by Robert Bell
ETSY INDIE ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
11 a.m. Shoppes on Woodlawn.
For all of you artsy, craftsy, DIY-y, food-y, music-y types residing in Central Arkansas or hereabouts, this here is a must-do for your Saturday: The 3rd Annual Indie Arts & Music Festival, presented by Etsy Little Rock.
I imagine most folks have some familiarity with Etsy, the e-commerce hub for all things arts, crafts, handmade and vintage. Roughly three dozen local Etsy vendors will be there to vend their wares. Do you require hand-crafted soaps? Vintage clothing? Handmade jewelry? Tote bags with animals on them? This will be the place where you can find and purchase such items all without cracking open the laptop.
I would predict that most of these folks will have those little card swipe-y things that plug into a smartphone, but maybe bring some cash just in case.
Starting at noon, there will also be live music from the following acts, in order of appearance: Michael Leonard Witham, Isaac Alexander, Mike Mullins, Ming Donkey, Paul Morphis, Reed Balentine, The Winston Family Orchestra and Booyah! Dad.
Of course, you'll likely require food at some point to satisfy your music listening- and shopping-induced famishment. As such, there will be food trucks on site to provide you with some nosh. You can choose from kBird, Loblolly Creamery, Palette Catering and Event Planning, Philly's To Go, The Southern Gourmasian and Sugar Shack Sweets & Treats.