Must See Craft Events at the 2011 SXSW in Austin, TX

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If you're attending the 2011 SXSW, here's a line up of craft events you MUST check out in Austin, TX!

Event: The Sketchbook Tour ’11 as SXSW

Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
Location: Austin Museum of Art, located downtown at 823 Congress Avenue # 100 Austin, TX 78701 – (512) 477-0766

About the event: Browse the 26,000 sketchbooks from 100 countries in the touring library, including sketchbooks from our very own Craftster members!! Art house co-op is behind the Sketchbook project. Read more information about Art house co-op here.

Event: BurdaStyle Fashion Show

Date: Sunday March 13
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm, fashion show starts at 9 pm
Location: Venue 222 hosting Etsy, Awesome in Austin, 222 East 6th Street Austin, Texas 78701

About the event: Our friends at BurdaStyle and 15 hand-picked DIY Fashion Designers take center stage with a dream audience of 500 guests, including influential fashion bloggers and DIY world influencers.  The BurdaStyle DIY Fashion show is also the official wrap up party for The Texas Style Council Conference, hosted by Indiana Adams from Adored Austin!

Event: Etsy, Awesome in Austin

Dates and Times: Saturday March 12 at Noon – Monday March 14 at 2:00 am
Location: Venue 222, 222 East 6th Street Austin, TX

About the event: Too… much… awesomeness…!

Etsy’s hosting a two party at SXSW that you just cannot miss!  They’ve a ton of events planned!  Our must-go pick is on Saturday March 12 from 4 pm – 6 pm, you can join the Etsy engineering team for the mini conference, Code as Craft: Moving Fast at Scale.

To get the full line up, visit the Etsy in Austin Facebook Event page.  Also, keep tabs on Team Etsy Austin’s blog for insider info on Austin hot spots!

Event: Commodore Von Keepsie’s Craftacular Music Carnivale

Date: Friday March 18
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Location: Gypsy Lounge located at 1504 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78702 – (512) 322-5214

About the event: Standard Recording, Handmade Promenade and Commodore Von Keepsie are happy to announce BUST Magazine, Hello Craft, and Sublime Stitching will host a craft fair with a twist. They’ll be partying with over a dozen indie bands, free beers (for you who are old enough!!) and make and take crafts. It sounds like a must-go for those in the area!

Vendors include: Bebito, Black Gardenia Designs, B.Link, Busty’s Fun Bags, Creepy Classics, Friction Jewelry, GreennessalanteRn, Katinka Pinka, KuroNeko, Light It Up, Mamus, oh, come on!, Paper Beats Rock, Stella Grace Boutique, Sublime Stitching, Sunday Afternoon Housewife, Sweet Earth Soap Company and The Nutmeg Tree. On a side note, a couple years ago we threw a party with Standard Recording! It was so much fun, check out some photos from this 2009 SXSW event here.

Other cool and crafty events at 2011 SXSW in Austin, TX include:

On Monday March 14 at 11:00AM, there is a Steampunk meet up at  Driskill, Maximilian Room, 604 Brazos Street. On Tuesday March 15 at 3:30 PM, there is a Craft Makers meet up at Driskill in the Victorian Room.

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  1. Martha Latta says:

    Thanks so much for the shout out for our event, Commodore Von Keepsies Craftacular Musical Carnivale! We had so much fun with you guys 2 years ago, and would love to do it again in the future!