Angers Week Press Release

Austin Angers Creative and Freestyle Language Center present:
ANGERS WEEK
A multi-venue, multi-disciplinary event highlighting Austin’s cultural exchange
with our sister city of Angers, France.
NOVEMBER 8-12, 2016
www.angersweek.com

Festival adds Photography Exhibit “Austin & Angers in Pictures” at The Butterfly Bar Nov. 1-12 highlighting work from Angers & Texas artists.
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Chef Casey Wilcox to host culinary pop-up Nov. 9th at Aviary Wine + Kitchen (recently returned from his second Austin Week in our Sister City).
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SprATX hosts Meet & Greet with visiting Angers graphic artist SMOH on 11/8 — Jackrabbit Mobile at 1620 E 7th donates wall for Sister City Mural.
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Angers artist VedeTT to perform live in KUTX Studio 1A on 11/10/16.
Angers artist Meduse joins Sound Dessert showcase at Stay Gold on 11/10/16.
Angers artists VedeTT and San Carol join Annabelle Chairlegs at Barracuda Austin’s King Khan & BBQ Show Official Aftershow on 11/10/16.

Monday, October 31, 2016 (Austin, TX) — Angers Week has recently added a 12-day photography exhibit at The Butterfly Bar (2307 Manor Rd) featuring the images of Paul Liaigre (Pilou, Angers), White Light Exposure (Austin, TX) and Caroline Ruffault, a culinary pop-up with local Chef Casey Wilcox (recently returned from his second Austin Week appearance in our sister city this past September), and confirms that local startup Jackrabbit Mobile will donate a wall at their offices (1620 E 7th St) for visiting Angers graphic artist SMOH and partners SprATX. In Angers Week music programming, VedeTT will perform at KUTX Studio 1A the afternoon of Thursday, November 10th, Meduse joins Sound Dessert showcase at Stay Gold on 11/10, and VedeTT and San Carol join the official aftershow lineup for King Khan & BBQ Show with Paint Fumes at Barracuda Austin on 11/10.

Austin welcomes creative delegates from its sister city of Angers, France to the Live Music Capital of the World to celebrate the cultural connection between our two cities. Angers Week takes place Tuesday, November 9th to Saturday, November 12th with programs, concerts and activities featuring French music, film, cinema, art, culture and technological innovation from Angers, France. Austin Angers Creative facilitates Angers Week and the French counter-festival Austin Week to present the unique collaborative exchange between the two cities to the greater public.

Programming for Angers Week includes Angevine musicians Cherry Plum, VedeTT, Meduse and San Carol, visual artists SMOH and Paul Liaigre, Chef & Owner Pierrick Le Drain of Un Brin Folk, Brewer Benoît Durand of Brasserie Angevine and Premiers Plans Film Festival Director Xavier Massé in collaboration with Austin-based artists including Devin James Fry, Project ATX6, Ethan Azarian, Kalu James, Little Mazarn, The ABGB brew-masters, Chef Lynzy Moran and SprATX.

Events range from daytime to evening, free or ticketed, 21+ or all ages. Participating venues include: Capital Factory, Cheer Up Charlies, Lenoir, Aviary Wine + Kitchen, Kitty Cohen’s, The Blackheart, The ABGB, Stay Gold, Swan Dive, Freestyle Language Center and Austin Film Society Cinema.

The Vortex & Butterfly Bar will host a family-friendly French “pique-nique” on Saturday, November 12th from noon to 7PM featuring all visiting Angers musicians, a photography showcase highlighting the “Austin Week” and Austin Angers Creative experience, children’s activities, food & drink specials, and Francophone community groups.

A full lineup and schedule is available at www.angersweek.com or www.facebook.com/AngersWeekinAustin. Tickets for film screenings at Austin Film Society Cinema are available in advance at www.austinfilm.org.

“Angers Week” follows on the heels of the 2nd Annual “Austin Week” in central France, which took place this September (at the same time as Levitation France) and featured over 50 Austin-based musicians, producers, chefs and artists including Project ATX6, Kalu James, sculptural artist Amy Scofield, muralist Ethan Azarian, Texas films, cook-book author Tiffany Harelick, SprATX, Chef Rick Lopez of La Condesa, Chef & Owner Todd Duplechan of Lenoir, Chef & Owner Lynzy Moran of Baton Creole and Chef Casey Wilcox.

Traveling with Project ATX6 to document this unique cultural exchange with Austin’s sister city, KUTX’s Laurie Gallardo got a first-hand look into the life of a touring musician in the context of an international music festival: http://kutx.org/features/austin-week-in-angers

Austin Chronicle Playback Reporter Kevin Curtin covered Austin Week, Project ATX6 and Levitation France during his time in Angers at the sister city festival:
http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2016-09-16/the-french-connection/
http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2016-09-19/let-them-eat-bbq/
http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2016-09-23/playback-austin-week-in-angers-france/

“Angers Week” is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Our sponsors include Ville D’Angers, SACEM, French American Business Council of Austin and Freestyle Language Center, The ABGB and Cointreau. For additional information & press content, contact Festival Co-Director Samantha Phelps at samanthacphelps@gmail.com or for general information, please connect with angersweek@gmail.com.

Austin Angers Creative is a sister city exchange between Austin, TX and Angers, France fostering the collaboration and expression of ideas across artistic mediums through the development of art, events and educational opportunities. For more information: www.austinangerscreative.com.

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