Hey all you indie Austin artists and designers: This sounds like your time to shine. It's happening way off in April '09, but you can sign up to show off your duds NOW.
DATE - Saturday April 18, 2009
TIME - 11:00am to 5:00pm
PLACE - Saengerrunde Hall (next to Scholz Garten), 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
TICKETS - In advance $8, at the door $10.
WEBSITE - THEBEARDEDLADIESPRESENT.COM
EVENT - The Bearded Ladies Production Co. is set to produce its first show in Austin, Texas. The 2009 event will be a craft fair, art festival, and independent designer showcase all wrapped up into one. The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin will provide shoppers an opportunity to find one of-a-kind gifts, unique accessories, fashionable attire, home decor and more. Shoppers can browse the work of talented artisans who buck the trend of mass-production by offering handcrafted goods that are finely constructed and very unique.
The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin is currently accepting applications for vendors. All local crafters, independent designers, and artists that want to broaden their customer base are invited to apply. Let all of Austin know what you have to offer and join The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin!
So, this is The Bearded Ladies' first event, after setting up shop just seven months ago. "Shop Austin" sounds somewhat akin to Maker Faire, which I'm very sad to not be attending this weekend. (So much fun stuff happening this weekend!).
I am a sporadic crafter, especially as it applies to knitting scarves and sometimes decoupage. Lately though, I've been wanting to learn screen printing, and at the VERY least, I would like to learn how to take a decent picture. (I am probably the worst photographer I know. One time for Mother's Day, I gave my mom a coffee table book of photographs taken by blind children. And every last shot - once again, by blind children - was 50x better than any picture ever taken by this able-bodied girl.)
Are you all crafty? If so, what do you make?