Live Art Demonstrations Artists

Festival goers will be able to watch live art demonstrations including a live body painter,

sidewalk chalk artists and Austin’s very own Dirty Car Artist, Scott Wade, in action.

Desmond Blair

Born without fingers, Desmond Blair is a passionate artist and problem solver who works as a Project Manager at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital’s Information Technology Department. Even though Desmond was the only child in school with an obvious limb difference, he used his determination and tenacity to go from the basic use of crayons to […]

Scott Wade

Scott Wade, otherwise known as the Dirty Car Artist, began drawing at an early age. Dirty Car Art wasn’t an “aha” moment. It evolved from living on a long, dirt road, where the family cars were always covered with a fine layer of dust. In this case, limestone and clay from the road base- or […]

John Howell

John has been a commercial artist for 17 years. He has painted art work for magazines, advertisements, posters, and children’s books. His illustrations have been published by Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Capital One Visa, Smart Money Magazine, California Teachers Association, Austin Burrito Co., and others. His gallery work brightens the hallways of hospitals, universities, restaurants, businesses, […]

Brook Ann Rogers

Brook, known to some as Kiwi the Clown, has been wowing festivals and entertaining children in the Austin area since 2006. She is an artist, who loves children, turned into a full-time party person! Brook is known for doing commissioned art for murals, window painting, body painting, balloon sculptures and all kinds of odd ball […]

Kimberly Kau

Kimberly Kau is a wife and stay at home mother of three children. Despite her active schedule homeschooling her kids and helping with her husband’s business, she finds time to get into her studio and paint, sculpt, and illustrate. She loves to experiment with new mediums on a regular basis and use bold and vibrant […]

Linda Eldridge

Linda has both a Bachelors and Masters in Secondary Education and holds a lifetime teaching certificate in the state of Texas in fields of both Art and Math at the secondary level. She has enjoyed teaching for more than 30 years in both public and private schools as well as across the homeschooling communities. She […]

Melissa Slight

Melissa Slight was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her mother is an artist and taught her everything she knows. Melissa currently lives in Austin where there is never a short supply of creativity and inspiration. She specializes in Chalk Art, but has been making her way through various other mediums as well. She […]

TJ Maclaskey

TJ Maclaskey began his career as a self-taught chef and worked his way through private clubs, hotels, casinos and a catering venue. His first award for art was at a culinary competition — a special judge’s award for a tallow sculpture of two knights battling in full armor. He was then invited into an exhibit […]