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nice to meet you

My name is Tania Cardenas and I run DFW Craft Shows.  My love of Arts & Crafts, like many people, reaches back to my childhood.  I grew up in small town Texas in a household that loved all things artistic and vintage; where creativity and ingenuity were always encouraged.  As a young adult, I pursued a career in the arts industry while creating personalized baby gifts in my downtime.  As my creations grew in popularity, my first small business, The Curious Cake Shoppe, was born.  All of my inventory was handmade by either myself or my mom--who was an absolute fiber-arts magician.

Dream Team

We delighted in sharing our creations with folks, via our website, local news, and craft shows all across DFW (Dallas / Fort Worth).  I was flabbergasted at how difficult it was to find booth info for upcoming events.  I began keeping an extensive events calendar with detailed reminders in order to plan the upcoming year.  At each event, I found myself surrounded by fellow vendors who were lamenting the very same struggle.  They were spending far too much time and effort simply trying to find events where they could connect with their local community.  That’s when I realized that all my hard work could benefit a lot of people. 

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A new chapter

That’s when I started DFW Craft Shows, a place to help vendors and events connect with their local community.  And though I have lost my mother and closed The Curious Cake Shoppe chapter in my life, DFW Craft Shows has remained a steadfast connection to the arts & crafts world that I love.

For over a decade, I have been combining my skills in marketing with my career as an artist, photographer, designer, and producer to help local events and vendors expand their reach and unlock the tools they need to be successful. I hope the information you find here helps you thrive in the arts and crafts kind of life that has brought me so much joy over the years.

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Thriving Social Media Community

DFW Craft Shows is more than just a website, it is a community.  Find us on your favorite social media platform and discover new ways to connect with the arts & crafts community.

This is the main social media hub for DFW Craft Shows. Find everything from vendor calls to weekend guides, live event coverage, tutorials, giveaways, deals and more.

Our Community Group on Facebook serves as a meeting place for North Texans to network and share their love of shopping local and all things arts & crafts related.

This private Facebook group is for our VIP Vendors to enjoy exclusive perks, connect with other local, small businesses, and talk shop.  Learn more about joining today.

Join DFW Craft Shows on Instagram for artist features, fun crafts, process videos, and creative inspiration from both local and worldwide.

Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on new events, vendor calls, artist highlights, tutorials, gift guides, reviews, and much more!

Tutorials, gift guides, and inspiration abound across our many arts, crafts, and baking inspired Pinterest boards.  Come craft along with us!

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DFW Craft Shows in the press