Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

This year, we celebrate the 7th edition of WEST! This website serves as an overview of tour stops and a schedule of events. It is intended to help tour-goers choose their own unique WEST experiences.

Dates & Times

Free and open on May 12-13 & 19-20, 2018 from 11am-6pm.


West of I-35
East of Mopac/Loop 1
South of HWY 183
North of William Cannon

WEST Committee

Big Medium works with a Review Committee to help select WEST participants. The three-member panel featured Jaime Castillo, Curator, Christina Coleman, Artist, and Teruko Nimura, Artist. Guided by Big Medium's criteria to provide a platform for an inclusive and diverse group of Austin artists, the WEST Review Committee provided invaluable assistance in selecting this year's participants.

Design Theme

Ten WEST artists each illustrated an element of a native Texas tree, all of the works were incorporated into the collaged design elements. Our design theme is inspired by a desire to promote the importance of regionality and hope amidst a challenging cultural climate. The goal is to celebrate the diversity of our creative community by creating a dynamic, collaborative design.

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

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 umbrella several artists and creative organizations through our Sponsored Projects program.

Big Medium Team

Shea Little — Executive Director

Rachael Garbowski — Director of Development

Jordan Gentry — Director of Programming

Coka Trevino — Programming Coordinator

Joseph Pagano — Digital Strategy Consultant

Aidan Cho — Branding Advisor and Cultural Ambassador

Board of Directors

Jon Lawrence

Shea Little — Ex Officio

Joseph Phillips

Jana Swec

Where We Are

Big Medium at Canopy
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101
Austin, TX 78702



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