Monday, February 06, 2012

Bihl Haus Arts Update

Dear Friends of Bihl Haus Arts,

Enjoy two beautiful days and three exquisite nights of art, music, adventure! Sounds like a fabulous weekend get-away you’d spend hundreds on . . . but, wait! The cost? Just $10 in advance for the catalog and map! What’s that, you say? That’s right! Just 10 bucks, a ten-spot, a sawbuck gives you and a friend (it just gets better and better) entrance into the magical realms of the 5th Annual ON & OFF FREDERICKSBURG ROAD STUDIO TOUR!

More than 80 artists will welcome you into their homes and studios from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, February 18, and noon to 5 pm on Sunday, February 19, 2012. On & Off Fred features two full days of leisurely self-guided tours (and three nights of music and fun!) that offer you the rare opportunity to interact with area artists in their work spaces. Demonstrations, hospitality, and opportunities to purchase art of all kinds directly from the artists are part of the On & Off Fred experience.

Kick off the tour weekend on Friday evening, February 17, 6:00-9:00 pm, at the not-to-be-missed ON & OFF FRED AUTOGRAPH PARTY and Opening Reception at Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Rd. On exhibit will be works by each of the studio tour artists who will be on hand to autograph your personal copy of the catalog (bring it with you or purchase at the door). Latin fusion by Los Nahuatlatos, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and the opportunity to mingle with artists, event sponsors, and community leaders fill the evening. (Free parking at Redeemer Church, 2700 Fredericksburg Road @ Quentin.)

On Saturday evening, February 18th, after the tour, enjoy ON & OFF FRED IN THE PARK, an outdoor concert (weather permitting) by South Texas Jazz in the triangular park at 800 Fredericksburg Road @ Michigan Ave., 5:30-9:00 pm. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, and picnic to this family-friendly event. (Free parking at Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church, 1101 W. Woodlawn @ Michigan Ave.)

And finally, on Sunday evening, February 19th, 5:30-8:30 pm, join us for SAY GOODNIGHT, FRED, the closing reception at Long Hall Gallery, 618 W. Craig Place.

Now, back to that sawbuck. To take the tour, all you need is the beautifully illustrated catalog with map. Just $10 in advance ($15 during the tour on Sat. & Sun.) at these supporting area businesses:

• ARTWERX ALLEY • 1717 Blanco Rd • 210.387.0379 •
Hours: Wed-Sun noon-5 pm

• BIG GRASS • 637 W. Hildebrand Ave • 210.735.7999 •
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am-6 pm & Sun noon-5 pm

• CAFÉ TUTTI • 1933 Fredericksburg Rd • 210.722.7290 •
Hours: Tue-Sat 7 am-6 pm

• VEE’S SALON • 1022 Donaldson Ave • 210.733.7131 •
Hours: Tue-Fri 9 am-8 pm & Sat 8:30 am-3 pm

Hope to see you on the tour!!!

P.S. Please feel free to forward this invitation to family and friends and to post it on Facebook, Twitter, etc. . . For more information, please go to ot call 210-383-9723. The 5th Annual On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour, organized by Bihl Haus Arts, is sponsored in part by the San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs and City Council Districts 1 and 7, by Fred's Amigos, and by sale of the tour catalog. Thank you all for your support!

Kellen Kee McIntyre, PhD
Executive Director
Bihl Haus Arts
P.O. Box 100806
2803 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 383-9723 (cell)
(210) 732-3502 (off)