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craftHER Market Fall 2019

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Presented by #bossbabesATX at Fair Market, Austin TX

Oct 12 - 13 2019
craftHER Market Fall 2019

Produced by #bossbabesATX, craftHER Market is a biannual pop-up space, showcasing the talent of women and nonbinary makers in Texas.

This Fall 2019, the market returns for its first-ever time as a two-day pop-up on October 12 and 13 at Fair Market in Austin, Texas. The market is FREE and open to the public from 11 AM to 5 PM each day. Family-friendly, dog-friendly and human-friendly, too. 🎈

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The market is open from 11 AM to 5 PM each day on Oct. 12 and 13. During the market, attendees can shop from 150+ vendors and attend free panels and activities.


Thanks to our craftHER sponsors Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, these panels are free and open to the public on October 12 and 13, with stage design coordinated by our lovely friends at Party at the Moontower Rentals.


• 11:30 AM: Cuttlefish-Casting
Gather at the panels stage to watch a demonstration from multidisciplinary artist and craftHER maker Coelina Edwards.

• 12:00 PM: Make Your Money Work For You
In this panel, members of the #BBATX community will discuss the financial mindsets and practices it takes to scale a side hustle and launch a business.

• 1:00 PM: Contemporary Craft and Cultural Appropriation
What are the lines (and relationships) between appreciation, appropriation and plagiarism? In this discussion, artists and makers will weigh in on the ways that contemporary craft borrows and steals from Indigenous practices and customs.

• 2:00 PM: Self-Doubt And Starting A Business
We often start businesses to solve the problems we see in the world—to be the message we wish to see in our communities. Even still, pursuing entrepreneurship can be lonely and mentally challenging. How do we become our own best cheerleaders?

• 3:00 PM: DJ Set by #BBATX Resident Artist, DJCASS&RA


• 11:30 AM: Community Loom with Zanny Adornments
Gather at the panels stage to watch a loom demonstration from Zanny Adornments. Following the demonstration, all will have the opportunity to contribute to the loom throughout the market.

• 12:00 PM: An Artist Talk Featuring Edith Valle
In conversation with artist and #BBATX board member Xochi Solis, craftHER Market’s artist-in-residence illustrator and designer Edith Valle will discuss her inspirations and creative career.

• 1:00 PM: Making A Living On Multiple Incomes
Small business owners and creative entrepreneurs typically pursue multiple projects and streams of income to make a living. In this discussion, you’ll hear from different thought leaders in the Austin community who are making it work.

• 2:00 PM: Making The Most Of Your Time Online
How many hours of your day do you lose scrolling Instagram? In this panel, we’ll explore establishing healthy relationships to technology, productivity hacks and simplifying our time on social media.

• 3:00 PM: DJ Set by #BBATX Resident Artist, DJ Dama Nilz

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Fair Market

1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

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This venue is wheelchair accessible and all activities will occur on the ground floor. The outdoor lawn within the venue is located on a slope and may be difficult to access without additional

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The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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