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 11-12 & 18-19, 2017 from 11am-6pm.


East of I-35
West of HHW 183
South of HWY 290
North of Riverside

What to See

Artist Studios This is where the creativity begins. For many of these spaces, this is the one time of year that you can get a special glimpse into the inspiration, process, and techniques of the artist. In this category, you can see home studios, spaces in larger studio complexes, or stand-alone commercial studios.
Galleries This category is for established art venues with regular gallery programming. These spaces are committed to exhibiting art year-round, supporting artists with opportunities to share their work and vision with the public in a dedicated space.
Temporary Exhibitions Temporary Exhibitions include pop-up shows, often created specifically for EAST. In this category, you can see exhibitions in warehouse spaces, empty homes, libraries, small businesses, and other unconventional venues.
Happenings Happenings are time-based art events. This category may include performances, workshops, opening receptions, installations, competitions, art-centered celebrations, educational programming, and art-themed parties. Be sure to check the date and time for each Happening.
Libraries Big Medium partners with the Austin Public Library to feature exhibitions at library branches within the tour boundaries. Our Library liaison, Carlos Rodriquez-Brondo, curates each show. Be sure to check the open hours for each Library.
Schools Big Medium believes that schools are the foundation of a strong community and that art education should be celebrated. Visit these schools to discover what Austin’s young artists are creating. Be sure to check the open hours for each School.

Who We Are

EAST 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 Bolm Studios, and umbrella several artists and creative organizations through our Sponsored Projects program.

Big Medium Team

Shea Little — Executive Director

Tiffany L. Coghill — Director of Operations and Finance

Rachel Garbowski — Director of Development

Jordan Gentry — Director of Programming

Jenna Carrens — Development Coordinator

Leslie Moody Castro — Texas Biennial Curator and Artistic Director

Kevin McNamee-Tweed — Curator

Stephanie Braddock — Advertising

Elise Powell — Volunteer Coordinator, Program Assistant

Joseph Pagano — Website/Mobile Development

Board of Directors

Keith Kreeger — President

Shea Little — Ex Officio

Jon Lawrence

Joseph Phillips

Jana Swec

Where We Are

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

Big Medium at Bolm Studios
5305 Bolm Rd #9-12
Austin, TX 78721



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