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Art City Austin

April 12-14, shop and browse Art City Austin’s Convergence Fair—an art fest featuring up to 80 visual artists, designers, installation artists, artisans, and makers showcasing and selling their wares at Republic Square. Enjoy
local musicians, performance artists, live food demonstrations by local chefs, food trucks, boozy bevies, kid activities, and interactive experiences. Guests also have access to guided gallery tours and artist talks around town during the weekend. Find some of your favorite 2018 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar artists exhibiting there. Here’s a preview with a handy artist list at the bottom.

Greg Davis National Geographic Photograper
Photography by Greg Davis
Heather Harris
Art by Heather Harris
Mixed Media book tree art by Jay Long
Art by Jay Long
Woodarts Box by Mark Mallia
Woodwork by Mark Mallia
Morgan McBride ceramic platter
Ceramic arts by Morgan McBride
Angie Spears painting of girl with umbrella
Art by Angie Spears
silver jewelry cuff by Fred Tate
Jewelry by Fred Tate

List of 2018 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar artists exhibiting at Art City Austin’s Convergence Fair:
Greg Davis
Heather Harris
Jay Long
Mark Malia
Morgan McBride
Angie Spears
Fred Tate

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is an annual event that showcases a nationally recognized fine art and fine craft juried art fair, live concerts, performance artists, and street performers on the streets of downtown Fort Worth. Take a trip to Fort Worth, Texas April 11-14 to experience it all. Find some of your favorite 2018 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar artists exhibiting there. Here’s a preview with a handy artist list at the bottom.

Bailey's Jewelry Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Bailey’s Jewelry
Tanya Doskova
Art by Tanya Doskova
Clifton Henri Photography - Black Beauty 2016
Photography by Clifton Henri
Rick Loudermilk
Art by Rick Loudermilk
Iona Handcrafted Books - handmade leather journals
Handmade journals by Mychal Mitchell of Iona Handcrafted Books
Thomas Leathers
Tom Thomas leather bags

List of 2018 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar artists exhibiting at MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival:

William Bailey
Tanya Doskova
Clifton Henri
Rick Loudermilk
Mychal Mitchell
Horace Tom Thomas

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

The Deep Ellum Arts Festival consists of over 100 original bands and singer-songwriters performing on five stages, 200-juried visual artists displaying and selling their one of a kind works, spontaneous street performances, and over 30 restaurants serving trendy and classic foods & beverages covering six city blocks and adjacent spaces in the heart of the Deep Ellum Entertainment district. Take a trip to Dallas April 5-7 to experience it all. You’ll find some of your favorite 2018 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar artists exhibiting there. Here’s a peek at some of them, and find a handy artist list at the bottom.

Art by Greg Davis Photography
Iona Handcrafted Books
Handmade journals by Mychal Mitchell of Iona Handcrafted Books
Work by Mick Whitcomb
Sculptural Lighting by Mick Whitcomb
Rebekah Vinyard Jewelry
Rebekah Vinyard Jewelry
Zuckerman Art Studios
art by Kevin Zuckerman

List of 2018 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar artists exhibiting at Deep Ellum Arts Festival:

Bayou City Art Festival

March 29-31 Houston, Texas hosts the annual Bayou City Art Festival. The three-day festival showcases the works of over 300 fine artists, and offers more than 20,000 visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, enjoy food and entertainment outdoors at Memorial Park. You’ll find many of your favorite 2018 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar artists exhibiting there.

Here’s a peek at some of them. Find a handy artist list at the bottom.

Amanda Bennett
art by Amanda Bennett
Eric Mort Art Glass
Glass Art by Eric Mort
Angie Spears
art by Angie Spears
Matthew Naftzger
Sculpture Art by Matthew Naftzger

List of 2018 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar artists exhibiting at Bayou City Art Festival:

Passport to Art

Passport to Art graphics
Last year’s Passport to Art was so much fun, we partnered with Blue Genie Art Bazaar and Chula League’s Cherrywood Art Fair again to celebrate and promote the three big local art shows of the holiday season.

The Passport to Art is a little booklet you can pick up during EAST from some of our artists, at Triple Z Threadz on South Congress, at Blue Genie Art Bazaar, and at Cherrywood Art Fair. You take this passport to Blue Genie Art Bazaar and Chula League’s Cherrywood Art Fair to get it stamped. After you have those stamps you can redeem your booklet for free entrance into Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, and then we enter your passport in a drawing for a chance to win an art & gift “basket”—not really a basket, as Rory Skagen’s art piece is about 33″x26”. The prized basket features a jacket by Garzig Design, tea towels by Fisk & Fern, art by Rory Skagen, candles by Luna Tigre, and a journal by Iona Handcrafted Books, valuing the prize at over $400 retail. That’s a pretty great prize for supporting Austin’s art scene! Here’s a peek at the prizes:

Image of prizes from Luna Tigre, Iona Handcrafted Books, Fisk & Fern, Garzig Design, Rory Skagen

How to Enter:

Pick up your Passport to Art.
Attend all three events, and get your stamps.
Turn in your Passport to Art:
If you submit it to Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, you get free entry into the show, and it will be submitted into the drawing.
You can also submit it into the drawing at Blue Genie Art Bazaar, if you attend that event last.
One lucky winner will be drawn from the Passports with all three stamps.

Event Details:

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
November 23rd – December 24th | 10:00am – 10:00pm
6100 Airport Blvd, 78752
Chula League’s Cherrywood Art Fair
December 8th & 9th | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Maplewood Elementary | 3808 Maplewood Ave, 78722

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
December 13th-24th | 11:00am – 10:00pm
Palmer Events Center | 900 Barton Springs, 78704

Vessel

Vessel
Armadillo artist, Brian David Johnson, has curated an art show dubbed Vessel. Opening night is this Saturday September 12, 6-10pm, there will be food, drink, and live music by Ethan Azarianmid. Vessel is both the name and theme of the show. Many artists will be showing literal vessels, but the theme is also open to artist interpretation of the idea of a vessel. Approximately 24 local artists (one being Kathleen Ash, another Armadillo artist) will represent a range of disciplines including: wood work, ceramics, metal work, glass, sculpture, and 2D paintings and illustrations.

The show is partially funded by the Austin Cultural Arts Division and sponsored by Big Medium, and will be held at the shade houses and beautifully landscaped grounds of Utility Research Garden at 638 Tillery Street. The opening is free, but if you can’t make it Saturday night, you have another chance to view the work Sunday, September 13 11am – 4pm. Find sneak peeks of the amazing work that will be on display this weekend here. We’re looking forward to the show. Hope to see you there!