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Artists Displaced

The Artists Coalition of Austin, which has operated the ArtSpace at 403 Baylor for several years and provided studio space for dozens of visual artists, is unable to renew the lease for most of that space. This week, all but a few of the 30 or more artists there, will have to leave. Goodwill Industries, the owners of the building, are reclaiming most of it for their own use, though they are allowing the coalition to keep the gallery and some space behind it. The coalition and the artists are actively seeking a new home, preferably with 15,000 square feet in central or south Austin. To help them out, call 474-7799.

A Strong Week

The Business Committee for the Arts is sponsoring its annual Arts Week, in which our corporate friends do their bit to recognize and promote the arts' contributions to Austin. Opening the event this year is the Mother of All Arts Giveaways, Seats for the City, which offers free tickets to top performance events -- everything from Esther's to the opera -- and all you have to do to get 'em is get in line. More than 500 tickets have been donated by 50 area arts organizations, and AusTix will hand them out starting at noon, Saturday, at the Austin Museum of Art, Congress & Ninth. For more Arts Week activities, call 322-5688.

Gallery Kick-Offs

The Medore von Koffler Studio and Gallery will open in a blaze of light and color this Friday. The new Wimberley art space for glass artists Jay von Koffler and Melissa Medore will be engulfed in colors, abstract shapes, and giant shadows, courtesy of lighting designer Marc Herring of San Francisco. Herring has pioneered the projection of slides and film on huge surfaces -- like skyscrapers -- and he'll be projecting onto the buildings and landscape of the Hill Country in what is bound to be a dazzler. The fun starts November 1, 6pm, at the gallery, 3.2 miles from Wimberley Square on FM 3237. Call 847-7002 for info.

Closer in, Judge Roy's Bean Emporium, a gallery/coffee shop, is opening in the Driskill Hotel on Monday, November 4, 7pm. The opening exhibit is in memory of Michel Jaroschy and showcases work produced for Capitol City Playhouse. Costumes, designs, posters, and production photos will be on display. For info, call 457-0000.

Worthy Causes

StillPoint Dance Company is offering a Fall Into Dance celebration and fundraiser Sunday, November 3, 2-6pm. Kim Miller, Micki Merkens, Brian Wood & Friends provide music and Shelley Seeley provides the food. The location is the Lazy Oak Bed & Breakfast, 211 W. Live Oak. Tickets are $10 advance. Call 474-2639 for info. Johnson/Long Dance Company is cooking up some fun: an Italian red sauce fundraiser, with food from celeb chefs Kelly Willis, Debra Dew, Bruce Robison, Monte Warden, Donna Williams, and Barbara Nadalini. Your $20 gets you pasta, dessert, and fun. It's November 3, 2pm, at 4202 Bradwood. For info, call 467-0704.

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