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 makers market by REVELRY, pop-up park, upgraded Capital Metro stop, business facades, live mural painting, new neighborhood programming, food truck park updates and so much more. Of course it wouldn't be East Austin without some live music!


BeFree Republic
chiki buttah
Commonsensical Spa
Dash Bitters
Fuquea House
Garbo's Lobster Roll
Gusto Graphic Tees
Holli Hartman Art
Herland Home
Honaar Goods
Naer's Embroidery
Pelican Studio
Penny Luck Shoes
Rebekah Vinyard Jewelry
Slavonk + Hortus
Sound Sight Tarot
Steel City Pops

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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