The Renegade Craft Fair season started strong this weekend in Austin! Tons of happy shoppers enjoyed the curated selection of makers and intimate vintage pop-up all weekend long. Loot Vintage’s beautifully decorated seating areas and the life-sized games created by MAKEatx were a huge hit!
Waterloo Records’ DJs supplied the tunes that kept our toes tapping while we shopped, made new friends, and reconnected with old. Thanks to all that visited RCF and we’ll see you again November 30 + December 1 back in Austin!
Thank you Austin and thank you to our sponsors:
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The Renegade Craft Fair season begins this weekend in Austin! Join us 11am to 7pm at Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. The gang could not be more excited to shop the curated selection of makers and sip cocktails while lounging in specially designed Loot Vintage seating areas. In between shopping and sipping, play life-sized games (including a giant Lite-Brite) created by MAKEatx while enjoying tunes by Waterloo Records. New to the mix this year is an intimate vintage pop-up featuring men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, and home goods from a variety of eras.
Check out the Austin makers and plan your weekend of shopping. If you want to scope out the lay of the land before heading to RCF Austin, make sure to check out the handy dandy map we’ve put together. You can even download the map to your mobile device for easy shopping.
Doors open at 11am, no early bird shopping.
ATMs available on-site, but many vendors offer Square mobile pay, too.
Free to attend!
Street parking and plentiful $7 parking in the Palmer Events Center lot.
See you this weekend ATX. Visit the RCF Austin homepage to find out more. If you follow us on Instagram or Twitter — hashtag it #renegadecraftaustin! Download the vendor map here.
We’re loving these process shots from some of our Renegade Austin makers. Who’s pumped for next weekend’s fair? (Spoiler alert: we are!) Check out all of this year’s talented Austin makers here.
Loving the use of driftwood as jewelry display from Dea Dia (@deadia)
Can’t wait to see the rest of the year from Feb10 Design (@feb10design)
A Lesson in Geometry from Voz Collective (@vozcollective)
Pretty Papers from PrettyKiku (@prettykiku)
A sparkly display (from small home design) makes everything better (@smallhomedesign)
Piles and piles of colorful pouches from madebyhank (@madebyhank)
Sometimes, when you’re curating a fair, certain puzzle pieces fall into place in such an easy, natural, “oh-my-gosh-best-booth-neighbors-ever” kind of way, you just have to smile. Such was the case with Renegade Austin and some of the first booths you’ll see as you walk through the door. The one-two-three punch of AMiRA Jewelry, Little Things Studio, and Perfect Hair Ties is a colorful craft explosion, and we can’t wait to see what these amazingly talented makers will bring to the fair. (PS: Get a complete lay of the land with the official Renegade Austin map.)
Loving these feather fringe earrings by AMiRA Jewelry
So excited about the new hand-painted silk scarves by Little Things Studio
Can’t help but think we’ll be picking up some of these Perfect Hair Ties for our unruly locks
Today we’re loving the simple, straightforward work of South Dakota dwellers Tommy and Kristy of The Medium Control. No fuss, no embellishment, just earnest, graphic work that carries a big impact. We can dig it. You can see their work up close at Renegade Austin (be sure to check out their booth, last year they won our super-informal-and-not-at-all-official Best Booth Design in Austin).
Last year’s booth. Really cool, right?
We are now accepting proposals for large, medium and even small-scale installations for the 2013 RCF Summer Tour!
Each fair has a unique footprint. Whether it takes place in a state park, an old airplane hanger, or a rehabbed train station, there are unlimited possibilities to what you can create!
WHERE ARE THE FAIRS LOCATED?
- Where: The Palmer Events Center
- When: May 18th + 19th, 2013
- Where: East River State Park
- When: June 22nd + 23rd, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA
- Where: The Los Angeles State Historic Park
- When: July 20th + 21st, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
- Where: The Fort Mason Center
- When: July 27th +28th
- Where: Division Street between Damen and Paulina
- When: September 7th + 8th
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- Handmade Games/interactive activities
- Large sculptural installations
- Decorative installations
- Floral arrangements
- And more! We’re open to collaborating and discussing your ideas.
See examples of past installations here.
See examples of what inspires us on our “Installation/Decoration Inspiration” Pinterest board, updated regularly!
We are interested in work that uses a wide variety of materials to create a dynamic backdrop for our unique fairs. Here’s your chance to add to your portfolio + have your project seen by thousands of attendees (including visual merchandisers, gallery owners, and other creative professionals and makers alike).
We’re excited to hear from you!
Another Friday, another weekly roundup of works-in-progress, studio shots, and updates from some of the fantastic makers who will be joining us at Renegade Austin. Keep those hashtags coming, everyone! #renegadeaustin #renegadecraftfair
Starting out with one of our own (shameless!) // Austin, you just got curated. (@renegadecraft)