Big Medium is proud to present the 4th West Austin Studio Tour!
The West Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour that champions the abundance of talent within Austin’s large and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists’ tools, techniques, and inspirations, and support the arts community by building their personal art collections with the work of local artists.
DATES AND TIMES
WEST is divided into four participant categories: Artist Studios, Exhibitions, Happenings, and Select Events. Artist Studios and Exhibitions are free to the public and open on the weekends of May 9-10 & 16-17 from 11am - 6pm. Happenings are also free, occurring on the weekends of the tour with varying hours. Select Events may be ticketed and take place throughout tour weekends as well as the weekdays and weeknights in between.
West of I-35
East of Mopac/Loop 1
South of Hwy 183
North of William Cannon [expanded for 2015!]
Please keep in mind that many WEST locations are in residential areas. Our neighbors have been very welcoming to tour visitors over the years, and it’s important to respect and reciprocate that hospitality. Please don’t be too loud or cause disturbances; avoid leaving any trash behind; drive and park your cars thoughtfully; and whenever possible, use bikes or public transportation to navigate your way around the tour.
WHAT TO SEE
Select Events are projects or events, organized in collaboration with Big Medium. These events highlight partnerships that provide financial and ideological support for both parties involved, as well as a unique experience for the audience.
This is where the creativity begins. For many of these spaces, this is the only time of year that you can get a special glimpse into the inspiration, process, and techniques of the artist. In this category, you can see home studios, spaces in larger studio complexes, or stand-alone commercial studios.
Exhibitions take place in spaces that are either dedicated to exhibiting art year-round or have created shows specifically for WEST at their location. In this category, you can see galleries, theatres, or museums as well as a few select nonarts-based spaces.
Happenings are singular events, contained within a 24-hour period. This category may include special exhibitions, installations, temporary or permanent public art, competitions, art-centered celebrations, educational programming, and art-themed parties. Be sure to check the date and time for each Happening.
Big Medium awards artists fellowships based on artistic merit and financial limitations. This year, the Big Medium Fellowship Program provided partial or full financial support to cover the participant fees of 23 WEST artists. Just look for the icon above throughout the site to identify this year’s fellowship recipients.
Under each WEST participant listing is a helpful Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) graphic. Each square within the graphic represents a different accessibility feature that is or is not available at the participant’s location. The boxes correspond to the numbered list below. If a box is filled in with a dot that means that accessibility feature is available at the space.
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- Official parking for the disabled
- Entrance and Interior: Minimum 32” wide doorway clearance space
- Entrance: Entryway without stairs
- Entrance: Entryway with a ramp
- Entrance: No lip entryway
- Interior: Accessible path around studio with minimum 36” width
- Restrooms: Entryway with minimum 36” wide clearance space
- Restrooms: Minimum 56 x 60” clearance space for toilet
- Restrooms: Grab bars 10 Braille or raised letter signage
The West Austin Studio Tour is a program of Big Medium, a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultivation and promotion of contemporary art and artists in Austin and across Texas. Big Medium is sustained by the community and we need your support to continue to reach and exceed our goals. Please visit our website and support us if you’d like to share in the endeavor of creating an engaging and unique experience for our community.
- Shea Little
- Tiffany L. Coghill
- Director of Operations, Finance
- Jon Windham
- Graphic Design, Production Manager
- Jordan Gentry
- Program Coordination, Communications
- Kevin McNamee-Tweed
- Gallery Curator, Studio Manager
- Jenna Carrens
- Event Coordinator
- Lauren Cohen
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Elise Powell
- Project Assistant
- Berkeley Beauchot
- Gallery Assistant
- Estefania Marquez
- Graphic Design, Project Assistant
- Erin Lindsay Corrigan
- Graphic Design
- Stephanie Braddock
- Karina Persson & Joseph Pagano
- Website/Mobile Development
- Juice Consulting
- Corporate Sponsorship Development
All works represented in this mobile web app were reproduced with expressed permission from the artists. All text and images are copyrighted by each individual artist.
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