Now in our 44th year of the Pecan Street Festival (“PSF”) — with 42 spring fests; 39 fall fests and – PLUS our online 2020 and Spring 2021 Pecan Fest Wired fests – under our belt; we are coming back to Pecan Street for our 40th fall festival!
In 2020, we created Pecan Street Wired, an online virtual event, allowing us to overcome traditional geographical limitations. It included artists from Austin Sister Cities, such as National Heritage Award winning Veronica Castillo (Saltillo, Mexico) and Arcadio Boyer and Alonso Rey Sanchez (Lima,Peru). We exhibited musicians who also compose visual art. The exhibiting musicians included Eric Clapton’s bassist Bobby Whitlock, iconic music agent Nancy Fly, local Romani ambassador Oliver Rajamani, and the late Austin genius resident Daniel Johnston. We attracted artists exhibiting from Cuba, Peru, France, Ukraine, Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Ukraine, France, Trinidad and Tobago, and created Master Classes from accomplished artists for new generations of creative spirits to learn from their experiences and discoveries. We also programmed online learning activities and videos for children among other features. For this Spring 2021 online event, we have some new additions; and content will run via our Facebook page throughout the weekend of May 1st & 2nd.
The PSF is the largest, and longest-running, of Texas’ arts/crafts and music festivals. It draws nearly 300 local and national arts, crafts and food vendors, +/-50 musical acts and a quarter-million attendees during the weekend. PSF is also FREE; the ONLY large-scale festival around that can boast this!
The Pecan Street Association (“PSA”), the non-profit behind the festival, gives back to the community via donations to local non-profits and historical education/preservation of Pecan Street (aka Sixth St.).
We’ll have a fabulous array of vendors, offering festival-goers pottery, printmaking, pen and acrylic work, paintings of all mediums, hand blown glass, jewelry, assemblage art and online activities for the kids & more.
In partnership with the City of Austin & The Austin Convention Center, each festival, we host a non-profit – this festival it is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, who needs our support more than ever right now. Mentors are in great need – the public can watch this video to learn how to become a “Big.”
ALWAYS *RAIN OR SHINE!* ALWAYS *FREE!*