Produced by #bossbabesATX, craftHER Market is a biannual pop-up space, showcasing the talent of women and nonbinary makers in Texas.

 
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crafther market pops up in Austin, texas on april 14, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm at Fair market.

At #bossbabesATX, all of our productions are centered around sustaining communities that care about gender equality and supporting local, creative businesses. 

craftHER Market is no different. It's been inspired by a few of our favorite things: pop-up spaces, traditional marketplaces and the people who organize others to gather. In its two years of production, craftHER Market has showcased more than 600 makers and seen 15,000+ attendees and 1,800+ applicants. Opening every Spring and Fall, the day-long community event features entrepreneurial panels, opportunities to support local nonprofits and family-friendly activities. Reflecting a myriad of women and nonbinary artists and creative entrepreneurs across Texas, all 115 of our seasonal exhibitors own their craft, and at least 90% of our booths exhibit wares made by hand.🎈Continue reading to view the craftHER Market Spring ‘19 lineup, and join us on April 14, 2019 for a day of creativity and shopping local.

spring ‘19 Maker Lineup

April 14, 2019
11 AM to 5 PM
@ Fair Market
1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

When you enter the market, stop by our info table for a market map and vendor information, opportunities to contribute to the grassroots raffle, a peek at work by our featured craftHER Market resident artist (TBA soon) as well as a craftHER photobooth by our friends at Simplebooth.

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spring ‘19 Panels

synergy (noun): the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

How do we create synergy within our projects and within our lives? In these panels, speakers will explore what synergy looks like in creative work, communication and collaboration.

The panels are powered by craftHER sponsor Volusion and the stage design will be coordinated by our lovely friends at Party at the Moontower Rentals. These panels are also free and open to the public, and no RSVP is required.

panels TBA.

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spring ‘19 Community Tables

Every year, we invite community groups to table at the market free-of-charge. Stop by their table to learn more about what they do and participate in an activity.

tables TBA.

spring ‘19 Community Raffle

At every market, we host a little raffle to fundraise for a community-led initiative or nonprofit. (Our raffle prizes are comprised of donations made by vendors participating in craftHER.) To get your name in the raffle, stop by #bossbabesATX’s info table and purchase five tickets for $5 (you’re welcome to grab as many as you’d like)!

beneficiary TBA.

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read interviews with craftHEr makers exploring creative entrepreneurship, leadership and wellness.

 
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What Others Have to Say

Fill up on notes and quotes from previous participants and attendees.

Still psyched on all of the positivity from #bbatx’s craftHER Market. Thanks to everyone who came out for sweet sweets!
— Squee Club, 2017 vendor
I went for reconnection, inspiration and curiosity and I left sure that I’m gonna get my creative juices flowing again and get my butt back to the sewing machine! Thanks #bbatx for making craftHER Market happen.
— Frankie, 2017 attendee
craftHER Market was the best! We had such a great day that I didn’t get a good shot of my booth. It’s truly such a rewarding experience watching people react to my work. I loved seeing SO many people laugh.
— Earthereal Design, 2017 vendor
I’m still buzzing from the excitement of yesterday and wanted to share a note of gratitude. craftHER Market Spring ‘18 was my second CraftHER, and the experience was incredible. Both markets gave me an opportunity to push myself further than I ever have, but participating for the second time allowed me to see just how far I’ve come. I was confident that I was capable, but didn’t have access to a platform to create at such a volume. Thank you for providing the space for me to take a significant step forward in my business. CraftHER gave me the revenue and experience to continue the journey of growth. I am so grateful to each of you for creating this community, and providing an opportunity for makers like me to succeed.
— Rachel Musquiz of Curcuma, 2018 vendor

Curious about the market? Want to apply? Get updates!

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Meet the Market's Producers and Partners

craftHER Market is produced by a team of staff and volunteer committee members at #bossbabesATX. #bbatx is a nonprofit organization that amplifies women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers. Our event series, showcases, strategic collaborations and professional development programs provide a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 1000+ emerging women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers per year. On top of that goodness, the public-at-large is invited to participate and learn more about how gender inequality affects their daily lives. More than 10,000+ community members annually attend our showcases, markets and dialogues—and in the last three years, our programs generated an additional $1million for the Austin economy.

This year's market is supported in part by our partners at Volusion, Tito’s Vodka and Fair Market. This year's in-kind contributors and supportive brands included Party at the Moontower Rentals, MY EVENT IS THE BOMB and Austin Woman Magazine.

Would you like to partner on craftHER Market 2019? Please email thebabes@bossbabes.org.