ART OUTSIDE

Jessica Ryan of Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead? has been working for Art Seen Alliance for the past three years on the annual Art Outside Festival.  She has been the Volunteer Coordinator and is returning to the position of Media Contact for the second year, and is now the newly appointed Sponsorship Contact.  For Inquiries, contact JessicaRyan@ArtOutside.org.  See you at the 2013 festival!  Be sure not to miss THE Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead? SHOW on the Pavilion Stage Saturday, October 19th, 2013.  It’s a show to die for!

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ART SEEN ALLIANCE
presents
The 9th Annual

ART OUTSIDE FESTIVAL 2013

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Celebrating Art & Community

OCTOBER 18 – 21, 2013 Apache Pass–Rockdale, TX

For Immediate Release: September 13th, 2013
Media Contact: Jessica Ryan at JessicaRyan@ArtOutside.org

WHAT:

Art Outside is a three-day annual art festival in its 9th year, produced by Austin’s own independent production company, Art Seen Alliance.  The event takes place October 18th through 21st on Apache Pass in Rockdale, Texas. Tickets, schedules, and information can be found at www.artoutside.org and facebook.com/artoutside.

The objective of Art Outside is for participants to celebrate art and creativity, with a shared sense of community, in a family-friendly environment.  Art Outside provides patrons with the unique opportunity to coexist with approachable artists in a natural outdoor playground curated with original art.  Children’s activities round out the programming, making it a wonderful experience for the whole family. The collaborative culture of Art Outside emphasizes a tangible approach to interactive art, education, and sustainable practices.

WHERE:

Apache Pass is a privately owned historic site situated along the San Gabriel river in Milam County. Located at 9112 N. FM 908 in the community of Downtown, Texas (neighboring the cities of Rockdale and Thorndale) 76567, Apache pass is approximately sixty miles northeast of downtown Austin.

EXPERIENCE:

The festival features a wide range of entertainment for all ages, spotlighting original music and  performance on three round-the-clock stages. Daytime activities include browsing beautiful and obscure handmade goods, savoring eats from one-of-a-kind vendors, trying new skills in diverse workshops, exploring two-dimensional art galleries, and wandering amongst awe-inspiring sculpture installations.  The nightlife glows brightly in a rainbow of neon LED lights, fire art and performance while DJ’s keep festival-goers dancing until dawn. http://www.artoutside.org/updates/

CAMPING:

The rural landscape of Apache Pass is temporarily transformed into a magical city for one weekend each October.  Rolling pastures provide shade under majestic oak trees and mountainous tents by day.  Camping provides patrons with the enchanting experience of sleeping under an unspoiled starry sky by night.

Art Outside festival-goers are encouraged to camp on location to fully embrace the weekend’s activities.  Self-expression is encouraged, especially in campsites, to contribute to the overall atmosphere and add to the communal vibe.  Campers enjoy convenient amenities such as food vendors, porta-potties (maintained twice daily), on-site medics, available RV slots with hookups, and a designated family camping area.

LEAVE NO TRACE:

Art Outside is a “Leave No Trace” event; what you bring in, you bring out.  If you see MOOP (Matter Out of Place), pick it up!  Keep the pastures green, take responsibility, and lend a helping hand to the green culture of the festival.  Thank YOU!!!

SUSTAINABILITY:

Environmental sustainability is vitally important to the Art Outside community.  Art Outside is on the forefront of sustainable festivals by utilizing solar power and biodiesel generators, providing unbottled filtered water, waste recycling and composting, and integrating programs which emphasize green education. By embracing ecologically friendly practices, Art Outside strives to inspire patrons to return to their communities with a working knowledge of green methods.

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Artists are encouraged to submit applications before August 31st, 2013.  Art Outside provides a tremendous opportunity for undiscovered artists to engage an appreciative audience.  Complete the submission form at: http://www.artoutside.org/applications/.

2013 4-DAY PASS PRICING (includes Tent Camping):

Tickets may be purchased at http://www.artoutside.org/tickets/.

$50 Early Bird SOLD OUT
$70 June – July
$90 August – September
$110 October Presale
$130 Gate (October 18th-21st)
$150 Off-site RV Parking (includes electric, water, and septic connections)
$75 On-site RV Parking (with no amenities)

2013 SINGLE-DAY PASSES (available online October 1st, 2013):

$50 Friday, October 18th, 2013
$60 Saturday, October 19th, 2013
$30 Sunday, October 20th, 2013

THE EIGHTH ANNUAL ART OUTSIDE FESTIVAL – CELEBRATING ART AND COMMUNITY

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OCTOBER 19 – 21 Apache Pass Rockdale, TX

WHAT: The 8th annual Art Outside is a three-day art festival that celebrates creativity in all its forms, community, and the sustainable lifestyle. The event is produced by Austin’s own Art Seen Alliance and features a wide range of original music and performances, handmade goods from one-of-a-kind vendors, sustainability workshops, yoga, and more. The rural landscape of Apache Pass in Rockdale, Texas is temporarily transformed into a magical city that offers shade under majestic oaks or mountainous tents by day, and camping under an unspoiled starry sky by night. Tickets are available at www.artoutside.org. AO’s open call for artists ends August 29th.

EXPERIENCE: Art Outside provides an experience like no other, encouraging a communal atmosphere of exploration and a fresh acquaintance with unlimited human imagination. From traditional, two-dimensional gallery art to interactive sculpture installations, Art Outside is an immersive experience that allows participants to share their inspiration, blurring the line between makers and viewers. Festivalgoers are provided with opportunities to discover new skills they have witnessed throughout the festival from the artists themselves.

A nod to the ethos of likeminded events such as Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle, Art Outside nurtures a symbiosis between artists and patrons, making the weekend’s experience both unique and highly personalized. No fences or barricades separate audiences from creators. Ticket holders are encouraged to exercise freedom of expression–attendees actively contribute to the experience.

SUSTAINABLILITY: Environmental sustainability is vitally important to the Art Outside community, and as a result, Art Outside is on the forefront of sustainable festivals by utilizing solar power and biodiesel generators, providing unbottled filtered water, waste recycling, and incorporating educational programs which emphasize the latest environmental education. By embracing ecologically friendly practices, Art Outside strives to inspire patrons to return to their communities with a working knowledge of green methods.

DANCE UNTIL DAWN: If the diverse artistic mediums are paints, then music is the canvas that ties them all together–celebrating music as art, the lineup features diverse genres. A late night stage showcases innovative sounds that keep the night owls dancing until the sun rises.

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: Artists are encouraged to submit applications before August 29, 2012.  AO provides a tremendous opportunity for undiscovered artists to engage an appreciative audience.

CAMPING: Come prepared to camp under the wide-open Texas sky and live in a temporary art community for the weekend. Purchase of a weekend pass (versus a day ticket) includes three days of festival access as well as a campsite adjacent to the festival grounds. Self-expression is encouraged, especially in campsites, so patrons can feel free to contribute to the overall atmosphere and add to the communal vibe by making their camp an experience all its own.

 WHERE:  Apache Pass is a privately owned historic site situated along the San Gabriel river in Milam County. Located at 9112 N. FM 908 in the community of Downtown, Texas (neighboring the cities of Rockdale and Thorndale), Apache pass is approximately sixty miles Northeast of downtown Austin.

 WHEN:  October 19 – 21, 2012

TICKETS: Tickets are now on sale for $80 for the entire weekend, which includes onsite camping. On September 1st tickets will increase to $90, and at the gate tickets will be available for $110. Onsite RV passes are available for $150 and include electric, water, and septic connections. Offsite RV passes are available for $100 and feature the same amenities. Tickets may be purchases at http://www.artoutside.org/tickets/. Individual day passes are also available for purchase.

Art Seen Alliance

presents the 7th Annual

ART OUTSIDE 2011

Three-Day Art Festival at Apache Pass



WHEN:      Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, 2011
WHERE:    Apache Pass Festival Grounds, 9112 N. FM 908,  Rockdale, TX 76567
http://www.artoutside.org/directions/index.php
TICKETS:      Day, Weekend, and RV Passes

http://www.artoutside.org/tickets/index.php

WEBSITES:      http://www.artoutside.org/ and http://www.artseenalliance.com

Art Outside is a family-friendly annual celebration of the arts that includes entertainment and interactive opportunities.  Workshops are held throughout the weekend, covering themes ranging from sustainability and low-impact living to crafting and performance.  Visual art, music and performance, film, and fashion are equal parts of the experience.  An emphasis on interactive art and performance, as well as underground cultural influences, sets this event apart from other art festivals.

Performance: Ricochet (Aerial), Bed Post Confessions (Stroytelling), Confidence Men (Improv), Sangre del Sol (Fire Performance Troop), and 999 Eyes (Freak Show / Side Show Acts).  Music: Minor Mishap Marching Ban, David Starfire (DJ/Producer), Stereo is a Lie, The Burned, Cohen, and Anahata.  Big Art: Houston Art Cars, Charlie Smith (Fire Sculptures), Michael Christian (40′ tall sculpture), and TAD (The Art Department).  Workshops: Black Swan Yoga and Sustainability.  And more!

Patrons are challenged to discover and/or redefine their own idea of what it means to make art.  In one moment, festival-goers can take in fine art in a white-walled temporary gallery, and the next moment, they can walk amongst large installations in a nontraditional setting:  a ranch-turned-sculpture garden.   For one weekend, experience a temporary art community that provides an immersive experience that is both ephemeral and long-lasting.   Meet like-minded individuals in workshops and discussions, and enjoy live entertainment on three stages.  Spend a day on beautiful Apache Pass or camp out for the whole weekend.  Art and food merchants populate the marketplace with unique wares, food and drinks, including adult beverages and vegan options, and each is selected based on their creative merit and independent spirit.  Artists are afforded the opportunity to showcase their works to new audiences, and to collaborate, draw inspiration, and develop personal relationships with other creative minds from around the country.   The call for participation is open to artists and vendors through August 31st.

http://www.artoutside.org

2011 Art Outside Features Art, Music, Yoga, Workshops And Family Camping October 7-9 At Beautiful Apache Pass Festival Grounds Near Rockdale, Texas

Now in it’s 7th year, the 2011 annual Art Outside art and music festival October 7-9 includes yoga, art and sustainability workshops, aerial acrobatic performances, fire spinning and fire sculpture, giant sized artwork, art cars and music. Overnight family-friendly camping is available on grassy campsites under old growth pecan trees with showers, bathrooms, potable water and access to charging stations for electronic devices.

Austin, Texas, August 24, 2011 – Over 300 artists, musicians, performers and workshops will fill 1000 acres at the 2011 Art Outside art and music festival Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9 at the Apache Pass Festival Grounds near Rockdale, Texas. This family friendly avant-garde art and music event is now in it’s seventh year and features artwork, multimedia, large scale art installations, yoga, aerial acrobatics, fire spinning, music and workshops along the banks of the San Gabriel River northeast of Austin, Texas. Workshops and camping are included with the price of admission.

According to Warren McKinney, the Director of Art Outside and it’s sponsoring organization Art Seen Alliance, “The Apache Pass festival grounds are so beautiful and it’s such a historical and special place. We want to tap into that native natural energy and creativity and everywhere you look see people making art or music, dancing or doing yoga, learning, laughing, playing, just having a great time with family and friends. We want it to be good for your head, heart and soul.”

New for 2011 is the addition of yoga from Black Swan Yoga. Other workshop topics include art and crafts, stilt-walking, laughter, sustainability, green energy, solar installations, xeriscaping, and cob building (a mixture of sand, clay and straw to create natural, sustainable buildings).

Festival favorites Ricochet return this year with jaw-dropping aerial and acrobatic performances, along with fire performances from Elemental Uprising Fire Troupe. Fire spinning (the performance art of manipulating objects on fire) from Elemental Uprising will include members of Sangre del Sol, Moon Drops Aerial Ballet, and Tsol.

World renown artists making an appearance at Art Outside include Michael Christian and Charlie Smith, both known for their work at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Michael Christian brings his 40-foot-tall metal sculptures and other unique metal creations. Charlie Smith, also known for his work at Cochella and Bonnaroo music festivals, will be on hand with his pyrotechnic vision of metal sculpture. Houston Art Cars will provide a display of all types of rolling art.

Art Outside has three stages including a natural amphitheater cantilevered over the San Gabriel River. Music will include performances from Minor Mishap Marching Band, Sick’s Pack, David Starfire (DJ/Producer), Stereo is a Lie, The Burned, Cohen and Anahata.

Art and food vendors will be on hand to provide unique wares, food and drinks. Adult beverages and vegan options will be available.

Art Outside began in 2005 at at the Enchanted Forest, a 3.5 acre plot of land at the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and Oltorf Street in the heart of Austin. Logistical problems with the City of Austin led to the event being moved to Apache Pass in 2009.

Art Outside Director McKinney says, “Our inspiration for Art Outside is the Lightening In A Bottle art and music festival in Silverado, California. We want to maintain the community art and music atmosphere from the old Enchanted Forest days while expanding what the festival offers with the workshops and speakers.” The 2011 Lightening In A Bottle Festival drew approximately 14000 people and also features music, workshops, outdoor art installations, interactive art and space for children to experience the festival on a level appropriate to their ages.

Within easy driving distance from Austin, Texas and other major Texas cities, Art Outside is now comfortably in it’s third year at the historic Apache Pass Festival Grounds. Apache Pass is named for the gravel bar crossing the San Gabriel River used for centuries by Native American Indians and then by explorers, settlers and local farmers and ranchers. The property was purchased by the Worley family in the late 1800s and the Apache Pass River Theater and Festival Grounds is still run today by the Worley family.

Apache Pass Festival Grounds consists of hundreds of acres of grassy camping areas shaded by large pecan trees and access to the San Gabriel River. There will be facilities for showering, bathrooms, potable water, communal commons and access to charging stations for electronic devices.

“It’s the large scale of the venue that helps to keep the event family-friendly. We have lots of fun activities to keep kids entertained during the day and then it’s quiet in the camping area at night while more late night activities continue around the music stages,” enthuses Art Outside Director Warren McKinney.

Another unique aspect to the festival grounds is a 325 foot suspension bridge spanning over the San Gabriel River that links the amphitheater over the river to the north shore where the river stage is located. According to Kit Worley, operator of Apache Pass Festival Grounds, this bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the Continental United States.

Apache Pass Festival Grounds in Rockdale, Texas is approximately a 90 minute drive from Austin; 2 hours-30 minutes from Houston and San Antonio; and 3 hours from Dallas. All ticket prices include tent camping. Single Day, 3-Day Weekend and Recreational Vehicle Pass tickets are available. The three-day Art Outside Festival takes place Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the Apache Pass Festival Grounds, 9112 N. FM 908, Rockdale, TX 76567.

About Art Seen Alliance:

Art Seen Alliance exists to enable artists, make art accessible, and foster culture

Contact:

Warren McKinney, Director
Art Seen Alliance
(225) 335-1956
warren@artseenalliance.com
http://www.artseenalliance.com

Links:
http://www.artoutside.org
http://www.apachepass.com
http://blackswanyoga.com
http://www.ricochet.name
http://www.sangredelsol.info
http://www.michaelchristian.com
http://www.howhowhow.com
http://www.artcarsofhouston.org
http://minormishap.com

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