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Weekend Guide: Arts Goggle

Hello!  Are you just loving this Fall weather?  I am!  I feel like we are all waking up after hiding from the heat all Summer.  If you are looking for an awesome event to get out in the fresh air, Etsy Dallas members are pumped about the Arts Goggle in Fort Worth.  October 8th, from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, this free outdoor festival takes place on scenic Magnolia Avenue, and features live local music, food, artists and vendors.  Be sure to say "Hi" to Big T Woodworks, and MushTushy while you are there.  Their booths are always full of smiling faces and good stuff.  Have an awesome weekend, Dallas!


Weekend Guide: October 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2015

Well helloooooooooooooooo, fall! Pumpkin spice is in the air (pretty much anywhere you look, am I right?), the heat has finally broken, and we're finally wearing shirts with sleeves again! Which means, we are MORE than excited to go out and do more things.

With that in mind, we're bringing back our Weekend Guide series. Each week, we'll do a post of fun, local happenings featuring Etsy Dallas makers. So get excited - this fall is going to be a blast!

First up, the Fort Worth Arts Goggle:

Date: Saturday, Oct 10th
Time: 12 pm-10 pm
Location: Near Southside, 1606 Mistletoe Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Wayne Works

Also happening, and *almost* local: 

Date: Saturday, Oct 10th
Time: 9 am-6 pm
Location: Cox Pavilion at the Oklahoma State Fair Park
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Lawless Souls

We hope to see you there! Have a fun and safe weekend, everybody!

Etsy Dallas

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: November 5-7

The Girlie Show is art, creativity, craftsmanship and funk. Hand-designed … sometimes refined … and all by chicks. It’s not stuffy like an art show or fluffy like a craft show. Think less haute, more hot. Guys, girls, good times. And this year is rockin’ number seven.
Date: Nov 5-6
Time: Fri 7pm-11pm, Sat 12-6pm
Location: Public Farmer's Market Building, Oklahoma City, OK
Admission: $5-$20 (click here for ticket info)
more info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas: Cut Out and Collect, Pamela Michelle, eye on the sparrow, Harrilu
Shout out to participating Jingle Bash vendors: Craft Chi, Weather & Noise and Ornamental Things

Coming up just in time for gift-giving season is Funky Finds’ handmade extravaganza: The Experience. This 2-day indoor event in Fort Worth, TX will showcase the work of over 130 talented artisans to purchase, including hand-crafted one-of-a-kind gifts, unique accessories, fashionable attire, home dècor and much more.

Date: Nov 6-7
Time: Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Location: Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX
Admission: FREE!
More info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas: Modest Ambition
Special shout out to participating Jingle Bash vendors: f. is for frank, Freeforged and Gynx Designs

The Trinity High School Craft Fair has been in existence for 20 years. It is unique in that it combines both indoor and outdoor booths and features entrainment by Trinity's award winning show choir, Harmony.

Date: Sat Nov 6
Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Trinity HS, Euless
Admission: FREE!
More info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas: maggie may i

18th Annual Southlake Carroll high School Craft Show is a 2 day affair benefitting Project Graduation for the senior class

Date: Nov 6-7
Time: Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 5pm
Location: Southlake Carroll High School
Admission: FREE!
More info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas: silla soup

Just around the corner: 3rd Annual Jingle Bash
Nov 20th, 2-8pm The Palladium

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: May 15-16

Come on down to the 1st Ever Renegade Craft Fair in Austin on May 15 + 16, heldindoors at the Palmer Events Center!

This FREE TO ATTEND craft, art, design and DIY spectacular will run from 11am – 7pm each day + feature over 200 of today’s finest indie-craft talents from all over the nation!!

You can expect to find all sorts of incredible handmade goods at the Fair! Get a sneak-peek of who will be setting up shop at this year’s Austin event on the Artist Page!

Date: Sat - Sun May 15 - 16
Time: 11am - 7pm
Location: Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX
Cost: FREE!
More info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas: Cut Out and Collect, Dowdy Studio, Pamela Michelle, Harrilu, Karmacrochet, Loop & lil, Tefi, Modest Ambition and Nerdbomber

ArtsGoggle is the Near Southside's signature art and music event held in Fort Worth. Dozens of businesses are transformed into art galleries for the night, hosting artists and musicians from the neighborhood and throughout the region.

Date: Sat, May 15
Time: 4-10PM
Location: 209 S. Main St and Near Southside, Fort Worth
More Info: click here
Cost: FREE!
Shop Etsy Dallas Members: Eye on the Sparrow and Rimrock View Studio

Hot Rod and Heels
Hot Rods and Heels is a celebration of all things vintage, complete with a hot rod show, workshops, pin-up model showcase, the best vintage vendors in Texas, and of course- our amazing Texas burlesque talent. Check back here for all of the latest new on Hot Rods and Heels 2010- May 15th at the Lakewood Theater featuring Cardinal Cyn & spokesmodel Dayna Delux!

Date: Sat, May 15th
Time: 4-11:30pmLocation: Lakewood Theater
More info: click here
Cost: $22 Buy tickets online here
Shop Etsy Dallas: Tara to the T, Mia Maria

Lakewood Stock
Lakewood Stock encourages you to stroll, stride, push or pedal to Lakewood Village Shopping Center and enjoy free live music on several stages. Neighbors are invited to shop, eat and drink locally and learn about greener living choices. There will be kid’s activities and many fun surprises. Admission is FREE!

Date: Sun May 16
Time: noon - 8pm
Location: Lakewood Village Shopping Center
More info: click here
Cost: FREE!
Shop Etsy Dallas: Eye on the Sparrow, Kessler Craftsman

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide

This weekend is picking up speed. It might be a good idea to go ahead and clone yourself to make it to all these amazing events going on in the DFW area this weekend. There's everything from indie shopping, to bike riding, to music, to free foods and drinks, and even oppertunities to bring along your little furry fido friend.

The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival is a FREE 2 1/2 day event held in the heart of the city, beautiful Quakertown Park . Over 2,200 performers on 6 stages, fine arts and crafts, children's art activities, food and games, and four hundred festival members volunteer their time each year for this exciting annual event on the last, full weekend in April.

In the North Part of the Park, you'll find Etsy Dallas Member Beading Genie selling her fine jewelry, along with 70 other artists and crafters. There you will find clothing, metal & wood crafts, jewelry, paintings, candles, masks, puppets, dolls, etc. Artists will also be set up in the Denton Civic Center, and the surrounding areas outside the building.

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Time: (F) 5-11pm, (S) 10am-11pm, (Su) 11am-9pm
Where: Quakertown Park, Denton, TX
Cost: FREE!

Let's get Funky! It's finally time for the highly anticipated Spring Fling in Fort Worth, brought to you by our friends over at Funky Finds. The indoor event will showcase the work of over 130 talented artisans providing consumers the opportunity to find hand-crafted one-of-a-kind gifts, unique accessories, fashionable attire, home dècor and more.

The Spring Fling is a terrific way to celebrate Earth Day as many vendors create recycled and upcycled goods. Eco-conscious shoppers will appreciate having over 100 shops in one location eliminating the waste of time and gasoline driving around town. Attend the Funky Finds Spring Fling on April 25 and celebrate handmade goods and independent artisans.

There will be a flood of Etsy Dallas members out in Fort Worth this weekend for the Spring Fling. Be sure to stop by and say hello, and get your shop on.
Also visit the Etsy Dallasites online shops for a sneak prewiew: Cut Out & Collect, Dowdy Studio, F is for Frank, Harrilu, Kessler Craftsman, Lolafalk, Little Cookie, Man Handled, Mia Maria, Michelle Cook, Modest Ambition, Nerdbomber, Pink Lemonade Bags, Pamela Michelle, Pin Up Pixie, Rimrock View Studio, Sadie's Things, Scribble Scrabble, Superchica, Sherry's Crafts, Tara to the T, Texas Tarts, Tefi Designs, Three Yellow Starfish, XY Factory

When: Saturday
Time: 10am-6pm
Where: Will Rodgers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX
Cost: FREE!

For the First Annual Oak Cliff Art Crawl, several Art Galleries and Artist studios will open their doors for receptions and festivities in Oak Cliff. This event is free and a map of destinations will be provided at each venue. Participating galleries include Cube Creative - a brand new gallery on Tyler St., Ice House Cultural Center, Soda Gallery, Decorazon, Texas Theater, 9th Street Town Homes, Bishop Arts Studio Co-op, Mighty Fine Arts and more!

A few of the things you can expect at this fun filled art crawl are live bands, free refreshments and beverages, a unique art experience at each venue (including a Beatles themed reception at the Soda Gallery), a large group of bicyclists visiting each location, and of course, quality art available for purchase.

Make sure you stop at the Soda Gallery to listen to Etsy Dallas artist and musician DJ Tigerbee spin the Beatles music and see our very own Kessler Craftsman's glass recreation of Yellow Submarine.
When: Saturday
Time: 4pm-9pm
Where: Oak Cliff (click for map of venues)
Cost: FREE!

Arlington's Studio 204 will have their second gallery show April 25th from 6pm-10pm with a circus flair (rumor has it there will be pop corn and balloon animals). They're located at 204 S. East Street, near J. Gilligan's and Bird's Copies.

You can also drop by Coffee Haus to view the Pop Art collection before heading to Studio 204 on your way home from the Funky Finds Spring Fling! Both the Pop Art and Art of Circus feature Etsy Dallas's own Rhonda Warren of Color Box Design.

When: Saturday
Time: 6pm-10pm
Cost: FREE!
Website: Art&Seek

Coming Up! - Saturday, May 16th

Get out your big red sharpie and circle May 16th on that calendar, then cancel any appointments, and have your secretary hold all calls that day, cause you're gonna be bashing it up indie style with Etsy Dallas.

The 1st Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash will be held at the historic South Side on Lamar, the old red Sears Building, on Saturday, May 16th from 11am to 5pm. The show will feature over 50 local handpicked artists and crafters, hand spun tunes from DJ John Durbin, Make & Take crafts for the kiddos or yourself, a free Etsy Dallas-sized raffle, a picture perfect Vanity Stand and 50 free swag bags for the first 50 shoppers chock full of handmade Etsy Dallas goodies.

While this show will be family-friendly, the vibe will be a fun bash full of handmade love and good times. Think of it as a party - not your typical craft show! Get ready to Bash!

When: Saturday, May 16th
Time: 11am-5pm
Where: 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas
Cost: FREE!

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide

Spring Art and Craft Shows are in full bloom this time of year. There is so much to do this weekend that you may just have to take Monday off work to soak it all in.

The Southwest's largest, four-day visual arts and entertainment festival, four days of fine art, food, fun and festivities! Rated as the Number 1 Arts Festival in Texas, the 9th largest Arts Festival in the country as rated by the Harris List and the Art Fair SourceBook, and is ranked by the Harris List as one of the Top Fine Arts Festivals in the USA.

Date: April 16 - April 19th
Time: (Th)10am-10pm, (F&S) 10am-11pm, (Su) 10am-8pm
Where: Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Web site:
Cost: FREE!

Etsy Dallas member Pink Lemonade Bags will be strutting her wears at the Custer Road UMC Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon in Frisco on Friday.

Date: Friday, April 17th
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Where: The Hilton Garden Inn, Frisco, TX

Don't waste Saturday night on the couch. Come enjoy free food, free drinks, music, and art. Nomad Art is a one night only Artist Exhibition held at 2616 Commerce in Dallas. DJ Blade will be there all night, along with the Ginger Valentine burlesque show, STEW playing at 11pm, and Hello Lover playing at midnight.

Date: Saturday, April 17th
Time: 7pm - 2pm
Where: 2616 Commerce in Dallas
Cost: FREE!
If you're going down to Austin the weekend visit Tara to the T and the Texas Tarts at the Lone Star Round Up.

Its a great big car show with amazing rides driven here from all over the country, its a killer live music festival, its some seriously talented artists, pinstripers & unique shopping, its great food and cold drinks, its folks and friends and families getting together -

and when its springtime in Austin,
its Round Up time, ya'll...

Date: Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19th
Times: (F&S) 10am-12am, (S) 11am-10pm
Where: Travis County Expo Center, Austin, TX
Web site:

Oak Cliff Earth Day will feature over 100 exhibitors, including information booths, artists, performers, food booths, pet adoptions, blood donations, hybrid vehicles, childrens activities, and much more! It's located in Lake Cliff Park, so bring the whole family, and Fido, too.

Please walk, bike, or take the bus to the event, in the spirit of Earth Day, and to avoid parking hassles. Methodist Hospital is kindly providing parking and a shuttle for those who don't take public transportation.

Also be sure to stop by all the amazing Etsy Dallas members art booths that will be there selling their one of a kind works. Dowdy Studio will feature his music inspired hand printed tees, Sherry's Nature Paintings will have her lovely nature paintings and prints, Pamela Michelle will have her original artwork and one of a kind wood jewelry, and don't miss the Kessler Craftsman's alluring charm and glass artwork and jewelry.

Date: Sunday, April 19th
Time: 11am-5pm
Where: Lake Cliff Park, 1200 N. Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX
Web site:
Cost: FREE!

f. is for frank is having a workshop on Sunday. It is called Prints of Love. It incorporates jewelry made with fingerprints that we will then be cast in pewter. It is a perfect gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day and great for all ages.

Date: Sunday, April 19th
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: f. is for frank studio
web link:
Cost: $40

posted by: Pamela Michelle