Art Tours + Perks

AMPLIFYING OUR ART CITY

NEW THIS YEAR

In partnership with local galleries, studios and collectives, Art City Austin will now offer festival guests access to guided gallery tours, artist talks and perks around Austin throughout the festival weekend. Guests are invited to join tours of Austin’s street art, local restaurants’ architecture and design, culinary arts, and more!

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 27, 2019

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CITY-WIDE TOURS + Talks

SATURDAY & SUNDAY ~ APRIL 13 & 14, 2019

Once you have purchased your 2019 Art City Austin tickets, you'll have an opportunity to sign up for a complimentary guided tour and witness how art is engrained in the heart and soul of our beloved city. RSVPs for ALL Art City Austin guests open March 27, 2019.

Space Is Limited!

MORE ART TOURS BEING ADDED WEEKLY

United States Federal Courthouse +

Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 11am-12pm // Sunday, April 14, 11am-12pm

Join us for a tour of the Austin Wall by Clifford Rose, along with a talk led by Judge Andy Austin about the commission and creation of the artwork.

Art in Public Places  +

Did you know that you can check out some of the best, and most accessible public art through a self-guided walking tour? Since 1985, the City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program has offered the community artwork created by artists local and national, both established and emerging. A few of the over 200 public art sculptures in the City of Austin’s art collection are right within your reach! For this tour, you will be visiting pieces located in and around the Seaholm Eco-district redevelopment area. A link to this self-guided tour will be shared with all Art City ticket holders in March.

MORE DETAILS TO COME.

Learn More About Art In Public Places

Landmarks UT   +

Landmarks invites Art City guests to discover great public art across the University of Texas at Austin campus! All are invited to take self-guided tours of the collection, using an interactive digital map supplemented by companion audio guides. Discover works by Sol LeWitt, Mark di Suvero, Michael Ray Charles, and more! Look for the link in your inbox on February 27.

The Contemporary Austin +

Show your GA or VIP festival ticket at The Contemporary Austin and receive half-price admission all weekend, April 13-14. This perk is good for both locations (Jones Center and Laguna Gloria).

VIP Access Tours + Talks

SATURDAY & SUNDAY ~ APRIL 13 & 14, 2019

Festival VIP, Preview Party and Gallery 35 ticket holders receive special access to these exclusive, curated guided gallery tours & artist talks around Austin – Available exclusively to VIP guests. RSVPs for Art City Austin VIP, Preview Party and Gallery 35 ticket holders open March 27, 2019.

Space Is Limited!

MORE VIP EXCLUSIVE ART TOURS BEING ADDED WEEKLY

VIP Blanton Museum of Art  +

Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 2pm

Attend this exclusive private tour of Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton led by exhibition co-curator, Florencia Bazzano. Learn more about our artistic love affair with the written word as we journey through the many innovative ways Latin American artists have used language in art as a form of expression since the twentieth century. By both using words as if they were images and presenting images as written signs, contemporary artists have found key tools for communicating messages of a personal, poetic, or political nature.

VIP Landmarks UT  +

Date/Time: Sunday, April 14, 7:30-8:30pm

Join Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin for a special guided viewing of James Turrell's celebrated Skyspace, The Color Inside. Located on the rooftop of the Student Activity Center (SAC), seated guests will view the night sky though an oculus in the roof of the Skyspace. As the sun sets, viewers will experience an hour-long, light sequence that unleashes brilliant washes of color that transform the way we view the sky. Limited to 25 participants.

VIP Mexic-Arte Museum   +

Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 1-2pm

Join Mexic-Arte Museum for the third in a series of discussions delving into the current exhibition, La Huella Magistral: Homage to Master Printmakers. This artist lecture will feature Paul del Bosque, a graphic artist originally from Corpus Christi, TX. His personal work focuses on the Chicano experience and spans multiple media, including drawings, prints, film, dance, comics, and commercial graphics. He has exhibited his work, performed on stages, and participated in activist causes around east Austin and aims to preserve our history and culture in a rapidly changing urban landscape.

VIP Office Art Tours +

Some of Austin’s best art can’t be found in a museum, gallery or studio. Jennifer Seay of Art + Artisans and Art Alliance Austin are teaming up to curate art tours at some of Austin’s most beautiful office spaces in the city. These companies recognize the importance of building engagement and community through art and are ready to show off.

MORE DETAILS TO COME

VIP The Contemporary Austin +

Show your GA or VIP festival ticket at The Contemporary Austin and receive half-price admission all weekend, April 13-14. This perk is good for both locations (Jones Center and Laguna Gloria).