’s a collective art happening and fundraiser where everyone is invited and encouraged to make and donate a diorama to be auctioned. Event proceeds will benefit Resolana, a Dallas-area nonprofit that assists incarcerated women through psycho-educational and creative programs that provide the skills, tools, and inner resources for self-improvement.

The first 50 attendees to pay the $5 admission will receive a cool tote screened with an illustration by Dallas artist Tania Kaufmann—and it’s loaded with goodies from neighborhood businesses.

Ten trophies will be awarded in categories that could include, but are not limited Linkto, most rad, low rent, fluorescent, kinetic, teepee, peaceful, anarchic, illuminated, unicorn-esque, and clever. Or, whatever. It’s irrelevant. It’s about having fun, creating good karma, and raising lots of money for Resolana.

When: Saturday May 23rd
Time: 4pm - at least 7pm
Where: F is for Frank Studio, 1216 Manufacturing, Dallas, TX
Cost: $5 (kids are FREE!)
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ARTFEST is one of the premier Fine Arts shows & festivals in the nation, integrating fine art, kids arts, music, performing arts, artists demonstrations and fun for everyone. Over 200 artists will showcase fine art for every taste, fancy or budget, including paintings, sculptures, wood working, iron works, jewelry and much, much more. There will also be a Live Music Stage featuring local & regional musicians and a Cultural Arts Stage featuring artists demonstrations by ARTFEST artists and performances by cultural arts organizations from all over the Metroplex.

Don't miss Bead Genie and the Kessler Craftsman displaying their handmade goods.

When: Saturday, May 23rd - Sunday, May 24th
Time: (S) 10am - 7pm, (Su) 10am - 6pm
Where: Fair Park, Dallas, TX
Cost: $6 for people, $1 for pooches