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Weekend Guide June 18 + 19

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 11am-5pm
Location: 2820 Indiana Blvd, Dallas
Cost: Free to attend!
Etsy Dallas Member Participating: Dowdy Studio

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 2pm-6pm
Location: 6337 Prospect Ave, Dallas
Cost: Free to attend! Live music, Free snacks and drinks + more!
More Info: click here
Etsy Dallas Members Participating: Dowdy Studio, Tefi, Cut Out and Collect, La Alicia

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide May 21 + 22

Date: Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd
Time: 11am-7pm
Location: Palmer Events Center, Austin
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Date: Sunday, May 22
Time: 4pm-8pm
Location: In front of Enos, 407 N. Bishop Ave, Dallas
Etsy Dallas Member Participating: Dowdy Studio (pick up a limited edition Brew Riot Tee by Dowdy Studio)

Daily Discoveries: Birds of a Feather...

Flock together at the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash! These Dallas artists certainly know how to "put a bird on it". (Portlandia, anyone?)

Welcome the warm Texas weather and take flight with these beautiful pieces.

Clockwise from top left:

I heart you a latte by Dowdy Studio, Falling Feathers Handbag in Purple Linen

by cut out and collect, Owl Mah Jong Tile Pendant by maggie may i, Modern

Chairs Quilted Pillow Cover by childsPLAYdesign

This Daily Discovery was brought to you today by Meredith of SheepishKnitCrochet.

Visual Recap from +Cool Art

It was a couple weeks ago, there was snow on the ground, it was quiet outside and a few of us Etsy Dallas artists decided to hold an intimate trunk show called All You Need is Love + Cool Art. Here's some pics of what happened.

A view from our front window the day before the + Cool Art show.

Outside Larry's house, where the show was. Luckily the snow melted a bit that day. You know Texas shuts down when it snows, so we're really excited that we were able to make it.

It was warm and cozy inside where we set up out handmade goodies all over Larry's house. Larry, the Kessler Craftsman, and Tefi took over the dining room.

A close up of Tefi's pretty fabric yo-yo necklaces.

This was our set up. We shared the living room with Cut Out and Collect. We blocked the TV with our ginormous display.

That's okay, because Cut Out and Collect blocked the fireplace. We joked about turning it on....but we're too nice for that. Plus we heart her handmade bags and like them better not on fire.

posted by Pamela/Dowdy Studio

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: Sept 11-12

A mix of Fine Art and Jazz. See Stanley Clark and other jazz greats amid 100 juried fine artists.

date: Fri & Sat, Sept 11-12
time: Fri 4:pm – 11pm; Sat 12pm – 11pm
location: Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
more info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas!

date: Sat, Sept 11
time: 9am - 4pm
location: South Side on Lamar
More info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas!

Renegade Chicago
date: Fri & Sat, Sept 11-12
time: Fri 4:pm – 11pm; Sat 12pm – 11pm
location: Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
more info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas!

And our Austin friends

Spring Bash Daily Discovery: Handmade Handbags

Today we discovered that no girl can go without her carry-all bag. Where else would you store all your valuables and daily essentials like your phone, wallet, make-up, hand crocheted afghan, hot glue gun, unicorn sprinkles, and sewing machine?

I mean, wait, okay, maybe you don't have all that in one bag. Perhaps I got a little too personal there. Well, we searched the 2010 Spring Bash Artists for the coolest carry-all bags, and WOW we found some uniquely awesome discoveries. Check them out, and be sure to swing by the Spring Bash to meet the designers and see them in person to see what you can put in them!

Clockwise from top left: Cut Out and Collect, Banana Showcase, *annemarie*, and 2Enju

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: April 23-25

Art lovers once again get a great opportunity to support local artists (and acquire some wonderful art in the process) during the Bath House Cultural Center's Spring Art Mart. The Art Mart has always been the place to find a special piece of art for yourself, family and friends: paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, cards and other unique creations.

The Bath House Art Mart benefits the Bath House Cultural Center's year-round visual and performing arts programs. Purchases benefit everyone: The lucky owner will take home one-of-a-kind artwork, while local artists and arts lovers will be able to continue enjoying the arts at the neighborhood cultural center on White Rock Lake.

Date: Friday - Sunday, April 23-25
Time: (F) 7-9pm Reception, (S) 12pm-7pm, (Su) 11am - 6pm
Location: Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
Cost: Free!
Shop Etsy Dallas: The Kessler Craftsman
More info: click here

The Robert Muller School in Fairview, TX is holding its first annual Community Fair and Craft Market this Saturday.

The Fair will feature: fine art, handcrafts, baked goods, fresh produce and much more, with an emphasis on local businesses and family friendly, organic, sustainable products and services for our community! We will also have a kid’s fun area with arts and crafts, a bounce house, face painting, peace games, music, dancing and other activities.

Date: Saturday, April 24
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Robert Muller School, Fairview, Tx
Cost: Free!

Shop Etsy Dallas: eye on the sparrow designs
More info: click here

This is round two for the Dustbowl Arts Market, this time it's running alongside the Norman Music Festival so you can shop on your way to hear live music - includes the Dirty Projectors & Octopus Project.
Date: Sunday, April 25
Time: 11am - 5:30 pm
Location: Corner of Crawford & Gray, Downtown Norman, OK
Cost: all free, even the music!
Shop Etsy Dallas: Cut Out And Collect & eye on the sparrow designs
More info: click here and here

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Aug 28-30

Hooray for the weekend! Most students started school this week, which means this is the first weekend of freedom. Well students and ex-students, let's grab some friends and go have some fun this weekend!

Harrilu Trunk Show

Date: Aug 28 - 30

Time: during regular store hours

At: Exhale Dallas 500 E. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas

For more info click here

Pre-shop Harrilu here

Dustbowl Arts Market

Date: Saturday Aug 29th

Time: 10am - 6pm

At: Campus Corner (Buchanan Street) Norman, Oklahoma

For more info click here

Pre-shop: One Up Designs, Three Yellow Starfish, Dowdy Studio, Cut Out and Collect, Pamela Michelle, Artful Expression

Super Sneaky Collaboration Project at the Dustbowl

Date: Saturday Aug 29th

Time: 10am - 6pm

At: Campus Corner (Buchanan Street) Norman, Oklahoma

For more info click here

Pre-shop: Dowdy Studio, Cut Out and Collect, Pamela Michelle

Studio Four Eleven Open House

Date: Thursday, Sept 3rd

Time: 5pm - 10pm

At: Studio Four Eleven N. Tyler St. Dallas

For more info click here

Pre-shop: Tara to the T

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: August 6 - 9

1st Thursday – Dallas
Chill Out at Bishop Arts District! Visit any of these shops in the Bishop’s Arts District to get a ticket for a free palleta by La Original Michoacana:
Xpressions Boutique, Make, Green Pet, Hunky's, Indigo 1745, Zola's, Bishop Street Market, Cozy Cottage, THE Magazine, Decorazon Gallery, Shambhala Body Gallery, Salon on Bishop, Hattie's and Pretty In Pink.

Stop by Make Shop and Studio for the Peace Out Kimber and Summer Sale

Bring the dogs by Green Pet for a free doggy frozen yogurt treat. First come, first served.

Date: Thursday August 6th
Time: 7pm -9pm
Location: Bishop Arts District
Cost: FREE!

Cut Out & Collect: Happy Birthday Sale! - Online
Help Cheyne of Cut Out and Collect celebrate her birthday - buy YOURSELF a present!!! Free worldwide shipping on select items + free cupcake mini zipper pouch on all orders over $45.

Date: August 6th – 10th
Time: Etsy is always open

The Girl Show - Dallas
The creative sisters of Dallas will gather for a two day festival celebrating vast individual talents. Live music will be featured both days including Iris Leu, voted "Next Big Thing" by the Dallas Quick. Live visual art will be on display both days including interactive, hands-on activities. Original T-shirts and jewelry, a fashion show, body art, and live photography are just some of the other exciting things that make 'girlShow' ArtLoveMagic's BIGGEST event of the year.

Date: Friday, August 7th & Saturday August 8th
Time: 8pm - 12 am
Location: Mokah Lounge 2803 Taylor Street Dallas, Texas 75226
Cost: $10

To Be Scene - Mural Wrap Party - Dallas
Date: Saturday, August 08, 2009
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Location: Kettle Art Gallery, 2714 Elm Street Dallas, TX

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Online Shopping Edition!

Great holiday shopping deals have docked in the land of Etsy Dallas. We've got everything from free gift with purchase, discounted goods, and free shipping this weekend.

LinkBrenda White - Free gift with purchase
Brenda White likes to incorporate ribbons, papers, fabric, beads, you name it, to create embellished desktop items. The items in her shop make a fun statement, are functional, and best of all they are reasonably priced.

To celebrate the 4th of July Brenda White is tossing up freebies like firecrackers. Purchase anything in Brenda White's shop and she'll send ya a free 6 pack of matchbook note cards. This sale runs from Friday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 5th online in the Brenda White Etsy shop.

Pamela Michelle - Art Necklace Sale
Join Pamela Michelle, a fun loving wooden jewelry designer and illustrator, in her Etsy Shop this week for a can't miss sale! All Art Necklaces are on sale for $12.00 each. There's no code or coupon to purchase. Each has been marked down from $15.00, so everyone can have a chance wear a little Pamela Michelle.

Each art necklace is made from a mini print of one of Pamela's original works on canvas and is handmade, so each one gets tons of love before it's finished. Happy shopping!

A select few Etsy Dallas members are throwing up a free shipping sail....I mean sale. Check out Tefi Designs, Alicia Colina-Ashby, Cut Out and Collect, Pamela Michelle, Artful Expression, Sadie's Things and Laura Davis Design Lab for some more great deals on shipping. The sale is from July 2nd to July 6th, so you can find amazing handmade goods and not worry about paying extra for it to get to you. So have fun shopping!

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide

This is the week to party it up in Dallas! Get your artsy crafty shopping on all over the place at these fine events happening in your area.

The Girl Show - Arlington, TX
F6 Gallery is opening it's doors March 28th for the Girl Show, an exclusive all female
artist show. Come and see our very own Etsy Dallas member, Cut Out & Collect, with her handmade handbags, wallets, and pillows. This is a designer you don't want to miss.

Date: March 28th
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: South of 1-30 on Division St, Arlington, TX

Allen Early Childhood PTA Garage Sale and Vendor Show - Allen, TX
Etsy Dallas member Pink Lemonade Boutique Bags cordially invites you to the Allen Early Childhood PTA Garage Sale and Vendor Show Saturday, March 28th.

Date: March 28th
Time: 8am-2pm
Location: Lowery Freshman Center, Allen, TX (at the corner of Greenville and Jupiter)

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas - Dallas, TX
CADD Art Lab will be open late this Saturday to coincide with the photography exhibition openings around town. CADD is currently showing the exhibition "Flash: Photography from Dallas Galleries".

Date: March 28th
Time: 11am - 8pm
Location: 1608 C Main St. Dallas, TX
Tele: 214.741.1075