It’s almost time for the next artisan show at the River Walk. The Summer Artisan Show will be on Aug. 2–4 for several hours each day. It runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on opening day. The hours for the second day are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Then, on the final day, you can shop from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The show is free to attend, but you’ll definitely want to bring some money with you. Fifty artisans will have booths, and they’ll be selling handcrafted merchandise. Whether you are looking for a special gift or you need something for yourself, you will find it here. Just head to the River Walk extension and get ready to shop to your heart’s content.
What to Expect
The Summer Artisan Show will have countless items to buy. Different artisans participate in each of the shows, but you can expect to find an assortment of woodwork, beadwork, pottery, paintings, and textiles. There is usually some impressive jewelry there as well.
The artisans are spread out along the River Walk extension, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery as you move from one vendor to the next. Before you know it, you’ll have spent hours shopping along the River Walk.
Speak to the Artists
The artisan show also gives you the opportunity to speak to the artists. Usually, when you buy something, you have no idea how it was made or even where it came from. It’s really neat to talk to the creators about their products. They are always happy to answer questions, and many will provide contact details if you want to buy more of their items. These local artists are very talented and engaging, and they are there to build relationships with the people of San Antonio.
Keep on Shopping
If you want to make a full day of it, you can also visit the Shops at Rivercenter. The Summer Artisan Show is located right next to the shops, so it will be easy to add some additional shopping into your day. It has a nice assortment of shops, and you might find something that complements a piece of art you pick up at the artisan show. Plus, the mall is home to a Dave and Buster’s if you need to unwind a bit after a long day of shopping.
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Get Ready to Shop
You will do some serious shopping when you attend the Summer Artisan Show at the River Walk. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, so you can bounce from one vendor to the next. It’s going to be a fun event, and you don’t want to miss out.