About Art-Xscape

Art-Xscape is an intimate, mixed-media art retreat in Austin, TX, the Live Music Capitol of the world.  Art-Xscape is happening April 3-6, 2014 at the Wyndham Garden Inn and Convention Center.

Mission

Art-Xscape’s mission is to provide aspiring and experienced artists with a supportive and creative opportunity to learn new techniques, rubiano_butterflybabes1_smimprove their skills, and meet to build relationships with other artists.  We are strongly committed to a relaxing retreat, first-class service, and fulfilling the artistic and creative wells of our attendees.  We believe there are should be no boundaries in any artistic endeavor and are committed to breaking down the barriers between daily life and our creative selves.

 

Schedule and Special Events

Join our opening reception on Thursday, April 3, 2014 to meet the Art-Xscape staff, faculty and fellow attendees.  Receive your welcome bag and badge, and join the fun!  Classes are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm with a lunch break from 12:00-1:30pm.  Friday evening, join us for Trades and an Ice Cream Social from 7-8:30pm.  The Art Market is Saturday from 6:30-9:00pm.  Shop for fabulous art from Art-Xscape faculty and attendees.

  • Attendee Registration 2-5pm April 3, 2014
  • Opening Reception – 5-7pm April 3, 2014
  • S’Mores Bar! (Ice Cream) Social and Trades – 7-8:30pm April 4, 2014
  • Art Market – 6:30-9pm April 5, 2014

 

Venue and Travel

Our venue is the Wyndham Garden Inn and Woodward Convention Center in Austin, TX, located minutes from the airport and downtown Austin.  Art-Xscape has a group rate for the event that includes breakfast.  You can book your hotel room through our group link or you can use our group rate code.  We offer a lunch plan which you can purchase at registration, or you can choose to venture to nearby South Congress or South Lamar and a variety of local restaurants and boutiques, such as Guerro’s Taco Bar, Threadgill’s, and Uncommon Objects.  Austin has built a reputation as the Live Music Capitol thanks to Austin City Limits, South x Southwest Music Festival and Pachanga Fest.  There is a lot of live music to take in on weekends not far from the hotel.

face_crowd_2_smAustin is served by the Austin Bergstrom International Airport and all major US airlines and some direct international flights.  The hotel offers a free shuttle service for attendees arriving by air.  If you would like to explore Austin, we recommend renting a car.  Austin has light rail and bus service in the downtown area, but there is limited access from the hotel.

Austin in the spring is usually sunny, with temperatures in the 70′s during the day and the 50′s at night.  April brings a beautiful array of wildflowers and blooming trees.  The hotel is situated just south of downtown, east of IH35.  It’s within a short driving distance of the State Capitol, the Bob Bullock State History Museum, and the University of Texas – which has the LBJ Library, the Harry Ransom Center, and the Blanton Museum.  The South Lamar and South Congress areas have funky restaurants and funky shopping.  And if you are a live music fan, you are right in the heart of a variety of music venues from the Broken Spoke, to Threadgills and Antone’s.

Registration, Cancellations and Payment Options

Registration opens June 30, 2013 and closes March 1, 2014.  If you register prior to October, 2013, you will receive an Art-Xscape Apron!  All attendees receive a welcome bag with a variety of goodies inside.  All classes have a maximum size but we will maintain a wait list in the event of cancellations.  We offer a flexible registration package.  You can register for as many days as you like.   When registering, please indicate your first and second choice for each class day.  Classes will be filled in the order registrations are postmarked.

Pricing and Payments

Each workshop is $149.00 plus a non-refundable, one time registration fee of $35.00.  The workshop and registration fee cover your class pendant_sm_2registration, all evening activities and entrance to the Art Market.  We require the registration fee and a refundable deposit of $100 to hold your class selections.  You may pay in full at registration or pay in 3 installments, if taking multiple classes.  If paying in installments, the payment schedule is 1)$135.00 due with registration, 2) half of remaining balance by January 2014, and 3) final balance due by March 1, 2014.

Hotel reservations and meals

Hotel reservations under the Art-Xscape group rate will be available starting June 30, 2013.  Your hotel reservation includes breakfast.  If you would like a room mate, you can join the Art-Xscape yahoo group and post a “need a roomie” ad.   We are offering a lunch buffet of wraps, soups, salads and sandwiches which can be purchased for $50.00.  The meal plan will be available for purchase with your class registration.  We have scheduled an hour and a half lunch hour so that you can relax or wander further afield for lunch if you prefer.  Hotel reservations and meal plan purchases must be made by March 1, 2013.

Cancellations

We understand that sometimes, life happens and you may need to cancel.  Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations must be received in writing no later than February 15, 2014 to receive a full refund (minus registration fee).  Cancellations after February 15, 2014 will be refunded less the registration fee and the deposit.   If a class does not fill and the instructor chooses to cancel their class, you will receive a full refund for that class, less the registration fee.