Scrambling for a gift? Here are some last-minute shopping options in Northwest Austin

The Armadillo Bazaar runs through Dec. 24 and offers gift shopping, live music, family-friendly activities, food and drinks. (Courtesy Jennifer M. Ramos)
The Armadillo Bazaar runs through Dec. 24 and offers gift shopping, live music, family-friendly activities, food and drinks. (Courtesy Jennifer M. Ramos)

The Armadillo Bazaar runs through Dec. 24 and offers gift shopping, live music, family-friendly activities, food and drinks. (Courtesy Jennifer M. Ramos)

Are you up against the wall to find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life just in time for the holidays? There are several specialty pop-up holiday markets in and around Northwest Austin selling fine art, clothing and more.


Here are some last-minute gift shopping markets for you in Northwest Austin.

Artus Co. at The Arboretum

Creative nonprofit Artus Co., in collaboration with Pump Project and Almost Real Things, collected more than 80 local artists at The Arboretum to sell their wares. Shoppers can find homemade jewelry, original fine art and more at the market.

Runs through Dec. 24

Free


10000 Research Blvd., Ste. 118, Austin

www.artusco.com


Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Since 2001, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar has gathered hundreds of Austin-based artists to sell special holiday gifts. The holiday bazaar sells one-of-a-kind paintings, prints, ceramics, clothing and more.

Runs through Dec. 24

Free

6100 Airport Blvd., Austin

512-222-7303

www.bluegenieartbazaar.com


Frida Friday ATX at Oskar Blues Brewery

Friday Friday ATX is hosting its last market of 2019 at Oskar Blues Brewery over two days from Dec. 20-21. The holiday market features more than 25 rotating vendors each day with live music and food trucks.

Dec. 20-21

Free

Oskar Blues Brewery, 10420 Metric Blvd., Ste. 150, Austin

512-243-7054

www.oskarblues.com/location/austin-tx-oskar-blues-taproom


Shopping in The Domain

The Domain is hosting several local charity fundraising groups throughout the holidays. The Science Olympiad Team from Liberal Arts and Science Academy is selling ornaments near the Starbucks located at 11410 MoPac Expressway, Ste. C09, Austin, to raise money for charity on weekends leading up to Christmas. If you need your gifts wrapped up last minute, Austin Community Steelband will be gift wrapping for charity from Dec. 20-24 between Starbucks and North Italia, located at 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste. 124, Austin.

Runs through Dec. 24

Free

Various locations

512-873-8099

www.simon.com/mall/the-domain


Armadillo Bazaar

The Armadillo Bazaar on Dec. 13 returns to the Palmer Events Center for another season of gift shopping, live music and activities. The market features nearly 200 artists and vendors selling handmade art and gifts, as well as live music, restaurants, a bar and family-friendly activities.

Runs through Dec. 24

$10

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin

512-447-1605

www.armadillobazaar.com
By Iain Oldman

Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the reporter for Northwest Austin.


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