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    We are happy to begin another season of our Kerbey Lane Village Market Days!

    On the fourth Saturday of each month, from September through December, Kerbey Lane Village is filled with a diverse collection of local vendors and artists. Enjoy live music, fresh blooms and artisanal treats, including freshly-baked favorites from Tiny’s Milk & Cookies, as you stroll in and around our Garden House shop. This event is perfect for families, friends and neighbors.

    With freshly baked bread, sweet honey, cheerful blooms, and live music, these market days are sure to be refreshing!

    Our Market Day Partners:
    Tiny Boxwoods
    Milk & Cookies
    Ugolino Olive Oil
    Maya Blu Ceramics
    Fresh Florals from Clementine Botanical Art
    Esperanza Heritage
    Orchids by Renee
    Hello Bread
    Facepainting
    Live Music
    And more!

    Free and open to all.

    GARDEN HOUSE
    1515 West 35th Street, Building B
    Austin, TX 78703
    512 220 6243
    gardenhouse@thompsonhanson.com

      Save the date! Frida Friday ATX in August will be on the fourth Friday. We’re heading back to school with lessons from our GREATEST Diva inspirations: Whitney and Juanga.

      Music by one of Austin’s Greatest:
      DJ Chorizo Funk

      Food, music, featured vendors and more to come!

      Interested in being part of the FFATX familia? Head over to FridaFridayATX.org/involvement for opportunities to be involved with us a vendor, volunteer or more!

      About Frida Friday ATX:
      Frida Friday ATX (FFATX) is Austin’s first and largest monthly self-identified womxn-of-color centered mercado y más, supporting and amplifying womxn-of-color and allies in Tejaslandia! More than a market, Frida Friday ATX is a movement. Over the last two years, FFATX has proudly brought Austin a full line up of self-identified WOC vendors, artists, musicians and more to bless their events and vendor spaces each month. We’ve worked with over 150 vendors, and supported always created performance, partnerships and collaborations that center WoC-led economies.

      FFATX believes in womxn supporting womxn, and are super proud of the community we’ve been able to foster. We see our work as intersectional and understand that utilize our creative spaces to help bridge the wage gap that WoC experience daily. One of the most important parts of this mercado (y mas) is the amazing connection and community we make with each other as we empower each other. Find out more info about how you can join or support at: https://www.fridafridayatx.org

      About Waller Creek Conservancy:
      Waller Creek Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Austin, is developing a chain of parks around a restored Waller Creek in downtown Austin. Running from Waterloo Park at 15th Street to Lady Bird Lake, the new Waller Creek parks district will include more than 37-acres of newly designed and connected urban parks and public open space, and more than three miles of new hike and bike trails, along with engaging art and educational programming. Founded on the bedrock of great design, the revitalized Waller Creek will renew the natural environment, foster the creative arts, and nourish authentic and uplifting experiences that reflect Austin’s diversity and dynamic spirit.
      Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC) is excited to announce their partnership with FFATX! Part of the WCC mission is to create opportunities to serve diverse communities equitably through programming and community engagement. Part of this mission includes a commitment to partner with local organizations serving diverse communities to bring their programs to WCC managed spaces. Find our more about Waller Creek Conservancy here: https://www.wallercreek.org

        Don’t miss The University of Texas Club’s largest open house of the year to kick-off football season!

        Enjoy live music, complimentary lite bites, drink specials, and night-of only New Member and Sponsor incentives! This night gives you the opportunity to have fun as you learn more about the club and the ClubCorp Network from Club Ambassadors, Employee Partners, and fellow Members!

          What better way to show your appreciation for all the lovely mothers and the wonderful things they do than with decadent chocolates?!? Delysia Chocolatier invites you to spend the day honoring Mom. Treat her to a complimentary chocolate tasting with flavors inspired by the gentle, pure, and elegance of these beautiful women.

          Our Lemon curd apricot chocolate truffle gives a spectacular culinary experience as the perfectly balanced lemon curd and sweet apricots explode in your mouth. Enjoy milk chocolate infused with the floral notes of rose water, a spiced hint of cardamom, and a salty crunch of pistachio as you nibble on our Pistachio rose petal chocolate truffle. Lastly, find your way to our award-winning Spiced wine berry chocolate truffle. Explore the graceful hints of spiced wine blended with a trio of berries that will bring poise and elegance to your palette.

          Take a moment to spoil your wonderful Mother with Delysia Chocolatier’s delectable truffles. We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you and Mom.

            An immersive virtual experience from filmmaker Cyrus Sutton and astrophysicist Jon Swift, “I Am This” combines composited nature footage and practical effects to bring patterns in the universe into sharp relief. The music was composed by Mileece I’Anson who harnessed electrical currents from plants to create an ethereal soundscape. Projected on an 18ft dome, “I Am This” envelops the viewer in a 360-degree universe of stunning visuals and animations.

              Children, it is time to put those art skills to the test for a chance to win amazing chocolate! Delysia Chocolatier will host our annual chocolate Easter egg decorating competition on Palm Sunday, April 14th.

              Children from all over Central Texas are invited to visit our Culinary Center. You will be given a white chocolate Easter egg & edible ink markers for creative decorating purposes. The decorated eggs will be photographed & posted on Delysia Chocolatier’s website, our community & followers will vote for their favorite. The top three eggs that receive the most votes by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 21st will receive a golden egg filled with our chocolate truffles, barks, and molded chocolates. The winners will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter on Monday, April 22nd.

              Parents, as your children decorate their eggs, you’re invited to kick back, relax and enjoy a complimentary drink at our Culinary Center. We look forward to you joining us!

                With holiday shopping in full force our November Sip & Shop is the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit with a cocktail or two! This month we are proud to have an event made up of all women owned businesses. Shop local from these badass brands:

                The Sage Soul
                Prickly Pear Art
                Kerr Street Candle Co.
                NVMBR DCMBR Jewelry
                Succulents by Reeve
                Wonderlikewander

                Live Music
                Food from Gobble Gobble Food Truck

                Happy sipping & shopping!

                This event will be outside weather permitting otherwise it will be moved indoors!

                21 & Up.

                  Join Utah’s High West Distillery as we take over Austin’s 75 1/2 Rainey Street for three days of cocktails, entertainment and whiskey education. RSVP here: https://highwestaustin.splashthat.com

                    Join Utah’s High West Distillery as we take over Austin’s 75 1/2 Rainey Street for three days of cocktails, entertainment and whiskey education. RSVP here: https://highwestaustin.splashthat.com

                      Join Utah’s High West Distillery as we take over Austin’s 75 1/2 Rainey Street for three days of cocktails, entertainment and whiskey education.