After Dark Austin Oct. 11 – 13, 2009
The After Dark Experience debuts in Austin. Come play, learn and supercharge your creativity working beside 40 of the industry’s top portrait artists. We’re building a playground filled with new toys, cool people, musicians and many surprises. Learn in an atmosphere charged with the energy of hundreds of hungry minds bent on transforming their art and business through hands-on, studio work and small group learning.

The Monarch Event Center
The Monarch Event Center is a 18,000 square foot multi-media, all purpose event center divided into 4 unique spaces.
* Lobby
* Hall
* Auditorium
* Theatre

Located in the Lincoln Village Shopping Center, facing Middle Fiskville Road across from The Highland Mall.


$89 per night
The normal rate is $139 but for you it will be $89 per night.
The Crowne Plaza has extended the $89 rate to three days before and after for those who want to spend more time in Austin

After the After Dark hours: We have arranged for space at The Crowne Plaza to hang out during the wee hours after official AD festivities end for the night.

Shuttle Service: After Dark has arranged shuttle service from the Crowne Plaza to and from the Monarch Event Center.

Registration: After Dark registration begins Sunday October 11th 4:00pm at the Crowne Plaza.