Art City Austin: Fine Arts Festival 2018
Art City Austin returns in 2018 for its 68th year April 13th – April 15th, transforming the Palmer Events Center pavilion into an al fresco art block party. Over the course of the weekend, Austinites can hang out and connect with over 100 local and visiting artists from around the world, while also viewing in large-scale installations, art activations and fine art performances throughout the weekend. Additional programming includes a Friday night preview party with music, performances, complimentary food & drinks, a reception welcoming Art Alliance Austin’s new Executive Director, Patricia Shults, participation in the People’s Choice Awards and much more. A selection of local food trucks, drinks, and fun activities for the whole family will be on the festival grounds on Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend will also feature diverse arts programming that will embody the grassroots, inclusive values of the festival from community partners like Art From The Streets. Like years past, Art City Austin 2018 will host a children’s section with hands-on, interactive activities presented by Austin Children’s Theater, Art Amore & Latanitas, custom poems by Typewriter Rodeo, the popular Amurica photobooth, caricatures by Heather Joy Thomas and more!
Art City Austin has partnered with City Wide Garage sale to offer discounted tickets to attendees of both events. Present your City Wide Wristband at the Art City Austin gates for $3 off entry. Children 12 & under get in free.
Art City Austin: Fine Art Festival 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 AM – 6PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 10 AM – 6 PM
Tickets: $10 daily
Art City Austin VIP Event
Friday Night: April 13th from 6 PM- 8 PM
VIP ticket includes access to the festival all weekend.
VIP Tickets Include:
- Weekend Festival Access Wristband
- Reception Welcoming Art Alliance Austin’s New Executive Director, Patricia Shults
- Complimentary Food & Drinks
- Artist Preview Talks
- Live Music by Violinda, Henna Chou, Kristin Cribb, Jesse Beaman and a special performance by Suzanna Choffel
- Participation in the People’s Choice Awards
Art City Austin Food Trucks
|1:00-1:45||Melissa & Matt|
|2:00-2:45||Huggy & The Feel Goods|
|4:00-4:45||Space Camp Death Squad|
Forgotten Landscapes by James Hughs & Ha Na Lee
Forgotten Landscapes is an interactive machine which plays a sequence of 360 degree videos. The piece portrays a series of deserted Austin city landscapes which were filmed at the last-known whereabouts of a missing person. The landscapes are carefully devoid of any human activity or interaction and place the audience in a panoptic viewpoint from which to inspect the scene. The audience navigates the video by turning a hand crank on the side of the machine to revisit the unsolved cases.
Sculptural Work by Alejandra Allmuelle
Alejandra Almuelle was born in Arequipa, Peru. She spent few years in Pizac in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, a center for ceramic making. Peru is a country in which the abundance of clay has made this medium a language of artistic expression. Clay is its own idiom, and being there, she began to speak it. After she moved to Austin, she started working with clay. Addressing the functionality of the medium as well as its sculptural expression has been equally important for her. She has participated in art fairs, galleries and museums with both pottery and sculpture.
The exploration of an idea in a piece is central to Almuelle. She works in a series until the idea is exhausted within the form. She has completed several series in which the common thread is the human shape. She usually finds herself in between the pull that lures her to work to see “it “in front of her and the challenge to translate into form what has an intangible shape in a corner of her mindʼs eye. “While working on a piece, the piece is also working on me, working as a way of revealing, making visible, bringing into light”. As a base medium, she feels that clay is appropriate for expressing the human journey because it is the stuff we are made of.
She Wolf by Beth Link
Beth Link is a multimedia artist and art educator living in Austin, Texas. Her work explores themes of mythology and gender. Currently, she is working on a series of large sculptures depicting mythological female creatures, reclaiming the autonomy and power of figures whose stories have only been told in relation to male protagonists. She co-founded HIVE Arts Collective, where she collaborates with local artists and organizations to program workshops for women and nonbinary people in the Austin area. Beth also taught art for a decade in schools and museums in Denver, Austin, and Santa Fe. She recently received her M.A. in community art education and is pursuing her PhD in Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Texas.
The Four Rocking Horses of the Apocalypse by Carrin Welch
Carrin Welch has loved making art since high school, where she attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She studied at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College, and School for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, plus many workshops. Initially focusing on Printmaking, throughout the years she has also become skilled in costume design, painting, photography, graphic design, and wood sculpture.
Her largest and most well known project is The Four Rocking Horses of the Apocalypse, which was completed in 2016. She is currently looking for unique opportunities to allow grown ups to experience the childlike joy that an adult sized rocking horse can provide. Other works include a companion series to the rocking horses called Ancestors & Artifacts, and her gun inspired Sneaky Gun Jewelry is available for purchase through ChickaBomb.