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

Dates & Times

Free and open on November 10–11 & 17–18, 2018 from 11am–6pm.


East of I-35
West of HHW 183
South of HWY 183
North of Riverside

Who We Are

EAST is a program of Big Medium, a nonprofit 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 — Program Coordinator

Christina Moser — Designer

Support Team

Joseph Pagano — Digital Strategy Consultant

Aidan Cho — Branding Advisor and Cultural Ambassador

Board of Directors

Robert Boland

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


EAST Committee

Big Medium works with a Review Committee to help select EAST participants. The three-member panel features Jaime Castillo, Curator, Christina Coleman, Artist, and Teruko Nimura, Artist.

Design Theme

Our design theme for 2018 uses trees as a way of emphasizing the importance of regionality and peace in response to our current tumultuous cultural climate. Ten EAST artists each illustrated a seasonal, native tree.

Artists include Karen Alexander, Federico Archuleta, Elizabeth Chiles, Ryan Davis, Gabe Langholtz, MakeATX, Ryan Sandison Montgomery, Ryan Runcie, Rachel Wolfson Smith, and Amanda Walker.


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