Dallas Handmade Arts Market to Hold Grand Opening in the Design District Today & Tomorrow

The Dallas Handmade Arts Market Grand Opening will be Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1st and 2nd, in the Dallas Design District with up to 50 vendors.

The market is excited to be DFW’s first indoor market for local artists, crafters, and designers to sell their handmade items to the general public every weekend. This is a market for people who love to discover unique, handmade art, photography, fashion, décor, and gifts. I am particularly excited something of this nature is coming to Dallas there have been past handmade markets, but never something permanent, on a regular basis, and most distinctively indoors. Being a fan of the Dallas start-up community, the editors at I Live In Dallas love entrepreneurship and like writing about local people doing cools things often. We also like the idea of buying local. This event encompasses both those ideas and on top of all that, it's going to be a heck of a lot of fun. This ongoing event is likely to become one of those evergreen things to do in Dallas for travelers and locals alike.  I look forward to seeing its evolution.

Colorful handmade purse by Bea.

Here's a special ***I Live In Dallas Insider scoop*** that we only know because we know some of the organizers of this special, first of its kind event. The musician for the morning session of the Grand Opening will be a guy who plays the violin, guitar, and keyboard, all by himself and all in the same song! Now that's talent.

Every weekend, you can meet up to 50 different artists selling their handmade arts and crafts, plus enjoy live background music from local musicians, and complimentary “Wine Walk Saturdays” and “Beer Browse
Sundays” (for guests 21 and older, while supplies last.) The artists are not tied to weekly contracts, so every weekend will offer new, cool art for you to discover.

Jing's calligraphy art.

You can preview the artists and get more info by following Dallas Handmade Arts Market on your favorite social media sites. Dallas Handmade on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Tumblr, and others.

For the grand opening there will be complimentary beer, wine, and live music. Invite your friends and save this event to your calendar so you don't forget!

Saturdays 10AM–7PM (Wine Walk 5–7)

Handmade scarves.

Sundays 11AM–5PM (Beer Browse 3–5)

Do you make handmade items?
Dallas Handmade Arts Market is the perfect place to meet shoppers who appreciate handmade quality. Talented, handmade artists from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area may rent a booth for single or multiple weekends. Please visit the "Become a Vendor" page for more information at http://bit.ly/LWZMnz.

Who: Dallas Handmade Arts Market
What: Grand Opening Weekend
When: Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Where: Design District
327 Cole St.
Dallas, TX 75207 (Map)

How Much: Free