This weekend, hundreds of Austin galleries, small businesses, homes and converted warehouses east of I-35 will be opening their doors to the public in the name of art.
Yes, we’re talking about the thirteenth annual East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) hosted by Big Medium, which is even bigger and better with over 400 exhibits happening on November 15-16 and November 22-23. Experiencing the self-guided tour can be overwhelming. No matter how well you plan out your route, it’s practically impossible to hit every location — which is why we bring you our Top Picks Guide for the 2014 East Austin Studio Tour.
We’ve culled through E.A.S.T.’s thick catalogue (available at all Austin Public Libraries) and did the hard work for you by dividing the 15 must-see exhibits and events into two manageable days. Take a look at the exhibits you don’t want to miss this year.
916 Springdale Road, Building 2 #101, 6-8pm
Party time! Canopy is one of the most widely attended spaces during E.A.S.T. because of the number of spaces and galleries one can cover in just a matter of hours. Big Medium will host the opening reception of Barna Kantor’s solo exhibit and exhibiting the work of its staff. The public has the opportunity to visit neighboring spaces during Canopy’s extended hours.
4710 East 5th Street (near Artpost), 7:30pm
What happens when art meets food? Find out during the PopUp Dinner at Justine’s Secret Dining House, where half a dozen chefs from Austin’s most notable restaurants (Amanda Turner of Odd Duck and Clinton Kendall of Qui will be represented) are coming together to serve food on unique vessels produced by Local makers Keith Kreeger, Michal McCarthy, Ryan McKerley and Abigail Murray. Tickets at makeeatdrink.com
916 Springdale Road Building 4, 7-11pm
Thrill-seekers will get a kick out of this destructive derby. The Blue Genie challenges you to build “the pinewood car of your nightmares” and go through a two-story hazard course. Things are going to get rowdy.
1. Canopy, Stops 79-135, 357-363
916 Springdale Road
2. Pump Project Art Complex, Stops 173-189
702 Shady Lane
3. 777 Shady Lane, Stops 168-172
4. Big Medium at Bolm, Stops 156- 163, 348-349
5305 Bolm Road
5. Revival Cycles, Stops 350-352
5305 Bolm Road
6. Museum of Human Achievement, Stop 364
3600 Lyons Road
7. Artpost, Stops 192–210, 343-347
4704 E Cesar Chavez St.
8. Splinter Group North, Stops 215- 216
4709 East 5th Street
9. A&K Woodworking and Design, Stop 220
3403 East 4th Street
10. Fort Tillery, Stops 223-226
618 Tillery Street
11. SpraATX, Stop 332
501 Perdenales St. Unit 2A
2109 East Cesar Chavez Street
13. East Cesar Chavez
2602 – 2710 East Cesar Chavez Street
14. Knox Photographics, Stop 270
906 East 5th Street, Studio 106
15. Fisterra Studio, Stops 277-282
1200 East 2nd Street
Don’t miss Katelena Hernandez Cowles (Stop 281)
Also, take a look at last year’s picks.
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