The Eiteljorg Museum says it is postponing events scheduled for June due to the ongoing public health emergency.
The events include the Juneteenth Community Celebration, originally set for June 6; the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival, planned for June 27-28; and the free concerts Wednesday evenings in June.
In a statement released Wednesday, Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall says uncertainty about the duration of city and state restrictions on large gatherings led to the decision.
“Postponing the Eiteljorg’s important and popular public programming was a painful decision," Vanaudall says. "In light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency that prompted the museum’s temporary closure, we must look first to the safety of visitors, artists, volunteers, employees and our community.”
Here is a list of affected June events that won’t take place on the original dates. The Eiteljorg Museum says it will attempt to reschedule some later, when possible:
Saturday, June 6: The free Juneteenth Community Celebration commemorates the abolition of slavery and arrival of freedom in Texas at the end of the Civil War, and celebrates African-American artists in the local community. A new date has not yet been determined.
Wednesday evenings, June 3, 10, 17 and 24: The free outdoor concerts in the Summer Under the Sails series will not take place live on Wednesdays in June as scheduled. The July concerts remain scheduled, subject to public health guidelines and regulations as they become available.
- Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28: The 28th annual Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival is postponed to June 26-27, 2021. Museum staff are seeking to re-book the same artists and performers, where possible.