Calendar of Events

  • A. Austin Book Arts Center / New Space Happening

    5501 N Lamar Blvd, C-125
    → May 10, 6-10pm, May 11 and 18, 10am-5pm

    Austin Book Arts Center welcomes everyone for hands-on activities at our new location. ABAC offers studio rentals and 90+ workshops annually. Teachers earn CPE continuing education credit. Renowned for awesome instructors dedicated to fostering literacy through book arts, ABAC advances the book as Art, preserves traditional crafts, promotes contemporary book arts, inspires diverse learners, begins conversations, and engages the community.

    May 10May 11May 18

  • 350. DORF / Self-Portraits

    Self-Portraits Opening Reception / 5701 Lewood Dr
    → May 10, 7 - 10pm

    Self-Portraits features work by Alan Beckstead, Margarita Cabrera, Bug Davidson, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Michael Anthony Garcia, Christine Garvey, Katy Horan, Michael Menchaca, Terry Powers and Sara Vanderbeek.

    May 10

  • B. Mexic-Arte Museum / Family Day: Printmaking Workshop and Artist Talk with Jonathan Rebolloso

    Mexic-Arte Museum  /  419 Congress Ave
    → May 11, 10am-6pm

    Mexic-Arte Museum will have exhibitions of prints and drawings from their permanent art collection. Guests will learn about the printmaking process from local Master Printer Jonathan Rebolloso, and the Education Department will lead a workshop where visitors get to make their own monoprint.

    May 11

  • C. Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin / Public Art and Plein Air

    100 E 24th St
    → May 11, 11am-12pm

    Experience Landmarks through plein air drawing! The public art at UT is chosen specifically to interact with its environment. Sharpen your spatial skills by considering sculpture, architecture, landscape, and shadow. Meet at Nancy Rubins’ "Monochrome for Austin" for two 30-minute sessions. Dress for outdoors and bring drawing supplies; Landmarks will provide a selection of tools to expand your practice.

    May 11

  • D. Creative Side Jewelry Academy

    Creative Side Jewelry Academy  /  321 W Ben White Blvd, #204
    → May 11, 11am-6pm

    Inspiration meets creation at Creative Side Jewelry Academy, a premier jewelry and metalsmithing school. Founded by Courtney Gray, her intention is to provide an inspiring, professional and fun studio space where anyone can come learn the craft of jewelry making. We invite you to join our ongoing metalsmithing mini-workshops during the day and exhibit jewelry from multiple Austin jewelers.

    May 11

  • E. Visionary

    Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired  /  1100 W 45th St, Bldg 602
    → May 11, 11am-6pm

    We, the Fine Arts students of Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, intend to inform and entertain the public with our many diverse abilities and unique perspectives through artwork and video. Our multimedia artwork reflects our experiences in the world as curious, expressive human beings who desire open communication with those around us.

    May 11

  • F. LamARTarama

    Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy  /  6201 Wynona Ave
    → May 11, 1-3pm

    Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy invites you to LamARTarama, its annual Spring Arts Festival. LamARTarama will feature art created by middle school students in a variety of mediums.

    May 11

  • G. Lacey Richter / SacRED Offerings ⁓ Illuminated

    Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin" at the Blanton Museum of Art  /  200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    → May 11, 2pm

    Join multi-disciplinary artist Lacey Richter as she performs 'SacRED Offerings,' engaging public space and inner-illumination alongside Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’ on the grounds of The Blanton Museum of Art. Richter’s intriguing performances explore movement, identity, spirituality, sensuality, and divine surrender within raw and sacred spaces… of herself and her environment.

    May 11

  • 141. Donna Starnes

    Ink on tile—Make your own 6x6" art / 2613 Wilson St
    → May 11 and 18, 2 - 4 pm

    See an alcohol ink demo anthen get to make your own art tile.

    May 11May 18

  • 62. Debra Flanagan

    Mothers Day Paper Rose Making / 911 Shelley Ave
    → May 11-12, 11am - 6pm

    I will be inviting guests to learn the art of origami by making paper roses for Mothers Day weekend from beautiful pieces of PAINTED PAPERS! FREE! (One rose per guest please)

    May 11May 12

  • 345. Hurd Collective / Burning Chapel

    Metal Casting Demo / 4424 Jinx Ave
    → May 11-12, 11am - 6pm

    Learn how to cast small pewter sculptures with minimal materials

    May 11May 12

  • 312. Martha Hughes / SCENES

    OLA Wild West with Martha Hughes / 201 E 5th St, #104
    → May 11, 12 - 3pm

    Join us at OLA Gallery! Deriving from Marfa, Texas, Martha Hughes reflects, “I often find inspiration from glossy interior design and architecture magazines, with their strange, carefully staged photographs of impossibly pristine, impossibly beautiful houses, gardens, and pools.”

    May 11

  • 171. Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios

    Live music / 7739 Northcross Dr, Q
    → May 11, 18, and 19, 2 - 4pm

    Live music on the porch. Schedule: May 11: Carl Mattoon, May 18: Justif, May 19: POD

    May 11May 18May 19

  • 154. John Christensen

    Dance & Music—ABCD, La Strada, Rainspell / 500 W St Elmo Rd
    → May 11, 2 - 5pm

    5 short modern dances in an oak grove followed by live music

    May 11

  • 121. Greta Olivas

    Greta's WEST After-Party / 1114 Fairmount Ave
    → May 11, 6 - 8:30pm

    Join me for some light refreshments, music and art talk following the 1st day of WEST!

    May 11

  • 319. Ao5 Gallery / 2019 Contemporary Texas Group Exhibition

    2019 Contemporary Texas Group Exhibition / 3005 S Lamar Blvd, C110-B
    → May 11, 7 - 9pm

    Join us for the opening of our Contemporary Texas Group Exhibition. This show will feature original acrylic, watercolor, graphite, and mixed media sculpture. Meet the artists behind the work at the reception! Event sponsored by Treaty Oak Distillery. Enjoy responsibly.

    May 11

  • H. The South Welcomes You Home

    JCB Gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center  /  1110 Barton Springs Rd
    → May 12, 4-6pm

    From the devolution of the Austin sky, to Texas caves reimagined as intergalactic landscapes, to the peculiar yet familiar renderings of southern life, artists Mae, Renee Victor, and Heidi Pitre celebrate the beauty and quirks of the land we call home. Join these storytellers for the Artist Reception and fall in love with Texas all over again.

    May 12

  • 328. Gert Johan Manschot

    Zen Ensó Painting, Talk and Demonstration / 608 W Monroe St, C
    → May 12, 1 - 2pm and May 19, 3 - 4pm

    Artist Talk on Zen Ensō Painting, 'Art of the Moment' and Meditation. Followed by a Live Demonstration of Ensō painting by the Artist. Questions & Answers

    May 12May 19

  • 63. Hattie Lindsley

    Sunday Afternoon Patio / 704 Baylor St
    → May 12, 1 - 6pm

    Join artist, Hattie Lindsley at her house-gallery-market for a curated assortment of gifts, vintage apparel, prints, and paintings. + photo booth designed by Kathleen Rubin, photography by Cristina Fisher, prints by @captainmorgan and vintage treasures by Laced with Romance.

    May 12

  • 164. Alicia Philley

    Mother's Day Jazz Brunch / 1915 Miles Ave
    → May 12, 12 - 2pm

    Treat your mom (or the mother of your children) to some live jazz with the Steve Garmhausen trio while sipping mimosas and enjoying art! Kids can run, swing, jump and climb in my huge back yard while you relax.

    May 12

  • 33. Bob Trevorrow

    Pottery Making Demonstrations / 935 E 52nd St
    → May 12, 12 - 3pm

    Bob Trevorrow and Sadie Pass will be demonstrating various pottery making and finishing techniques including wheel throwing, trimming and making handles. More information on Bob's Instagram: @bobtrevorrow closer to the event.

    May 12

  • 21. Kirsten Lofgren

    Backyard Art Market / 1200 Taulbee Ln
    → May 12, 12 - 6pm

    Local painters, sculptures, jewelry makers, and mixed media artists are hosting an art market in the backyard at Kirsten Lofgren's North Austin studio. Come see the tiny house studio, an RV turned art installation, and all the artists' work!

    May 12

  • 79. Valérie Chaussonnet

    Extra Mid-Week Open House  /  Studio Hours  /  2008 Arthur Ln
    → May 14, 2 - 7pm

    A mid-week WEST Open Studio experience showing works by 4 artists, especially for other WEST Artists and for any other visitor who can't tour on the weekends or wants more time for more stops on weekends.

    May 14

  • I. Making Space, Preserving Place: A Conversation at the Intersection of Art, Community, and Preservation

    Elisabet Ney Museum  /  304 E 44th St
    → May 15, 6-8pm

    The Elisabet Ney Museum, Big Medium, Preservation Austin, and Sightlines Magazine present a mid WEST panel discussion on community, space, and historic preservation. Miriam Conner, Sara Vanderbeek, Oliver Franklin, and Ann S. Graham join in conversation, moderated by Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin. Together, the featured speakers will discuss the role historic buildings play in providing spaces for making and exhibiting art; the power of space to bring people together or keep them apart; and how an arts community is successfully built and nurtured in a changing city.

    May 15

  • 60. Austin Creative Art Center

    Visual Art & Vino | Artist Workshop with Rejina Thomas / 1605 W 6th St
    → May 15, 7 - 10pm

    Live Painting with Rejina Thomas - Paint and learn techniques, engage in a creative experience, express yourself in a meaningful way, collaborate with others, and have blast! $35 per person + BYOB

    May 15

  • J. Third Thursday

    Blanton Museum of Art  /  200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    → May 16, 10am-9pm

    Join us for a happening and our monthly Third Thursday, when admission is free. Catch the exhibition "Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language", a performance by Güateque Son, a pop-up print show, a Slow Looking conversation about one work of art, and more.

    May 16

  • ACL. Calder Kamin

    Calder Kamin Workshop / 710 W Cesar Chavez St
    → May 16, 6 - 8pm

    Kamin will share her journey of becoming an educator and an advocate with less plastic and also how nature's ability to reuse motivates her work and mission. Participants will create an accessory inspired by Kamin's exhibition "What a Mess".

    May 16

  • 102. Greg Davis

    Artist Talk at Gusto Studios / Greg Davis + Dave McClinton + Sarah Annie Navarette  /  2309 Thornton Rd, M
    → May 16, 6 - 9pm

    Come engage in a more in-depth conversation about the visual works of Sarah Annie Navarette, Dave McClinton and Greg Davis. Moderated by Bijoy Goswami, you will hear from each of the three artists about their process and inspiration. Lite refreshments and bites. Street Parking Only.

    May 16

  • 270. Neill Cochran House Museum

    Party at the Neill-Cochran House Museum / 2310 San Gabriel St
    → May 16, 6 - 9pm

    A 13 artist group show in a historic home built in 1855 in north-central Austin. Join us for our Thursday night party! No cover at the door, drinks and snacks provided. Parking is available in the back lot.

    May 16

  • 317. Digital Den

    Audio-Visual & Zine Release Party / 1118 Azie Morton Rd, C
    → May 16, 7 - 11pm

    Digital Den at sun down, a curated showcase of local Austin: music videos, zines, interactive art, projection installs, VR- and a Drink & Draw wall

    May 16

  • 71. Andrea Loomis

    After Hours Art & Cocktails /  2311 Ridgeview
    → May 17, 5 - 10pm

    Live Music – Literary Performances – Artist Talks and Demos – Complimentary Bites and Cocktails provided by Goodnight Loving Vodka

    May 17

  • CANCELEDK.  The ART of Preservation: Experiencing Historic Austin Through Drawing and Photography

    800 Congress Ave
    → May 18, 1-3pm

    Join Preservation Austin, the official community partner for WEST, for this guided walking tour of downtown. Participants will visit three historic WEST locations, and landmarks in between, sketching and photographing each one along the way. We’ll learn a little about their histories and spend time appreciating the beauty and detail of Austin’s historic architecture. RSVP to programs@preservationaustin.org.

    May 18

  • L. The MAW Gallery

    1214 W 6th St, #113
    → May 11 and 18, 11am-5pm

    The MAW Gallery hosts Austin’s finest collection of artwork from the 19th century to the present. Displaying local and international artists at various career levels, The MAW Gallery’s eclectic collection of artwork is a must-see.

    May 11May 18

  • 260.  Zanny Cox

    Loom weaving demonstration + textile exhibition / 101 E North Loop Blvd, D
    → May 18 & 19, 12 - 3pm

    May 18May 19

  • 348. ArtProfiler / Mélange

    Behind the Scenes at ArtProfiler, How We Became a Magazine / 5205 Saint Georges Green
    → May 18, 3 - 4pm

    Artist talk with ArtProfiler editors, artists & writers detailing the steps we took to create an Austin-based cultural website that profiles today's world thorough art, video, satire & offbeat commentary.

    May 18

  • 307.  Out of the Darkness  /  Brandon Mike

    Art at the DEN  /  317 W 3rd St
    → May 18, 6 - 9pm

    Brandon Mike is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Austin, Texas. His work primarily focuses on clean aesthetics: crisp shape and form, unified or precisely harmonious texture, commercially influenced display and presentation power, and the highest degree of polish. With a specialization in concrete sculpture, lighting, furniture, and one of a kind home goods, Brandon seeks to create work with a minimalist aesthetic that captures the essence of the natural world, influencing a deeper connection with the environment and the beings we share it with.

    May 18

  • 159. Katie Dunkle  /  160. Lola Saba

    WEST Closing Party  /  6009 Idlewood Cv
    → May 19, 11am - 9pm

    This year I will be hosting a West Austin Studio Tour Closing Party along with my friend and fellow artist Lola Saba at my home studio on May 19th, the last Sunday of the tour.My studio is stop number #159 and I’m also super excited to host my artist friend Lola Saba, stop #160. There will be brand new, never before seen work on display from both artists. In addition to great art available for purchase we‘ll also have drinks, snacks and yard games in the garden. Come say hi this weekend! Sweetbriar neighborhood between South 1st and South Congress just south of Stassney.

    May 19

  • 95. Carol Hargus

    Life.Death.Rebirth / 2708 S Lamar Blvd, #100B
    → May 19, 7 - 9pm

    Art & Soul Design invites you to a celebration filled with color, natural beauty, and transformational art. Sips and light bites served via an interactive altar installation, live demos and surprise activities

    May 19

  • M. James Surls / With Out, With In

    UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum  /  605 Azie Morton Rd
    → WEST Weekends, 11am-4pm

    Please join us for James Surls' (born 1943) first ever exhibition of sculpture in Austin, including works from the 1980s through today, featuring his signature wooden, steel, and bronze sculptures. Surls' work will transform the gallery and garden. More than 50 permanent sculptures by Charles Umlauf (1910 - 1994) will also be on view in the garden.

    WEST Weekends

  • 2. ecotopes

    Hibachi fabrication and cooking demonstration / 6110 Mesa Dr
    → WEST Weekends, 11:30am - 12:30pm and 3 - 4pm

    Live steel fabrication and hibachi cooking demonstrations will happen daily at the ecotopes studio (2). Come watch ecotopes weld raw steel parts into furnishings, planters, sculpture + more. Also featuring fresh cuisine concepts from our guest chefs + friends of hibachito, our hometown-inspired grill.

    WEST Weekends

  • 285. Juliet Whitsett

    Correspondence Art / Mail Art (Drop In Arts Experience) / 1310 W 9 1/2 St
    → WEST Weekends, 11am - 6pm

    Giddyup Art Studio will provide the art supplies, cards, envelopes, and some art prompt inspiration... Just show up with someone in mind you want to make smile and don't forget their address! All ages welcome.

    WEST Weekends

  • 172. Jan Knox

    Ongoing Art Demos and Music / 7739 Northcross Dr, Q
    → WEST Weekends, 11am - 6pm and 2 - 4pm

    Art demonstrations will be on going each day of the tour, 11am - 2 pm most days and 11 to 5 pm on Mother's Day. Our Resident Artists will be giving the demonstrations. Live music on the porch May 11: Carl Mattoon, May 18: Justif, May 19: POD

    WEST Weekends

  • N . Austin Textual Media

    Capitol Creative Collective  /  6910 Shirley Ave, C
    → WEST Weekends, 12-2pm

    Austin Textual Media brings together diverse visual artists, programmers, and developers to produce creative content and communications in the following areas: digital and print media, audio/visual, lighting, projections and mapping, and art installations.

    WEST Weekends

  • O. American Cheese Fondue

    Neill-Cochran House Museum  /  2310 San Gabriel St
    → WEST Weekends, 12-5pm

    Thomas Cook, Jeffrey Primeaux, and Saul Jerome San Juan come together as American Cheese Fondue – a blend of delicious talent melting into a performance you can consume and a product you can own. Choose an image and watch as each artist collaborates on a painting of it in front of your eyes in one hour. Reserve now as space is limited!

    WEST Weekends

  • 128. Julie Ahmad

    Women of West After Hours Concert / 804 W Mary St
    → WEST Weekends, 6 - 7:30pm

    WOW is hosting an exclusive after hours concert featuring singer/songwriter Chelsea Pribble. Chelsea will tell the story behind the music and perform songs off her EP Second Movement. Doors 6PM. Show 6:30PM. Tickets at the door $15 Early-Bird discount: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-of-west-after-hours-concert-tickets-59342897203

    WEST Weekends