The Blanton Museum of Art will host the Blanton Block Party, a free community festival, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The day-to-night party is a celebration for the city and offers a wealth of activities, including the opportunity to experience Austin, the newly opened building designed by renowned American artist Ellsworth Kelly.
On the heels of last year’s successful event, attended by more than 17,000 visitors, this year’s Block Party gives the public a chance to visit Austin and its companion exhibition, Form into Spirit; explore the Blanton’s galleries; participate in family-friendly outdoor art making; listen to live music; and enjoy food and drinks from local eateries Chaiwalla, Pinkberry, Pueblo Viejo, The North Door, and the Blanton café.
The Bright Light Social Hour, Jackie Venson, Suzanna Choffel, Cowboy Diplomacy, Jane Ellen Bryant, and The Peterson Brothers are among the acts that will perform throughout the day on a stage set against the picturesque backdrop of the Texas State Capitol. Outdoor art making will include projects created by Industry Print Shop and Dirty Easel. The Blanton Block Party is sponsored by KUTX, Black Fret, and My Event is the Bomb. Parking will be available in the Blanton/Brazos Parking Garage; visitors can bring their tickets to the museum Visitor Services desk for the $4 validation.