Austin enjoys a unique brand of weirdness, eclecticism and originality and why should the Christmas holidays not share in this originality? One such holiday event celebrates the “only in Austin,” and one that Austinites should check out, and make an annual tradition. The holiday fest is the Blue Genie Art Bazaar, a tradition celebrating ten, count ’em, ten years. Each year the event draws a crowd of people in search of that perfect gift.
How many times have you groaned wondering what to get Aunt Maddie or Uncle Charlie, mom, dad, maybe your best friend Gary? Well, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is the perfect place to find a special something to put a smile, get an “oh my,” or some other exclamation of delight or perhaps sheer disbelief. Traditional, modern, bizarre, beautiful, stunning, whatever the adjective, you will find while wandering the offerings of the Art Bazaar.
Imagine choosing gifts from more than one hundred vendors with names such as Mama Says Wash! Fat Cat Studios, Texas Medicinals and All She Does. The Blue Genie offers a wonderful list of artists and vendors offering the opportunity to experience an Austin Holiday event. At the Blue Genie you can find glass, paintings, ceramics, clothing, and many other forms of art and delicious tempting items.
Guess what the best part of the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is? The event is totally free and comes complete with entertainment too! Forget the Armadillo downtown where you have to battle traffic, pay parking, pay an entrance fee and view items that are often beyond the budgets of many event goers. You can park easily and enjoy the festival that is uniquely Austin during the holidays.
Blue Genie has vendors that have gifts for every budget and you will have a great time finding that uniquely eclectic gift. Imagine being able to complete all your holiday shopping in one location and having a fun and fabulous time. The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is open daily from ten am starting December 1st until Christmas Eve, December 24.
With so much to offer, why not mark your calendars and experience a uniquely Austin event? With twenty-four days to enjoy this event, you can come once, twice or all twenty-four days. It won’t cost a cent, but the experience will be priceless.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar is located at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre, on 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd. Austin, TX.