Art City Austin

Art City Austin



ART CITY AUSTIN 2017: Art Alliance Austin’s 3-day art fair


preview reception Friday, March 31 // Saturday, April 1 //  Sunday, April 2 // 10am – 6pm each weekend day at the Palmer Event Center


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.

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.

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.

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:

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, please e-mail



Images by Josh Baker and Megan Watcki

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.