Come and Create

Austinites gather downtown for Art City Austin's block party celebration

On April 13 and 14, Austinites gathered in downtown's 2nd Street District for a two-day celebration of the Capital City's diverse art scene. Hosted by Art Alliance Austin, Art City Austin brought together local artists and creators with the greater Austin community for a block party style festival. The celebration sprawled from City Hall across the South First Street bridge.

Art City Austin encouraged Austinites to explore the diversity of Austin's art scene, by viewing showcasing artists' work, watching artists create new pieces, and participating in interactive activities. And, of course in true Austin fashion, live music, trailer food fare and craft beer were on-hand throughout the fest.

Painting by Michael Banks.

Painting at the kids' table.

Art City Austin volunteers Barb and Anita.

 Germond Designs booth.

Shane from left, Adrien, Alina, Valerie, Nora.

Sculptures found throughout Art City Austin.

Yomi and Daisy pose during their visit to Art City Austin.

Dress sculptures by artist Chris Berk.

Detail of Chris Berk's work.

Painter Carly Weaver.

New Orleans Painter Amzie Adams.

The band playing for the afternoon crowd.

Ryan, Chris and Lavender enjoying the art.

Animal sculptures lined the streets.

Carin painting on the sidewalk with chalk.

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