Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bastille Day Festival and Silent Auction!

In conjunction with the Alliance Française D’Austin (Austin’s French Alliance), the French Legation Museum invites you to an exciting night of Franco-Texan fun in Central Austin.

The Alliance Française D’Austin is hosting its fifteenth annual Bastille Day Festival on Saturday, July 17, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Historic French Legation Museum at 802 San Marcos Street, just east of I-35. $8 advance tickets available online at; $10 at the door; children under 12 are FREE.

Olivier Giraud and his band, Continental Graffiti, will entertain the crowd with retro French jazz alongside displays of all things French. Fine foods from Pascal’s Catering and Café Crepe, wine, and local beer will also be available at the event. All festival proceeds will benefit the Alliance Française D’Austin’s Frederique Moinard Scholarship Fund, which annually awards scholarships to area students. The French Legation Museum, under the custodianship of The Daughters of The Republic of Texas, will also hold a Silent Auction with original artwork, fine wines, weekend getaways, gift certificates to local restaurants and entertainment, museum memberships, and other fine items up for bid. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the French Legation Museum.
The Alliance Française d'Austin is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and develop knowledge of the French language and French and Francophone cultures, and to foster cultural, intellectual and artistic exchanges between the USA and France and French-speaking countries.

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Blogger scott davidson said...

Browsing the Net looking for a present for my wife for our wedding anniversary (which I nearly forgot), I came by chance upon this fantastic site called, based probably in Paris. Talk about the Louvre having a big collection of priceless masterpieces, this site has just about everything in Western art, but as digital files.
What they do is to make good reproduction prints from your choice of work from their archive. I know that the prints are good because I ordered online, a print that was on canvas, like a painting. I specified the size and even chose a frame at their site.
A bit awkward when the gift was delivered early to my door, luckily while my wife was not home. What did I choose? This glorious nude by the German artist George Grosz: and it's hanging gloriously large above our bed head now. Risqué? Sure. But my wife and I love it.

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