Host: Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th St.
Date: June 23, 10am – 2pm
ArtSwap gathers artists from all over town for exactly what it sounds like: an Art swap meet! Art, artist’s tools, supplies and more will be offered at tables for exchange with other artists and members of the public. It’s half yard sale/half performance art, in which art itself is the currency and commerce is an exchange of ideas, visions, beauty, and gear. If you’re not an artist, don’t worry! Bring items (or a list of items at home) to trade and an open mind. Come early for a Big Medium Community Breakfast and coffee. The museum will also be open for tours.
Host: Pump Project, 702 Shady Lane
Date: June 23, 7 – 11pm
After the summer, Pump Project will relocate in September to 1600 S. Pleasant Valley Road at the intersection of Riverside and Pleasant Valley near HEB.
The new location will consist of two buildings with over 19,000 square feet, which is 30% more space than the current location, and includes improvements such as ACs in all studios, many windows for exterior rooms, and be able to serve even more artists and community members with additional spaces for studios, exhibitions, workshops and more.
Additionally, we will be sharing the six acre lot with a variety of arts groups – a theater, a dance company, a food truck court, and others. The six acres is the beginning of the Riverside Arts District, which is a combined effort of Austin Creative Alliance, the arts community, the developer, and others.