The Better Block is a nationwide movement that seeks to educate, equip, and empower communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate underutilized corridors and neighborhoods.

We're teaming up with the Return + Discover Festival for the launch of Better Block Austin! On April 15, we're transforming the 12th + Chicon intersection with the help of East 12th Street Merchants' Association.


We'll celebrate with a new farmers/makers market by REVELRY, a yoga session, pop-up park, upgraded Capital Metro stop, business facades and signage, live mural painting, crosswalk and sidewalk artwork, new neighborhood programming, food truck park updates and so much more. Of course it wouldn't be East Austin without some live music!


chiki buttah
Clove + Couple
Commonsensical Spa
Dash Bitters
Garbo's Lobster Roll
Honaar Goods
Slavonk + Hortus
Succulent Native
Pelican Studio

Are you a creative vendor interested in being a part of the makers market?  Then head below for more scoop!


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This is a community event, so we need as many hands as possible to pull this off. If you would like to provide in-kind or monetary donations or volunteer your time, please reach out to us below. Thanks for your support!

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