Big Medium's West Austin Studio Tour (West) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning across two weekends in May. West provides opportunities for the public to meet the local artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.
This year, we celebrate the 6th edition of West.
May 13-14 & 20-21, 2017 from 11am-6pm.
West of I-35
East of Mopac/Loop 1
South of HWY 183
North of William Cannon
|Artist Studios||This is where the creativity begins. For many of these spaces, this is the one 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.|
|Galleries||This category is for established art venues with regular gallery programming. These spaces are committed to exhibiting art year-round, supporting artists with opportunities to share their work and vision with the public in a dedicated space.|
|Temporary Exhibitions||Temporary Exhibitions include pop-up shows, often created specifically for West. In this category, you can see exhibitions in warehouse spaces, empty homes, libraries, small businesses, and other unconventional venues.|
|Happenings||Happenings are time-based art events. This category may include performances, workshops, opening receptions, installations, competitions, art-centered celebrations, educational programming, and art-themed parties. Be sure to check the date and time for each Happening.|
West is a program of Big Medium, a non-profit organization dedicated to championing and cultivating artists and the contemporary arts in Austin and across Texas. Through our programs and partnerships, we are working to foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.
Big Medium produces the East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour, the Texas Biennial, and presents innovative exhibitions throughout the year in the Big Medium Gallery. We also provide studio space to artists at Canopy and Bolm Studios, and umbrella several artists and creative organizations through our Sponsored Projects program.
Shea Little — Executive Director
Jordan Gentry — Director of Programming
Tiffany L. Coghill — Director of Operations & Finance
Jenna Carrens — Development Coordinator
Kevin McNamee-Tweed — Gallery Curator & Studio Manager
Elise Powell — Volunteer Coordinator
Berkeley Beauchot — Gallery Assistant
Jana Swec — Graph Designer
Jon Windham — Graph Designer
Stephanie Braddock — Advertising
Joseph Pagano — Website/Mobile Development
Keith Kreeger — President
Shea Little — Ex Officio
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Big Medium at Canopy
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101
Austin, TX 78702
Big Medium at Bolm Studios
5305 Bolm Rd #9-12
Austin, TX 78721