About Art-Xscape

Art-Xscape is an intimate, mixed-media art retreat in Austin, TX, the Live Music Capitol of the world.  The dates for Art-Xscape 2015 are to be announced.

Mission

Art-Xscape’s mission is to provide aspiring and experienced artists with a supportive and creative opportunity to learn new techniques, improve 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.

 

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 details will be announced after the dates are announced.

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 registration, 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.