Anyone toying with the idea of submitting to our AJ Castillo poster contest: There’s still time! Two more days to be exact — we’re accepting submissions through Monday, July 15. The contest is open to anyone age 18 or under, and winners get a $$cash$$ prize and their poster screenprinted by professionals. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off in-person at the gallery. Take the weekend to design the poster of a lifetime. More info here.
From Big Bend Now:
“Award winning Tejano accordionist AJ Castillo stars as the 27th annual Marfa Lights Festival concert returns to Vizcaino Park on Labor Day Weekend.
The Marfa Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual festival, and this year the chamber is planning a great event.
This year’s event is co-presented by Ballroom Marfa. The arts and culture organization is partnering with the Marfa Chamber of Commerce to help fund and organize the concert, which takes place on the future site of the Ballroom Drive-In, an ambitious project that will reestablish the 21-acre Vizcaino Park as a state-of-the-art performance venue and community gathering space.
Three-time award winner AJ Castillo is known for his unique accordion sound and style, his energetic live performances, and his extraordinary custom accordions.”