Breaking Records And Showing Up: A CraftHER Fall '18 Recap

 Photo by Renee Dominguez

Photo by Renee Dominguez

From 11 AM to 5 PM on Sunday, October 21, we hosted our fifth installment of craftHER Market. 3800+ attendees (record-breaking!) filled the space to shop local and support women and nonbinary makers, creatives, artists and small business owners. Read on for a few takeaways from this fall’s pop-up:


THE VIBE

For craftHER Fall ‘18, we hosted 115 booths, including 100 makers, bakers, chefs and artists and 10 Austin-local community groups. Here are a few key takeaways:

  • 3800+ attendees were greeted with hand-painted signage and windows by our featured artists, Good Snake, as well as a paper installation by the badass Amanda Witucki. On the sidewalk outside the venue, our friends at Chalk Riot produced an augmented reality installation, too.

  • Our community tables on the lawn hosted a range of activities for kids, from mask-painting to zine-making to coloring sessions.

  • On top of the pop-up marketplace, we produced five panels, curated by members of our programming committee, spanning topics of networking, healthy social media use, sustainable production, navigating creative industry and maintaining originality. (More info on these below!)

  • Through this year's raffle, we also fundraised more than $500 for Casa Travis.

  • Already missing the market? Recapture some of the day's energy by listening to #bbatx founder Jane Hervey’s craftHER playlist. We played this all day!

  • Our friends at MY EVENT IS THE BOMB captured GIF portraits all day long of attendees. Check ‘em out here.

 Photo by Renee Dominguez

Photo by Renee Dominguez

 Photo by Renee Dominguez

Photo by Renee Dominguez

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 Photo by Renee Dominguez

Photo by Renee Dominguez

 Photo by Renee Dominguez

Photo by Renee Dominguez

 Photo by Renee Dominguez

Photo by Renee Dominguez


THE PANELS

featuring five discussions between local community members and the #bbatx committee, emceed by Jane Hervey

This spring, our craftHER panels explored networking, healthy social media use, sustainable production, navigating creative industry and maintaining originality. Curated by #bbatx founder Jane Hervey and three of our committee members (Keisha Gillis, Kristina Gonzalez and Alex Perez-Puelles), each panel was an intentional and presented a candid conversation between creatives and entrepreneurs at various stages of their careers. With stage design by Party at the Moontower, the backdrop for these discussions featured a commissioned piece by the market’s featured artists, Good Snake.

We'd also like to thank this spring's stage partners, Volusion, as well as our moderators and speakers, for making these panels possible!

Photo by Renee Dominguez

 Photo by Renee Dominguez

Photo by Renee Dominguez


THIS 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 was supported in part by our partners at Volusion and Fair Market. This year's in-kind contributors and supportive brands included Capital OneParty at the Moontower Rentals, MY EVENT IS THE BOMB and Austin Woman Magazine. This project was also supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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


Want to get involved in the next craftHER Market? Our next one is on April 14, 2019 at Fair Market in Austin, Texas. Sign up for email updates at the bottom of crafthermarket.com and stay tuned for our applications reopening on January 2019.

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