Wednesday, April 14, 2010

String of Shows

This Saturday kicks off the first of three shows on three consecutive weekends for me. The Lone Star Ladies Shop Austin is starting the series off right here in Austin. If you made it out for last year's inaugural show, you know that it's a great line up of artisans and fun things to do. The Ladies added another dimension this year with the advent of the Frontier Scholarship fund.  Show admission is $10 (cash only) but this year $5 of that goes directly to fund the scholarship that is slated for "AISD seniors planning to study the applied arts." A great idea and a great cause. I'm especially excited by their stipulation that the student doesn't necessarily have to study at a four year college to use the funds.

The first 30 people through the door will get a goody bag filled with swag from vendors and other sponsors. There was a line around the block last year, so if you're a swag lover, don't be sleepin' in. If you can't manage to get up early enough for that, I'll have my raffle for a free pair of earrings. Be sure to stop by my booth to say hi and to sign up for your chance.

Want to attend Shop Austin for FREE!?

I have two tickets for free admission to the show. To win you need to leave a comment by midnight tomorrow (Thurs, April 15) AND have pledged to KUT during their latest fund drive (honor system). A slightly odd requirement, but I've been listening to the pledge drive for a week now, so it's on my mind. I'll pull a name out of the virtual hat and send you your tickets via email.

Quick Details:  Shop Austin
Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto (next to Scholtz's)
Saturday, April 17
10am to 6pm
Free parking in nearby garages

Next up: San Antonio and The King William Fair on Saturday, April 24th. It's my first ever show in SA, so I'm excited to see how it goes. Hopefully, more about that next week, but my mom will be in town, so no promises.

May 1st I'll be in Dallas at the Etsy Dallas Handmade Bash. It's at South Side on Lamar which is a great example of adaptive reuse--the architectural kind, not the jewelry kind. I did this show last year and really enjoyed the customers, other artists and the venue. An all around great show. If you're in Dallas, I recommend stopping by. If you have friends in the big D, be sure to pass along the info.

2 comments:

DirtyBlonde said...

I would love to attend Lone Star Ladies Shop Austin! I pledged KUT like I do every spring and can't wait to get my aluminum water bottle :-)

RL

adaptive reUse said...

Proving that 90% of life is just showing up, you are the lucky winner of the free passes to the Shop Austin show. Send me your address and I'll send along the .pdf. Thanks for participating!!

christine AT adaptivereuser dot com