Blanton Block Party 2019
March 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm - Free
The Blanton Block Party is BACK!
Join us for a free day-to-night community festival to kick off Spring and celebrate the big changes on our block. Explore our epic exhibition Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton and be inspired by the creative ways artists have merged visual art and language.
The Blanton Block Party is the perfect fusion of live music and world-class art, providing outdoor family art activities, local food, and tours throughout the day.
LIVE MUSIC: Austin music favorites including *Black Fret grant recipients will perform throughout the day.
11am → Jeff Plankenhorn*
12:30pm → SaulPaul*
1:30pm →Mariachi Los Gallos
2pm →Money Chicha*
3:30pm →Texas KGB*
5pm → Good Field
6:30pm → Shy Beast*
8pm → Donovan Keith*
9:30pm → Riders Against The Storm*
ART ACTIVITIES: Get creative and participate in a variety of activities throughout the museum including Industry Print Shop bandana printing, The Dirty Easel painting, and outdoor family programs. We’ll also be applying *Words/Matter-themed temporary tattoos while supplies last!
TOURS: Pick up a ticket for a guided tour of the exhibition *Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton.
FOOD / DRINK: Enjoy tasty bites for purchase from Pueblo Viejo and Hummus Among Us, or satisfy your sweet tooth with treats from Pinkberry. The Blanton Café will also provide a variety of choices, and drinks will be available for purchase via The North Door. Cash or credit is accepted.
Don’t forget to tag your social shares with #BlantonBlockParty. We can’t wait to party with you, Austin!
The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Paid parking is available in the Blanton/Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the front desk of the museum.
Tips for your museum visit:
- Please do not touch the art on display. This includes the wood totem and marble panels located inside Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin.
- Please no food or beverages in the galleries and Austin.
- Bags and diaper bags larger than 11”x15” and all backpacks need to be checked into complimentary lockers located in Michener. No backpacks allowed in galleries and Austin.
Please note that the galleries and Austin close at 10:30 p.m.
Activities subject to change.
Stay tuned for a downloadable festival grid coming soon!
Media sponsor: KUTX 98.9 Austin
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