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TASTE ADDISON INVITES VISITORS TO TASTE THE ARTS MAY 31-JUNE 2

Taste Addison continues to celebrate the culinary and performing arts, and this year the famed fest is treating all your senses with the addition of the visual arts. The event has added a veritable smorgasbord of artistic experiences, with a little something for every vibe. Each day of the three-day festival, May 31-June 2, visitors can experience a wide range of artistic styles and installations. All these artistic experiences are included with a Taste Addison general admission ticket.

The roundabout drive of the Addison Conference Centre is driving creativity this year at Taste Addison with some of the region’s most talented chalk artists.  Featured artists will be onsite throughout the weekend working on their masterpieces so you can catch them in action, too!  Featured artists include:

  • Santos Lozano, a Plano-based art teacher and muralist
  • Pete Taboada, a visionary artist who creates art for seekers of self-empowerment, expansion, enlightenment and love.
  • Carissa Nalley, a full-time multidisciplinary artist specializing in an array of media who loves capturing the essence of life. 

     

 Multi-disciplinary new media artist James Talambas is known for creating site-specific, multi-dimensional and multi-sensory sculptures and murals. Talambas invites visitors to taste “The Addison” on the Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. His immersive work pays a playful homage to French painter Georges Seurat with the inclusion of music and sound design that will enhance the projections in the space.

 

 California-born Fernando Olivares relocated recently to Addison, Texas, and is bringing his unique visual and rendering style to Taste Addison’s Stone Cottage. His influences draw on music, pop culture, the wild and social realism, as well as the Chicano culture he grew up around.  For Taste Addison, Olivares is creating an immersive experience that will allow Taste Addison festivalgoers to experience with all five senses – all in one space.  

The Addison Conference Centre will host a variety of fine art as it is transformed into the Hall of Art, presented by Kenny’s Restaurant Group. Diners from across North Texas know Celebrity Chef Kenny Bowers for his delicious culinary art, but now they can experience his abstract art on display in the festival's Hall of Art. After years of using whisks and tongs, Bowers has naturally gravitated to a palette knife over a brush.

  

Located inside the Conference Centre lobby, Bowers’ work will be on display and available for purchase all weekend long, with 100% of sales benefiting St. Jude’s. Other local artists will also pop-up in the Hall of Art to create an incredible interactive, engaging and top-notch experience.

Performing arts are spilling into the visual arts in the Theatre Studio of the Addison Theatre Centre with the Studio 24 Silent Disco.  Guests are invited to check out the beats and enjoy the artsy treats that come with lights and music in this cool space all weekend long. DJ Luna Texas will be onsite throughout the weekend to help set the vibe.

Along the beautiful Addison Circle Park pergola, guests can enjoy the Sip & Stroll Art Walk. Dozens of curated artisans and makers will share their wares in this new Taste Addison installation. Alongside the Art Walk, acclaimed muralist Mari Pohlman has been commissioned to create a large-scale mural that doubles as a program detailing all the events at Taste Addison. 

Throughout the Sip & Stroll Art Walk as well as nearby at the nearby Shoppers Row and Marketplace, visitors to Taste Addison will have the opportunity to find artistic creations for purchase.

Guests wanting to enjoy not only the fabulous art experiences at Taste Addison but also the amazing array of public art in Addison are encouraged to purchase a hotel package and make a weekend of the experience.

TASTE ADDISON EVENT INFORMATION

 

WHAT:               Taste Addison, the iconic festival that dates back to 1993, is leaning into the arts. The culinary arts include top-notch Addison restaurants, the performing arts feature national headliners and the visual arts are both creative and immersive. Eats, beats and artistic treats combine to make for a family-friendly weekend that includes an experience for every vibe.

 

 

WHEN:              Friday, May 31, 6 p.m. to midnight

Saturday, June 1, 12 p.m. to midnight

Sunday, June 2, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

WHERE:            Addison Circle Park

4970 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75001

The event entrance is located at the corner of Quorum Drive and Addison Circle.

 

TICKETS:           Purchase at www.TasteAddisonTexas.com.

  • General admission: $10 ages 13+, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger. Please purchase tickets in advance; onsite purchase is via card only.
  • VIP: $50/$45 presale - includes single day admission, two beverage tickets (valid at Festival Beverage Tents), scheduled Tastings throughout the weekend in the VIP area, private bar and restrooms. VIP tickets are required for all ages to access reserved areas (except for infants 12 months and younger). Limited quantity available. A $75 value.
  • Hotel packages: Book a Taste Addison hotel package and enjoy special rates on quality accommodations, four general admission tickets and two Chow Hall passes good for 5 tastings each. Guests should request a hotel package voucher at check-in at participating hotels to present at the event.

 

FREE PARKING:             Colonnade Garage (15305 N. Dallas Parkway)

Addison Circle One Garage (15601 N. Dallas Parkway)

Addison Circle Two Garage (15725 N. Dallas Parkway)

Accessible parking available at DART Transit Center (4925 Arapaho Road)

Rideshare pick-up available at Beckert Park, 5000 Addison Circle.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO:           www.TasteAddisonTexas.com