Artisan handmade market coming to Westlake

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Tim Whaling

The second annual Artisan Handmade Market is coming to Westlake on Dec. 7-8 courtesy of the Ceramics department. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday in both the Chap Court and the Commons, both indoors and out.
Ceramics teacher Dawn Delgado has headed the organization of the event for the past two years, and said that students and parents alike will love the market.
“It’s the only fine arts market in the Eanes community, and it’s one of the only fine art markets in the city,” Delgado said. “We have 29 artists showing everything from pottery and sculpture to jewelry, felting, painting and drawing.”
According to Delgado, the goal is to eventually have half as many students as professional artists in the mix.
“All of the artists are local, including three student artists — Marie Jacobsen who graduated four years ago, Christine Meyer who graduated last year and [senior] Madi Wright.”
Madi has been in Ceramics for four years and said that she is very excited to represent Westlake at the market. Her works will be mainly ceramics, but she does have a few pieces of jewelry that she is hoping to get into the show
“This is an opportunity for me to show off my work and actually sell it for once,” Madi said. “It’s just really fun to collaborate with all of the other Austin artists who will be at the show and to see their work. I’ve really appreciated seeing all of the unique processes the artists go through to create their work over the past years.”
There will be a silent auction as a fundraiser for the Eanes Education Foundation as well as music, snacks and multiple opportunities for visitors to try their hand at art.
“There will be refreshments and music and about half of the artists will be demonstrating at their booths, so you can see both demonstrations and their work right on site,” Delgado said. “We will also have places for you to sit down and be in your own creative process. You can draw, do artist trading cards, or you can try the wheel if you feel like it.”
For more information about the event and to see the personal websites of all of the artists who will be attending the market, visit artisanhandmademarket.weebly.com or email [email protected]