On Friday, September 13th from 7PM-10PM Sky Candy presented “Live at the UMLAUF” a delightful evening with the mission for 2020 of expanding partial and full schorlarships from 5% to 20% for the Sky Camp Summer Program to foster families in need. The event raised over $15,000 in ticket sales, and brought in 3/4 of their goal! If you would like to help Sky Candy, you can make a fully tax deductible donation to the fiscal sponsor, the Austin Creative Alliance, a 501(c)3 arts advocacy group. You can submit your donation to the 2020 Youth Scholarship Fund by selecting Sky Candy from Austin Creative Alliance’s list of sponsored projects.
The event showcased the stunning performances of Sarah Sparkles on lyra, Amylou Cox & Friends, Esquina Tango and Connor Bell with Jennifer Simonds on silks, John Gable with Amy Myers on hammock, Jennie Guillot on hammock, performance and dance of Katie Navarro on Lyra, and Lola (Local Opera artist) with Julia Kennelly on trapeze.
The event included a VIP area, Ze Wurst food truck, Drink Slingers bar, Fancy Tom portraits, Killer Queen designs, tarot reading, and a silent auction.
Live at the UMLAUF was one of the first new series that focused on relieving the arts venue crisis in Austin while creating new connections, utilizing the UMLAUF Garden in new and different ways, and providing high quality entertainment for Austinites.
Do you want to learn some aerial silks? Sky Candy is Austin’s premier circus training center for students of all ages, body types, and fitness levels. You can also find fun and engaging classes, knowledgeable instructors, and a warm, welcoming community to support your journey with your circus adventure, aerials, silks and hammock or trapeze and lyra. Sky Candy offers year-round aerial and circus arts classes and camps for kids, as well as private lessons, birthday parties and more!