Armadillo Bazaar – Day 6

December 14, 2006

A few minutes ago, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar opened it’s doors for Day 6 of this year’s 16-day event. Attendance of the event seems a little slow this year, and that feeling has been corroborated by the hourly ticket sales figures which are tracking behind previous years. The obvious culprit is the parking and traffic issues caused by construction of the new 360 Tower and the Ballet Austin building right next door. But the Armadillo devotees who come here every year — many of them several times a year — are not daunted by a few cranes and guys in hardhats, and most artists and artisans at the Bazaar are having strong sales despite the droop in door figures.

For my part, I’m happy to have already sold my featured Austin piece, Live Music Capitol of the World, which I showed in-progress in a previous post. I didn’t even get a chance to post it to my web gallery before it was picked up by an enthusiastic Austin couple. There are still ten shopping days until Christmas, so if you haven’t come by to say hello, yet, be sure to put us on your list of holiday stops.

Incidentally, Todd Van Duren — a talented Austin-based ceramicist — is sharing my booth again this year. We’re splitting the 12-hour work days so that neither of us is there all the time. If you want to visit my booth while I’m there, here’s my tentative schedule:

Thu 12/14 — 6-11 PM
Fri 12/15 — 2-8 PM
Sat 12/16 — 11-8 PM
Sun 12/17 — 11-3 PM, 6-11 PM
Mon 12/18 — 11-2, 6-11 PM
Tue 12/19 — 11-2, 6-11 PM
Wed 12/20 — 11-2, 6-11 PM
Thu 12/21 — 11-2, 6-11 PM
Fri 12/22 — 11-8 PM
Sat 12/23 — All Day (subject to physical endurance)
Sun 12/24 — All Day (subject to physical endurance)

Hope you can make it out!  If not, have a great holiday season!


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