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    Art Alliance Austin is celebrating Austin’s diverse art scene with the 69th annual Art City Austin Festival in Republic Square park. This event will showcase their Convergence Fair art market, with up to 80 visual artists, designers, installation artists, artisans and makers showcasing and selling their wares. Fun for friends and family, the festival will also include local musicians, performance artists, live food demonstrations by local chefs, food trucks, boozy bevies, kid activities and other interactive experiences.


    The festival offers two ticket choices: General Admission and VIP. For GA tickets, guests have access both days to the Convergence Fair, plus can join guided gallery tours & artist talks around Austin during the weekend – provided by local galleries, studios and museums. VIP tickets include a private VIP lounge access with comfortable seating, a private bar and two complimentary drink tickets per day, plus exclusive access to special, curated guided gallery tours and artist talks. Quantities are limited. Event is rain or shine.

      Kick off the 2019 Art City Austin Festival at the Preview Party with UNITED IN COLOR, a sensory experience emphasizing fusion of color, light, sound, tastes and movement and showcasing a diversity of art, mediums and perspectives. Preview Party ticket holders will get a first look at the Art City Austin Festival and Convergence Fair, a curated selection of 80 local visual artists, designers, installation artists, artisans and makers showcasing and selling their wares. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment from Shy Beast and more, along with complimentary craft cocktails, wine and light bites from local restaurants.Preview Party admission passes also include event entry to the Art City Austin Festival & Convergence Fair on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th. Event is rain or shine.

      One of the markers of any great city is its dedication to the arts—and on that score, Austin is pretty darn great. It’s a thriving art city and this annual event is your chance to see a ton of talent in once place. Art City Austin, a three-day art fair and festival will return for its 68th year April 13- 15 at the Palmer Event Center. Individual artists from across the country (120 to be exact) will showcase their work. A combination of street art and contemporary art from local and national artists will be on display.

      The festival grounds will also feature multiple art installations created by local artists and commissioned specifically for the occasion by Art Alliance Austin. Noteworthy artists this year include international photographer Greg Davis, roadside landscape artist Rachel Dory, as well as international artists like Israeli painter Yoram Gal.

      A selection of local food trucks, drinks, and fun activities for the whole family will be on the festival grounds. As always, Art City Austin 2018 will host a children’s section with hands-on, interactive activities meant to encourage creativity and appreciation of the arts for Austinites of all ages!

      Tickets range from $10 for a single-day admission to $40 for the VIP experience, which includes access to the Friday preview reception plus weekend access to the festival. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Parking will be available with at the Palmer Event Center Garage for $8. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

      Here’s the full schedule:

      Friday, April 13th
      Art City Austin Preview: Art in the Twilight
      6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

      Saturday, April 14th
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

      Sunday, April 15th
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

      Austin is a city of the arts. It’s alive with talent, whether in theatre, painting, music, film or anything else that involves using the creative side of your brain. So an entire festival celebrating some of the amazing artistic talent on every corner is something worth talking about, and certainly worth attending.

      The streets will be blocked off today for what sounds like a really cool block party devoted to celebrating some amazing artwork, including sculptures, paintings, photography and pieces using just about every other material you could imagine! There will be tons of local artists, and of course, live music.

      This is definitely a family friendly event, as they will have plenty of hands-on activities for the little ones. This is one of the city’s most anticipated art festivals, so don’t miss it!

      Admission: $10.00, kids 12 & under free

      When: Today, April 13th

      Time: Sunday 11am to 6pm

      Location:

      Downtown Austin – Cesar Chavez Street at Austin City Hall (from Lavaca Street to Lamar Boulevard) including the S. 1st Street Bridge. North entrance located on Guadalupe and south entrance on the S. 1st Street Bridge.

      http://www.artallianceaustin.org/art-city-austin-2014-draft

      Austin is a city of the arts. It’s alive with talent, whether in theatre, painting, music, film or anything else that involves using the creative side of your brain. So an entire festival celebrating some of the amazing artistic talent on every corner is something worth talking about, and certainly worth attending.

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      The streets will be blocked off today for what sounds like a really cool block party devoted to celebrating some amazing artwork, including sculptures, paintings, photography and pieces using just about every other material you could imagine! There will be tons of local artists, and of course, live music.

      This is definitely a family friendly event, as they will have plenty of hands-on activities for the little ones. This is one of the city’s most anticipated art festivals, so don’t miss it!

      Admission: $8.00, kids 12 & under free

      When: April 13 &  14, 2013

      Time: Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm

      Location:

      Downtown Austin – Cesar Chavez Street at Austin City Hall (from Lavaca Street to Lamar Boulevard) including the S. 1st Street Bridge. North entrance located on Guadalupe and south entrance on the S. 1st Street Bridge.

      http://www.artallianceaustin.org/main-events/art-city-austin

      Austin is a city of the arts. It’s alive with talent, whether in theatre, painting, music, film or anything else that involves using the creative side of your brain. So an entire festival celebrating some of the amazing artistic talent on every corner is something worth talking about, and certainly worth attending.

      This event takes place in the 2nd Street district. Recent readers know my obsession with Cru Wine Bar, and as of last Saturday, I have a newfound love for Taverna. An entire afternoon of lunch and $1 mimosas made for a fantastic day. I digress, but the 2nd Street district is definitely worth discovering whether it be during a festival or any other day.

       

      The streets will be blocked off today for what sounds like a really cool block party devoted to celebrating some amazing artwork, including sculptures, paintings, photography and pieces using just about every other material you could imagine! There will be tons of local artists, and of course, live music.

       

      This is definitely a family friendly event, as they will have plenty of hands-on activities for the little ones. This is one of the city’s most anticipated art festivals, so don’t miss it!

       

      Time: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

      Admission: $8 adults, kids 12-and-under get in free

      Location:
      Cesar Chavez Street from Lavaca Street to just east of Lamar Boulevard, including the 1st Street Bridge.

       

      For a great visual visit: http://www.artallianceaustin.org/images/2011-aca-map-960.gif

      http://www.artallianceaustin.org/art_city_austin.html

       

      To start off – was anyone there yesterday? I would love to hear how it went and what you thought about the event!

      Art City Austin is a city wide art celebration basically bringing together and celebrating local arts, it is formally known as “Laguna Gloria Art Fiesta. This is the 60th year for the event and over 20,000 are expected to attend throughout the weekend. Art City will feature over 190 artists that will cater to different styles. As with any good Austin Festival there will be live music!

      They have plenty of good eats including these local favorites Amy’s Ice Cream, County Line BBQ, Kerbey Lane Café, Tiff’s Treats, Torchy’s Tacos and many more.

      The streets downtown are blocked off – the Front entrances are located on Cesar Chavez at Guadalupe, Colorado, or Lamar and the 1st Street Bridge.

      Tickets: $8.00 adults, kids 12 & under free.
      Time: 11:00am-6:00pm

      For more information visit:
      http://www.artallianceaustin.org/art_city_austin.html

      Happy Art Week Austin, we couldn’t ask for better weather for this event!