A celebration of all artful things crafted with care, Renegade Craft Fair takes place every year in Austin, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and London, presenting a “curated indie-craft marketplace showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary craft and design.” For an overwhelming display of eye-catching wares, check out this year’s event in Austin at the Palmer Event Center, complete with the creations of hundreds of makers, all handmade, all independently created and all up for sale, just waiting to go home with you and make your life a bit more beautiful.
Feeling spontaneous? Feel like camping? Feel like getting creative? About an hour northeast of Austin lies Apache Pass, several hundred acres of grassy land in the heart of Rockland, Texas; that’s precisely where the worlds of visual and interactive art, performance, film, and music will converge this weekend as Art Outside
teems with creativity in all its forms. With live music starting at 5 pm Friday, October 18 and running through 11 pm Sunday night, there’s no shortage of inspiration to be had at this three-day celebration of nature, art, and the urge to create.
Art Outside, Apache Pass, Rockland, TX (click for directions)
Fri, Oct 18 – Sunday, Oct 20
$130 for full weekend pass (includes car/primitive camping fee)
$40-60 for single day tickets, depending on day (no camping)
The president of the board of trustees for the new Contemporary Austin
museum put it best: “It is time for Austin, as one of America’s most creative and progressive cities, to have a contemporary art museum to match our robust activity in music, film, and new-media entrepreneurship.” That’s precisely why the museum formerly known as AMOA (Austin Museum of Art) has been transformed into an ultra-modern museum featuring the finest in visual art forms in two locations: The Jones Center on Congress Avenue and Laguna Gloria, north of downtown. Beginning Sept 21, new exhibits will herald the arrival of a new era for Austin’s arts scene. Planned exhibits for the upcoming year include the work of artists Charles Atlas, Tom Friedman, Orly Genger, Charles Long, Tom Sachs, and Do Ho Suh. Admission prices have not yet been released.
700 Congress Avenue (The Jones Center)
3809 West 35th Street (Laguna Gloria)
Let’s be honest: adolescence was never a fantastic time for anyone, really. And therein lies the genius in “Mortified,” an event that bills itself as being equal parts comedy, theater and therapy. Participants lead a show-and-tell of sorts, reminiscing over memorabilia from eras gone by and even reading passages aloud from their childhood and teenage journals, spilling their secrets about illicit crushes, misguided dreams and all the ever-so-embarrassing gaffes that come part and parcel with pre-teen inexperience. Just think: for a mere $12, you can pack in all sorts of psychotherapy from the simple realization that no matter how strange, awkward and out of place you may have felt since grade school, you’re gloriously not alone, and actually, you never were in the first place.
The North Door, 501 Brushy Street
Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 8 pm both nights
Buy tickets online for $12 per person