The city-wide International Holiday Market offers shoppers an opportunity to purchase unique, handmade crafts – such as baskets, holiday ornaments, jewelry, bags, pottery, clothing, musical instruments, paper and note cards, home furnishings, toys, and brass ware – from nonprofits that assist artisans in over 20 countries. Proceeds are returned to the artisans, providing jobs, an income, and hope for people from developing areas. Austin’s International Holiday Market is part of the international fair trade movement – an effort to establish an equitable and fair partnership between marketers in North America and producers in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the world.
- Friday, November 12; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturday, November 13; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Where: Genesis Presbyterian Church, 1507 Wilshire Blvd., Austin 78722 (east of IH 35 between Airport Blvd. and 38th Street)
- Cost: No admission charge. Cash and checks only, no credit cards. Lunch is available both days for a small cost.