It's march in Austin and everyone knows what that means...It's time again for SXSW to take over our great city. SXSW, for those of you who aren't from around these parts, stands for South By Southwest, a giant interactive, film and music festival that lasts about ten days and happens mid-March every year in Austin, TX. The city is overrun with film nuts, interactive geniuses and more musicians than you could shake a stick at.
This year, Etsy Austin Street Team is hitting the streets to tell people about buying handmade. You'll see our teams of three and four people pounding the pavement in downtown Austin, handing out super-cool messenger bags that were created out of old t-shirts. The bags are filled with goodies all designed by members of Etsy Austin, as well as coupons for those who are interested in shopping online once they return home from SXSW.
Etsy Austin is also vending on South Congress Avenue, next to Hill Country Weavers and across the street from Hey Cupcake. They've got a great booth full of handmade merchandise that's all for sale at very affordable prices. Etsy Austin will also be doing great craft demos at their booth on SoCo (South Congress). The booth will be up and running today, Sunday, March 15th from 12PM - 7PM as well as next Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st from 12PM - 7PM. It's a great place to pick up a unique souvenir from ATX!
We hope to see you out there, whether it's downtown watching a great movie at the Paramount Theater, shopping SoCo or catching a great band at any one of our awesome live music venues. You'll know us by our bright blue shirts with big orange Etsy Austin logos. Pull us aside and ask about buying handmade. You just might score yourself an awesome new bag full of fun goodies!
Happy Spring Break everyone, and Happy SXSW '09!