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Event Details

Saturday, March 28, 2020

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. Explore a revolutionary period in Latin American art through our exhibition “The Avant-Garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s” and learn how Amauta magazine connected artists and ideas internationally.

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. Event parking will be offered at a special rate of $5.

PERFORMANCES: Enjoy a variety of spoken-word performances and poetry readings in between live music sets from a selection of Austin music favorites.

11:00 AM – Barton Hills Choir (outside)
12:00 PM – Ballet Folklórico de Austin (inside)
12:30 PM – Beat Root Revival (outside)
1:30 PM – O’Henry Pun-off Champions (outside)
2:00 PM – Henry Invisible (outside)
3:00 PM – Kalu James (inside)
4:00 PM – The Selfless Lovers (outside)
5:00 PM – Carrie Fountain (outside)
5:30 PM – Carrie Rodriguez (outside)
6:30 PM – Esquina Tango (outside)
7:00 PM – Como Las Movies (outside)
8:00 PM – Jesús Valles (outside)
8:30 PM – Los Coast (outside)
10:00 PM – Dub Equis featuring BlackLight (inside)

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ART ACTIVITIES: Get creative and participate in a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the museum including print-making activities with Industry Print Shop and PrintAustin, photo booths courtesy of MyEventIsTheBomb, plus interactive outdoor programs. We’ll also be applying art-themed temporary tattoos while supplies last!

TOURS: Drop by our Visitor Services Desk and pick up a ticket for a guided tour of the exhibition “The Avant-Garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s” and/or “Follow the Leader.” Tour times start at 12pm every hour with the last tour taking place at 7pm.

MUSEUM SHOP: Explore fabulous art-themed gift ideas for all ages as well as a great selection of coffee table book must-haves that include the recently-published Ellsworth Kelly “Austin” book. If you’re a Blanton member, enjoy a special 20% double discount on all purchases!

FOOD / DRINK: Enjoy tasty bites for purchase from Kreyòl Korner Caribbean Cuisine and Tamale Addiction, and/or satisfy your sweet tooth with treats from PinkberryThe 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.

PARKING / TRANSPORTATION: Special event parking is available in the Blanton/Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $5, payable in cash upon entry to Brazos Garage.

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Bicycle stations will be available on-site (and throughout UT) for those on two wheels. Scooter-users please dismount and park scooters at designated bicycle stations.

Tips for your museum visit (you can read our full visitor guidelines here):

  • Please do not touch the art on display.  This includes the wood totem and marble panels located inside Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin.”
  • Please no 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 Gallery Building.  No backpacks allowed in galleries and “Austin.”
  • Service animals only are permitted inside the museum.

Please note that the galleries, “Austin,” and our Museum Shop close at 10 p.m.

Activities subject to change.


Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

Major Sponsor



Friends of the Block Party: Frost Bank

Media Sponsor: KUTX 98.9 Austin


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