You may be used to the traditional art experience – art on a wall, guests tiptoeing quietly around their favorite pieces, admiring from afar. Putting a creative and interactive spin on your typical art tour, the East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) literally opens the doors to the vibrant art scene of East Austin over two weekends.
One of the highlights of Austin’s art calendar, EAST is a free, self-guided art event produced by Big Medium that gives Austinites the opportunity to go behind the scenes, and explore the art, artists and their work spaces. Sectioned into four categories – Artists & Studios, Exhibitions, Happening, and Select Events – EASTallows tour goers to meet over 400 artists and their working studios, learn about artists techniques, processes, and inspirations, and, of course, discover new artistic talents. Pick up for free one of the keepsake catalogues that is a complete directory to the event at all Austin Public Library branches and many businesses and studios.
For those who may find it difficult to choose among the offerings or looking for a more personalized tour, here’s an easy fix: Cambia Art will lead two guided tours through a total of 10 of their favorite studios. Founded by Troy Campa with his partner, Rene Ibarra, Camiba Art offers consulting to collectors, curators, and artists. Learn more about tickets to Camiba Art’s guided tours to EAST here.
What makes art unique – the tools or the technique?
art, Eastside, studios, exhibits, tours, culture
Nov. 15-16, 22-23
1501 E 6th St and Various Location in East Austin