Austin’s original fine arts festival, Art City Austin, will take place Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. This juried art show includes over 200 local and nationally recognized artists and galleries along with live music and plenty of kids activities that make it good time for the whole family.

This year, Art City Austin is moving to the Palmer Events Center, which will be a great location offering more parking, more shade, indoor restrooms, more art and even more festival.

event-poster-5073438Art City Austin is partnering with local music nonprofit Black Fret to provide a stellar lineup of local Austin musicians to play on The Black Fret Music Stage Presented by 93.3 KGSR. Check out the schedule:

Friday, April 29:

  • 12 pm – gates open
  • 2:30 pm – Barbara Nesbitt
  • 4 pm – Eric Tessmer
  • 6 pm – general gates close
  • 6 pm – Collectors Reception
  • 7:30 pm – Art City Reception
  • 10 pm – reception ends

Saturday, April 30:

  • 10 am – gates open
  • 11 am – Warren Hood
  • 12:10 pm – Jakie Venson
  • 1:20 pm – Jonathan Terrell
  • 2:30 pm – Water & Rust
  • 3:40 pm – Zeale
  • 4:50 pm – Barfield! The Tyrant of Texas Funk
  • 6 pm – gates close

Sunday, May 1:

  • 11 am – gates open
  • 12 pm – Sarah Sharp
  • 1:10 pm – Hard Proof Afrobeat
  • 2:20 pm – Tameca Jones
  • 3:30 pm – Dan Dyer
  • 4:40 pm – Calliope Muscials
  • 6 pm – gates close

There are also plenty of hands-on art-making stations for children of all ages. Our Do512 Family staff and kids had a blast at last year’s event getting creative with bubble painting, spin art, crafting seed balls and more.

IMG_0873–> Tickets: One-day general admission tickets are only $10 and kids ages 12 & under are free! You can also choose an Art City Pass for $30 which gives you weekend access to the festival as well as entrance to the Art City Reception from 7:30 – 10 pm on Friday with complimentary bites and a cash bar. Click here for ticketing options and to purchase online.

For more information about Art City Austin, please visit

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