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    Please join Carbon Art Studio for an introduction to indigo dye!

    This beginner level course will include a demonstration of binding techniques to create several different patterns. There will be plenty of hands on time to experiment and create – bind, dip, reveal your designs and watch them transform in an instant from bright green to deep indigo blue.

    Cost is $35 per person and includes everything you will need to create your own set of Three 28×28 tea towels in class.

    (Bring a friend for $5 off each ticket!)

    4 student minimum enrollment
    Light refreshments included
    Cancellations accepted within 48 hours of event start time

    Our facilitator, Rashell Nordstrom, is a local artist who has been hosting art workshops that explore the creative process since 2017.

      The Laura’s Library Artisans’ Market is a craft show featuring 40 Austin area artists, a large silent auction and 2 food trucks. This is a juried show with all handmade, high quality items and minimal overlap between types of items. All proceeds benefit student scholarships, as well as various library programs always offered free to the public. Indoor and outdoor booths, rain or shine. Free admission and parking. Located just 3 miles West of Hwy 360 at the Laura Bush Library (9411 Bee Cave Rd.). Come enjoy the beautiful Hill Country setting, eat lunch and shop! #LaurasArtMkt

        Join Plant Party and The Great Outdoors in making unique Holiday Succulent Swag!

        Saturday, 15 December at 5pm, in the Orchid Room at The Great Outdoors.

        Ticket includes:
        3 x 2″ succulents
        Christmas greenery & swag bracket
        Decor items with glitter, wire, paint and burlap
        Sip on your choice of coffee (courtesy of Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden), hot chocolate, cider or… BYOB!

        Bring some friends, your mum or even the kiddos for a family friendly event.

        Looking for a wonderful handmade gift?
        Our builds will be the perfect option for the plant lover in your life!

          Join us for our last Garden Party of the year! We will have so much going on:
          🤶🎅 will be here for photos!
          🎀Jeanette Dyer & Melodie Yargeau will be here to decorate wreaths – bring your own items or use ours!
          🐕 Austin Animal Center 🐈 will be here with a friendly pup and free pet tag engravings!
          🌰DIY Decoration Stand – with all the glitter and glue your heart could desire!
          🎶 Live music!
          And who could forget!?🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

          Saturday 8 December, 11am – 4/5pm

          This event is free and open to the public!

            Handmade In The Hangar is a Local family friendly event featuring local Austin Makers. There will be live music and something for everyone; gifts, jewelry, candles, soaps, apparel, wood working and much more with food trucks near by. Great way to get the family out for fun and support your local Austin Makers.

              Join Crafts & Drafts at Friends & Allies Brewing for a craft social! We’re going to the dogs at this workshop. Build your best friend their very own Doggie Center with hooks and a treat jar so they have a nice place to hang their leash after a long day of walks and fetch.

              >> $10 of each ticket goes to a local rescue! <<

              Bring your doggies! Weather permitting we’ll be on the patio and friendly, well behaved are welcome to join us. If we are inside unfortunately dogs will not be able to attend. Keep an eye on the Facebook event, we’ll post updates there.

              Your Crafts & Drafts host will provide all the supplies and walk you through building your custom Dog Leash Hanger. Come join us for some great drinks and get your crafty on!


              – Build 1 custom wooden Dog Leash Hanger complete with double hook for leashes plus a handy jar for treats or poo bags

              – 2 beers included – may be redeemed at Friends & Allies or next door at Austin Eastciders

              – Learn wood staining and painting techniques

              – Your choice of wooden plaque shapes

              – Choose from a variety of stencils for decorating your project plus we’ll have letter stencils for adding your pup’s name

              – Get hands on with some tools and learn to attach your accessories

              – Supplies to hang your masterpiece with when you take it home

              Reserve your spot here:

              Crafts & Drafts hosts craft classes in bars and breweries around Austin. Check out all our events online at

                Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lucy Dacus, Kyle Craft, U.S. Girls, and Red Yarn will perform live for Austin kids and families at the 6th annual MyMusicRx + YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids at the FADER FORT on Thursday March 15.

                The YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids is a family friendly, morning concert that benefits MyMusicRx, the flagship program of the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA). MyMusicRx bedside and online music medicine programs deliver the healing power of music to hospitalized kids across the country.

                Since 2014, YOU WHO! shows have cultivated a devoted following of more than 2,500 influential Austin moms, dads, and kids, treating them to up-close performances from artists like Shakey Graves, Sara Watkins, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, The Zombies, Best Coast, Heartless “Bathtubs”, Tacocat, Aloe Blacc, and Les Claypool. YOU WHO! has raised nearly $80,000 to fuel MyMusicRx programs.

                MyMusicRx has served more than 180,000 children along with their families, caregivers, and medical professionals across the country including through a local in-hospital concert partnership with Dell Children’s Medical Center. In 2018, MyMusicRx will launch its bedside service at St. David’s Children’s Hospital. To ensure long-term, sustainable program growth, CCA has assembled a local advisory board comprised of community members and executives from leading Austin businesses and firms. Proceeds from ticket sales will support MyMusicRx’s local programs.

                It’s a rainy Valentine’s Day in Austin, Texas! Grab the umbrellas, put on the rain boots and head to Catch Air’s Austin and Round Rock indoor play places to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

                Stop in anytime today, February 14, 2017, for all day crafts and cookies (while supplies last). The cookies and supplies for crafts are included in the cost of admission, drinks are available for an extra fee.


                What: Valentine’s Day Craft & Cookies
                When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
                Time: 10 am – 7 pm
                Where: Catch Air Round Rock (1401 S. IH-35) and Catch Air Austin (13450 N. Hwy. 183)
                Cost: Infants are free with paid child’s admission; Children 1-2: $10; Children 3-16: $14; Two 17+ Adults: FREE (per ever 1 paid child); Additional Adults: $7

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