Downtown Street & Art Fair – 10th Anniversary
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The 10th Anniversary of Downtown Bryan Street & Art Fair will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10am-6pm on West. 26th Street between Main St. and Parker Ave. in conjunction with Texas A&M’s Family Weekend. The event features artists and artisans from across the region selling their handmade creations. There will also be live music, hands-on art demonstrations and street performers for your entertainment. Over the last several years, Downtown Bryan has actively fostered arts & culture. This fair continues to build on that by inviting our local artists as well as regional artists to support the rebirth that is occurring there. We hope you can make it out and find a one of a kind treasure of your own. Admission is free and participants are encouraged to spend the afternoon and experience all that Downtown has to offer.
The 10th Anniversary of the Downtown Street & Art Fair will be the largest and best one yet. Plans are underway for an expanded demonstration area. Anat Ronen, a renowned mural and chalk artist, will join us this year to create sidewalk art and engage the community! Steamroller printmaking is back, as well. In conjunction with Anat Ronen’s appearance, local individuals and groups are invited to create their own 6’ x 6’ chalk art within the fair area.
Anat Ronen, a native of Israel, is a Houston based self-taught multi-disciplinary artist. She initiated her professional art career in late 2008 when the desire to stay in the US and make a living left her with no other choice. Anat had no idea where that desire would take her, and looking back, the journey was and still is unbelievable even to her. Anat didn’t know she had it in her, and now every project takes her to new territories, testing her abilities and challenges her with new perspectives. Starting her artistic phase later in life means she brings some interesting insights to her work and a different perspective. Soon enough after she became a professional artist – and in professional, she specifically means making a living out of making art – it became clear her forte is mural work.
As an untrained artist she has an organic relationship towards art-making that corresponds to a vital need, a matter of personal balance and identity. She has executed commissions all over the United States, Europe and Israel. Anat works with a variety of materials from acrylics, latex, tempera, chalk, pen, marker, colour pencils, digital and more. Typically working on at least 20 projects at one time, Anat prides herself on her ability to work on a large scale and at a rapid pace. Her work ranges in size from a few inches to over 30 feet tall and covering a variety of subject matter. Versatility is her strong suit, commenting, “Everything inspires me.”
Anat’s love story with street painting started in 2009 when she stumbled upon an opportunity to be an artist for Via Colori – a street painting festival held in Houston. Since then she participated in dozens of festivals in the US and around the world, spreading the love of ephemeral art and street painting.
Acoustic Cafe Schedule
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Keith Kallina
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Rachel Bloem
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. John Krajicek
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Andrea Young
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Jeff Becker
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Magic Girl
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Ben Morris
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Joey McGee and Nick Holloway