Everyone’s favorite community event is BACK! It’s time for 2018 ArtsGoggle on Saturday, October 20, and we need your help to produce this fun, family-friendly arts festival. Volunteer jobs include setup, assisting our artists and vendors during the festival, and tear down at the end of the night. A small army of volunteers help make it possible for us to continue to open up ArtsGoggle to the public at no charge.
800+ ARTISTS | 50+ BANDS | 2 VILLAGES | FREE COMMUNITY EVENT ArtsGoggle’s outdoor fun takes place along a one-mile stretch of Magnolia Avenue, the Near Southside’s signature street. The festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Ave. to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks with more 800 visual artist booths and four stages with music and performance art of all varieties. ArtsGoggle started 16 years ago as the Near Southside’s own indoor gallery night exhibition and remained almost exclusively indoors for the first decade of the event before spilling out onto the street.
This year, in tribute to ArtsGoggle’s unique start, more than 25 South Main Village businesses will open their doors in an all-day open house to show off the work of a wide array of local artists. This new ArtsGoggle special feature will be called Gallery at Goggle, and will showcase fine art, music, experiential art, and unique programming inside each of the participating businesses ranging from a breweries, bars and bakeries to creative firms, historic-preservation projects and theaters.