march, 2018

24mar(mar 24)11:00 am(mar 24)11:00 amFeaturedBlanton Block Party 2018

Event Details

The Blanton Block Party is back!

Join us for a free day-to-night community festival to kick off Spring and celebrate the big changes on our block. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin,” the stand-alone building designed by the renowned artist as a place for “joy and contemplation” and now part of the museum’s collection.

The Blanton Block Party is the perfect fusion of live music and world-class art, providing outdoor family art activities, local food, and tours throughout the day.

LIVE MUSIC: Austin music favorites including *Black Fret grant recipients will perform throughout the day.

2pm → World Premiere with Henna Chou & Steve Parker
3:30pm → Jackie Venson*
6:30pm → Jane Ellen Bryant*

ART ACTIVITIES: Get creative and participate in a variety of activities throughout the museum including Industry Print Shop bandana printing, The Dirty Easel painting, and outdoor family programs. We’ll also be applying “Austin” temporary tattoos while supplies last!

TOURS: Pick up a ticket for a guided tour of the exhibition Form into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin.

FOOD / DRINK: Enjoy tasty bites for purchase from Austin Chai Wala, Pueblo Viejo, and Hummus Among Us, or satisfy your sweet tooth with treats from Pinkberry. The Blanton Café will also provide a variety of choices, and drinks will be available for purchase via The North Door. Cash or credit is accepted.

PRIZES: We’ll be giving out prizes throughout the day so be sure to RSVP on for your chance to take home a prize!

Don’t forget to tag your social shares with #BlantonBlockParty. We can’t wait to party with you, Austin!

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  Paid parking is available in the Blanton/Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the front desk of the museum.  Capital Metro will also be providing a special #TransitAdventure, picking up registered passengers from Patika for their free ride. Click HERE to learn more.

RSVP is Requested but not Required.

Click here to RSVP

Tips for your museum visit:

  • Please do not touch the arton display.  This includes the wood totem and marble panels located inside Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin.
  • Pleaseno food or beverages in the galleries and Austin.
  • Bags and diaper bags larger than 11”x15” and all backpacks need to be checked into complimentary lockers located in Michener.  No backpacks allowed in galleries and Austin.

Please note that the galleries and Austin close at 10:30 p.m.

Activities subject to change.

Download and save this #BlantonBlockParty grid to your phone so you can start planning your day-to-night out!
Media sponsor: KUTX 98.9 Austin
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(Saturday) 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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