Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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: http://www.mainstreetartsfest.org/home.aspx
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
Web: http://www.dallasnomads.com/
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: http://www.blogger.com/www.lonestarroundup.com

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: http://oakcliffearthday.com/content/view/15/29/
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: http://www.blogger.com/www.fisforfrank.blogspot.com
Cost: $40

posted by: Pamela Michelle

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