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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.

      Design and create your own app with our team! The BHW Group is hosting our 4th annual FREE Mobile App Development Summer Camp. By the end of the camp, each student will have an app that they helped make on their phone! What will you create?

      The camp will be from August 9th-10th from 9:30am – 4:00pm. It will be located at The BHW Group Office (6011 W. Courtyard Dr., STE 410, Austin, TX 78730). The BHW Group is a 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award finalist and has been one of Austin Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for the past four years.

      Students who are entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2019 – 2020 school year are eligible to apply. To access the application, please visit our webpage: https://thebhwgroup.com/summer-camp. Selected students will be notified by July 19, 2019

      Please contact summercamp@thebhwgroup.com with any questions. We can’t wait to read your applications!

        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

            What better way to show your appreciation for all the lovely mothers and the wonderful things they do than with decadent chocolates?!? Delysia Chocolatier invites you to spend the day honoring Mom. Treat her to a complimentary chocolate tasting with flavors inspired by the gentle, pure, and elegance of these beautiful women.

            Our Lemon curd apricot chocolate truffle gives a spectacular culinary experience as the perfectly balanced lemon curd and sweet apricots explode in your mouth. Enjoy milk chocolate infused with the floral notes of rose water, a spiced hint of cardamom, and a salty crunch of pistachio as you nibble on our Pistachio rose petal chocolate truffle. Lastly, find your way to our award-winning Spiced wine berry chocolate truffle. Explore the graceful hints of spiced wine blended with a trio of berries that will bring poise and elegance to your palette.

            Take a moment to spoil your wonderful Mother with Delysia Chocolatier’s delectable truffles. We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you and Mom.

              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.

                Children, it is time to put those art skills to the test for a chance to win amazing chocolate! Delysia Chocolatier will host our annual chocolate Easter egg decorating competition on Palm Sunday, April 14th.

                Children from all over Central Texas are invited to visit our Culinary Center. You will be given a white chocolate Easter egg & edible ink markers for creative decorating purposes. The decorated eggs will be photographed & posted on Delysia Chocolatier’s website, our community & followers will vote for their favorite. The top three eggs that receive the most votes by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 21st will receive a golden egg filled with our chocolate truffles, barks, and molded chocolates. The winners will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter on Monday, April 22nd.

                Parents, as your children decorate their eggs, you’re invited to kick back, relax and enjoy a complimentary drink at our Culinary Center. We look forward to you joining us!

                  Austin Tinkering School will celebrate 10 years of tinkering with the first ever TINKERFEST including hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Teachers will lead children in a PaperCraft: Open Make, artist Elena Eidelberg will teach large scale paper marbling, and kids can participate in a build-your-own succulent planter activity in the wood shop. Guest makers in three divisions will compete in the MAKER SHOWDOWN for a chance to win prizes. Plus, enjoy complimentary drinks from Guayaki Yerba Mate or purchase food from the Kebabeliscious food truck.

                    Join us at Austin Beerworks on Friday, April 5th starting at 4pm for the 2nd annual Howler Brothers x Helms Workshop collaboration launch party featuring exclusive merchandise inspired by the landscape of Austin’s backyard. The first 250 people will receive a FREE limited edition hat. There will also be FREE commemorative cans of beer, a live vinyl DJ, food trucks and new merchandise from the line for sale. This event is free and open to the public.