As you walk up the stairs, a host opens the door to the dark room. Bass is thumping from a DJ duo on the other side of the wall and crowds surround glowing art tucked into pockets around the temporary art space.
Such was the scene last night as the 2015 Pop Austin International Art Show opened their ‘Illumination’ installation inside East Austin’s Fair Market.
The VIP evening kicked off the pop-up showcases at Fair Market and Circuit of the Americas. It mixed the Austin vibe with an international flair that comes with this weekend’s F1 race. One guest remarked to us how it felt like we were at a New York art opening without having to leave our backyard.
Pop Austin continues the ‘Illumination’ show tonight through Sunday. Tickets are available for sale online.
Pop Austin – in association with Art Alliance Austin – is also hosting a free POPTALKS event at The North Door tonight from 5:00-7:00 pm, featuring discussions with artists from the ‘Illuminated’ exhibition.