BCST.jpg
One of Austin’s most eclectic and beloved neighborhoods, Bouldin Creek, is home to an incredible group of artists, designers, jewelry makers and crafters. This weekend, Austinites have the opportunity to visit the artists’ studios during the Bouldin Creek Studio Tour. I’ll be with Leslie Bonnell of Glitzkrieg at the Stitch Lab Sewing Studio on Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM doing free embroidery demos. Leslie will have all her awesome jewelry and sewing class information on hand. Also at the Stitch Lab will be designer, Jody Haller, of One-Eared Cat, showcasing her adorable appliqued kids clothes. The tour also includes studios ranging from letterpress art to photography to found object jewelry design. The Bouldin Creek neighborhood is a super-friendly, fun neighborhood, and well worth the visit.
Bouldin Creek Studio Tour
Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 from 11am – 5pm
Featured Artists:
Stella Alesi and Brian Alesi – Alesi Art
Stephanie Lindsey – Baby Jane
Kathie Sever and Bernadette Noll – Future Craft Collective
Leslie Bonnell – Glitzkrieg and The Stitch Lab Sewing Studio
Jody Haller – One-Eared Cat
Natalie Tischler – Ornamental Things
Rachel Lavin – Pio
Shannon Lowry – Round Robin Press
Mary Sledd- Sledd Photography
www.bouldincreekstudiotour.com


Another great way to shop locally – from more than 100 artists – is at the 8th Annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar. This event is a hub of all the great talent in Austin and has become an Austin staple for holiday shopping.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Now through December 24th, 2008
Open at 10:00am Daily
Sunday through Thursday 10am to 10pm
Friday through Saturday 10am to Midnight
Sunday December 24th 10am to 6pm
@ Monarch Events Center at Lincoln Village
6406 North IH-35, Suite 3100
Austin, Texas
http://bluegenieart.com/art_bazaar_2008.html