Urban Street Bazaar Recap

Saturday Joe & I attended the Urban Street Bazaar held in a part of Dallas I had never been in called the Bishop Arts District. This historic area is made up of funky shops, cool eateries, and much more. It was so much fun seeing many of the local designers and crafters we've gotten to know in the last year. I was especially excited to see event organizer Julie McCullough Kim's shop & studio Make. The front part of her shop is full of cool goods created by various designers including Megan of Harrilu, who screen printed my Funky Finds tees, and others. The back half of the shop is the studio area where you can take classes & attend workshops to learn a variety of skills ranging from sewing to screen printing.
Although it was our warmest day so far this year, there was a good turn out. We saw lots of families, dogs, and others having a great time strolling through the various vendors' booths. I was excited to see Nerdbomber's goods in person for the first time. The pouches are super cool! Katherine Galligan of K NoteCards is another great designer I was happy to discover. Her cards & stationery are available in a variety of unique styles.
A really cool program I learned about Saturday is the Designing Dreams Young Entrepreneurs Program. This nonprofit artist collective is a place for established & aspiring artists of all ages come together to craft and market unique, handcrafted items ranging from belts to one-of-a-kind hats. Classes are available for both beginners & veterans to learn creative skills or master one already begun. I love seeing young artists & designers being nurtured and encouraged.
One of the cutest booths I visited belonged to Houndmade. Matt & Jennifer work together to create unique pet goods and artwork. The dog collars are especially adorable! It was also great to see the new products created by Stephanie of Tefi Designs. I love the peapod necklaces, as well as the new Fiddleheads collection.
Last, but most definitely not least, we were pleased to catch up with The Dallas Craft Mafia members. I got a chance to catch up with Jacky Sylvie of Texas Tarts and Tara Tonini of Tara to the T fame. Both of these talented chicks are so full of energy & life. Talk about inspiring!
If you are not in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, check out all the artists' and designers' goods online. And if you are, be sure to stay updated via the Funky News for a schedule of upcoming events in the area.


Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by HOUNDMADE and for the article. I enjoyed reading it. It was so nice to meet you guys!

Jennifer and Matt

Amber said...

The Dallas Craft Mafia <3s Funky Finds! Thanks for the writeup and keep up the good work!

Tara to the T said...

Funky Finds rocks my socks off!!! Thanks for spreading the hand made love!

-Tara to the T

Rachel said...

I so wanted to go! I also kind of want to hit up the thing on sunday, but it's awful "beery" for the family perhaps. /cry