Cherrywood Art Fair to end following 2019 event

The Cherrywood Art Fair will host its final event Dec. 7-8. Courtesy Cherrywood Art Fair
The Cherrywood Art Fair will host its final event Dec. 7-8. Courtesy Cherrywood Art Fair

The Cherrywood Art Fair will host its final event Dec. 7-8. Courtesy Cherrywood Art Fair

Cherrywood Art Fair announced Dec. 4 that its 2019 holiday market—a free event featuring more than 90 artists, live music and a volunteer panel of jurors—will be its final event.

The 18-year-old fair benefits Chula League, a nonprofit that supports the arts and art education in East Austin.

Due to a decline in sponsorships and volunteerism, Chula League is pausing all programming, including the Cherrywood Art Fair, following this year's event.

"Just as the arts landscape in Austin has changed over the past two decades, a decline in financial support for our organization is forcing Chula League to evolve," board Chair John Mathew Bernal said in a statement.

Bernal added that, although the nonprofit is pausing its programming, it will work to strategize a way to continue to serve the East Austin arts community moving forward.


The final Cherrywood Art Fair will take place Dec. 7-8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Maplewood Elementary School.

www.chulaleague.org/cherrywood
By Emma Freer
Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.


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