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Visit 'Art City Austin' This Weekend


The fine arts festival Art City Austin has been a yearly event for well over six decades. Over the years, the name has changed (it was known as Fiesta for many years) and it's moved from location to location, but its core mission has remained intact: to showcase fine art from Austin and elsewhere in a block-party like atmosphere.

For this, the event's 66th year, it's moving back to its original location -- it'll be held at Palmer Events Center, the site of Austin's old City Coliseum, where Art City began in 1950 as Art Mart.

Artists and galleries from across the country (and a few from outside the U.S. as well) will be displaying their works in booths outside, and there will also be live music, kids' activities, and food and drinks available. And something new this year is an indoor art fair, of which director Asa Hursh is particularly proud. "It's actually Austin's first ever art fair, and we have galleries participating from across Texas," he says.  "I'm excited about it and I'm excited to bring it to Austin."

Art City Austin is this weekend, April 29 - May 1.

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