Monday, February 21, 2011

EtsyAustin Guide to Austin

Austin is about as cool as cities come, and not only Austinites will tell you so. South by Southwest has become a spring-time coolfest unlike any other, showcasing music, film, and interactive artists and innovators from around the world. This year, Etsy will be participating in the Interactive portion, showcasing how they've made online selling and shopping so nice. We know we like 'em!

Over the next couple of weeks, EtsyAustin team members will be featuring favorite spots all over town for the benefit of our crafty friends. Tune in to find out what to do, where to eat, and where to get your craft on. Look out for extra posts about our upcoming activities, too!

Here's a teeny sampling in the heart of the city...
Parts & Labour (all Texan, all handmade)
Stitch Lab (a crafty must-do)
Zilker Park (complete with train rides)

Waterloo Records (for musical inspiration)
Book People (2 floors of beautiful, beautiful books)
Whole Foods (flagship store and close to most events)
Peter Pan Mini Golf (this gentleman is just one of the many new friends you'll make)

The Blanton Museum of Art (
Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds (you just have to see for yourself)
The Cathedral of Junk (a bit outside the city center, but worth the adventure)

Helpful resources...
The Chronicle (the experts on everything SXSW)
KUT 90.5 (great radio station for finding out what's going on)
Cap Metro (buses are an event-goers best friend)

Watch for more EtsyAustin member posts with specifics about what we love about Austin!

1 comment:

  1. Wow the Cathedral of Junk looks like a place I'd looooove. Thanks for sharing the insider's view. It's always the best way to visit a new place.