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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!


Featured Presentation


Alan Stulberg

Alan Stulberg has always been a bit of a gearhead. But unlike many other motorcycle fanatics, he's interested in presenting his works of motorcycle craftsmanship in ways that one might not expect. Alan speaks of his life, his art, his shop (Revival Cycles) and his budding interest in industrial architecture.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 7th, 2017.


Tortillas Filled to the Brim

@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Mando Rayo peels away meaty layers on his side-project-turned-book involving the culture, history, and delectable bliss that is the taco. Mando, along with his 'Taco Mafia' of tortilla-enthralled devotees, goes about the city in search of the best hard shells and soft shells out there. Check out his book: Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day


Sign Painting's Resurgence

@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Sign painter and designer Joe Swec speaks on his life, his projects, and his aging (or flourishing?) medium. He discusses the typographic elements found in his work, the challenges he confronted, and the renaissance of sorts that he believes is occuring in reference to his style. 


Capturing Custom Car Show Character

@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Photographer George Brainard was asked by The Kontinentals to photograph the the Lone Star Roundup a couple years back, and while he originally focused on the event itself, he was drawn to all the unique people who attended this annual hot rod and custom car show. George recalls here his photographs, experiences, and the subjects that inspired so many stories. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 26, 2013.




About the City's Organizers

  • Karen Jantsch

    Karen Jantsch is a decade-long resident of Austin, and a life-long lover of the Arts. Originally from Norwich, CT, her childhood was filled with countless arts activities, cultural festivals and community concerts. She began began trombone lessons through the public-school program in elementary school and graduated from the Norwich Free Academy with a full scholarship to pursue a degree in Classical Trombone Performance at the University of Miami. After graduating from UM, she felt inspired by the influence of the public school music program that produced her as a musician (which had since been eliminated by the School Board) and made a personal commitment to dedicate her career toward ensuring the Arts survive to inspire future generations. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Arts Administration at the University of New Orleans, while opening and producing events at the then brand new Ogden Museum of Southern Art. After moving to Austin in 2007, she would quickly be presented with the opportunity to open another new arts institution—the Long Center for the Performing Arts. As an inaugural member of the Programming staff, she spent eight years building programs that would engage a broad spectrum of the Austin community from patrons to local arts renters. Notable projects include: producing the Long Center’s Sneak Peek Weekend & Grand Opening Events; the first outdoor art installation-Architects of Air’s Luminarium; the creation and production of All Summer Long and Bubblepalooza!; five national television appearances including Jimmy Kimmel, So You Think You Can Dance & America’s Got Talent; expanding programming for families and presenting icons like Carol Burnett, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Hillary Clinton. Karen joined the team at Art Alliance Austin in January of 2017 in the role of Associate Director overseeing Finance, Development, Sponsorship & General Office Management.