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Site Updates

Due to a family emergency, I will not be able to work on DFW Craft Shows right now. Updates on the website including updates are on hold temporarily.  Many of you may already know this, but my mother recently passed away.  The loss, which was sudden and completely unexpected, has left my family crippled.  I miss her terribly and I am unable to focus on anything but my family and my grief right now.

My mother was in love with all things crafty, and pretty much a crafting genius herself.  She helped me in my businesses and her encouragement / support was my fuel for everything.  I treasured our shows together and loved bragging about her creations.  Her talent was breathtaking and her love was like a light that lifted me above all else.  Without her, I am lost.



Just a day after this happened, my father in law was hospitalized for seizures.  He has been diagnosed with brain cancer, glioblastoma, and we are now working our hardest to help both of our families.

I truly appreciate your understanding and patience.  It means a lot to me that many of you have wished me the time I need and will be here when I get back.  I hate to leave you hanging because my mom adored you all so.  But, right now, it's all I can do to write this post...

Tania

Updated 7/15/11

Weekend Guide - 6/17 - 6/19



Detroit Arts Fest 2011
"A family & pet-friendly outdoor event held in conjunction with the Little Motor City Antique Car Show! Features an art exhibit (all ages), various merchandise & food vendors, children's activities, petting zoo, 42 tournament, and much more! Bring your pets - Dress Your Pet Contest; Stupid Pet Tricks Contest. Kick off the weekend with a homemade ice cream social on Friday, June 17, at the Detroit Tabernacle."

June 18th, 2011
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Downtown Detroit
Texas

Sip & Shop
"*Sip*Shop*Sample*Socialize"

June 18th, 2011
5:00pm-9:00pm

Comfort Suites DFW North
4700 W John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063

Heart of Texas Arts & Crafts Show - Summer 2011
"PERFECT PLACE FOR DAUGHTERS AND WIVES TO BUY THOSE LAST-MINUTE FATHER'S DAY GIFTS!  Now includes Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, Home Décor, Soups, Dips, Custom Confections and More!!!! "Bring a Friend" admission on Friday for customers! Part of the proceeds will go to support the US Military K-9 Fund (usmilitaryk-9fund.com). Enter for a chance to win a 3-D metal artwork creation from LB Enterprises of Hawley, Texas!"

June 17th, 2011
2:00PM - 8:00PM
June 18th, 2011
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Plano Centre
2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75074

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

June Art And Music Festival / Mansfield Unplugged
"Mansfield Unplugged is an up and coming organization supporting local artist and musicians while giving them a local area to perform, create and express their art in the South Tarrant County Area."

June 18th, 2011
10:00AM - 10:00PM

Main & Depot Street
Mansfield, TX

Lotus Yoga Pop-Up Shop & Community Open House
"Shop handmade, shop local. Join Dallas artists Cut Out and Collect, Dowdy Studio, La Alicia, tefi and more as they set up shop at Lotus Yoga Dallas' Community Open House & Pop-Up Shop."

June 18th, 2011
2:00PM - 6:00PM

Lotus Yoga Dallas
6337 Prospect Avenue (in Lakewood)
Dallas, TX

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
"DEOM features local vendors who sell handmade, homecrafted, and vintage products. All vendors come from within 150 miles of DFW and feature wares ranging from clothes and accessories to books and records to jam and bread."

June 18th, 2011 (and every third Saturday of the month)
11:00AM - 5:00PM

2820 Indiana Blvd
Dallas, TX

Denton Community Market
"We are a community gathering space alive with music, local food, locally produced handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business and more! We encourage you to come to any of our Market Days."

June 18th, 2011 and Every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Carroll Blvd & Mulberry
Denton, TX

Four Seasons Markets
"Four Seasons Markets was established to develop and manage European style markets where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family-friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe."

June 18th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

II Creeks Plaza
Richardson, TX

June 18th, 2011
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Dallas Uptown - West Village
Dallas, TX

June 18th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

The Shops at Castle Hills
Dallas, TX

Grapevine Market 2011
"The popular, open-air Grapevine Market made its seasonal return to Historic Downtown Grapevine on Thursday, April 7! You can find an eclectic array of items at Grapevine Market, including the finest handmade jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques, and more. Peruse the unique displays and indulge in something special."

June 16th, 2011 and every Thursday
9:00AM - 2:00PM
June 18th, 2011 and every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Liberty Plaza
Main Street
Grapevine, Texas

What shows will YOU be at?

Know of an event we are missing? Email us at dfwcraftshows(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject "Weekend Event" and we will get it added ASAP!

Vendor Applications :: Part III - The Template


Now that we have covered the important details regarding your event in Part I, and the pertinent information in defining your vendor base in Part II--it's time to start constructing that application!  You obviously care about throwing a successful event or you probably would not have read this far.  This series is here to help you, not make your life more complicated.  And in that spirit, I spent several weeks designing and coding this template that you can download and use for your vendor application. 




Weekend Fun - 6/10 - 6/12



The MAC's Uptown Trolley Stop Market
"This open-air market will celebrate the local community and acquaint the Uptown neighborhood with local foods, artisans, and organizations."

June 12th, 2011
11:00AM - 4:00PM

MAC Parking Lot
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX

Living Green Outdoor Farmers Market
"Lewisville’s farmers market is expanding this year to include new ""Green” living types of vendors. Green vendors will be showcased this year in the open-air market to celebrate businesses and organizations that promote a cleaner, safer, healthier lifestyle by reducing our carbon footprint. Green living is an ever-growing need in our society due to the numerous benefits it will provide to our generation and those to come. Vendors welcome include produce farmers, fresh cut flowers, gourmet food items, bakery items, handmade items, not for profits and animal rescue groups."

June 11th, 2011 and every 2nd Saturday until September
8:00AM - 12:00PM

Wayne Ferguson Plaza
Old Town Lewisville across from the Lewisville City Hall
151 W. Church Street
Lewisville, TX 75057

2nd Saturday on the Square
"2nd Saturday has been a major tradition in the community for many years and I am encouraged to continue this tradition. The Lancaster Chamber is a non-profit organization and its mission is to actively support, promote and attract business to better serve the greater Lancaster area. This event is to assist businesses and up and coming entrepreneurs. 2nd Saturday is free to the public. We will have food, live entertainment free balloons, events for children and much more."

June 11th, 2011, every 2nd Saturday of the month
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Historic Town Square in Lancaster
100 N Dallas Ave
Lancaster, TX 75146

Business Expo and Craft Fair
"Boutique Craft Fair and Small Business Show."

June 11th, 2011
8:30AM - 3:00PM

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1330 South Fielder Road
Arlington TX 76010

Fort Worth Parenting Extravaganza
"A free event for the whole family, bringing resources, local vendors, and support to Fort Worth families! With over 40 vendors, ranging from chiropractors, midwives, and doulas, to toys for children, handmade jewelry, natural soaps, and photographers, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone in the family!

A raffle and silent auction, featuring items from every vendor, will be ongoing throughout the day, with proceeds benefiting Fort Worth Babywearers."

June 11th, 2011
10:00AM - 3:00PM

University Christian Church
2720 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat
"Cowgirls, get ready for the most fabulous shopping experience of the summer!"

June 11th, 2011
6:15PM - 9:00/10:00PM
(General Public Admission begins at 7:00PM)

Waxahachie Civic Center
2000 Civic Center Ln
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

White Rock Local "Everything" Market
"White Rock Local Market is a non-profit, independent farmers market, a public space offering a venue for local farmers, ranchers, and artisans to bring what they grow or make and sell directly to our East Dallas neighborhood. Our mission is to strengthen our community by creating a meeting place for residents to buy fresh, local and healthy foods, and quality arts and crafts."

June 11th, 2011 and every 2nd Saturday
8:00AM - 1:00PM

702 N. Buckner Blvd
Dallas, Tx. 75218

Women in Business & Ministry Symposium
"Come for fun, food, fellowship, and networking with hundreds of Christian women with like minds. Hear the sounds of Christian music vocalist Michelle Winters, and witness as we honor 20 of the Leading Ladies from surrounding communities. Hear hot topics about what concerns todays busy business Christian women. Come prepared to be ministered to and have fun. See you there!"

June 11th, 2011
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX. 75039

Zumba in the Park
"The Agape Gems Presents: Zumba in the Park, Get out of School, Stay in shape! If you have heard anything about Zumba, You know that it is a party in itself! Well imagine assisting young girls boost their low self-esteem and confidence issues at the same time! We will teach them how to love themselves inside and out! We will have vendors promoting beauty and health, and an amazing Zumba director and beachbody coach, Latashia Alexander! Hope to see you there!!!"

June 11th, 2011
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Vandergriff Park
2801 Matlock Rd.
Arlington, TX
(Next to the hospital Medical Center of Arlington, Matlock and Mayfield.)

Wine & Clay Festival
"The Wine & Clay Festival is free to attend!"

June 11th, 2011
10:00AM - 5:00PM
June 12th, 2011
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Llano Estacado Winery
Lubbock, TX

Denton Community Market
"We are a community gathering space alive with music, local food, locally produced handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business and more! We encourage you to come to any of our Market Days."

June 4th, 2011 and Every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Carroll Blvd & Mulberry
Denton, TX

Four Seasons Markets
"Four Seasons Markets was established to develop and manage European style markets where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family-friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe."

June 11th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

II Creeks Plaza
Richardson, TX

June 11th, 2011
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Dallas Uptown - West Village
Dallas, TX

Grapevine Market 2011
"The popular, open-air Grapevine Market made its seasonal return to Historic Downtown Grapevine on Thursday, April 7! You can find an eclectic array of items at Grapevine Market, including the finest handmade jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques, and more. Peruse the unique displays and indulge in something special."

June 9th, 2011 and every Thursday
9:00AM - 2:00PM
June 11th, 2011 and every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Liberty Plaza
Main Street
Grapevine, Texas

What shows will YOU be at?

Know of an event we are missing? Email us at dfwcraftshows(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject "Weekend Event" and we will get it added ASAP!

Fort Worth Parenting Extravaganza

"A free event for the whole family, bringing resources, local vendors, and support to Fort Worth families! With over 40 vendors, ranging from chiropractors, midwives, and doulas, to toys for children, handmade jewelry, natural soaps, and photographers, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone in the family!

A raffle and silent auction, featuring items from every vendor, will be ongoing throughout the day, with proceeds benefiting Fort Worth Babywearers."

June 11th, 2011
10:00AM - 3:00PM

University Christian Church
2720 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Booths are 6x6 vendor space. $10 space fee + 1 donated item to be raffled or auctioned to benefit Fort Worth Babywearers.

To apply, email fwbabywearing@gmail.com or call Morgan Mayes at 817-615-6396 as soon as possible!

Stay Cool - Giveaway

Every year we hit a point where summer really slaps you in the face. Those outdoor projects are getting more and more difficult to pull-off without passing out.  Every time the sun catches you, your face melts a little more.  Folks, it's getting ugly out there and we just can't deny it.  The good news is, a crafter is never short on fun activities that can be done in the glory of air conditioning.



This week's giveaway is sponsored by Amanda Shea of Things 4 Girly Girls! Amanda is a stay-at-home mom of 6 kiddos who enjoys spending her spare time crafting. From beautiful ribbon bracelets to gorgeous home decor, Amanda deals in style upgrades for the modern woman. You can stay up-to-date with new products and check out all her crafty adventures on facebook.



How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us how you are staying cool on these hot summer days. Personally, I've been using the time to organize and re-decorate the house.  Or, I'll park the laptop next to a window and update websites.  All the view with none of the sweat, just how I like it!
Please don't forget to leave an email address, if I cannot contact you then you cannot collect your prize!

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Winners will be announced Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Giveaway is open to US residents only.

And the winner is... Jan of Jewelry4Change!  You have won a Fleur de Lis wall hanging, a $30 value.  This wall hanging is made from mortar, hand painted, and comes with a galvanized metal loop for hanging, making it perfect for decorating both inside and out.  You choose, tan with black accents OR light gray with black accents. Accents can be painted light or heavy depending on your preference.  

You can still own one of these gorgeous wall hangings, even if you didn't win!  Follow Amanda on Facebook facebook or check out Things 4 Girly Girls online!

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

Art of the Arts Summer 2011 Youth Seminar

"Millhouse Entertainment, 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization presents: Art of the Arts Summer 2011 Youth Seminar. This is a chance for gifted and talented youth to showcase their talent before industry professionals."

July 23rd 2011
1:00PM - 4:00PM

Lively Pointe Recreation Center
909 N. O'Connor Rd
Irving, TX 75061
(across from Irving High School)

Booths are approximately 10 X 6 and are free. This includes tables, chairs, electricity, lunch, and more.

To apply, please email millimills2000@yahoo.com due by July 10th 2011.

For more information, visit their website or contact their event coordinator at millimills2000@yahoo.com or 469-544-9022.

Weekend Fun - 6/3 - 6/5



June Art & Coffee
"June's Art & Coffee features a wonderful, large lineup of artists and performers, many of whom are new to Art & Coffee. This is a free to attend show, with an open mic, surrounded by live visual art creation."

June 3rd, 2011
7:30PM - 10:30PM

It's A Grind Coffee House - Dallas
2901 Indiana Blvd.
Dallas, TX

St. Jude CWO Jewel and Junk Trunk Sale
"St. Jude's Catholic Women's Organization is hosting the 2nd Annual Jewel & Junk Trunk Sale! Come to this community event, load up your car with your treasures & garage items to sell or free admission if you plan to shop and enjoy food & fun."

June 4th, 2011
8:00AM - 2:00PM

St. Jude CWO Jewel and Junk Trunk Sales
500 E. Dallas
Mansfield, TX 76063

Denton Community Market
"We are a community gathering space alive with music, local food, locally produced handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business and more! We encourage you to come to any of our Market Days."

June 4th, 2011 and Every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Carroll Blvd & Mulberry
Denton, TX

43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
"EXPLORE THE ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR IN GETZENDANER PARK. Under cool, towering oaks, enjoy colorful crafts and artwork from across the state.  Artists present creative gift ideas.  There are fun children's activities and plenty of refreshments to satisfy your gastronomic adventures."

June 4th, 2011
10:00AM - 5:00PM
June 5th, 2011
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Getzendaner Park
299 S. Grand Ave.
Waxahachie, TX

Etsy Denton Summer Bazaar
"This great handmade and vintage bazaar will be a one-day, fun and family-friendly event for anyone who loves to shop local art, craft, and style!"

June 4th, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Greater Denton Arts Council aka Center for Visual Arts
400 East Hickory Street
Denton, TX

Four Seasons Markets
"Four Seasons Markets was established to develop and manage European style markets where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family-friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe."

June 4th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

II Creeks Plaza
Richardson, TX

June 4th, 2011
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Dallas Uptown - West Village
Dallas, TX

Grapevine Market 2011
"The popular, open-air Grapevine Market made its seasonal return to Historic Downtown Grapevine on Thursday, April 7! You can find an eclectic array of items at Grapevine Market, including the finest handmade jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques, and more. Peruse the unique displays and indulge in something special."

June 2nd, 2011 and every Thursday
9:00AM - 2:00PM
June 4th, 2011 and every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Liberty Plaza
Main Street
Grapevine, Texas

What shows will YOU be at?

Know of an event we are missing? Email us at dfwcraftshows(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject "Weekend Event" and we will get it added ASAP!