Cherrywood Art Fair Sparks the Holiday Spirit with Cool Handmade Culture

Written by Celeste Quesada

Whether you are new to Austin or always on the hunt for the next big thing, Cherrywood Art Fair will not disappoint with its 13-year reign as East Austin’s longest-running and most beloved Art Fair.

Our festive army of staff, volunteers and elves revitalizes the relationship between the art, the maker and the audience through a warm, personal connection and features locally produced treasures such as men’s and women’s handcrafted jewelry to fun and functional children’s goods, graphic novel style original paintings to gorgeous stationary and paper goods, Cherrywood Art Fair represents the best in local Handmade Culture.

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The two-day event also highlights great live entertainment from some of the city’s most buzz-worthy bands (Clandestino All-Stars, Elizabeth McQueen and Hard Proof) as well as food from delicious local food trucks including Wunder Pig; Pueblo Viejo; Mmmpanadas; Wholly Kabob; Chaat Shop; Bake Austin; Jack Hates Coffee. All day activities like The Violet Crown Collective’s troupe of talented local aerial artists will perform and Sky Candy Collective offers juggling/hooping demos at an interactive circus booth.

Emceed by East Austin neighborhood residents, KUTX 98.9 host, Rick McNulty and Austin American-Statesman Music Journalist Deborah Sengupta, the outdoor stage will surely conjure the holiday spirit from within!

So get ready to rekindle your childhood memories and celebrate a festive holiday season that is filled with nostalgia, music, sweets & savories … and top it off with discovering artistic treasures for your friends, family and even yourself!

Cherrywood Art Fair benefits Maplewood Elementary and Chula League’s Little Artist BIG ARTIST program which provides an opportunity for East Austin elementary school students to celebrate creativity, develop personal expression, and strengthen social skills through professional artist mentorship.

December 13 & 14, 2014
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Maplewood Elementary, E. 38 1/2 St. & Maplewood Ave.
Free and open to the public event RAIN OR SHINE

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