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    Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival
    October 4 – 5, 2019

    Location
    Dell Diamond, 3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard
    Round Rock, Texas 78665

    Festival dates and hours:
    Friday, October 4, 2019: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Saturday, October 5, 2019: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

    The Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival is Round Rock area’s largest and most prestigious (and the most fun, in our estimation) festival, attracting over 40,000 people annually to this free event on the first weekend of October.

    Hosted by the City of Round Rock Arts and Culture, Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts, with highlight being visual artists creating beautiful sidewalk murals. Strolling the Chalk Walk affords you the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists who created these temporary pavement masterpieces. Beyond visual arts, the festival is also host to a handpicked roster of vendors, sponsors, local and regional musicians, theatrical performances, foods and drinks, and a children’s creative area with performances by children from a variety of local organizations, including the Round Rock ISD and the School of Rock.

    The daily live entertainment will also include Friday and Saturday night headliner concerts (announcements forthcoming), all of which will make for a perfect weekend at Dell Diamond!

    Admission to Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival is free.

    Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival Contact
    Scot Wilkinson, City of Round Rock Arts and Culture Director
    Email: chalkwalk@roundrocktexas.gov
    Website: www.chalkwalk.org
    Phone: 940-391-1928, 512-671-2705

    History of the Festival
    Originally conceived by nonprofit organization Round Rock Arts, Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival was established in 2009 and has vastly since inception. Needing more space for artists to create their pavement masterpieces, the festival has moved to its new location at Dell Diamond and is now hosted by the City of Round Rock Arts & Culture Department. With over 40,000 annual attendance, the event has an economic impact of adding more than $500,000 back into the local economy.

      JOIN MINT & MAPLE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH FROM 6:00 – 8:00PM FOR A FUN EVENING FULL OF CREATIVITY, DRINKS AND SNACKS AS WE LEARN THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN CALLIGRAPHY IN AUSTIN, TX!

        Join the Central Library and artist Elizabeth Chiles to celebrate the opening of On Water, a solo exhibition featuring 14 of Chiles’ large scale photographs and photographic collages. Presented in the Central Library’s main gallery, On Water showcases two series of Chiles’ work: Figs from Thistles, created in 2013 during the worst Texas drought in over a century, and On Water, created in 2018 during months of historic flooding along the Colorado River. On Water, on view from July 16 to August 19, 2019, is free and accessible during the Central Library’s open hours.

          Frida Friday ATX is BACK for June and we invite you to celebrate PRIDE month with us!

          For two years, Frida Friday ATX has been creating monthly market places that center and celebrate Austin’s Vibrant Womxn led economies. In honor of La Frida, this month we are celebrating Pride and welcoming our allies and friends to join us for our Puro Pride Pachanga.

          *** Music by:
          DJ Chorizo Funk

          *** Drag Queen Lotería by:
          Kelly Kline

          *** Drag King story hour:
          Papi Churro

          *** Food by:
          Cool Beans

          *** A special phamilia portrait on-site studio, with Lucero Archuleta Valle (bring your chosen familia and help us capture the beauty of ALL families through this onsite installation)

          *** And, of course, our mercado FULL of vibrant and creative people! Stay tuned for more info on the amazing list of vendors we’ll be hosting this month.

          BIG NEWS:
          In addition to celebrating Pride month, we are thrilled to announce Frida Friday ATX’s partnership with Waller Creek Conservancy.

          About Frida Friday ATX:
          Frida Friday ATX (FFATX) is Austin’s first and largest monthly self-identified womxn-of-color centered mercado y más, supporting and amplifying womxn-of-color and allies in Tejaslandia! More than a market, Frida Friday ATX is a movement. Over the last two years, FFATX has proudly brought Austin a full line up of self-identified WOC vendors, artists, musicians and more to bless their events and vendor spaces each month. We’ve worked with over 150 vendors, and supported always created performance, partnerships and collaborations that center WoC-led economies. FFATX believes in womxn supporting womxn, and are super proud of the community we’ve been able to foster. We see our work as intersectional and understand that utilize our creative spaces to help bridge the wage gap that WoC experience daily. One of the most important parts of this mercado (y mas) is the amazing connection and community we make with each other as we empower each other. Find out more info about how you can join or support at: https://www.fridafridayatx.org

          About Waller Creek Conservancy:
          Waller Creek Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Austin, is developing a chain of parks around a restored Waller Creek in downtown Austin. Running from Waterloo Park at 15th Street to Lady Bird Lake, the new Waller Creek parks district will include more than 37-acres of newly designed and connected urban parks and public open space, and more than three miles of new hike and bike trails, along with engaging art and educational programming. Founded on the bedrock of great design, the revitalized Waller Creek will renew the natural environment, foster the creative arts, and nourish authentic and uplifting experiences that reflect Austin’s diversity and dynamic spirit.

          Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC) is excited to announce their partnership with FFATX! Part of the WCC mission is to create opportunities to serve diverse communities equitably through programming and community engagement. Part of this mission includes a commitment to partner with local organizations serving diverse communities to bring their programs to WCC managed spaces. Find our more about Waller Creek Conservancy here: https://www.wallercreek.org

            A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER
            FRI 10 MAY 2019, 6-9 PM
            FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
            Habitable Spaces invites you to spend Mother’s Day Weekend in Downtown Kingsbury for a celebration of music, art, food and spirits in a truly unique setting at 620 Railway Street. Join us for a group show opening Friday, May 10th, featuring the paintings of Jessica Ward of San Antonio, fiber art by Donna Maske of Seguin, and felt work by Katz Ashbury of Seguin. The show opens in Downtown Kingsbury at 6 PM with a cash bar and snacks. Stay to watch local band Firewater take the stage at 8 PM. The show is free and open to the public. Bring your appetite on Saturday, May 11th, to our third farm to table dinner prepared by Lionel Guerra and Veronica Fox of Seguin’s very own Mise Co. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased on our DONATIONS page at www.habitablespaces.org. On Sunday May 13th, learn something new at our felt-making workshop. Mothers who attend the workshop will receive a free glass of wine or beverage of their choice.
            FARM TO TABLE DINNER BY MISE CO.

            SAT 11 MAY 2019, 5 PM
            $50/TICKET
            Join Habitable Spaces for an exclusive farm to table dinner prepared by Lionel Guerra and Veronica Fox of Seguin’s very own Mise Co.The four course meal will feature purely local meat and produce as well as an offering from BS Brewing and Blue Lotus Winery. Tickets for the four course meal in Downtown Kingsbury are $50 and can be purchased on our DONATIONS page.
            FELTING WORKSHOP
            SUN 12 MAY 2019, 1 PM
            $50 MATERIALS FEE
            Marti Swanson and Donna Maske will lead a 3 hour fiber arts workshop at 1 PM in Downtown Kingsbury. They will teach students how to print with botanicals using eco-printing on fabric, wet felting to create a vessel, and more! There will be a $50 Materials Fee to attend the workshop. Advanced registration via a Materials Fee purchase required and available on our DONATIONS page. All mothers who attend the workshop will receive a free glass of wine or beverage of their choice complements of Habitable Spaces!

              ARTS For Rural Texas ArtWalk is held the first weekend in May in collaboration with The Compound’s Arts Festival in Round Top. This art-filled weekend in Fayette County features the work of over 100 artists, displaying their creativity in a wide range of mediums. Both shows are juried events that benefit the projects and programs for children throughout Fayette County.

              Take advantage of not only the art, but all that is offered throughout the countryside from quaint and sophisticated B&Bs to fine art galleries, fine and countrified dining options and top notch music, performed in any number of venues from Fayetteville, Lagrange, and Round Top.

                Gabriela Villarreal

                Opening Reception with the Artist
                Saturday, April 27th, 7-9pm

                Mexican painter Gabriela Villarreal is one of our most popular abstract artists. She has been painting and exhibiting her work around the world for over 24 years. Her earthy color palette is accented by touches of metallic gold leafing. These dynamic paintings are inspired by the vitality and color of the environment of the home where she grew up in Monterrey.

                RSVP NOW › ao5villarreal.eventbrite.com

                This exhibition will remain on display through Sunday, May 26th

                  FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 • 7:00PM – 9:00PM
                  HOSTED BY MONDO, 4115 GUADALUPE STREET, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78751

                  CELEBRATING 11 YEARS OF ARTS-MENTORSHIP IN EAST AUSTIN!
                  Grounded in East Austin, Chula League, producers of Cherrywood Art Fair, and Mondo are partnering to present the 11th Annual Little Artist BIG ARTIST Benefit Show. This unique benefit show, hosted by Mondo, will feature works of over 70 artists (Little and BIG) from Chula League’s arts-mentorship program, Little Artist BIG ARTIST.

                    atxGALS welcomes Spring Season with an intimate and fun art pop-up at The Refinery, located in the heart of downtown Austin.

                    Following their unique approach in changing the way art exhibits are typically done, the talented group will be transforming this urban space into yet another fabulous room full of incredible art from some of Austin’s top emerging talent. Meet the artists, sip on a cocktail from the open bar, and support the incredible cause behind it all– a portion of the proceeds benefit a local non-profit, Girls Empowerment Network.

                    The event will kick off at 6pm on Friday, April 19th and will feature the work of 10 emerging local female artists, music by DJ Diggy Dutch, open bar, small bites from local favorites, swag bags for all VIP ticket buyers, and a sweet raffle benefiting GEN.

                    **all ticket sales are final– no refunds

                      Live at the UMLAUF is a new series focused on creating new connections while activating the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden in new and different ways by providing high-quality entertainment for Austin. On April 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The UMLAUF will be hosting Performa/Dance to perform “Confections” in the garden at 605 Azie Morton Road, Austin, TX 78704. Suggested donation is $10-$20.