The annual Art City Austin will take place Friday through Sunday, April 29 - May 1. After the past seven years of calling Cesar Chavez home, Art City Austin has relocated to the beautiful and scenic Palmer Events Center along the shores of Lady Bird Lake downtown.

Artist MiYoung Lee and her booth from Art City Austin 2015
Artist MiYoung Lee and her booth from Art City Austin 2015. Courtesy of Rich Merritt.

This year’s Art City Austin festival includes an evening reception at the Palmer Events Center on Friday, April 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. The reception celebrates Art City Austin’s newest programming addition Art City Fair presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. A highly curated contemporary art area showcase galleries from across Texas, as well as, self-represented artists displaying work on large gallery walls, similar to national art fairs.

The festival remains an authentic Austin tradition that celebrates the community through the arts. Austin’s original fine arts festival and national juried art show of 200 locally and nationally recognized artists and galleries is a family friendly event featuring local food trailers, beer, cocktails and interactive projects for kids of all ages. Festival tickets are $10 for adults. Children under 12 and Art Alliance Austin Members get into the event for free.