Art Outside is a unique and creative blend of music (over 80 bands and a wide variety of genres) from noon until the sun rises; several performances ranging from fire dancing to high flying aerialists; workshops that included yoga, slacklining, and more; paintings and works of art; sculptures; camping; lots of food vendors; and a fun lively crowd. Read our review to learn more about the 2015 Art Outside Festival.
Here are some additional pictures from the festival and our selection of the best of the best!
During the festival spread out across the grounds and typically set up under tall trees lite with red, green, yellow, or purple lights were artists displaying their artwork and creating new master pieces. Here is just a sampling:
As we walked from stage to stage or to the food vendors it was fun to watch the artist's painting change as they progressed to completion or changed into something totally unexpected. The artist below was set up next to the main stage and we watched his painting change over more than four hours as he used small paint brushes, rollers, and a large paint brush (he'd dip it in the paint and fling the paint on the canvass) to create his masterpiece - and his body was covered with paint from head to toe!
A large white tent served as an art gallery with hundreds of beautiful and unique paintings on display - and two young ladies served white and red wine.
Spread out across the Apache Pass grounds were several sculptures and works of art.
Some of the works of art were built to be used - for example, kids could climb on top of a Trojan horse; play games at a three station wood nickelodeon (darts, ball toss at milk bottles, and ring toss) built by two ladies, or the really cool Austin Bike Zoo where anyone could pedal bikes around, similar to a pony ride.
And several artists had decorated their golf carts - one of which had propane canisters and he could release some propane creating a huge burst of flame.
And the winners from our perspective were the metal face with user initiated and controlled facial features (ie, you could make the eye balls, mouth, eye lids move), the artist painting on wood, the elephant painting, and the creative Austin Bike Zoo.
As good and visually interesting as the art and sculptures are, the people watching is even better!
You'll see some interesting outfits,
and the hats and haircuts are diverse and interesting.
From the time the music starts until the sun rises, you'll find Art Outside fans dancing and having fun:
And all of that is just from a day and a half and a lot of the fans normally come in on Friday night or Saturday, which was cancelled. Return to our review of Art Outside.