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SECOND ANNUAL POP AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW RETURNS THIS OCT. 22-25
- Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
- Fair Market located at 1100 East 5th St., Austin, Texas 78702
- Tickets go on sale in August.
- POP AUSTIN, one of the most exciting contemporary art events to ever take place in Austin, Texas, returns for its second year. The show will take place during the United States Grand Prix Formula One weekend Oct. 22 to 25 at Fair Market located at 1100 East 5th St., Austin, Texas 78702. This year’s show is called “ILLUMINATION” and will feature several light-based artists from around the world. The weekend will kick off with a ticketed VIP Opening Party on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 8 to 11 p.m. for art enthusiasts, collectors and sponsors. POP AUSTIN will remain open to the public on Friday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Children 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult. Tickets go on sale in August. For ticket pricing and artist information, please see: http://www.popaustin.com. Last year’s event saw over 4,800 visitors over the weekend including 1,600 on the VIP opening night. The show included art from over 12 countries featuring artists such as Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Gao Brothers, Gerard Rancinan, Mr. Brainwash and Massimo Vitali among many others, as well as local Austin artists Bale Creek Allen, Jason Archer and Todd Sanders. POP also featured a variety of high-level speakers over the weekend during its “POP Talks” and unveiled five pieces of public art throughout downtown Austin in the weeks leading up to the show. The 2014 POP AUSTIN Official Afterparty, called “Lighting the Way,” was presented by Silvercar and featured local and international neon artists. “Austin embraced this concept in ways that we never expected and we are thrilled to be back for our second year,” said Lana Carlson, Co-Founder and Chief Curator. “We touched on the subject of light art last year by hosting a satellite neon show, and this year ILLUMINATION will be much more extensive. While selecting the theme for this year’s show, several wonderful light artists kept catching my eye. I’ve been intrigued by this medium for years and it is fulfilling my goal of making the show more interactive and multi-dimensional. It also seemed like perfect timing given the popularity of all the nationally celebrated neon artists who reside here in Austin.”