Plan to stay all day, EAT, SHOP and PLAY!
Gearing up for a full weekend of fun for the entire family, Cherrywood Art Fair is so much more than just a shopping destination — it is truly an Austin holiday tradition bringing together local eats, lively music and a plethora of engaging activities for the entire family!
Featuring 88 Texas artists and makers with perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list Including an eclectic group of goods ranging from whimsical toys for kids and pets to small batch functional ceramics to geometric jewelry and organic skincare products.
The music stage will come alive at 11am on Saturday morning to showcase a variety of musical genres including 18-year-old country singer Bethany Becker, sister pop trio Tiarra Girls, eight-piece brass band Interrobang Brass, indie group The Canvas People and Austin’s beloved School of Rock. Headlining this year’s Fair is the acclaimed singer-songwriter and past The Voice contestant Suzanna Choffel, who will take the stage on Saturday at 3pm.
On Sunday, the center stage will transition to entertainment with balloons and tricks from Magic by Carlos, an energizing performance from The Pink Flamenco Children’s Dance Academy, puppet fun with The Van Show, inspiring beats from Austin Community Steelband, Storytime with Sukyi McMahon and family friendly improv comedy by Hideout Theatre’s Flying Theater Machine.
Attendees can participate in a variety of offerings such as crafting with Catherine Prystup of livemom.com, hair styling from Braid Babe, Face Painting by Ruth, a bike maintenance workshop with Yellow Bike Project, animal games with All Things Wild, a recycling education table by Break It Down, aerial performances by Circus of Hope, kid’s gardening activities with Gardenheads and many more fun-filled activity stations.
Be sure to stop by the Austin Creative ReUse booth for complimentary gift wrapping of all your Texas-made treasures. You’ll also be able to refuel at one of the many food trucks like Hat Creek Provisions, Heretic Handhelds, Jake Hates Coffee, Juana Taco, Mmmpanadas, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Texas Chili Queens and Wholly Kabob.
Cherrywood Art Fair benefits local nonprofit Chula League and the Little Artist Big Artist program – a free after-school arts mentoring program that pairs professional artists with East Austin elementary school children to teach them how to turn a concept into art, and art into a business. Look for their little artist creations at the 200+ item silent auction, which also features gift cards from popular local businesses and donated wares from each of the Fair artists.
For more information about the 2016 Fair, including the artist lineup, bands, food vendors, community partners, sponsors, schedule of events and more visit www.cherrywoodartfair.org
When: December 10th & 11th
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Cherrywood Art Fair
3808 Mapplewood Avenue
Austin, Texas 78722