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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The DIY Factory

Posted on Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2008-11-12

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, Piñata 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.

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