By

Debbie Russell

20
Jun

City Proclamation for Boyd Vance, PSA’s 2016 Heritage Award Winner

The City of Austin will present a proclamation this Thursday, June 22, 5pm, at City Hall/Council Chambers, pre-declaring “Boyd Vance Day” on July 9 (his birthday). UPDATE: Here’s the video – click on “Proclamation 1.” Boyd Vance was the Pecan Street Association’s posthumous Heritage Award winner last year, as an artist/producer/organizer, preserving...
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19
Jun

Let’s Become More AMAZING Together!

The Pecan Street Festival needs YOUR voice!   We are constantly striving to improve our Festival. It’s the little things that matter, and we are here to create an experience where even those little things are being given proper attention and commitment. Let’s become more amazing together. Please fill out...
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2
May

Pecan Street Festival: Austin’s Official Heritage Event!

Celebrate WEIRD: Come in Costume! The City of Austin is recognizing The Pecan Street Festival as the City’s very own overarching  “heritage festival.” We have many a nationality and ethnicity to celebrate in Austin, but we lack one large-scale art and music festival that honors them all…that honors the “weird cultural...
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26
Apr

Featured Artist: Luis Abreux

We are pleased to announce Luis Abreux, of CANOPY Studios, as our 40th Anniversary Pecan Street Spring Festival FEATURED ARTIST! Luis has been in Austin for 12 years, hailing from Cuba, where he received his Masters in Painting at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” (The National Academy of...
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23
Mar

40 DAYS FOR 40 YEARS

The Pecan Street Association:   CALL FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION In Expanding the Historical Archives of THE PECAN STREET FESTIVAL   In line with our 40th Anniversary Spring Festival! 40 DAYS FOR 40 YEARS This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Bi-Annual Pecan Street Festival. The Spring Festival will take...
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15
Sep

A Celebration of the Life & Art of Boyd Vance

BOYD VANCE:  2016 HERITAGE AWARD RECIPIENT Boyd Vance was born in Houston on July 9, 1957, in Houston’s Third Ward. He made his way to Austin to attend St. Stephen’s Episcopal High School from which he graduated in May 1975. After attending Rice University for one year, his love for...
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14
Sep

Featured Artist Carla Nickerson’s Inner-Warrior

Nickerson’s unique design for the festival: stop by the Pecan Street Association booth at 6th Street and Trinity for posters and t-shirts featuring it.  This festival’s featured artist, Carla Nickerson, has long been driven by her ancestral inner-warrior in her many pursuits in life. A seventh-generation Texas Renaissance Woman, Carla has worked as...
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7
Sep

Hear the Music!

You can hear songs from the bands appearing at our upcoming 36th Annual Fall Pecan Street Festival, September 24th & 25th, on our Soundcloud. Meanwhile, one of the festival’s artists, The Nightowls, just appeared on Johnny Goudie’s “How Did I Get Here” podcast. Dubbed “Austin’s Soul Royalty” by Do512, the 10-piece...
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4
May

Fight Cancer: Eat a Brat!

It might seem a bit counter-intuitive, but eating sausage at the PSF will help fight cancer!  We are proud to partner with Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill, the largest touring grill in the world, who will donate $1 per brat to the American Cancer Society. Johnsonville has raised more than $4 million for charities since...
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