The Pecan Street Association: CALL FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
In Expanding the Historical Archives of THE PECAN STREET FESTIVAL
In anticipation of 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 place Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th, 2017.
The Pecan Street Association (PSA), the non-profit organization behind the Festival, gives back to our community by investing in historical preservation and providing funding to local artists and non-profits.
The PSA is now asking our community to “give back to us” by sharing your memories from 40 years of festivals!
We are appealing to the public at large and all past festival attendees, vendors, musicians, street performers, crew workers, charitable recipients, etc. to help us build our archive of the Pecan Street Festival.
- PHOTOS of/at the Pecan Street Festival (especially from the 1980s -1990s): of you, your friends/family, vendors, art/artists, performers, bands on stages, street scenes, etc.
- TESTIMONIALS: Brief stories of a specific Festival that you recall, or what the Festival means to you and/or to Austin.
- VIDEOS: Consider making a fun video of yourself telling us your story, showing art, photos, posters or anything you purchased or received from a Festival (perhaps even in appropriate “Keep Austin Weird” attire!)
- Email submissions to: Debbie@pecanstreetfestival.org or share via #PecanStreetFest40
We want to credit YOU for helping us build this archive, so please include your full name and written permission to publicize your submission.
40 Days For 40 Years: For the 40 days leading up to our spring Festival, we will be sharing your submissions through our social media (#PecanStreetFest40), the press, our website and at the festival itself (at the Pecan Street Festival booth).
For the PSA, the Festival has always been about creating and maintaining an event that reflects the unique character of our city and the people who make Austin Austin (that’s YOU!).
So dig out those photos, artifacts and memories, and help us celebrate 40 years of an Austin ORIGINAL – The Pecan Street Festival.
Some recent submissions: