Blanton Student Fest poster

The Blanton shares the big, beautiful University of Texas at Austin campus with thousands of smart, creative students. Admission to The Blanton is always free for UT students (with an ID) but as an added way to attract students to our complex on the edge of campus, we’re hosting a full day of free activities and entertainment later this week called Student Fest, on Thursday, April 5.

A few of the day’s highlights include FREE food and beverages (from places like the County Line, The Cupcake Bar, Milto’s, Teo’s, Honest Tea and ZICO), a western-themed photo booth (with help from the Texas Photography Club), tours of the exhibitions, a poetry jam emceed by UT Spitshine Poetry group, live music and an outdoor film screening.

>> Click here to view the complete schedule of activities.

Discounts at The Blanton’s Shop and Café begin in the morning, with all the activities for college students beginning at 3 p.m. The day-o-fun closes with the outdoor screening of the street art flick “Exit Through the Gift Shop” at 8 p.m.

Students in atrium at Fall 2011 Student Fest

Student Fest fall 2011 in The Blanton’s Atrium. The Student Fest on April 5 will take place in the atrium and outside in our plaza area.

Helping us pull off an event like Student Fest are several of The Blanton’s talented and dedicated volunteers, including members of our Blanton Student Guild. The guild shares The Blanton’s mission with university students and the Austin community, and has been super helpful in creating an engaging, interactive spring Student Fest.

Guild members pose with props

Blanton Student Guild members Julie and Erica pose with the props they made for the Student Fest photo booth.

Guild members pose with handmade frame

Guild members Randi and Chris with the frame they made for the Student Fest photo booth.

This week, the Blanton Student Guild is tabling outside Gregory Gym, passing out Student Fest flyers and giving away Blanton T-shirts, buttons and posters. Go get some Blanton goodies.

If you’re a college student, let us know you’re coming to Student Fest by RSVPing to our Facebook event (but no pre-registration is required). The Blanton is located at MLK Jr. Boulevard and Congress Avenue near the Jester Center and the PCL.

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