About

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.

Boundaries

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

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

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.

New In 2018

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.

Big Medium Team

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

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

bigmedium.org

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. 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.

Design Theme

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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