ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
VIRTUAL SPRING FEST: May 1 & 2, 2021
FALL FEST: Sept 18 & 19, 2021; We’re back on Pecan Street!
AUSTIN-TX: With crisis, comes creativity. Nothing generates hope as much as generating new ideas.
Our virtual “Pecan Fest Wired,” at pecanstreetfestival.org, will take place entirely online, with streaming content September 19th and 20th. We see it as an opportunity to expand online options that will enhance our traditional street festival (when we return to them) that Austin has come to know and love. Pecan Fest Wired focuses on international cultural exchange, tech offerings, and allows our traditional artists to gain global exposure and increase their market-reach.
Pecan Festival Wired is divided in five conceptual sections:
The Colors of Music. We have a concept of how musicians hear the universe; but here, we can start to see how musicians see it. Notes are particles – they have shades, vibrations, forms and colors. Notable musicians in this exhibit include: Daniel Johnston, Nancy Fly, Bobby Whitlock, and the non-profit Sound Waves, which works with musicians worldwide technically transforming their music into visual art, among others.
Sisters Cities is an exhibit featuring Saltillo, MX – based and National Heritage award recipient Veronica Castillo; Peruvian icon Arcadio Boyer; Russian – turned Austinite Mila Sketch, who is due to paint an Austin-related mural in Angers, France; and Lima-born, turned Austin resident, the late Alonso Rey, whose paintings are priced in the thousands and are housed in private collections and the Mexic-Arte Museum permanent collection.
Master Classes include artists that have won major awards such as Grammys and/or engaged in activities that help expand consciousness. A new way of Keeping Austin Weird (and #KeepingAustinWired !) by exploring uncommon topics such as The Metaphysics of Inka Wayra, Mind Traveling, Heavy Metal Guitar Gods Lessons, Latin Piano and La Clave del Ritmo. All our “Masters” have extensive knowledge to convey, having created the “new”. They all have significant achievements in the arts. Notable lecturers are: Maggie Duval, Marko Ellinger, Stuart Sullivan, Paul Lidel and Brian Joseph.
Visual Motus is a section for visual artists and animators. It includes some of our best traditional fine arts Pecan Street Festival exhibitors such as: Karen Mannes, Ryan Runcie and Angela Navarro; former Austin resident – and Arthur Brown’s roommate while living in Austin – Boyd Scheer (whose artwork decorated Inner Sanctum); Austin Visuals, a locally-based animation company working globally; and featuring Austin’s newest generation of genius, Lauren Bruno and Melanie Clemmons.
Smart Kids is an educational section to engage families with kids between 5 to 15 years of age., with activities geared towards developing critical thinking. “Smart Kids” features 4 videos that teach how to recycle, what to do if you get lost/separated from your parents, why technology is good, and how to learn to appreciate the Arts.
ONLINE MUSIC & MASTER CLASSES THIS WEEKEND: For music and master classes, see the schedule of our LIVESTREAMING content, which will be broadcast on pecanfest.stream, much of it produced from a soundstage studio in San Marcos to ensure sound and visual quality.
Press contact: Debbie@pecanstreetfestival.org
Street festival video content can be utilized with credit to Media On Edge.