At the Blanton, we like art and we like parties, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with Art Alliance Austin for this year’s Art City Austin Festival, April 12-13. Part art festival, part block party, this iconic local event transforms downtown in a celebration of art, culture and creativity. Taking place in the streets, plazas, and open spaces along Cesar Chavez and the 2ND Street District, this year’s event promises to be a truly great time. With outdoor booths featuring art from nationally recognized artists, local food trailers, cocktails, live music, and interactive projects for kids of all ages, the festival brings the community together to celebrate Austin’s vibrant creative culture. The Blanton will have a booth stationed in front of City Hall, so stop by to say hello and learn more about our current and upcoming exhibitions and programs. Plus, Blanton members get in FREE. All you need do is show your membership card at the gate to the festival’s admissions team.

For kiddos and their families, the festival will feature an area where children can create tissue paper stained glass windows, masks, and more, and also can take photos in costumes from different eras and cultures. The festival will also feature a pop-up gallery with art work by students from Austin High.

Art City Austin

Image via the Austin Chronicle

Musicians currently scheduled include Nakia, Elizabeth McQueen, Emily Bell, The Rocketboys, Erin Ivey, Mobley and Grace London, in a special day stage presented by KUTX Music 98.9. In coordination with the Austin Busker Project, the festival will also have two stages for street performers who will perform throughout the day for applause and tips.

Food trucks including Chi’Lantro BBQ, The Best Wurst, Taco Baby, Heros Gyros and micro brews by Infamous Beer will be on hand to provide fuel for the party.

Come spend a day (or night) celebrating and supporting Austin’s vibrant cultural scene. We hope to see you there!

For more information, please visit www.artallianceaustin.org.

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