There’s a cool new spot in town to get handmade goods by local artisans. Starting this Saturday, Feb. 8, the East Austin Handmade Arts Market will take place in the parking lot of the Vortex Theater. The outdoor market will be a regular event taking place every Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm.


The market will feature creations in a wide variety of art mediums, all handmade locally, and appropriate for all ages. The Butterfly Bar and Patrizi’s Food Truck are extending their hours to serve folks fine food and beverages during the day on Saturdays. Always free admission, there is ample free parking in The VORTEX parking lot, easy bus route access, and pets are welcome!

– Ava

Ava Love Hanna is a writer, performer, and mother of a super awesome 5-year-old. She loves exploring Austin’s best kid-friendly places with her husband and son. Read about her adventures in writing, parenting, and being obsessed with Doctor Who at