Friday, November 09, 2007

Hand-made local holidays

If you like finding original, well-wrought crafts, you might have already enjoyed one of the Make Urban Bazaars at the Dallas Farmers' Market (the next one is coming up Dec 1st). Now there's another group ijn the niche: Etsy Dallas. And while you might be accustomed to ordering crafts online through Etsy, you'll have a chance to check things out in person at their TRUNK SHOW!

ETSY DALLAS TRUNK SHOW: The event takes place in the old Sears building (now Southside on Lamar) with the chance to shop for hip crafts and handmade goodies. Make it a handmade holiday!
When: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 11am-3pm
Where: Southside on Lamar's main lobby - Here's a map.
Who: Tefi Designs, Atom-In, One Up Designs, PamelaMichelle, B-Licious, Lady of Luxury, Une Promesse, ebraunnagel, Mary's Madness

URBAN BAZAAR/SPREE SHOWCASE/DECK THE HALLS: The event takes place at The Apartment, the Dallas Market Hall, and the Sons of Hermann Hall and will feature the wares of your favorite independent designers while serving complimentary drinks, spa treatments, and showering giveaways.

When: Thursday November 29-Sunday December 2
Time: 11am-3pm
Where: around Dallas, $9 for all three events
More Info: The Indie Experience

Oak Cliff Artisans

The Oak Cliff Artisans' fall arts fair is next weekend, November 17th & 18th at Kidd Springs park. Exhibiting artists selling works will include:

Larry Pile - Stained Glass
Carl Spoto - Pottery
Abby Wood - Mixed Media
Carla-Marie Weir - Jewelry
Tefi Designs - Jewelry
George Cole - Clay & Metal
Maja McFaul - Jewelry
Ben James - Sculpture
Reid Barnhart - Wearable Art
Patricia Dillingham - Photography
Rachel Hoehn - Pottery
Stewpot Homeless Shelter

Modern Homes on Tour

This weekend is the first annual AIA modern home tour. Eight single and multi-family residences throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area designed by Texas architects are featured. Two homes in Urban Reserve along with several infill homes in established Dallas neighborhoods make the list, and all of them have their own modern take on inhabiting an urban environment. Architecture firms represented include Mitchell Garman, Morrison Seifert Murphy, Oglesby Greene, Zero3, dsgn, Clifford Welch, Buchanan Architecture, and Cunningham Architects.

Tickets are $25. The tour runs from 10am to 5pm Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th. 200 lucky-ducks will attend the premier party scheduled for tonight ($75, by invitation only). Contact or call 214-742-3242.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Congratulations to Heather Wiese-Alexander on getting a little NY Times attention. The proprietor of Nest, the home accent store in Snider Plaza, was interviewed on the hottest bets and worst bombs in recent modern design:
“People here do not have the trend-set mentality they might have in New York or Miami,” said Ms. Wiese-Alexander, a former art director for Neiman Marcus. “They latch onto trends after they’ve already been shown in all the magazines.” But she chose a neighborhood populated by what she calls the “height of Dallas society,” and filled her shop with clean-lined furniture and accessories that fit in both modern and traditional interiors.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Candlelight on Henderson

To cap off the election day ruckus, there's a chance to mingle and enjoy the civility of the cultural arts with a stroll through several art establishments off Henderson Ave, featuring beverages, snacks and some special deals. The 16th annual "Candlelight Walk on Henderson" is Tuesday, November 6, 2007, from 5 to 9 p.m. It's an enchanting evening in which to delight in food, drink and holiday fare

Participating stops include:
Again & Again Consignment Furniture ~ 5207 Bonita Ave. at Henderson ~ 214-826-6666
Another Place & Time ~ 2815 N. Henderson Ave. ~ 214-824-1875
ART is ART ~ 2811 N. Henderson Ave. ~ 214-823-8222
Emeralds to Coconuts ~ 2730 N. Henderson Ave. ~ 214-823-3620
Gypsy Wagon ~ 5211 Bonita Ave. at Henderson ~ 214-293-2361
La Mariposa ~ 2813 N. Henderson Ave. ~ 214-826-0069
Milton Kent
Antiques ~ 2819 N. Henderson Ave. ~ 214-826-7553
Pandemonium Ltd. ~2726 N. Henderson Ave. ~ 214-370-5677