13
Sep

Advancing Art & Culture for Over a Century!

“Women in the Tejano community have always kept cultural traditions alive.” – Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten, Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History For a combined 106 years of hard work in downtown Austin; investment, sacrifice, curation, community-building, activism and not to mention 10s of 1000s of skillets of migas, three amazing women stood out...
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11
Sep

37th Annual Fall Festival Featured Artist: Niz

We are proud to present our poster and t-shirts design for this fall; which will be available at the Pecan Street Association booth at 6th St. and Trinity during the festival. It is designed by our featured artist, Eleanor Herasimchuk (known as “Niz“). An Austinite, originally from Lima, Peru, and with Ukrainian roots, she typically works on mural scale. She fuses...
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15
Jul

Austin Party Ride Says Get Thee to the PSF!

It is difficult to find anyone these days that hasn’t heard of the music scene, breweries, or even BBQ in Austin. Is that all that the capital of Texas has to offer though?  AustinPartyRide.com and MyEpicAdventures.com have compiled a massive infographic detailing the best of the best in Austin and why you should consider either...
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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 and promoting the arts in...
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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 our survey today!
2
May

Meet BULB – Our Lead Electrician: 35 Years & 69 Festivals!

Our electrician, Bob Cannon, better known as – and usually ONLY  known as – “Bulb,” has been with the Pecan Street Festival longer than anyone, except for Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton. He is, in and of himself, an Austin institution. He has been behind the scenes of so many things that have made this city the...
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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 diversity” that is our fair...
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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 Fine Arts, Cuba), considered the oldest...
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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 place Saturday and Sunday, May...
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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 Austin brought him back where...
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