Weekend Fun 4/8 - 4/11

You may have noticed that this edition of "Weekend Fun" is starting a little early. That's because this weekend is PACKED full of fun events, starting as early as this Thursday! As usual, click on any event flyer/image to be taken to their site.

Events with the "Get Inspired:" notification are not Arts&Craft shows, but are events aimed at helping you inspire and hone those creative juices.

Get Inspired: Crafting From The Collection

April 8th, 2010
6:00PM - 7:00PM

Amon Carter Museum
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX

"Get crafty with a gallery tour featuring artworks that are invigorating, interesting, and inspiring for crafting. Crafters of all media are welcome, and refreshments will be provided after the tour. Be sure to send images of your finished project inspired by this program to The submitted images will be displayed on the Carter’s Facebook page."

Get Inspired: Drink and Draw - Live Art Class

April 8th, 2010 and every Monday though May 31st
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Fort Worth Mellow Mushroom
3455 Bluebonnet Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76109

"Live art class every Monday night at the Mellow Mushroom. We have a live model and an MC to guide the time. There is a warm up model and a main stage model. It is creative figure sketching, though all mediums are welcomed and encouraged."

Main Street Arts Festival

April 8th, 2010
10:00AM to 10:00PM
April 9th & April 10th, 2010
10:00AM to 11:00PM
April 11th, 2010
10:00AM to 8:00PM

Main Street between the Courthouse and the Convention Center
Fort Worth, TX

"The Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival showcases a juried art fair, savory food, live concerts, performance artists and street performers!"

Oak Cliff Art Crawl 2

April 10th & April 11th, 2010
10:00AM - ??

Bishop Arts District to Turner House
Dallas, TX 75208

"This festival will be a full weekend of fun, art, music, food, and shopping, capped off with a touch of community pride. And don't forget to take the ultimate joy ride- we have 3 pedicabs coming in for the weekend! We'll be highlighting the murals that are going up along 7th Street, and what better way to see them than by bike?"

Urban Street Bazaar

April 10th, 2010
12:00PM to 8:00PM
April 11th, 2010
12:00PM to 4:00PM

Bishop Arts District
N. Bishop Ave. and W. Davis St
Dallas, TX

"More than 60 vendors from Austin, Houston, and Dallas are setting up shop in tents all around Bishop Arts District. The amazing handmade wares range from home d├ęcor to jewelry. Live music and food are also part of the fun."


April 11th, 2010 and every second Sunday of the month
12:00PM to 10:00PM

1417 W. Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

"A juried exhibition, Arts, Music fest, food, drinks, and fun! A must stop on the Art Crawl!"

Junkadoodle Spring Flea Market

April 10th, 2010
9:00AM to 6:00PM

4402 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, Texas 75209

"A campy al fresco market chockful of iron works, arts, and vintage furniture. Select Local Shops West of Inwood on West Lovers Lane are participating. Free Franks and drinks at noon (at Junkadoodle's)!
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2010 Art in the Yard

April 10th, 2010
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Eliza's Little Shop
4318 W. Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75209

"This year's local artists include: Eliza Epstein, Jessica Sharp, Ruth Semmi, Kurtis Stubblefield, Peggy Martin, Lois Wisseman, and Cassie Whitmire."

Gypsy Handmade Market

April 9th & 10th, 2010
10:00AM - 6:00PM

5211 Bonita Avenue
Dallas, TX‎

This market will include work from Found Images, Around the Bend Willow Furniture, and Dakota Pratt!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

April 10th - May 30st, 2010, Saturday and Sunday
10:00AM to 7:00PM

Waxahachie, TX 75168

"A re-created 16th Century English Village with 21 stages of entertainment, over 200 shoppes with unique handmade merchandise, games of skill, human powered rides, and a wide variety of food and beverage."


Keller Indianette Spring Craft Show

Saturday, April 10th
9:00AM to 5:00PM

Keller High School
601 N. Pate Orr
Keller, TX 76248

"The show will have at least 100 vendors and many will be the same vendors who participated in the winter show. There will be everything from specialty T-shirts to jewelry and handmade items."

A few more events of interest:

The first day of the Grapevine Market
The first day of the Keller Farmers Market
The Denton RedBud Festival
EarthFest @ Allen
Sor Juana Family Celebration @ Dallas Museum of Art

And one that just made me laugh:

The Fourth Annual Dog Bowl @ The Cotton Bowl

Whew! This weekend has some serious Arts&Crafts potential! Good luck to all those many, many vendors that will be set up! I hope you have beautiful weather, good sales, and, most importantly, lots of fun!