As a means of showcasing Austin’s vibrant art scene and connecting it to the more performance-based core of the Fusebox Festival, guest curator Michael Anthony García presents this year’s visual arts programming in two ways.

The It’s NOT Fair

The first is The “It’s NOT” Fair– a playful take on the idea of art fairs and booths, representing eight of the important galleries and collectives in the city’s art nexus. Presented as a playful sci-fi alien menagerie/ collection of works of art that embody the essence of each art space and their programming, The “It’s NOT” Fair features the work of Cande Aguilar, Hiba Ali, Jay Roff-Garcia, Steve Parker, Andie Flores and Sam Lavigne, and Mónica Vega, sponsored by grayDUCK Gallery, Black Mountain Project, Co-Lab Projects, Ivester Contemporary, Museum of Human Achievement, and Big Medium respectively, while both ICOSA and MASS are each collaborating within their organizations to develop installations as collectives.

Take a closer look at our artists in the fair below!

image by Mónica Vega

The Art Cruise

The second part of the programming takes place at the gallery spaces themselves through an Art Cruise. Join us as we hop from space to space, enjoying signature cocktails at each stop to take in the work and learn more about the galleries and the exhibitions. You will need to provide your own transportation (bike, car, ride share). Carpooling is encouraged!

A limited edition set of collectable cards will be available at each stop. Collect them all!

Art Cruise

Check out the Art Cruise Stops

Saturday April 16, 2022

  • 2:00  1A Big Medium – Mónica Vega
  • 2:22  2 MASS Gallery – Silky Shoemaker, Michelle Devereaux, & Kale Roberts
  • 2:44  3 grayDUCK Gallery – Soomin Jung
  • 3:06  1B ICOSA – Erin Cunningham, Andrea De Leon, Mai Gutierrez, Deanna Pastel
  • 3:28  1C Ivester Contemporary – Sarah Sudhoff (Performance 4:30pm) and Cruz Ortiz