Texas Monthly presents The Edge of Texas
The inaugural The Edge of Texas is Texas Monthly’s weekend-long exploration of people, ideas, and subjects shaping the future of Texas and the world. The weekend will consist of immersive sessions led by Texas Monthly editors and celebrations featuring artists, innovators, chefs, and musicians taking the Texas experience forward.
The opening celebration on Friday at Fashion Industry Gallery will feature pop-up lounges created exclusively for The Edge of Texas by the state’s leading creative entities, visual artists, and style innovators like Sheila Youngblood, owner of Rancho Pillow, a wonderland retreat in Round Top, Texas. These spaces will be paired with cuisine by some of the state’s most innovative chefs including Dallas Executive Chef Junior Borges of The Joule and haute couture chocolates by Maggie Louise Confections. Attendees can dance to the sounds of the Austin-based Latin DJ collective known as Peligrosa surrounded by the optics of San Antonio-based artist Cruz Ortiz.
Programming on Saturday at The Joule and The Eye will consist of a range of live interviews, exploratory discussion, and immersive experiences on subjects central to the state of Texas, its future, and its place in the world. These sessions will be hosted by Texas Monthly editors, and attendees will be able to choose which sessions they want to experience.
For the weekend’s grand finale at the Longhorn Ballroom on Saturday night, Texas Monthly will re-imagine the Texas frontier at a celebration in this newly restored, iconic music venue. The evening will include innovative tent lounges styled by Texas creatives and artists including San Antonio’s Cruz Ortiz, a futuristic campfire, a headlining concert, and live-fire cooking led by chef Mathew Peters, the first American winner of the Bocuse d’Or. Tickets include cuisine, cocktails, live music, and entertainment.