This weekend in Austin marked the first of the many Renegade Craft Fairs that are held all over the country and abroad. Martine was able to participate along with 130 other vendors, all artists, makers, and small business owners.
Having never been to Austin, I was excited to see what this city had to offer. My expectations were exceeded with the hot, sunny weather, really friendly people, great food and perfectly made margaritas.
The Austin Renegade is one of the younger shows (the Renegade Chicago has been going on for 15 years) and despite the smaller turn out, I really got a sense that people here are interested in supporting small businesses and indie designers. All in all a great experience.
After the show a few folks of Renegade decided to float the Guadalupe River, and do some dancing at the Gruene Hall. For more on Renegade Craft check it here http://www.renegadecraft.com/about