November Is Austin Art Month

With EAST, POP Austin, and the Creek Show, who's to argue?

Crowd gettin' its art on at POP Austin (Photo by Jenna Vanhofe)

We know you're hot to gorge on turkey this month, but there's something else you should feast on first: art. While we have no shortage of the stuff to savor in other months, November is the one when it's the most bounteous, what with the East Austin Studio Tour, Creek Show, and POP Austin. Which is why it's now officially Austin Art Month.

That's official as proclaimed by the City of Austin, which took its cue from POP Austin, the international art show founded by Steve and Lana Carlson in 2014. For four years now, the show has brought together dozens of internationally recognized visual artists, along with a handful of select locals, for a four-day exhibition at the Fair Market event space on East Fifth. Among the featured artists this year will be Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, JonOne, Ysabel LeMay, Kenton Parker, Denise Prince, Johnny Romeo, Bob Schneider, Terri Thomas, and Alyssa Taylor Wendt.

POP Austin also features its own version of TED Talks: POP Talks, in which artists and curators discuss their work and the field. This year, you can learn about the history of photography in the Austin live music scene from photographer Scott Newton and Modern Rocks Gallery owner Steve Walker; the Book of the (Every Other) Month Club, a literary fundraiser for the Nobelity Project, from Renaissance man Turk Pipkin; the art of collage from Bob Schneider and Ysabel LeMay; and Austin Art Month from POP Austin's Steve Carlson, Austin Art Alliance director Jade Walker, and Big Medium director Shea Little.

To give you a taste of what else is happening during Austin Art Month besides POP Austin, here is a list that can serve as your amuse-bouche:

• Art Alliance Austin’s ARTBASH: Nov. 10-12
• Waller Creek Conservancy's Creek Show: Nov. 10-18
• The Contemporary Austin’s Camp Contemporary: Nov. 11-12
• Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour: Nov. 11-12 & 18-19
• Art in Public Places’ TEMPO exhibition: Nov. 11-19
• The Contemporary Austin’s artist talk and exhibition opening with Carol Bove: Nov. 18
• HOPE’s Hops for Hope: Nov. 17-19
• Blanton Museum of Art’s "The Open Road" exhibition opening: Nov. 25

For more information about Austin Art Month and POP Austin, visit

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