For the real nitty-gritty, Cherrywood Art Fair is an annual production of Chula League, an East Austin 501(c)3 non-profit. Proceeds benefit Chula League’s Little Artist BIG ARTIST Program, and the Chula League mission to support arts, art education, and artful outdoor spaces in East Austin.
No! The Cherrywood Art Fair will be open for business – rain, sleet or shine! Break out the winter clothes and keep your plans to join us. Once you’re at the Fair grab a cup of Hot Cocoa or some warm snacks from our Foodpalooza vendors. Snuggle up under a patio heater while you’re shopping at some of the outside artists tents or head on inside for our 45 indoor makers, auction and kids art corner.
A a printable version of the Cherrywood Art Fair Booth Map will be available for download in October. It will have a guide to ARTISTS, MAKERS, FOOD, and a schedule with the MUSIC LINEUP and FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES. Maps are also available all three entrance doors during the Fair, but if you get it now you can lay out your PERSONAL SHOPPING ROUTE!
Cherrywood Art Fair is held on the campus of the beloved Maplewood Elementary School, located in the heart of East Austin, at the corner of 38 ½ Street and Maplewood Avenue. The Maplewood Elementary facility was built in 1948, and provides a unique backdrop to the down-home friendliness of the Fair.
Maplewood Elementary School
3808 Maplewood Avenue
Austin, Texas 78722
There are plenty of bus routes and we always welcome bicyclists! Cherrywood Art Fair has disabled parking and is handicap accessible.
Cherrywood Art Fair is on the second weekend of December each year.
The Cherrywood Art Fair is FREE to the public but donations are always welcome. Come on down to see us! We promise there’s nothing else like it! All donations and will support the little artist BIG ARTIST Program.
There will be 85+ artists at the Fair, offering art in these categories:
3D ART (Sculpture, Wood, Metal, etc.)
CERAMICS OR POTTERY
FINE ART (Drawings & Painting in Pencil, Pastels, Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, etc.)
HOME DÉCOR & BEAUTY (Candles, Soaps, Frames, Yard Art, etc.)
KIDS & PETS (Toys, Games, Clothes, Pet toys and Accessories, etc.)
PAPERMAKING (Handmade Papers, Journals, Card Sets, etc)
PHOTOGRAPHY (Color, B&W, Digital Art, etc.)
PRINTMAKING (Lithography, Serigraphy, etc.)
TEXTILES & ACCESSORIES (Fabrics, Clothing, Hair)
Price points for art range from tens to hundreds of dollars, and there is something for everyone on your holiday gift list, and for yourself as well.
Here is the 2014 Artists lineup. If you want to see examples of past offerings, refer to 2013 Artists, 2012 Artists and 2011 Artists. You’ll find everything from the whimsical to the traditional, and everywhere in between. Gorgeous stuff!
*Get to the Fair Early*
Early bird gets the worm. Put your winter coat over your pajamas (you’ll look uber hip and relaxed) and cruise on over to the fair. You can get a great cup of coffee, breakfast for your family and a KILLER parking space.
Friends don’t let Friends Shop Alone! Call your favorite weekend shopping buddies and carpool over to Cherrywood Art Fair.
*Bike over to Cherrywood*
We have plenty of bike racks. So throw an empty backpack on and bike to the fair. You’ll be sure to stuff your napsack with lots of gifts and burn some holiday calories along the way.
*Take the City Bus*
If you didn’t know it already, kids love to ride the city bus! Catch the city bus down to the fair and enjoy snuggling up with your loved ones and enjoy the site-seeing on the way to the fair. There’s a bus stop right next to the Fair! Using Capital Metro’s trip planner makes it super easy.
*Be Prepared to Walk*
We’re not gonna lie Folks, Cherrywood Art Fair is in the heart of the Cherrywood Neighborhood, not a strip mall. Make sure to don your sporty shoes and enjoy the neighborhood’s creative landscaping as you walk to the fair.
Note: Disabled Parking is located on Maplewood Avenue near the parking lot entrance. Directional signs will be posted.
Applications are open to all Texas artists. Cherrywood Art Fair is a juried event. We look at quality, diversity of media, and other criteria when selecting our vendors. This assures a quality product sold in a quality environment. NO JUNK, NO KIDDING! We have 85 booths, and we include at least 15 new artists each year.
As Cherrywood Art Fair has grown, our show has become more and more competitive. If you are interested in applying for our next show, mark your calendar for when applications open next summer, visit our website subscribe to the newsletter and like or follow us on social media for application details.
Please sign up for our mailing list (look in the sidebar for a place to submit your email address)! We’ll keep you apprised of volunteer, sponsorship, shopper and event information!
Come hungry ‘cause the ‘Food Palooza’ will feature some of the best local food artisans in the area. Food trucks and vendors will be set up near the outdoor stage and community area with dessert vendors inside. There will be something scrumptious for everyone to snack on. Last year’s food artisans were:
- Nothing Bundt Cakes – Individually sized bundt cake perfection
- Bake Austin – Decadent European cookies
- Chaat Shop – Soulful Indian street food
- Jack Hates Coffee – Caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages that will fuel your day
- Mmmpanadas – Traditional home-style empanadas with a gourmet kick
- Pueblo Viejo – Delectably authentic breakfast and lunch tacos
- Wholly Kabob – Delicious Persian Cuisine with gluten and dairy free options