Every second Saturday of the month, East Austin’s The Lost Well bar hosts a punk rock art market. Local vendors craft their way through punk essentials— leather, metal and everything in between.
Curiosities such as characterized spray cans and miniature coffins help to fill some of the many tables of hand-crafted work. Admission is free, though the bar welcomes donations in exchange for some merch. While you walk through the tables of art, the bar has a dj spinning; after all, what would a punk rock art fair be without the music that fuels the artists?
Once you’ve had your fill of drinks from the full service bar inside, stop by the food trucks out front to satisfy your taco and barbecue needs. The bold pink and green Taco Baby truck whips up a pork carnita that leaves you no choice but to surrender to its rhythmic flavors.
Inked skin and dyed hair, paired with a cigarette and a glass of beer. Find yourself amongst Austin’s most dedicated punks. The idea of the market is to offer a relaxed environment where the vendors can show their work, so walk around and get to know the artists and their art.
The Punk Rock Art Market of Austin is a gallery of unique art to admire while grabbing a drink, and a place where you can support the locals and celebrate your own punk rock lifestyle.
The Lost Well
2421 Webberville Rd.
Kayla Haack is an avid writer. The 20-year-old spends her time in Austin, Texas, getting inspiration from the bats and the city of weird. When Kayla is not writing, find her with her nose buried in a book at her favorite local coffeehouse, Wake the Dead, or watching a Tim Burton film.