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.
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
Big Medium is 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 (EAST), the West Austin Studio Tour (WEST), the Texas Biennial, the Tito's Prize, 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 engages over 1,000 artists and 100,000 attendees in artistic experiences each year. Providing access to these experiences is our priority, so that we may continue to keep our programs are free and open to the public and support artists in our community.
All Big Medium programs seek to provide opportunities for artists to create, exhibit, and discuss their work and process, as well as celebrate a multitude of voices and practices in our creative community.
In 2018 Big Medium launched Creative Standard, a professional development program for artists, the goal being convening regularly, provide information, opportunities, and resources; Create and maintain standards of professionalism and integrity for the creative community to adhere to and uphold. Creative Standard offers monthly programming ranging from networking opportunities to workshops and panel discussions. All intended to help artists grow professionally at any stage of their career.
Shea Little — Executive Director
Rachael Garbowski — Director of Development
Oliver Scales — Development Coordinator
Jordan Gentry — Director of Programming
Coka Trevino — Program Coordinator
Christina Moser — Designer
Joseph Pagano — Digital Strategy Consultant
Aidan Cho — Branding Advisor and Cultural Ambassador
Shea Little — Ex Officio
Big Medium at Canopy
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101
Austin, TX 78702
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. Guided by Big Medium’s criteria to provide a platform for an inclusive and diverse group of Austin artists, the EAST Review Committee provided invaluable assistance in selecting this year’s participants.
Our design theme for 2018 uses trees as a way to emphasize the importance of regionality and peace in response to our current tumultuous cultural climate.
Ten EAST artists illustrated one element of a native Texas tree, all of the works were incorporated into the collaged design elements.
Karen Alexander — Texas Sabal Palm
Federico Archuleta — Pecan
Elizabeth Chiles — Texas redbud
Ryan Davis — Yaupon
Gabe Langholtz — Black walnut
MakeATX — Mexican buckeye
Ryan Sandison Montgomery — Mexican Plum
Ryan Runcie — Flameleaf sumac
Rachel Wolfson Smith — Texas persimmon
Amanda Walker — Cedar elm
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