This Saturday and Sunday, Art Alliance Austin will host Art City Austin, the nonprofit’s annual downtown Austin art festival and block party along Cesar Chavez and in the 2nd Street District.
During the two-day event, more than 100 temporary art galleries will be set up outside along Cesar Chavez and in the 2nd Street District to showcase artwork from hundreds from local, regional and nationally recognized artists. In addition to the outdoor exhibits, the People’s Gallery indoors at City Hall will specifically showcase the artistic and cultural excellence of our city with artwork on display and for sale from hundreds of Austin-area artists.
In addition to the arts portion, Art City Austin will offer festival-goers food from 10 local food trucks, an array of musical acts to reflect the diversity of the Austin and Texas music scenes, as well as activities for the little ones. These activities include making origami peace cranes to be installed in a downtown public art project, exploring the Austin Children Museum, as well as face painting and other interactive crafts.
Single-day passes to Art City Austin are $8 at the gate, and two-day discounted Art Passes are $15 and can be purchased in advance online. For more information about the event visit the Art Alliance Austin website.
Photo courtesy of 365 Austin