March 24 from 11am-11pm
Blanton Museum of Art
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.More Information
March 24 at 2pm
Davis Gallery is pleased to present The Relationship of Things, an exhibit focused on the beauty of ordinary sights and everyday objects. In this three-person exhibit, artists Faustinus Deraet, Ginger Geyer, and Barbara Pence extract the quiet voices of the ordinary, found in the home and on the street. Special attention is paid to the poetic, secretive conversations one could imagine between clothes stowed away in a closet, appliances patiently waiting on a counter top, or forgotten belongings scattered about on a city sidewalk. The combination of Deraet’s insightful photographs, Pence’s correlating multi-panel paintings, and Geyer’s metaphorical porcelain sculptures allow the viewer to explore the often overlooked language of the ordinary.More Information
March 21st from 10-11am
The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria
Celebrate the groundbreaking of Phase I of the Laguna Gloria Master Plan. With new visitor amenities and a transformed visitor experience, Phase I will shape Laguna Gloria into an extraordinary space to discover works of art framed by the vibrant natural landscape.More Information
April 10 at 6:30pm
The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center
April 8 from 11am-12:30pm