If your typical pre-holiday Saturdays involve more than one car trip to more than one area store for the seemingly endless fulfillment of the hamster wheel that is your friends-and-family gift list, then take heed.
On Saturday, The Dallas Flea will enter the fray, and we think it?s a jolly sight to behold, this third-anniversary installment that bears a bevy of one-of-a-kind artisanal wares, all for sale in one location: the South Side on Lamar.
With everything from hand-drawn stationery by Austin-based Happy Cactus Designs to stone (and bone) pieces from local jewelry-maker Gemelli, the one-day event is slated to feature more than 75 vendors, all showcasing exclusively handmade goods.
Brittany Cobb started the Flea a few years ago with an eye toward embracing the region?s artists, and the venture has been a grassroots success. The event now happens on a quarterly schedule, with December?s Flea (admission is $5) quickly approaching holiday-tradition status among the hoi polloi.
The Dallas Flea, South Side on Lamar (1409 S. Lamar St.), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; thedallasflea.com