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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


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!