Magical Transformations

Local artists transform dreamy Hotel Saint Cecilia into art lover's paradise

Local artists transform Hotel Saint Cecilia into art lover's paradise

Makery Experience
The lobby featured live music.  Photo courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company Courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company
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Will Bryant sits inside his whimsical creation.  Courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company
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Lauren Dickens stands with her installation. Photo courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company Courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company
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Local artists including Lauren Dickens, Joe Swec, Miranda Bennett, Manik Raj Nakra, Will Bryant, Cody Haltom, and Megan Emery mingled with guests.  Photo courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company Courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company
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Tattoo artist Megan Emery was tapped to contribute for the event.  Courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company
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Guests dive into Will Bryant's wild room. Courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company
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The courtyard of the hotel was transformed for the evening.  Photo courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company Courtesy of Prisoner Wine Company
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The event was sponsored by Prisoner Wine Company. Courtesy of Makery Experience
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What: The Prisoner Wine Company's Makery Experience

Where: Hotel Saint Cecilia

The lowdown: On Wednesday, November 15, the Hotel Saint Cecilia was transformed into an art lover's paradise as nine local artists turned the hip hotel into an pseudo gallery. The exclusive event (only 50 invites were handed out to the public) featured art, live performances, and, of course, wine. 

Austin was the latest stop in a series of pop-up maker events for the winery. After previous installations in Portland, Brooklyn, and Chicago, the wine company headed to the Lone Star State. Among those tapped to contribute are some of Austin's most interesting artists including designer Lauren Dickens, filmmaker Kyle Osburn, and photographer Matt Rainwaters.

Who: Miranda Bennett, Will Bryant, Lauren Dickens, Megan Emery, Manik Raj Nakra, Cody Haltom and Avalon McKenzie Haltom, Adam Young, Matt Rainwaters, Kyle Osburn, Cambria Harkey and Joe Swec.