This new category recognizes nonprofits, artist-run groups, schools, museums and the work they do in the community year-round. Community Partners are ambassadors for EAST and help champion and cultivate the arts across Austin.

2019 Community Partner

Preservation Austin

Preservation Austin has been our city’s leading nonprofit voice for historic preservation since 1953. Annual programs celebrating our unique cultural and architectural heritage include the Historic Homes Tour and Preservation Merit Awards, with diverse educational events throughout the year.

Events: #E38, #E65, #E103, #E104

African American Cultural and Heritage Facility

912 E 11th St
(512) 974-2445

The African American Cultural and Heritage Facility (AACHF) fosters development of cultural activities, business opportunities, and creative collaboration within the community. AACHF is home of the Dedrick-Hamilton House, which was built in the 1880s during the founding of one of the freedman communities in the City of Austin.

Artists: #109, #110, #111, #112

Almost Real Things

5304 Summer Cir

Almost Real Things (ART) is a free magazine, event series and community promoting passion projects and creators working in all mediums. Founded in 2015 by Natalie Earhart and Zachary Zulch, ART is a space for creative exploration, where all things that can exist, do exist—no reason necessary.

Event #E121

Art Alliance Austin

5811 Berkman Dr, #140
(512) 609-8587

Bringing art experiences to Austin for 70 years. Art Alliance Austin’s history reflects the evolution of art in Austin. The legacy of showcasing Austin’s quality artists has always lived at the heart of the organization. 2020 marks the 70th year of Art City Austin – the city’s 2nd oldest outdoor fair in Austin, happening April 17-19. The event showcases a highly curated selection of approximately 80 local and visiting visual artists exhibiting in beautiful Republic Square and surrounding area.

Art From The Streets

84 Waller St
(512) 925-6450

"The mission of Art From The Streets is to provide a safe environment for homeless and at-risk people forming a pathway to self-determination by means of the sense of achievement, social connections, and income generated through the pursuit of their art.
We are a community-based, art-focused non-profit organization working with local artists to nurture individual talent and encourage self worth."

Artist #511

Art In Public Places (AIPP)

(512) 974-7700

Established by the City in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program collaborates with local & nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity.

Artist #456

Event #E15

The Art Institute of Austin

101 W Louis Henna Blvd, #100
(512) 691-1728

The mission of The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of the Art Institute of Houston, is to provide a quality, collaborative academic environment for individuals seeking creative careers through higher education. Faculty use learning centered methodology to prepare students for entry-level positions in the design, media, fashion, and culinary arts fields as well as lifelong learning.

Art Spark Texas

3710 Cedar St
(512) 454-9912

Established in 1996, Art Spark Texas (formerly VSA Texas) has built a legacy of offering high quality, inclusive arts programs and services in Austin, and is the only organization operating at the intersection of arts, education and disability in Texas. Art Spark Texas challenges perceptions of how people contribute by creating an arts-inspired, inclusive community of individuals with diverse abilities.

Events: #E53, #E91

Atelier Dojo

916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #106B
(512) 220-1058

Atelier Dojo is a professional arts academy offering classes, workshops and open studios. We serve as a hub in Austin for artists to come together, inspire one another and collectively grow their skills in a supportive environment. Our instructors offer training in the fundamentals of classical art and are fully committed to the personal growth of our members and students.

Austin Art Services

(512) 596-5444

Austin Art Services was founded by art industry professionals, with the goal of making museum-level service available to all central Texas collectors, homeowners, businesses, and institutions. AAS uses only museum and gallery-trained technicians—resulting in superior, professional presentation and handling of your artworks.

Austin Materials Marketplace

411 W Monroe St

The Austin Materials Marketplace is an online platform allowing businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for "waste" and by-product materials.

Austin Revitalization Authority

1154 Lydia St, #200
(512) 469-1705

Austin Revitalization Authority's mission is to engage in commercial, residential and cultural development that promotes community well-being, while respecting the people, institutions and history of East Austin and other under-served communities.

Austin School of Furniture and Design

3508 E Cesar Chavez St
(316) 303-2248

"The Austin School of Furniture & Design is a woodworking, furniture design and construction school offering classes for all skill levels in Austin, TX.

ASFD is dedicated to carrying on the craft of woodworking by educating future furniture makers in a safe and fun environment."

Artist #408

Blanton Elementary School

5408 Westminster Dr
(210) 852-7095

I am an art teacher at Blanton elementary where for the the past 3 years, all of our students (approx 500) have participated in EAST.

Event #E24


916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 4, #102
(512) 720-9952

We’re a Texas-based nonprofit that amplifies and connects women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers. We create space to share our crafts, catalyze multi-industry coalitions, promote intersectionality across disciplines, seek guidance and provide each other with practical and emotional resources. Learn more at

Artists: #320, #321, #322, #323, #324

Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery

3411 E 5th St

Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery is located in a Quonset hut built in 1948. It has been a workshop to artist, Brian David Johnson, since 2016. Before then, Beaman Metal Company operated out of the huts since the mid 70’s. Studios and a woodshop house local artists working in various mediums that contribute to the creative energy of the space.

Artists: #373, #374, #375, #376, #377, #378

Event #E10

Co-Lab Projects

Co-Lab Projects is an artist-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources, education, and exhibition space to artists that produce contemporary works of art, installation, and performance. Through collaboration and engagement, Co-Lab Projects encourages artistic exploration and dialogue within the community.

Artists: #212, #335

Events: #E80, #E102

Creative Action

1023 Springdale Rd, Bldg 3
(512) 442-8773

Creative Action uses the arts to spark and support the academic, social, and emotional development of young people. Each year, programs impact 20,000+ people in the Austin area, providing experiences in schools and in the community that allow youth to develop measurable creative expression skills, a commitment to social justice issues, and 21st century, social and emotional skills.

Artists: #217, #218, #219

Events: #E9, #E57

Esquina Tango

209 Pedernales St
(512) 524-2772

Esquina Tango is a non-profit organization that strives to provide a unique dance experience & cultural awareness of Latin American traditions. Since 2006, Esquina aims to build a vibrant & diverse community in East Austin & beyond, fostering wellness and positively affecting lives. Come dance Tango, Salsa, Bachata, Samba, Afro-Latin, Kizomba, or learn Spanish and Portuguese! All ages welcome.

Artists: #430, #431

Events: #E36, #E74

Fancy Fancy Studios and Gallery

5305 Bolm Rd, Bay 9

Fancy Fancy is a mixed-use, artist-run studio complex and gallery, celebrating its second year of existence. Multiple artists working in various media and contexts have space at Fancy Fancy. We feature group exhibitions and solo shows throughout the year in the gallery space.

Artists: #179, #180, #181

Forklift Danceworks

Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Allison Orr, award-winning Austin-based Forklift Danceworks presents innovative performance projects with diverse communities. Developed through collaborations with over 20 different communities so far—including sanitation workers, warehouse employees, and retired Negro League Baseball players—our dances show the skilled movement and tell the often unheard stories of the people whose work sustains our daily lives.

Event #106

Fusebox Festival

2023 E Cesar Chavez St
(512) 800-3066

Fusebox Festival is a global hub for the study, commissioning, and presentation of contemporary live performance. Our programs bring unique artistic projects to thousands of people in Central Texas; provide resources to artists; and address civic issues at the center of contemporary life. Through our pioneering initiative Free Range Art, Fusebox Festival is 100% free to attend. Our aim, always is to make new and adventurous art accessible to all. Co-commissioned by Big Medium and Fusebox Festival.

Artist #462

Event #127

The George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

1165 Angelina St
(512) 974-4926

The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, interpretation, and exhibition of historical and cultural materials reflecting all dimensions of experiences of persons of African descent living in Austin, Travis County, and in the United States. The museum is also a key source of information on the history and celebration of Juneteenth.

Artists: #126, #127, #128, #129, #130

Georgetown Art Works

816 South Main St
(918) 219-2208

Georgetown Art Works and the City of Georgetown have partnered to transform Fire Station One in historic downtown Georgetown into the Georgetown Art Center.

GrayDUCK Gallery

2213 E Cesar Chavez
(512) 826-5334

grayDUCK was founded in 2010 in South Austin, and relocated to East Austin in 2014. In our art-energized neighborhood, we strive to exhibit the work of exceptional artists while creating a welcoming place for everyone: viewers, artists and neighbors. Monthly shows highlight artist’s work from a broad range of experience, both locally and nationally. Our inviting space with a modern sensibility is a beautiful place for artwork, poetry readings, film, music and performance, a place where art is integral to everyday life.

Artist #453

Hope Farmers Market

412 Comal St
(512) 553-1850

Hope Farmers Market is a non-profit campaign that strives to bring the East Austin community together by providing greater access to healthy foods in a creative way. Each Sunday holds something new with various vendors, live performances, workshops, and more!

Events: #E49, #E90

Huston-Tillotson University

900 Chicon St
(512) 505-3006

Huston-Tillotson University, the oldest institution of learning in Austin, Texas, has roots dating back to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located near downtown in East Austin. HT’s mission is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. The University offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

ICOSA Collective

916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #102
(512) 920-2062

ICOSA is an artist-run non-profit gallery that showcases a diverse range of contemporary art and programming.

Artist #313

Event #12


4704 E Cesar Chavez St, #1B
(512) 234-3568

We believe young Latinos will transform Texas through the power of their vote. We are harnessing the brilliance of our community and culture to build a generation of leaders that matches the urgency of our time.

Kealing Middle School

1607 Pennsylvania Ave
(832) 876-2993

Kealing Middle School Visual Arts students who are involved in Level I, II, or III art courses where they create two dimensional and three dimensional. We dive into the elements of art and bring our creations to life with different mediums such as pencil and ink drawings, paper cut outs, and clay.

Event #E17


KMFA 89.5 is an independent public classical radio station in Austin, TX. KMFA serves approximately 100,000 listeners each week and features locally produced shows like Classical Austin, Early Music Now, and Icons of Broadway, as well as nationally distributed programming from Public Radio International, American Public Media, and National Public Radio.

Event #E61

KOOP Radio 91.7 FM

3823 Airport Blvd, Suite B
(512) 472 1369

KOOP (pronounced koh-op) is a community radio station in Austin, TX, owned and operated by its members in a cooperative structure depending primarily upon its volunteers and supporters for all operations of the station. KOOP provides a diverse array of programming, emphasizing programs that deal with local issues and/or serve communities which are under-served by the mainstream media.

Event #E91


1023 Springdale Rd, 9E
(512) 809-4618

Latinitas is an Austin based non-profit that empowers all girls to innovate using media and technology. We will be hosting a collective of women artists/entrepreneurs.

Artists: #234, #235, #236, #237

MASS Gallery

705 Gunter St
(512) 968-2902

Mass Gallery is an artist-run collective gallery space operating in East Austin since 2006.

Artist #366

Event #E11

Mexic-Arte Museum

419 Congress Ave
(512) 480-9373

Mexic-Arte Museum is dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the collection, preservation and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture to promote dialogue and develop understanding for visitors of all ages.

Event #E125

Motion Media Arts Center

2200 Tillery St
(512) 236-8877

Motion Media Arts Center is a 501c(3) non-profit independent film, art, and technology center that supports every aspect of production from creation to presentation. Our goal is empower, support and educate emerging artists of all ages to be active participants in shaping our culture and engage communities to rethink the way we view film, art and technology.

Artists: #57, #58, #59, #60, #61, #62, #63, #64, #65, #66, #67, #68, #69, #70, #71, #72, #73

The Museum of Human Achievement

The Museum of Human Achievement cultivates forward thinking new work, community, and vibe. We provide radically affordable arts space to support artists and audiences in the creation of new ideas.

Artist #331

Nepantla, USA

1209 E Cesar Chavez St, I
(512) 647-8172

Nepantla, USA is an artist-run studio & gallery in an 1100sq ft shack in the heart of East Austin hidden among the gentrifying condos & high rises of downtown Austin. We are dreamers and creatives that strive to create spaces and communities where exclusivity is non existent. All are welcome.

Event #E60


1900 E 12th St
(646) 342-2969

Northern–Southern is an artist-run art and design gallery on East 12th Street.

Artist #133

Event #E14

Oakwood Cemetery Chapel

1601 Navasota St
(512) 978-2310

Through historical tours, exhibits, events and memorial services, the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel provides a place to connect, heal and reflect, that is open to all. The lives that built Austin are at Oakwood Cemetery. We are united here in search of love, life and meaning.

Events: #E18, #E65

The Projecto

1209 E Cesar Chavez St
(512) 705-6920

The Projecto is an Austin-based organization that aims to facilitate cultural exchange with different cities and artistic expressions. Since 2010 they have been hosting international artists and collaborating with different local institutions to enable dialog and community enrichment as well as promoting diversity in the arts and culture.

Artist #117

Pump Project

Pump Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to provide working studios and gallery facilities to emerging and established artists. Pump Project supports artists to come together to work, experiment and exhibit, actively enriching the community through new ideas, innovative projects and the creative spirit.

Artists: #47, #48, #49, #50, #51, #52

Event #E98

Raasin in the Sun

Raasin in the Sun is a 501c3 Nonprofit organization serving to remedy the impacts of urbanization through beautification projects that inspire, unite, and restore communities. Leading the way, University of Texas Track Star and Olympian Raasin McIntosh, founded the organization "To shine light so that others would be truly inspired to shine their own light and rise above adversity."

Event #E93


Sightlines is an independent non-profit online magazine of arts, culture, news and ideas. It is based in Austin, Texas. We believe that an on-going public conversation about culture is what sustains a cultural community. Sightlines launched in response to the void left by legacy media outlets as they continue to eliminate professional, dedicated arts and cultural journalism.

Events: #E61, #E65

Six Square: Austin's Black Cultural District

1152 San Bernard St
(512) 505-8738

Six Square engages residents, cultural institutions, and businesses to preserve the past and shape the future of The District. Working with community partners in city planning, urban revitalization, and public arts, Six Square works to anchor The District as a Black arts & cultural center, strengthen community connections, and improve the economic landscape.

Event #E1

Splinter Group

3508 E Cesar Chavez St, #100

The Splinter Group is collective workshop space with a touch of grace. Individual artisans work in wood, metal, ceramics, leather, paint, and jewels.

Artists: #385, #386, #387, #388, #389, #390, #391, #392, #393, #394, #395, #396, #397, #398, #399


1830 Simond Ave
(512) 469-6200

Thinkery is where Austin’s children and their families come to enjoy play-based, inquiry-rich, hands-on learning experiences.

Event #E89

Toolmarks ATX

3508 E Cesar Chavez St
(361) 878-8152

We are a membership based co-working woodworking shop that aims to break the barriers of entry for furniture makers by providing machine and space access for a low-commitment monthly rate.

Artists: #400, #401, #402, #403, #404, #405, #406, #407


2307 Manor Rd
(512) 478-5282

The VORTEX presents new, innovative performances. Original music, film, dance, opera, aerial arts, puppetry, and performance art contribute to our vibrant nonprofit theatre. The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX hosts mixers, visual artists, and other events seven nights a week. Patrizi's Italian Food truck contributes to the vibrancy of our compound, creating a complete experience of dining, drinks, and entertainment.