Art City Austin
Art City Austin 2017: Art Alliance Austin’s 3-day art fair
March 31st – April 2nd, welcomed the 67th year of Art City Austin, the city’s largest art fair and festival, produced and curated by Art Alliance Austin. Over 4,000 Austinites assembled at the Palmer Events Center welcome over 125 individual artists from across the country and 23 galleries from across Texas to showcase their works on the beautiful festival grounds of the Palmer. Art City Austin has evolved from a local street fair to a premier annual event for world class artists and art enthusiasts. Throughout the three-day event, Art Alliance Austin gained over 40 new members while introducing collectors and art lovers to the exhibiting artists & galleries.
New to the festival this year was a Community Preview Night and VIP Collectors Preview Reception Sponsored by West Elm, Vault Fine Arts Services and Sterling Events. Art Alliance Austin raised funds through their Amplify Austin campaign to share 2,000 complimentary tickets with various community organizations in Austin to attend the event and kick off the Art City weekend.
Art City Austin 2016
In 2016, Art City Austin moved to the Palmer Event Center (900 Barton Springs Rd) with rave reviews. This city’s original fine arts festival returns to the place of its origin – the site of the old City Colosseum where the festival launched in 1950 as Art Mart. The new venue allowed for the addition of “slick art fair” the first of it’s kind in Austin and featured the most exciting galleries in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas. Guests to Art City loved the new programming and the the new venue with better parking, lots of shade, indoor restrooms.
Images by Josh Baker and Megan Watcki