No boutique strip, loud bands, street vendors, or public urination (that we saw, anyway) – just an amazing swath of art in its natural setting: a sprawling series of sweet East Austin homes, studios, and warehouses (you know, the kinds of places where artists can afford to live and work). EAST’s biannual showcase can run a gamut from renaissance man Ethan Azarian’s warm, quirky paintings to the sculptural furniture of the Splinter Group to the always impressive collage work of Sodalitas Art Group, and well beyond; collectively, it’s a thoroughly entertaining glimpse into a vibrant, accessible beehive of creativity. The third EAST takes place Nov. 20.
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