Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11, 2013, 10 am to 5 pm (Mall doors close at 6 pm)
The Market Place, 10910 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77042
Next door to the Room Store on I-10 at Beltway 8 on the west side of Houston.
Sponsored by Glass Art & Beads
It’s so exciting! Visiting artists for our 4th Annual Hot August Art Walk have eagerly responded to our call and we now have a full house! Our hallways will be lined with beautiful original art by artists coming from as far as Louisiana. We’ll have some fabulous demonstrations and jewelry design classes! And there will be food and drink and music and frivolity all over the place!
On Saturday, August 10th, Liz will be teaching classes on how to make beautiful pieces like this.
Have you ever wanted to know how to make a necklace? Here’s one by visiting lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, Liz Bunn. Yep, she makes her own glass lampwork focal beads too. Her designer jewelry line can be seen in our store now.
If you would like to attend one of her classes you only need to purchase one of her focal beads at our Glass Art & Beads store, and bring either small beads or an old necklace you can re-purpose. That’s your only expense. Liz will supply the wire, crimps, findings, tools and time you need to get started making your own jewelry. The classes will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm. The art walk starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, so you have plenty of time to pick out your favorite focal bead.
Speaking focal beads . . . El Don, Fire Master, will be doing free demonstrations on how to make glass lampwork beads all weekend. First he starts with a blazing torch . . . well, you’ll just have to see it for yourself! Visit Glass Art and Beads for times on both Saturday and Sunday.
And a Happy Birthday to us!
Yep, this month Don and I have been starving artists for a full decade! And this month we will also celebrate four years at The Market Place! It was such a big gamble for us to leave the corporate world and try to make it on our own. I still remember when my sister-in-law, Marion, encouraged me to take that leap over 10 years ago. It honestly gave me the courage to have a go at it. I think Don was in a state of shock for a little while, with me leaving good money for the starving artist venue. But less than a year into our adventure Don was shown how to make lampwork beads by Houston Bead Artist, Rikki Mittman. She lent him her beginners tools and glass and it didn’t take long for Don to find his own grove. Today his lampwork beads are highly praised by collectors and jewelry designers. Of course I love to make original gifts using his beds, like our popular plant sticks.
Next week we’ll have even more information about other great happenings our art walk. Did I mention Don will be making some very special delicious dishes along with other food and drink for all?!