Saturday – November 15, 2008 (3pm to 1am)
La Plaza del Rey Ballroom
2716 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, Tx 78201
$5 (children 12 and under free with adult)
The DIY Factory is an annual celebration of creativity that brings together a diverse group of cutting edge independent craftsters, artisans, designers, and musicians to showcase their talents to the general public in a market type setting. It gives many people their first opportunity at being a vendor and allows those that are "old hands" at selling their goods a fresh and new type of market to connect to the community. A portion of the proceeds from the door benefit The Battered Women & Children’s Shelter of Bexar County. The DIY Factory is a family friendly event.
The 2nd annual DIY Factory will showcase 50+ alternative arts and crafts vendors epitomizing the Do-It-Yourself ethic. You won’t see your grandma’s country crafts, painted bluebonnets or jams and jellies at our fair. You will, however, see unique fashions and accessories, art dolls, handmade house wares, jewelry, found object art, paintings, silk screened tees and totes, knitted goods, and many other one-of-a-kind hand crafted oddities.
The fashion show will feature a range of emerging to established local designers from practical to fantastical. Fashion show runs from 10 – 11pm. Participants include: Agosto Cuellar, Paris Ann, Thomas Jefferson Fashionistas, and others.
Established local musicians from an assortment of genres will provide the musical entertainment, and a local dance troupe will perform for the audience as well.
Bad Record Party hosted by DJ el BB (5pm – 6:45 pm)
VaVaVoom Vaudeville Inspired Belly Dance Theatre
(7- 7:30pm & between band sets)
Hans Frank (8 – 8:45pm)
The In & Outlaws (9 – 9:45pm)
Pinata Protest (11:15 – 12:00am)
Los Rokmantix (12:15 – 1:00am)
This year we have added a Community Information and Action Area to our set up. There, you will be able obtain information from local organizations that reflect the DIY ethics, promote the arts, fashion and music scene, as well as non-profits. Participating Organizations: Battered Women & Children’s Shelter, LULAC, Jump-Start, FairTrade, EchoTown, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, Planned Parenthood, and the San Antonio Free Speech Coalition
We will even provide materials and direction at a Make-n-Take table for guests of all ages to get their craft on! This year guests will be given materials and tools to create their very own cigar box shrine to take home with them.
In addition Greater Austin Garbage Arts will be hosting a mini Swap-O-Rama-Rama on site with guest designers to help patrons recycle donated clothing into unique fashions. Guests will be given the opportunity to donate unwanted clothing and accessories, forage through others donations and be guided in the design and sewing process. Guests wishing to show off their new fashions are invited to participate in the fashion show at 10pm.
The first 100 guests will receive a free hand silk-screened Goody Bag stuffed with some great loot from our vendors and sponsors!
Food and Drinks will be available.
The 2nd Annual DIY Factory is sponsored in part by: Electric Promotions, LULAC, EchoTown, Etsy, Threadbanger, Swap-O-Rama-Rama, The Bearded Ladies Production Co., G Tomas V Photography, Missy May’d Radical Rags & Bags, Cabana Boy Productions, *annemarie*, Kathleen Meier Studios, Greater Austin Garbage Arts, Tara to the T, and The Dallas Craft Mafia.