BYOBeard is an exercise in unapologetic dorkiness. For one night only, Austin’s Pump Project gallery will be transformed into an ‘apiary of bearded people buzzing around’ while admiring bearded artwork, browsing through bearded trinkets, and sipping from beers from bearded brewers.

But the story behind the event is as unique as the event itself. In this video meet seven artists and hear their inspiration as they plan for the event and create their own submissions for BYOBeard. They explain how constraint helps breed creativity and how beards make everything more fun!

Music: “While I’m Alive” by STRFKR