Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Sept 17 - 20

Grab a friend and let's get ready to have a handmade weekend. This week's events stretch all the way from Austin to Dallas, so let's start marking up that calendar!

Hovercraft Designer Trunk Show

Come by for an exciting night featuring incredible clothing and accessories by Etsy Dallas member and designer Tara Tonini. Check out her latest styles while sipping on a refreshing Sake2me cocktail and mingling to some retro tunes.

Date: Thurs, Sept 17th

Time: evening

Location: Hovercraft in Austin TX

Cost: FREE!

more info: click here

Enju trunk Show
Enju is designed by Julie McCullough Kim of Make Shop & Studio in Dallas, TX.
Her first line of handbags was developed in 2005 and clothing followed in 2007. She is a self-taught independent designer that works to promote independence in local production & responsible design. Enju will also be one of the many vendors showing at the Jingle Bash, November 21st.

Date: Fri, Sept 18th

Time: 6pm

Location: Parts and Labour, Austin, TX

Cost: FREE!

More info: click here

Art With A Cause

Art With A Cause is an art show benefitting Contact Crisis hosted at Times Ten Cellars in Dallas. This show is open to the public with free admission and free parking, a silent auction and a cash wine bar and complimentary hors d'ouevres. The Kessler Craftsman will be showing his glass and metal works at the Art With A Cause event.

Date: Sat, Sept 19th

Time: 6PM to 11 PM

Location: Times Ten Cellars, Lakewood, TX

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Party Like a Pirate: Island Party in the West End

Ahoy Matey! West End's 2009 Block Party Series continues with the 1st Annual Party Like a Pirate: Island Party in the West End. The FREE block party will feature Pirate performingimpromptu on the streets of West End, island and beach music, artists, including Pamela Michelle, Dowdy Studio and Enju, and great food. Everyone is invited to dress like a pirate and be a part of the show. The event benefits West End Charities (

Date: Sat, Sept 19th

Time: 11am-11pm

Location: West End’s Market Street (Ross Ave. to Munger)

Cost: FREE!

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We Make Stuff

We Make, art, & fashion show presented by Electric Promotions will be bursting at the handmade seams. Stop by the Team Etsy Austin booth to get your own, “I make stuff” t-shirt & take part in the DIY fun with make n' take projects from the fabulous ladies at The WonderCraft. Continue with the making and screen your own shirt design with new screen shop, Under Pressure. Tara to the T will be there selling her amazing accessories along with other tallented artists and crafters. This is a do not miss event if you're in Austin, so do see their website for even more fun going on at We Make Stuff.

Date: Sat, Sept 19th

Time: 7pm-12am

Location: Scott Inn, Austin, TX

Cost: FREE!

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Art Spirit Block Party Peace Festival

Music, art and peace combine this Sunday in a relaxing fun block party. The Kessler Craftsman and Mandi Beads from Etsy Dallas will be present selling their wares.

Date: Sun, Sept 20th

Time: 10am - 6pm

Location: Bishop Art District, Dallas

Cost: FREE!

More info: click here

Birdville High School PTSA Fall Craft Fair

artfull Expression will be selling her altered domino pendants (seen above) all weekend. Come out and support local artists and local students.

Date: Sat - Sun 19 - 20th
time: Sat 9-5 Sun 11-4
location: Birdville High School , 9100 Mid Cities Blvd, North Richland Hills
cost: Admission is $1 which will be donated to the senior class