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Events - Festivals

Art in the Park

April 15, 2016
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St.
Austin, TX 78701

VSA Texas is excited to announce “Art in the Park, the annual hands-on multi-art festival for Austin’s school children with and without disabilities. The general public is encouraged to come out and participate in the day’s activities.

This grassroots festival has been around for over 23 years and truly captures the spirit of Austin with its combination the arts, the outdoors and access for the entire community. Hosted by VSA Texas and the McBeth Recreation Center, “Art in the Park” will include outdoor art booths, live music and performances on an indoor stage. We would like to invite all children of the community to be a part of the big day. Art activities and entertainment by local arts organizations, community groups, and Austin Recreation Centers will fill the Mexican American Cultural Center with fun, laughter and play for all those who attend.

For more information visit call 512-454-9912.

Arts For All

Created by Dwayne Szot of Zot Artz, the Arts For All art tools allow people with limited movement or lack of fine motor skills the opportunity to experience the arts with the assistance of adaptive arts tools. Learn more about Arts for All.

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