ART CITY AUSTIN 2017: Art Alliance Austin's 3-day art fair
Friday, March 31st
NEW! 4-8 PM Community Preview Event
6-8 PM VIP & Collector’s Reception
Saturday, April 1st from 10 AM — 6 PM
Sunday, April 2nd from 10 AM — 6 PM
Art City Austin, our community’s three-day art fair and festival, will return for its 67th year March 31 –April 2, 2017 at the Palmer Event Center. This historic event is a celebrated combination of street art and contemporary art from local and national artists maintaining its designation of Austin’s annual Art event of the year.
“Art City Austin consistently offers the community an exceptional visual arts experience,” said Art Alliance Austin Interim Executive Director, Jade Walker. “Our goal every year is to make this festival as dynamic and energetic as the hundreds of artists, volunteers, and patrons that make up the Art City Austin family.”
Organizers expect 125 individual artists from across the country to showcase their works on the beautiful festival grounds of the Palmer, plus an art fair inside the exhibition hall will welcome 20 galleries throughout Texas.
Tickets to Art City Austin range from $10 for a single-day admission to $25 for the Collector’s Pass which includes access to the Friday, March 31st VIP preview reception plus weekend access to the festival. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Parking will be available with priority to Art City Austin attendants at the Palmer Event Center Garage for $8. All forms of public transportation are encouraged and welcomed. For more information on Art City Austin and to purchase tickets, visit: artallianceaustin.org/artcity.
The VIP and Collector’s Preview Reception is an opening party held from 6-8pm on Friday, March 31st. Sponsored by Sterling Events, Vault Fine Arts Service and Design Within Reach, the night will be one to remember, including an open bar, savory bites and a dessert bar featuring local Austin favorites. T-Bird and the Breaks alumni Tim Crane will set the vibe spinning a soulful mix of sound and song on vinyl throughout the reception.
Curated Tours and Art Talks will be available during the entire Art City weekend to Collector's Pass holders. This exclusive benefit will include the following rich program of art walk-throughs by Austin’s leading visual arts representatives:
11:00am: Joel Sumner — Art Alliance Board Chair + Austin art collector
1:30pm: Veronica Roberts — Blanton Curator of Modern and Contemporary
4:00pm: Jennifer Chenoweth — Artist + owner of Fisterra Studio Projects
11:00am: Jade Walker — Art Alliance Interim Executive Director
1:30pm: Leslie Moody Castro — Independent curator/writer, founding partner of AtravesArte + 2017 Texas Biennial Curator with Big Medium
4:00pm: Cherise Smith, Executive Director & Lise Ragbir, Gallery Director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin
At just $25, our Collector’s Pass is your ticket to the best in art that Austin has to offer. Buy yours today and gain access to the Friday, March 31st VIP + Collector’s Preview Reception, come and go privileges throughout the weekend, and your choice of dynamic art tours. Visit our website for more information on Art City Austin.
Purchase your Collector’s Pass today and be among the first to secure your spot for your chosen tour. Tour capacity is very limited so don’t delay!
TOURS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO COLLECTOR'S PASS HOLDERS
The Art City Fair located inside the Palmer Events Center will feature work from galleries from across Texas including Art Palace, Bale Creek Allen Gallery, Cindy Lisica Gallery, CAMIBAart Gallery, Cinnabar Gallery, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Co-Lab Projects, The Public Trust, Yard Dog Art Gallery, Dimension Gallery, Hello Studio, Modern Rocks Gallery, OFG.XXX, David Shelton Gallery, Photo Méthode Gallery, Wally Workman Gallery, ICOSA, Steidel Fine Art, Yvonamor Palix Gallery, Devin Borden Gallery, and grayDuck Gallery.
The Art City Austin festival grounds will also feature a number of exciting attractions including multiple art installations created by local artists and commissioned specifically for the occasion by Art Alliance Austin. Noteworthy artists this year include award-winning photographer Clifton Henri, Austin fine jewelry designer Haley Lebeuf, and Jay Long, a long-time Art City Austin artist.
Art Alliance Austin is very pleased to announce that in addition to our feature galleries and artists, the grounds will be adorned in Artist Installations commissioned by Lucid Audio and the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places program, within the Economic Development Department’s Cultural Arts Division, as part of TEMPO 2016.
XYZ Altas by Jennifer Chenoweth
Artist Jennifer Chenoweth of Fisterra Studio Projects makes contemporary art in any material that fits the idea, from drawings to large sculpture to interactive collaborative projects. Her artistic inquiry parallels the philosophic inquiry of becoming and being. She works backwards from an idea and forwards from studio process — the art manifests somewhere in the middle. She works actively in her studio and in her community to create change through inspiration and connection.
Fairy Island by Yuliya Lanina
Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist. Her paintings, animations, interactive sculptures and performances portray alternate realities that fuse fantasy, femininity, and humor.
Lanina’s work has been displayed at the Seoul Art Museum (Korea), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Ludwig Museum (Cologne, Germany), SIGGRAPH Asia (Japan), El Museo Cultural (Santa Fe, NM), Cleveland Institute or Art (OH), 798 Beijing Biennial (China), Seoul International Media Art Biennial (Korea), and numerous national and international galleries and artfairs.
Lanina’s work has been reviewed by many publications, including Brooklyn Rail, Houston Press, Art Review, Wagmag, Bloomberg News, Austin-American Statesman, Australian Art Review, NYArts Magazine, ART on AIR.com (MOMA, PS 1) and Bejing Today. Revolt Magazine chose Lanina as one of their top ten New York City artists of 2013.
Omission by Juan DeLeon
Juan is a registered Architect. He considers himself to be a new artist with a developing perspective. His current interest is in creating elements that allude to the relationship between people, scale, volume, weight, mass & space. He is drawn to the manipulation of the recognized place to transform an understood reality & create a sense of a semi-surrealistic environment. He hopes to create an experience that provokes self-awareness about place & the relationship to reality.
Omission is the deletion of open space.It is made up of 10'-0" inflatable white spheres arranged in several configurations. By using a large-scale sphere, the relationship of man & common object has been altered to man & sur-real object. The inflatable spheres are abstract & have an ephemeral presence. It manipulates the park land by consuming the openness; nothing-ness has become a «something». The visual landscape changes. The sense of place is altered and becomes abstract as the landscape is obscured and «omitted» by the large forms.
Lucid Audio Installation by Matt Winters
Teetering with metaphor, iconically depicted, and touching subjects of mass consumption, complex designography, the stupid, and the sublime. It was at this point that I basically told ya’ll to buy his work because he is dedicated and you would be happy with the investment.” –J. Haley, art writer
Food and drinks will be available for purchase and the festival grounds will showcase live music from a wide variety of local musicians coordinated and curated by Black Fret. As always, Art City Austin is a family friendly event, offering designated children and family areas featuring hands on arts and crafts activities with support from community partners Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and The Contemporary Austin.
Black Fret Stage Saturday Lineup
11:00am — Beto and the Fairlanes
12:10pm — Peterson Brothers Band
1:20pm — Abram Shook
2:30pm — Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow
3:40pm — Harvest Thieves
4:50pm — Akina Adderley
Black Fret Stage Sunday Lineup
11:00am — The Gospel Stars
12:10pm — Ray Prim
1:20pm — The Digital Wild
2:30pm — Dawn & Hawkes
3:40pm — Cowboy Diplomacy
4:50pm — Money Chicha
Art City Austin 2017 is presented to you by these community partners and sponsors:
Nomad Sound, Inc.
9 Banded Austin Whiskey
Topo Chico Agua Mineral
Brown Distribution Company
Sterling Events Austin
Vault Fine Art Services
Icon Design + Build
Design Within Reach
Whole Foods Market
Austin Art in Public Places Program
Tito's Handmade Vodka
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
Austin Creative Reuse
The Contemporary Austin
Bastop County Tourism
Austin Children's Theater
Jerry's Artarama (Austin)
365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas
New Era Portfolio
Late July Organic Snacks
Industry Print Shop
Ella Minnow P.
Tickets to Art City Austin are non-refundable.