BGAB is a free, family-friendly event, organized as an open shopping experience where shoppers can browse in a hassle-free environment with centralized checkout. Founded in 2001 by the principles of Blue Genie Art Industries, the show has grown from a small East Austin gathering to one of Central Texas’ leading annual holiday happenings and was named "Best Show and Sale" by the Austin Chronicle.
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.