Art City Party, the 2016 evening reception: Friday, April 29th 6-10pm

Art City Party, the 2016 evening reception: Friday, April 29th 6-10pm



You’re invited to an evening reception indoors at the Palmer Event Center on Friday, April 29 from 6:00 to 10 p.m. The reception will celebrate Art City Austin’s new location and newest addition the boutique Art City Fair presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, a highly curated contemporary art area that will showcase art galleries from across Texas as well as self-represented artists displaying work on large gallery walls, similar to national art fairs. The Art City Fair will feature traditional art fair style booths including 10′ white walls and mounted lighting.

The reception caps a full day of art and music at Art City with a two-part reception. First, the Collectors Reception with drinks provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Winebow, Charles Smith Wines, Michelob Ultra and Ziegenbock and food by Stellla San Jac. The reception will take place on Friday, April 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets will include a swag bag and limited edition Art City Austin poster. Patrons can then stay for the Art City Reception from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. with an extensive selection of complimentary bites hosted by Stella San Jac and a cash bar. Stella San Jac is led by Executive Chef Michael Cerrie and features an eclectic southern menu serving a mix of healthy cuisine and comfort food. Admittance will include admission to the entire weekend of Art City Austin. Tickets to the reception are $30 or $50 per person.



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Mathew Zefeldt, Abundant Still Life, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 in, courtesy of Circuit12 Contemporary (Dallas)

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Charlotte Smith, Just Dots, 2002, acrylic on panel, 40 x 40 in, courtesy of CAMIBAart Gallery (Austin)

Showcasing art from across the United States and Canada, with a few other international artists. Art City has expanded to include an boutique art fair component and that’s what’s highlighted at this party. But the entire festival is integrated and every artist at Art City has the opportunity to be on display inside the Palmer.

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Austin’s 1st Art Fair: Art City Fair presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Last year 5 Austin galleries were included in Art City as a part of the Austin Art Pavilion. This year we’re expanding indoors featuring 25 booths with 10′ tall white gallery walls and mounted lighting. Galleries across Texas will be included along with self-represented artists. We’re pleased to bring Austin it’s first art fair.

Art Palace (Houston)
Beef Haus (Dallas)
Big Medium
CAMIBAart Gallery
Circuit12 Contemporary (Dallas)
Co-Lab Projects
Deborah Argyropoulos Fine Art
Devin Borden Gallery (Houston)
Dimension Gallery

Flatbed Press & Gallery
grayDUCK Gallery
Haus Collective (San Antonio)
Inner Lite Art
Jeff Scott Studio
Muir Fine Art Gallery (Houston)
Photo Méthode Gallery
POP Austin

Rebecca Bennett Art Works
Roadhouse Relics (Todd Sanders)
Robin Roberts-Walker
Sandi Stewart
The Public Trust
Yard Dog Art Gallery
Yvonamor Palix Fine Art (Houston)


PLUS!!! A group exhibition wall including EVERY artist exhibiting at Art City Austin… over 100 other artists!



titos banner for party

Featuring the best. Starting with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, one of Austin’s strongest art supporters: Tito Beveridge.

Fabulous beers offered by the Texas original Ziegenbock and the always satisfying Michelob Ultra.

And excellent wines provided by Winebow and Charles Smith.


stella san jac food

A tasting menu of small bites by Austin’s hottest new restaurant Stella San Jac. Led by Executive Chef Michael Cerrie, Stella San Jac features an eclectic southern menu serving a mix of healthy cuisine and comfort food, including a number of locally inspired dishes, such as the gulf shrimp and lump crab roll, short ribs and sweet potato mash, and their signature #16 biscuits. In addition, the restaurant’s bar features local craft beer and seasonal cocktails, with many unique to brunch on the weekend. Here’s the menu overview:

Collectors Reception:

  • Pea & Prawn
  • Bacon and Egg
  • Cured & Cultured canape
  • Roasted Beet & Hazelnut
  • Soft shell Crayfish
  • Chocolate Cremeux

Art City Reception:

  • Deviled Eggs
  • Lamb Meatballs
  • Smoked Salmon Croquets
  • #16 Biscuits
  • Mini Crabcakes





JOIN THE PARTY! There are two ticket options: 

Collectors Pass


Admittance to the Collectors Reception on Friday, April 29th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm with complimentary bites and drinks. Stay for the Art City Reception from 7:30 to 10:00 pm with complimentary bites and a cash bar. Admittance in Art City Austin for the entire festival. General admission to Art City Austin for the entire festival.

Pass also includes a limited edition poster by Los Angeles based artist Russell Etchen and gift bag.

Art City Pass


Admittance to the Art City Reception from 7:30 to 10:00 pm with complimentary bites and a cash bar. General admission to Art City Austin for the entire festival.

Both tickets include a full weekend pass for: Friday, April 29, noon – 6pm; Saturday, April 30, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, May 1, 11am – 6pm.

Come early on Friday and then come back over the weekend to explore the rest of Art City, buy art, and listen to great music on the Black Fret Music Stage.


Eventbrite - Art City Austin 2016

Purchase your tickets online and get a free refillable water cup at Art City Austin!
Water and cups compliments of Terry McDaniel & Company, Investment Counsel


Art City Austin 2015 Sponsors:

Cultural Arts Division for ticketbud

Tito's for ticketbud

ziegenbock logo 100 x 100

mich ultra 100 x 100

Black Fret for ticketbud

McDaniel for ticketbud


heb 100 x 100

lyft logo

Cushman Oxford for ticketbud

Josco for ticketbud

In Kind Sponsors:

stella san jac 100 x 100

icon 100 x 100

CSI for ticketbud

Republic National for ticketbud

Industry Printshop for ticketbud

KIND for ticketbud

Media Sponsors:

Tribeza for ticketbud

KGSR for ticketbud

KUT KUTX for ticketbud


Austin Monthly for ticketbud

Chronicle for ticketbud

Do512 for ticketbud

Do512 Family for ticketbud

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.