Mark your calendars for November 14-15 and November 21-22 - it's East Austin Studio Tour time. This annual free, self-guided tour - a Big Medium program - invites the public to discover new artistic talent; see working studios; learn about artists' tools, techniques and inspirations; and explore galleries.
Immerse yourself in East Austin's insanely talented and diversely creative arts community. Here's a small sampling of what you'll find at this year's event:
Artists & Studios
Witness artist inspiration. Artist and graphic designer Judy Paul presents mixed media paintings crafted with acrylic paint, collage, pencil and screen-printing. Rachel K. Bury practices involves playful manipulations of flat material and the intricate balance of sculptural construction. Pump Project Art Complex an East Austin art space that provides working studios and gallery facilities to emerging and established artists.
Wander dedicated spaces. Works in new media, outdoor murals and film screenings thrive at Co-Lab Projects, an artist-run nonprofit dedicated to contemporary works, installation and performance. Check out grayDUCK Gallery's Confluence Then Redaction featuring large scale, silkscreen and mixed media works by Jonas Criscoe depicting natures ability to reclaim abandoned human structures, and ink on mylar drawings by master printmaker Brian Johnson, using layered imagery to references pop culture in sinister yet humorous ways.
Attend celebrations, competitions and parties. Check out the Hops for HOPE: Art & Beer Bazaar, highlighting this year's contributing artists and musicians to the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign. Artwork created by young artists and music performed by local choirs come together in a collaborative outdoor art installation at Art + Music = An Ortega Happening.
Coming This Spring: West Austin Studio Tour
Keep your ears open for West Austin Studio Tours this spring. Typically held in May, this round celebrates West Austin's extraordinary creative culture and allows you to see art in the workspace in which it's created.