Terra Toys Bag Art workshop!!

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Attention all kids and aspiring artists!

Want a fun hobby that earns you some extra money while encouraging your artistic side?

This summer, Terra Toys will be offering free workshops on how to draw bags that Terra Toys will buy. What do they do with the bags? Terra Toys uses them as complimentary gift-wrap for customers, However, you might also be able to enter your bag art into the Bag Art Show in September and participate in the silent auction to sell your bag for 100% of the selling price!!

The bag art workshops are 2:00-4:00 pm on June 29th, July 6th, July 20th, August 3rd and August 17th

Sign up for a space today by calling or visiting Terra Toys 2438 W Anderson Lane (512) 445-4489

Find out more at www.terratoysgallery.com

 

 

Fairy Tea Party at Terra Toys!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Terra Toys is pleased to announce our 

*~*~*~18th ANNUAL FAIRY TEA PARTY!!~*~*~
Tuesday June 14th & Wednesday June 15th 
Time groups of 1:00pm, 1:45pm and 2:30pm
 
Come to Terra Toys in your most Fantastical fairy, wizard or gnome costume to make with a fairy with your very own hands!!
Enjoy free Tea and Cookies and play with other forest fairies and creatures!
The event is free BUT you need a free ticket to attend. 
FREE tickets are now available at the front counter at Terra Toys!
Come by and get one before they are all gone!
 
Up to three children per one adult, but we ask for a second adult to attend for groups of four or more children.
 
Call 512-445-4489 with any questions!

Valentine’s Day Event in the Gallery

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

deadendrollercoaster_edited-2      ~Artwork by Sean Sczepanik~

Sunday, Feb. 14th from 5-7pm The Gallery will be having a closing reception for our Love Show – love themed art by local artists of all ages. We will have a card making table, rose tea lattes, champagne (21+) and strawberries with 25% off all art in the Love Show. Free all ages event. See more at www.terratoysgallery.com

Decorate a wooden heart at Terra Toys! FREE Valentine’s event!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Why make a Valentine out of construction paper when you could color and decorate a hand-cut wooden heart at Terra Toys!

This FREE Valentine’s Day event is on Sunday, February 7th from 1pm to 3 pm! All materials are provided here at the store! From markers to glitter and beads, stickers, stamps and more!

Get ready to make a beautiful Valentine’s day gift for someone special.

FREE at Terra Toys on Sunday, February 7th from 1 to 3 pm!!

RSVP groups of 5 or more

All ages welcome!

Call 512-445-4489 with questions

 

35th Birthday Party and Espresso Bar GRAND OPENING!!!

Monday, August 31st, 2015

 

Austin original and Austin only local business for over 35 years!

Come celebrate our 35th Birthday and the official grand opening of our new espresso bar, the Wind-Up!

Enjoy free birthday cake, party games, drink specials, plus exclusive Terra Toys T-shirts and CDs! 

The party is two days!

Join us on Friday, September 25th and Saturday September 26th from 12-6 pm both days

RSVP 512-445-4489 for groups over 5 

 

Haunted Art Gallery Call for Submissions!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Our new art gallery is hosting a Halloween show, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

We are looking to fill the walls with all things SPOOKY, FUNNY, TRICKY and TREATY! Whether it’s a picture of your favorite creature or your favorite candy, send all submissions to entries@terratoys.com.

The Haunted Art Gallery will be open from Sept 25th to Oct 31st. A special spook-tacular closing reception will be held on Oct 31st from 5 to 8 pm.

Submission deadline: Sept 2nd

Notification of Acceptance: Sept 4th

 

Submission requirements:

Content

In the spirit of Terra Toys, the content of submissions should include toys, fairy tales, fantasy, whimsical imagery and imaginary creatures. No copyrighted or licensed images, please.

Materials

Oil, acrylic, pencil, and ink are preferred. Other materials may be used, but in a professional manner — for example, a collage or charcoal piece must be sealed with a coat to prevent peeling or smudging.

Size

We ask that your submission be no smaller than 4×4 inches and no larger than 48×48 inches. However, we make exceptions for exceptional pieces.

Display

Your art piece must be ready for the gallery! All pieces should have a hanging device on the back to go up on our gallery wall. Drawings must be framed; canvas art does not need a frame, but it is highly encouraged. Canvas art should have staples on the back, not sides.

Terra Toys takes a standard gallery consignment of 50% of the selling price. "Consignment" means that neither party gets paid until the artwork sells. If you want $20 for your art, we will charge $40 to the purchaser. When deciding on your price, make sure it is fair, but worth it.

We will only consider art submitted through email; please do not bring your pieces into the store for art gallery consideration.

We look forward to hearing from you!

FIREWORKS DEMONSTRATIONS SATURDAY JULY 4TH!

Monday, June 29th, 2015

 Get your fourth of July started this year at Terra Toys!! We have all city legal and kid-friendly fireworks!!!

 

Saturday July 4th, we’ll be demonstrating our ENTIRE line of sparklers, smoke bombs, confetti blasters, and more! Come join in our fun right in front of the store July 4th, from 12 pm to 3 pm. We’ll also be providing lemon-aid and refreshments from our brand-new espresso bar, The Wind-Up! 

 

And as an extra special secret surprise, come in to Terra Toys any day this week and tell us the "magic password" for a FREE fireworks goodie bag! The magic password is… ~*~*~*INDEPENDENCE!~*~*~*

Tickets available now for the Fairy Tea Party!!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

  

Come join us for the 18th Annual Fairy Tea Party!

June 3rd and 4th! 1:00-3:00pm

Dress up in your most fantastical clothes and enjoy tea, cookies and make your own little magical fairy with us!

This is a FREE event but you must have tickets to attend!

Free tickets are available now at Terra Toys!

Tickets are limited and on a first come first serve basis!

Limit 3 children per 1 adult attending

 

 

Call Terra Toys at 512-445-4489 for questions

Terra Toys Art Gallery Call for Entries

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Terra Toys is opening an art gallery, and we need artists!

We are looking for art by children of any and all ages. If you are interested in submitting your artwork, and the art meet the requirements listed below, send images to terratoys.entries@gmail.com. In your email, please provide your name, the size of your piece, your materials, and your price.

Submission requirements:

Content

In the spirit of Terra Toys, the content of submissions should include toys, fairy tales, fantasy, whimsical imagery and imaginary creatures. No copyrighted or licensed images, please.

Materials

Oil, acrylic, pencil, and ink are preferred. Other materials may be used, but in a professional manner — for example, a collage or charcoal piece must be sealed with a coat to prevent peeling or smudging.

Size

We ask that your submission be no smaller than 4×4 inches and no larger than 48×48 inches. However, we make exceptions for exceptional pieces.

Display

Your art piece must be ready for the gallery! All pieces should have a hanging device on the back to go up on our gallery wall. Drawings must be framed; canvas art does not need a frame, but it is highly encouraged. Canvas art should have staples on the back, not sides.

If selected, your artwork will be displayed at Terra Toys for up to 90 days. If the piece does not sell in the 90-day timeframe, it must be picked up by the artist.

Terra Toys takes a standard gallery consignment of 50% of the selling price. "Consignment" means that neither party gets paid until the artwork sells. If you want $20 for your art, we will charge $40 to the purchaser. When deciding on your price, make sure it is fair, but worth it.

We will only consider art submitted through email; please do not bring your pieces into the store for art gallery consideration.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Terra Toys Expansion!

Friday, March 6th, 2015

If you’ve walked by our store lately you may have noticed a little sign hanging in a nearby window…

That’s right! Terra Toys is expanding with the addition of an espresso bar and toy art gallery! You’ve heard of a Fine Art Gallery? Well this is a Fine Toy Art Gallery! Here we’ll feature all of our wonderful antiques and strange rarities from around the world, as well as artwork that focuses on our favorite subject – Toys! If you know anyone who wants their art showcased in our store, stay posted for the Terra Toys CALL for ART SUBMISSIONS! Keep an eye out for more news and grand opening announcements!

This is the "before" picture!!

Grand opening details will be coming soon!