Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In the San Antonio Current

Special events
The DIY Factory
Saturday, November 15 at 3pm-1am

Showcasing 50+ alternative arts and crafts vendors epitomizing the Do-It-Yourself ethic.
Unique fashions and accessories, art dolls, handmade house wares, jewelry, found object art, paintings, silk screened tees, totes, and more

Critic's Pick
Indulge your crafty side with the second annual DIY Factory, which showcases more than 50 alternative arts and crafts vendors who epitomize the Do-It-Yourself ethos. You’ll find unique fashions and accessories, art dolls, handmade house items, jewelry, found-object art, paintings, silk-screened tees and totes, knitted goods, and many other one-of-a-kind hand crafted oddities. The celebration of creativity brings together a diverse group of cutting-edge crafters, artisans, designers, and musicians who display their talents in a market setting, allowing first-time vendors to learn from those who have sold their goods for years. A fashion show from 10-11 p.m. features established local designers Agosto Cuellar, Paris Ann, Thomas Jefferson Fashionistas, and more, and local musicians performing include The In & Outlaws, PiƱata Protest, and Los Rokmantix. Guests can get their craft on at the make-n-take table, complete with materials and direction, and obtain information from local organizations that believe in DIY and promote the scene at the community info and action area. $5 adults, children 12 and under free, 3pm-1am Saturday, November 15, La Plaza del Rey Ballroom, 2716 Fredericksburg Rd.
, thediyfactory. org.

Nicole Chavez

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