COLLiDE ATX to open February 1st in East Austin!

COLLiDE ATX  to open February 1st in East Austin with local chef/co-owner Patrick Armstrong and co-owner Clayton Young of BOCA

and art installations by Mollie Tuggle and Will Johnson

  • Private kick off party 1/31 featuring Surfer Blood celebrating their new album.
  • Exclusive programming including “Libations with Bridget Dunlap” and “With Passion…” artist series, brought to you in part by Austin-based High Brew Coffee.
  • The transformative space will offer free daily workspace for the Austin creative community.
  • COLLiDE ATX will be located at 1802 E 6th St in Austin, TX, in the Heart of East Austin’s eclectic arts neighborhood.

LOS ANGELES, January 19th, 2017 – COLLiDE atx is proud to announce chef/co-owner Patrick Armstrong and co-owner Clayton Young,  purveyors of local food truck BOCA, will be the first guests in the space. BOCA will be creating three distinct menus based on their love and appreciation for fine Spanish cuisine.  The limited edition menu will only be available through March 31st and feature such items as Patatas Bravas, Alitas De Pollo, Pulled Pork Tacos, Garbanzo Bean Nachos on the weekly menu with unique additions on the Friday and Saturday dinner menus as well as a Sunday brunch menu.

Weekly programming will include an entrepreneurial series with the “Queen of Rainey” Bridget Dunlap. Each free event will feature Bridget speaking with local movers and shakers and sharing secrets of success with the community.

Additional weekly programming will include “With Passion…” a sit down conversation with some of today’s most creative artists.

“We are thrilled to have Patrick and Clayton of  local food truck BOCA as our first guests.  Part of our mission with the space is to create an incubator for local talent and showcase their skills on a National level.” said COLLiDE founder Alan Miller

COLLiDE atx will host a private gathering on January 31st to celebrate the new release by Surfer Blood. The band will be on hand to showcase and celebrate their new album which comes out on February 3rd.  Media interested in attending the event can reach out to danielle@wearecollide.com.

“I’m ready to get the damn doors open and the Libations podcast rolling” says founder Bridget Dunlap.

COLLiDE atx is a partnership with Dunlap ATX, the company behind some of Austin’s most exciting entertainment concepts. Led by entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap, this company originally transitioned the sleepy Rainey St. neighborhood into one of Austin’s most popular entertainment districts, along with the development of other establishments in East Austin and the West 6th Entertainment District. The company’s current portfolio includes Lustre Pearl, Lustre Pearl East, Clive Bar, Container Bar, Bar 96, Parlor & Yard, and Trackside.

Upcoming chefs will travel from Chicago, New Orleans and Mexico City. Full announcements coming soon.

About BOCA

Armed with a love for food and a healthy zest for a challenge, Clayton Young and Patrick Armstrong launched BOCA in 2014.  Inspired by El Camino De Santiago, a 600 mile pilgrimage across Spain which the duo completed on foot in 2010, Boca was born and braised in Austin at Container Bar on Rainey Street.  They bring the farm to the table, sourcing from Vital Farms, 44 Farms, Birkwood Farms and Village Farms.

About Mollie Tuggle

Local Austin artist Mollie Tuggle is a traditional at heart.  Her widespread, colorful, screen prints can be attributed to the talented Fillmore & Haight street artists of the 60s & 70s poster era. Keeping up and honoring the original format of poster art, all of her designs are illustrated by hand. Her only tools: Liquid ink, and a paint brush. The psychedelic, dreamlike style has gotten her recognition around the world- working with bands in Japan, Europe, and across our country. But her art far succeeds posters. She is also known for her beautiful, ethereal murals & her recent contribution to Austin- A larger than life, painted Gibson Guitar statue.

About Will Johnson

Will Johnson is an American musician, singer-songwriter and painter who is a founding member of the bands Centro-matic and South San Gabriel. Called “one of the most prolific artists in American indie rock”, Johnson has also released solo records, and is a member of the bands Monsters of Folk, New Multitudes and Overseas, and has also performed as part of the Undertow Orchestra.  An avid baseball fan as a child, Johnson roots for the St. Louis Cardinals. Since 2008 Johnson has produced a number of folk art paintings, mostly centering on the subject of baseball and its history. Commissions from friends eventually led to his work being exhibited in group and solo art shows.

Programming inquiries: monique.gilbert@wearecollide.com

Interview requests for Bridget Dunlap & Alan Miller: wes.martin@wearecollide.com

COLLiDE produces annual events around the world including the Culture Collide festivals in LA & NY, Under the Stars camping summits, and COLLiDE on Rainey during SXSW.  In addition, COLLiDE’s Travel with Purpose magazine and travel site (COLLiDETravel.com) launched in 2015 focusing on musicians’ inspiration from the road.

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About COLLiDE
COLLiDE is a boutique culture agency, editorial platform, and festival creation company which has created a dynamic, forward-thinking model of business. Building on their decade-plus foundation of cross-cultural marketing experience, the COLLiDE agency sets a new charter for brands to explore. COLLiDE specializes in full brand integration. Current COLLiDE agency clients include Hard Rock Hotels, MARS, Dr. Martens, Gallo Spirits, Silvercar, Landmark Theatres, JanSport, and many others. For more information on integrated brand campaigns, visit our agency site: weareCOLLiDE.com