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    Beginning/ αρχή is ISHIDA Dance Company’s first public performance fundraiser on January 3 & 4, 2020. ISHIDA is a new world-class contemporary dance company in Austin that will premiere multiple creations by Artistic Director, Brett Ishida, former dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montréal.

    The evening begins with complimentary sampling of small bites from Austin’s leading restaurants such La Condesa, Intero, Otoko, Le Politique, Rosedale, Eddie V’s, and Oseyo to name a few. Food selection will be dependent on the evening. After the complimentary social hour, the performance will take place in the intimate Rollins Studio Theatre. There will be introductions for each of the pieces to inform the audience. Tickets start at $64, with VIP options available, and can be bought through The Long Center website. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

    The performance will include top dancers from Houston Ballet, LINES Ballet, Hubbard Street, USC Kaufman School of Dance, LA Dance Project, Texas Ballet Theatre and Ballet Austin featured in several short aesthetically engaging pieces that will expose the viewer to the creative vision of ISHIDA Dance Company.

      Good Snake is an independent creative studio in Austin, Texas from Kayla Fritz and Hannah Epelbaum. Join them as they fill the Volcom Garden with their organized chaos of mutual connections in a showing of their latest illustrative paintings and a couple other surprises.

        Please join Carbon Art Studio for an introduction to indigo dye!

        This beginner level course will include a demonstration of binding techniques to create several different patterns. There will be plenty of hands on time to experiment and create – bind, dip, reveal your designs and watch them transform in an instant from bright green to deep indigo blue.

        Cost is $35 per person and includes everything you will need to create your own set of Three 28×28 tea towels in class.

        (Bring a friend for $5 off each ticket!)

        4 student minimum enrollment
        Light refreshments included
        Cancellations accepted within 48 hours of event start time

        Our facilitator, Rashell Nordstrom, is a local artist who has been hosting art workshops that explore the creative process since 2017.

          Join us for a lively conversation in the gallery about the appropriation and appreciation of yoga culture with artist Preetika Rajgariah and other special guests.

          TalkAbout is a program that facilitates casual conversations with artists and the people who inspire them.

          Preetika Rajgariah (b. 1985) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice explores themes of cultural identity, perceptions of exoticism, and gendered materiality while specifically referencing her upbringing as an Indian born American. She has attended residencies at ACRE, the Vermont Studio Center, and the School of Visual Arts, and her work was included in New American Paintings #102. She has exhibited at a variety of spaces nationally such as Western Exhibitions, Roots & Culture, and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL, Fort Gondo in St. Louis, as well as Art League and Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX. She received her BFA from Trinity University (2008) and MFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2018). Currently, she lives and works in Houston, TX.

            A workshop exploring Richard Moya Park through its history and our own temporary sculptural works. This is for artists and non-artists.

            Land Art: The practice of creating art in and from the surrounding landscape. We bring nothing to the site, and leave with nothing–working only with what we find there. All works will be temporary and made with found and natrual materials.

            Odditree Society Facilitators: Angel Schatz is an urban farmer, wild-crafter, and forager of fungi and wild edibles. Ann Armstrong is an artist /cartographer/ observer that is obsessed with trees.


            10am-10:20 am: Introductions and brief overview of the ecological and anthropological history of the area.

            10:20-Noon: We’ll disperse and explore the territory with a couple loose assignments in hand. We’ll spend that time making our improvised pieces, and close by walking the site as a group to see everyone’s completed work. Work can be completed individually, or collaboratively.

            RSVP: Tickets are a $5 donation that goes towards refreshments.

            Further details on parking, attire, etc will be sent in advance of the event once you purchase a ticket. Regarding weather…a little rain won’t cancel the event, but a large thunderstorm might. Regardless, potential notice of cancellation–for whatever unforeseen reason–would be communicated through Eventbrite. If something unexpected comes up and you need to cancel, let us know 24 hours in advance of the event, and we will happily issue you a refund.

            Curious about the Odditree Society? Visit: or find us on Instagram @odditree_society.

            *This is a prototype for a series of future park-based workshops. The workshops will use the subjects of art and ecology to uncover each park’s sense of place.

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

              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
              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 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:

                    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:

                      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 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
                      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!