This Weekend, Where Art Thou? Art City Austin 2010

Left to Right: Samantha Adams, Me, Emily Upfal, Barrie Berkson at Art City Austin 2009
Left to Right: Samantha Adams, Me, Emily Upfal, Barrie Berkson at Art City Austin 2009

This weekend, one of my favorite annual Austin events is happening:  Art City Austin.  I am lucky to always have advance notice of the highlights of this event since my dear friend, Allison Specter is the Program Director of Art Alliance Austin, the organization that brings this impressive art explosion to our aesthetic-loving city once a year. 

One of the most talked-about art installations associated with this year’s Art City Austin is the ‘yarn bombing’ by new Austinite, Magda Sayeg of Knitta, Please.  Watch the urban art adding color to the Lamar bridge come to life as Allison tells us about what to expect at the event this year.  Also, learn more of the story behind Magda, the same artist that added a splash of color to the Jo’s Coffee sign on Soco from Jodi of Tasty Touring during SXSW.

I highly Rebeccammend you stop by this year’s Art City Austin, an art fair and festival celebrating the works of over 190 selected artists with live music, and local bites.  It was last year at this event that I stumbled upon one of my favorite fine foods dessert vendors: Holy Cacao!  It will take place downtown on Cesar Chavez and the 1st Street Bridge.  And, two of my favorite local artists will be there: JJWorldStudio (fabulous photography and digital prints) and Edson Enriquez of Limbo Jewelry Design!

Entrances on Cesar Chavez & Guadalupe, Cesar Chavez & Colorado, Cesar Chavez & Lamar, or South 1st Street at the Bridge. See Map

Time: 10 AM – 6 PM Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM Sunday

Cost: $8 for Adults, free for children ($1 for each kids activity)

More info about parking and directions here.

2 thoughts on “This Weekend, Where Art Thou? Art City Austin 2010”

  • Marcos April 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I want to go. When are you planning on being there?

  • Jodi April 27, 2010 at 4:03 am

    That picture is adorable! Sounds like a fun weekend 🙂

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