Art City Austin

Art City Austin



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

10 AM – 6 PM


Sunday, April 2nd

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.”


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:



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!


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.


Art City Austin is welcoming over 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.

Artwork by: Lisa Krannichfeld

Exhibiting Artists


Michael Madz Ceramics
Diane French Studios Painting
Seung Lee Lee 2-D Mixed Media
Black Ink Art Woodwork
Marjolyn Van Der Hart Jewelry
Jennifer Rae Ochs Fine Art / Rae Art Enterprises Sculpture
John Hung Ha Painting
Dar Schafer Fiber
Brice Mccasland Sculpture
Agnes Rathonyi Fine Arts Woodwork
Roman Martinez Photography/Digital
Cheri Vilona Photography/Digital
Melissa Mastrangelo Fiber
Dylan Strzynski Designs 2-D Mixed Media
Someday K Graphics/Printmaking/Drawing
Nestor Yulfo Studio Metalwork
Daniel Bondroff Painting
Exit 82 Art Sculpture
Nicole Long Studio 2-D Mixed Media
Nomad 3-D Mixed Media
Santa Fe Stoneworks Photography/Digital
Beachwalker Boxes Ceramics
Robert Brubaker 2-D Mixed Media
Mad Tatters Painting
The Perfect View Jewelry
Shaw Business Photography/Digital
Muggs Clay Studio Ceramics
Jason Hooper Painting
Both Hands Studio Sculpture
Santiago Gutierrez 2-D Mixed Media
Abby Lou Pottery Photography/Digital
Pollywog Pottery Painting
Jenniferhillceramics Graphics/Printmaking/Drawing
Amy Lancaster Pottery Metalwork
Jane Mohr Designs Metalwork
P.J. Niche 3-D Mixed Media
Jack Pine Studio Painting
Stan Megdall Glass 2-D Mixed Media
Shahid Khan Glass Painting
Patient Medicines Blown Glass Painting
Bruce Bitter Photography/Digital
Doskova Art Photography/Digital
R. Michael Wommack Sculpture
Phil Kutno Studios Sculpture
Trish Sierer Metalwork
Big Tree Studio Painting
Ivory For Art Painting
3 J‹_G Design Painting
Lori Swartz Woodwork
Haley Lebeuf Painting
Andrea Terry 2-D Mixed Media
Esther Metals Painting
Joseph Cyberski Jewelry Design Ceramics
Terry Fromm Arts 3-D Mixed Media
Suzanne Juneau Painting
Jess Leigh 3-D Mixed Media
Lb Originals Graphics/Printmaking/Drawing
Molly Moonflower Metals Graphics/Printmaking/Drawing
Adorn By Samouce Jewelry
Amber Art 2-D Mixed Media
Toneyj Redman Woodwork
Pat Juneau 2-D Mixed Media
Kim Eubank Painting
Bovano Of Cheshire Painting
Matthew Naftzger Jewelry
Jeannie Maddox Painting
Sbc Designs Sculpture
Yoram Gal Painting
Dominique Samyn Ceramics
Jay Long Studio Graphics/Printmaking/Drawing
Julia Gilmore Painting
Rick Abrams Photography/Digital
Joachim Knill 2-D Mixed Media
Melanie Art Jewelry
Ganna Halvorsen Painting
Ovcharov Art Studio 3-D Mixed Media
Ovcharov Art Studio Ceramics
Rw2 Gallery 2-D Mixed Media
Jayne Morgan Graphics/Printmaking/Drawing
Katie Musolff Jewelry
Andy Fletcher Art Photography/Digital
Watercolor On Silk 3-D Mixed Media
Kimberly Whiteside Painting
Linda Wandt Fine Art 2-D Mixed Media
Zuxin Yu Metalwork
George Jones Fine Art Photography/Digital
Pretty Cool Art 2-D Mixed Media
The Austin Artery Photography/Digital
Kristi’S Heart Painting
Andrew Van Schyndle Painting
James Tucker Painting
Tony Paran“‡ Jewelry
Lisa Krannichfeld Glass
Medusa Studio Jewelry
Vega Fierro Fine Art 3-D Mixed Media
Joel Ganucheau Jewelry
Roger Disney Glass
Denise Jaunsem Painting
Kelley Mansfield Jewelry
Valerie Franzese 2-D Mixed Media
Erin Hanson 3-D Mixed Media
Ralph Rankin Photography/Digital
Greg Davis Photography Sculpture
Steve Keating Photography Painting
Kristin Schillaci Photography Painting
May Levy Photography/Digital
Clifton Henri 2-D Mixed Media
Thomas Styczynski Photography Photography/Digital
Jason Pavalonis Fine Art Photography Painting
The Photographers Place Jewelry
Radim Schreiber Photography/Digital
Robinrenee Hix Painting
Burning Paper Hearts Ceramics
Toby Skov Nature Photography Photography/Digital
Christos J. Palios Painting
Deadly Creative Jewelry
Tiny People Big Laughs Photography/Digital
The Secret Life Of Toys Ceramics
Greg Turco Photography Painting
Michelle D. Wagner Photography Photography/Digital
Hs-Art 2-D Mixed Media
Michael O’Brien Art Jewelry
Ted Armulowicz – Woodworker Painting
Harry Angel Art Sculpture
Atkinson Studio Glass
Fobots Painting
Jarmac, Inc. Glass
John Denis Painting
Sacred Stone 3-D Mixed Media
Grand Natural Products, Inc. Painting
Woodarts Photography/Digital
Anne Marie Haynes Painting
Scott Coats Jewelry
Locke Design & Woodworks 2-D Mixed Media


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.

Juan DeLeon’s Omission


Artist Installations


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 (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 & the Fairlanes
12:10pm – Peterson Brothers
1:20pm – Abram Shook
2:30pm – Dana Falconberry
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

Music Sponsors

Black Fret


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Interactive Sponsors

Tickets for Art City Austin are non-refundable.


Art Alliance Austin relies on a network of passionate and dedicated committee members and community volunteers to produce Art City Austin. If you are interested in giving your time to create rich cultural experiences like Art City Austin for your community, click here.


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