Experience eight art spaces, eight restaurants, drinks and DJs with the comfort of being chauffeured through Austin’s urban core.
Art Alliance Austin‘s popular Art Night Austin returns this year with an evening dedicated to art and local fare. Attendees will be chauffeured to various locations around the city, including downtown, West Austin galleries, and temporary art spaces. Each location will feature complimentary chef-prepared bites from Austin favorites. You can also expect select beverages and music for a full sampling of Austin culture.
For one-night-only, view satellite art spaces and installations, meet attending artists, and dance to spinning DJs. Art Night Austin 2012 will be a transformative and inspirational excursion to keep you in-the-know of Austin’s growing art scene.
All art sales at participating locations will be 10% off for the entire night. Tickets are $75 per person and $195 for the VIP Collector Badge.
Café Josie, Frank, Freebirds, Kenichi, La Condesa, Mansion at Judges Hill, trento, Wink and Verts will be supplying the evening’s bites. Beverages include wines by Twin Liquors, coffee by Ruta Maya, beer by hops+grain and Mayan Distributors, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Liberty School, FlipFlop Wines, Trinchero and Troublemaker.
An after-party follows from 9:30pm to midnight at AMOA/Arthouse. Sorne and DJ Business provide the music. There will be an art installation by Joao Beira and Jackson Haggerty. After-party tickets are $25.
Will Call is located at event headquarters – Champion Gallery – located at 800 Brazos, and opens at 4pm on February 25. Guests may park in any available on-street parking or pay garage near a participating art space. Public-pay garages near participating spaces include 508 Brazos, 710 Brazos or 1111 West 6th Street. Afterpartiers are encouraged to park in the 710 Brazos Garage to expedite end of party shuttle service. The event shuttles will run continuously until midnight.
Art Alliance Austin’s history reflects the evolution of art in Austin. In 1956, the group was founded as The Women’s Art Guild, formed to support the Laguna Gloria Art Museum (which is now part of the Austin Museum of Art). For years, the Austin Museum of Art Guild (as they came to be known) presented Fiesta, an annual outdoor art event that was one of the region’s largest art events. As the guild and annual event grew, aspirations became broader. In 1999, The Austin Museum of Art began renovations on the historical grounds of Laguna Gloria, and Fiesta moved from the secluded West Austin neighborhood to downtown, becoming the Austin Fine Arts Festival. In 2004, the organization changed its mission, along with its name to the Austin Fine Arts Alliance, a move that reflected the intention to support the larger art community, starting in 2006 with the addition of the Blanton as a beneficiary. 2007 brought the organization to a new vista, where the leadership made a significant commitment to the understanding that there is a greater opportunity to serve and reflect the vitality of art in Austin for local, regional, and national patrons and participants.