Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: June 12-14

It's that time again. Get out your date book and pencil in some fun this weekend. The Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide is pleased to announce 5 great events that you just can't miss. From Friday night to Sunday evening, there's just no excuse this weekend to sit around.

The Dark Carnival - Deep Ellum
Join Etsy Dallas's Tara to the T at the Dark Carnival as she presents her new Fashion Accessories with a Vintage Twist. Along with her will be the sensational smells of Vicious Vixen Candles by Dark Candles.

Jugglers, Mimes, Magicians, Tarot Card Readers, Face Painters & Freak Shows,

DJ "Wild In The Streets" the Video Bar

Free Cotton Candy & Popcorn

Date: Friday, June, 12th
Time: doors open at 9pm
Location: The Church, Dallas
Cost: Admission: $10 over 21/ $15 under 21
$5 off with Church VIP or Dog Tags
18 + welcome

"Dudescapes" by Alan Tolleson - Coffee Haus Downtown, Arlington
The Coffee Haus Downtown, which regularly features a boutique with the work of Etsy Dallas members Cut Out and Collect, Tefi Designs, Pamela Michelle, Texas Tarts and Tara to the T, is pleased to present a mixed media artwork collection by the artist Alan Tolleson. As a middle school art teacher, Tolleson finds an endless source of inspiration in the unintentional humor his students convey in their own work. When this inspiration is mixed with a few of his daydreams and the juxtaposition of oddities found sprawled across Arlington, Tolleson's spontaneous art becomes a handful of insights and hilarious surprises. Join the Coffee Haus in a special artist’s reception this Friday.

Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 7pm-8pm, Alan Tolleson’s artwork will hang through June
Location: The Coffee Haus Downtown in Arlington
Cost: FREE! But do try their coffee while you’re there. Yum!

City Arts Festival - Dallas
This FREE festival will offer new attractions and showcase the outstanding cultural, performing, visual and culinary arts of Dallas and the region. Plus, the CityArts Celebration will, for the first time, feature the works of visual artists nationwide, in addition to original works of art and fine crafts by Texas artists.

Visit Etsy Dallas members: Beading Genie will be in booth FE39 (FE stands for Flora East, meaning in front of the Meyerson). And next door in booth FE40 will be the Kessler Craftsman.

Date: Friday June 12th – Sunday june 14th
Time: (F) 6-10, (S) 11-10, (Su) 11-6
Location: Downtown Arts District, in front of the Meyerson
Cost: FREE

Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Art Tour 2009 - Oak Cliff
This event is free and open to the public. This is your opportunity to leisurely tour Oak Cliff and see local artists in the natural habitats. Maps are available at each of the stops. The tour runs from 12:00-6:00 PM, and is followed by a reception at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery. A whole day full of art and fun!

Date: Saturday, June 13
Time: 12pm-6pm
Location: Oak Cliff
Richard Ross' Solo Show
Kettle Art is hosting Richard Ross' solo show, 100% Recycled: Landscapes of a Landfill, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

As a visual artist, Ross experiments with all types of media, from pencils, acrylics and oils to found collage materials. His hope is to communicate his search for beauty and glimpses of the Platonic Forms into a new mythology. It seems he is always searching for new icons by sifting through old beliefs and a disposable contemporary society. With an inventory of works well into the hundreds, this show will be something to see first hand.

Date: Saturday, June 13
Time: 7pm-10pm
Location: Kettle Art, Dallas
Cost: FREE!

Paper Nerds Cyanotype Workshop
The cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was first introduced by John Herschel in 1842 and has remained virtually unchanged since its invention. The class will introduce students to the history of the cyanotype process and will mostly take place outside, as sunlight will be used to expose the cyanotypes. This workshop is adaptable for participants of all ages and levels of experience.

Date: Sunday, June 14
Time: 1-4pm
Location: 4101 Commerce, Suite#6, Dallas
Cost: $95 in advance/$100 at the door

Posted by Pamela Michelle