The 15th Annual Cherrywood Art Fair takes place Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 at Maplewood Elementary School from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This is one of our favorite places to find unique, handmade holiday gifts. And this art fair offers so much more, including live music, food trucks, and kids art activities. FREE admission, too!

14237674_1122454307800785_5870196215129419036_n— Artists: There will be more than 85 artists at the Fair! Find ceramics, pottery, fine art, home décor & organic beauty products, jewelry, goods for kids, photography, textiles and accessories. Check out the full line-up of artists. If you want to plan out your experience in advance, check out the map of the venue.

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Photo by Jennifer M. Ramos

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Photo by Jennifer M. Ramos

— Family Fun: In addition to shopping some beautiful Texas-made treasures, there’s also a variety of things to enjoy, such as:

  • crafting with Livemom.com
  • hair styling from Braid Babe
  • Face Painting by Ruth
  • bike maintenance workshop with Yellow Bike Project
  • animal games with All Things Wild
  • aerial performances by Circus of Hope
  • kid’s gardening activities with Gardenheads
  • free gift wrapping from Austin Creative ReUse
  • great food from Hat Creek Provisions, Heretic Handhelds, Jake Hates Coffee, Juana Taco, Mmmpanadas, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Texas Chili Queens and Wholly Kabob
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Photo by Jennifer M. Ramos

— Music & Entertainment:
The music stage will come alive on Saturday with a variety of musical genres including Tiarra Girls, eight-piece brass band Interrobang Brass, Austin’s beloved School of Rock, and acclaimed singer-songwriter and past The Voice contestant Suzanna Choffel.

On Sunday, look for balloons and tricks from Magic by Carlos, puppet fun with The Van Show, Austin Community Steelband, improv comedy by Flying Theater Machine and more. Click here to find the music and activity schedule for both Saturday & Sunday.

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Photo by Jennifer M. Ramos

— Giving Back: In addition to promoting local artisans, money raised by the Cherrywood Art Fair goes supports the mission and purpose of Chula League, the non-profit producer of the Fair. One of the biggest and best-regarded beneficiaries of the Fair is Chula League’s Little Artist BIG ARTIST program. This is a mentoring program that pairs professional artists with students from East Austin elementary schools.

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Photo by Jennifer M. Ramos

For more details, visit the Cherrywood Art Fair website and Facebook page.

Have a great time!