By Jonathan Spindel
All you art lovers across Texas won’t want to miss this year’s Art City Austin on April 29 – May 1, one of the city’s biggest festivals for collectors of fine art. With some of the hippest galleries and over 200 artists on display, you’ll have the opportunity to view some of the newest, most interesting, and collectible art in the market. Whether you’re looking for a prize piece for your curated collection, or a fresh new decorative element for your home, you’ll enjoy a huge range of styles at your fingertips.
After seven years of calling Cesar Chavez home, Art City Austin will now take place at the beautiful and scenic Palmer Events Center along the shores of Lady Bird Lake downtown. You don’t need to be a collector to enjoy Art City Austin. Simply viewing the art on display while savoring a springtime stroll by the lake, is a treat in itself. As if that weren’t enough, Art City Austin has partnered with the music organization Black Fret to provide a stellar lineup of local Austin musicians to provide live entertainment, including Barbara Nesbitt, Barfield, Dan Dyer, Eric Tessmer, Hard Proof Afrobeat, Jonathan Terrell, Jackie Venson, Sarah Sharp, Tameca Jones, Warren Hood, Water & Rust, Zeale and more special guests to be announced.
If you want the full Art City Austin experience, start with the Collectors Reception on Friday, April 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets will include a swag bag and limited edition Art City Austin poster. The reception will feature delectable food by Stella San Jac, with beverages provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Winebow, and Charles Smith Wines. The night continues with the Art City Reception from 7:30 to 10 p.m. with an extensive selection of complimentary bites hosted by Stella San Jac and a cash bar. Of course, admittance will include admission to the entire weekend of Art City Austin.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Art City Austin website