7:00 PM19:00

That's What She Said: The Female Voice in Film



Join us for a conversation and screening with the creators of the We Are film seriesNneka the Uber Driver, and GoziTV. Bites and drinks included. The panel will include: B.B. Araya, Tamar Price, Fum Fum Ko, Nickclette Izuegbu, Ngozi Kim. 

Topics include:

  • - The business side of film making (creating a budget, crowdfunding, business      proposals)
  • - Networking across
  • - Creating your own space

Date & Time:

  • Saturday, March 10th 2018, 7PM - 9PM


  • Six Square, 1152 San Bernard Street, Austin, TX 78702

Presented by: Art is Cool and Six Square

Thank You to Our Sponsors: City of Austin Economic Development Department, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, AllgoBrown State of Mind



Tickets: $5 online, $10 at the door.

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7:00 PM19:00

Short Film Screening: No Sleep No Breaks at MoHa

Official Movie Poster for Fum Fum Ko's Short Film  No Sleep No Breaks

Official Movie Poster for Fum Fum Ko's Short Film No Sleep No Breaks

Hyperreal Film Club and The Museum of Human Achievement will screen Fum Fum Ko's short film "No Sleep No Breaks" at the Museum of Human Achievement. 

Date & Time:

January 25th, 7PM - 11PM


3600 Lyons Rd
Austin, TX 78702

7pm – doors // live DJ set – Chief and The Doomsday Device
8pm – "No Sleep No Breaks" with Fum Fum Ko - Director/Producer
815pm – THE FITS


After the screening of "No Sleep No Breaks," the feature film "The Fits" will follow.

Beverages provided by our most excellent friends at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Screenings every other Thursday (mostly) all winter long

About the short:

“No Sleep No Breaks,” shot mainly throughout East Austin, is about two best friends headed to record their first studio session. This moment has been long overdue. Will their dreams be realized?

From the director: “I'm a native Austinite and have seen the many changes in East Austin. I along with my producers of the film are paying homage to East Austin with our film. I grew up in East Austin and our short film depicts the East Austin that we know. We feel that it is important for people to see the other side of East Austin, such as Givens Park, Mr. Catfish, Booker T Apartments. Our film is an attempt to share our experiences with the old and newcomers of Austin, TX.”


Hyperreal Film Club was named "Best More-Than-Just-Film Series" by The Austin Chronicle
For more information on HFC, visit

SECOND LOOK, a bi-weekly series running from December – March, brings back to the big screen seven films by women, all released in the past five years, all featuring diverse perspectives on both sides of the camera. With this series, we want to progress as an advocate for the current work of adventurous, diverse filmmakers and as a community film hub for Austin.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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10:00 AM10:00

Outreach Productions Presents Juneteenth at the Carver Library

Join Outreach Productions for their annual Juneteenth Celebration at the George Washington Carver Library on Saturday June 17th from 10 AM - 4 PM

It will be a fun filled day for youth of all ages and all families. Outreach will showcase artwork from the amazing young women from Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy. Their artwork will be available for purchase and the proceeds will go to the students. We will have a variety of activities including: puppet shows, arts & crafts, story time, and more. Read below for the scheduled list of activities:

Juneteenth Schedule
10:00 AM - Visual Art Presented by Students of Bertha Sadler Means Art Students.
11:30 AM - Opening - Salute to Marian E. Barnes
12:00 PM - Free Refreshments
1:00 PM - Puppet show: The Borreguita and the Coyote by Verna Aardema
2:00 PM - Arts & Crafts
3:00 PM - Dance Session

Saturday, June 17th
10 AM- 4 PM

Carver Library
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702

George Washington Carver Library
Art is Cool

Check out the amazing work from the art students at Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy!

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11:00 AM11:00

Art is Cool Exhibit + Fundraiser



Art is Cool and BJ's Brewhouse: May 30th 11 AM - 11 PM (Open Gallery). At 7 PM we will have an artist talk. 

Art is Cool and BJ's Brewhouse: May 30th 11 AM - 11 PM (Open Gallery). At 7 PM we will have an artist talk. 

Free Event - Art is Cool is collaborating with BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse for our first fundraiser! Come see the amazing exhibit will also donating to Art is Cool! Make sure to mention to BJ's that Art is Cool sent ya!

Any patrons that dine in have the option of donating 20% of the total cost of your meal to Art is Cool. On Tuesdays the wine is half off!

Tuesday, May 30th. The gallery will be open from 11 AM-11PM. At 7pm we will have an artist talk.

Located at: 

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

5207 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley TX, 78745

The gallery will include art from 5 amazing artists:


All artwork will be for sale.



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Art is Cool x Austin Black Pride Presents: A Visual Gallery + Melodic Showcase
6:30 PM18:30

Art is Cool x Austin Black Pride Presents: A Visual Gallery + Melodic Showcase

Photo by Photographer Fum Fum Ko

Photo by Photographer Fum Fum Ko

Join Art is Cool and Austin Black Pride on Thursday, March 30th from 6:30 to 9:30 for an evening of drinks, light bites, vibrant music, and visual gallery by some of Austin's most talented African American LGBT artists.

Media representation in regards to minority visual artists is limited in the realm of fine arts. Art is Cool provides meaningful community art showcases and concerts to provide exposure and representation to underrepresented artists including minority and women artists. 


The exhibiting artists include: 

Beth Consetta Rubel - Visual Artist (IG @bethconsettarubel)

Fum Fum Ko - Director/Producer Photographer/Filmmaker (IG @fumfum_ko)

Ashley Hicks - Photographer (IG @adzua3)

We will have live music performances by Austin's own:

TREE G Music (IG @treegmusic)

Chay Ceo (IG @chay_ceo)

Mama Duke (IG @mama.duke)


The exhibiting artists will also grace the stages to reflect on their culturally rich visual collections! Their amazing masterpieces represent pop culture, the deep south, stereotypes, lived experiences, self-reflexivity.


This event is free and open to the public of all ages! Refreshments will be provided. 

**Drinks are available for donation!** 

$5 Donation - 1 drink

$8 Donation - 2 drinks

$12 Donation - 3 drinks



JuiceLand (Fun Punch and Kale Cumber)

Deep Eddy's Vodka (Lemon, Peach, Original)

Firemans 4

Non-Alcoholic Options: Teas, Water, Sodas 

We would like to thank our Sponsors: Cultural Arts Division - City of Austin, Deep Eddy's Vodka, Fireman 4, Juiceland, and The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce!

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East Austin Studio Tour

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'Chassis' by Dawn Okoro

'Chassis' by Dawn Okoro

Art is Cool is exhibiting the work of three artists for this year's East Austin Studio Tour. The amazing visual artists include: Dawn Okoro, Hakeem Adewumi, and Beth Consetta Rubel.

The event is free to the public and will run for two weekends in November. November 12, 13 & November 19, 20, The hours are 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. 

Thank you everyone for coming! We had an amazing time! 

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6:00 PM18:00

Tunde Odunlade

AUSTIN, TX 78704

Read more about Tunde here.

Tunde Odunlade, world renowned Nigerian textile artist, musician and author, will be displaying his works for one night only here in Austin. 

*** We will screen the final debate (Clinton/Trump)***

Tunde's work has been featured at Smithsonian Museum of African Art and the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MacArthur Foundation Collection in Chicago, and the State House in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Also featured in the gallery space is Mike Troy, a local sculptor and woodsmith

Join us for a night of batik, textile art, sculptures, west African drumming, refreshments and an informal Q&A with the artists. 

Read more about Tunde here.

Thank you everyone for coming! Check out the pictures below!


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9:00 PM21:00

Art is Cool Juneteenth Celebration

Click Here to See Photos From the Event!

On June 18th, we had an amazing exhibit of visual art, live music and good vibes! The artists we featured included: Dawn Okoro, Hakeem Adewumi, Cindy Elizabeth, Timika Mitchell, Beth Consetta Rubel, and Ethan Parker.

The event was sponsored by:

Outreach Productions
City of Austin: Cultural Arts Division
Six Square
Franklin Barbecue
Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
Jerry's Artarama
Austin Beerworks
Deep Eddy Vodka
Lonestar Beer

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5:00 PM17:00

Winter Art is Cool: Visual Gallery & Film Showcase

Our very first Art is Cool event was at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre! We featured the following artists: Lakeem Wilson, Mahealani Williams, Timika Mitchell, and Beth Consetta Rubel. We screened the documentary Art is Cool Web-series!

The event was sponsored by:
Outreach Productions
Six Square
Savvy Entertainment
Nonye's Hair Braiding
Jerry's Artarama
Austin Beerworks
Brass Ovaries

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