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Art for the Holidays at the Blue Genie & grayDUCK

Randi Turkin December 22, 2017

This is the 16th annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar. What started off as a tiny holiday market in a warehouse on the east side has grown into a holiday tradition for many Austinites. Today the Bazaar features the unique work of over 200 artists who were chosen out of a pool of over 400 applicants.

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift, you’re bound to find something here. And the best part is you’ll be supporting local artists! Everything here is handmade by local and regional artists and ranges from serious art to fun, kitschy items. You can expect to find paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, accessories, glassworks, ceramics, and other gifts you can’t find anywhere else.

You still have time, but don’t wait too long! The Bazaar is open daily from 10am -10pm and closes on Christmas Eve at 6pm, so you still have time to get over here and pick out the perfect gift for that special someone. But beware, the checkout line can get long. We suggest going early when it isn’t too crowded and there is ample parking.

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is located at 6100 Airport Blvd.


If shopping for art in a crowded, commercial-like setting isn’t your cup of tea (like Nicole here), hop on over to a gallery. We braved the nasty weather again and headed over to grayDUCK Gallery to see the Practical Acts of Perception exhibit. This show is all about scale, the three artists utilizing proportion as a device to augment or degrade your perspective. They explore this concept by commenting on scale as it relates to time and even color.

The Practical Acts of Perception exhibit will be shown through January 14th. grayDUCK is located at 2213 E. Cesar Chavez.

Whatever you do this holiday weekend, we hope you’ll get down with a little bit of art in the environment that suits you best. Happy Holidays, everybody!