Art Alliance Austin Announces Art City Austin 2016 Dates and New Palmer Events Center Location

    Art Alliance Austin Announces Art City Austin 2016 Dates and New Palmer Events Center Location

    04/29/2016 - 05/1/2016 | Friday | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Palmer Events Center
    900 Barton Springs Rd
    Austin,TX 78704

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    Austin’s original fine arts festival and national juried art show Art City Austin builds on 65 years of success with an improved location, new programming and 200 local and nationally recognized artists and galleries. This year’s dates have been announced for Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016. After the past seven years of calling Cesar Chavez home, Art City Austin, formerly known as Fiesta, has relocated to the beautiful and scenic Palmer Events Center along the shores of Lady Bird Lake downtown, located at 900 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas 78704.

    Admission will be available at the door and online (beginning in January 2016) and tickets are $10 for adults. Children under 12 and Art Alliance Austin Members get into the event for free. The Art City Austin Weekend Collector Lounge Pass is $75 and includes access to the Collectors Lounge where complimentary bites and drinks will be served. The Collectors Lounge and premium parking are available both days for free for Art Alliance Austin Collectors Circle Members. For more info and advance ticket sales, please see

    This year’s festival will feature an indoor area called Art City Gallery. This curated contemporary art area will showcase local and regional art galleries displaying work on gallery walls with lighting, similar to national art fairs. Art City Gallery grows out of the Austin Art Pavilion that launched in 2015 and featured Austin galleries Wally Workman Gallery, CAMIBAart Gallery, Co-Lab Projects, Pump Project and Tiny Park Gallery. Participating galleries will soon be announced.

    “As Art City enters its 66th year, the event is returning to its original location where it began in 1950 as Art Mart held at the old City Coliseum before it then moved to Laguna Gloria and eventually became Fiesta,” said Asa Hursh, Executive Director of Art Alliance Austin. “We’re very excited about this move. The Palmer is going to be a greatly improved location with ample parking, more shade, indoor and outdoor exhibitions, indoor restrooms and other enhancements in a convenient location downtown while still providing what our patrons expect – the best and biggest art marketplace in Central Texas complete with music, food and kids activities. This year we’ll have more exhibiting artists than in years past because we’ll have an indoor gallery component. The new venue is providing us with opportunities to showcase even more talent and spectacular art.”