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East Austin Studio Tour Goes Boom
For 2016, EAST explodes to more than 500 stops for art
Arts Story  November 17, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...No, it isn't your imagination. The East Austin Studio Tour is bigger..."

East Austin Studio Tour? Here’s Four More Picks!
Just doing our best to mitigate that bothersome FOMO, citizen…
DAILY Arts  November 17, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...So here’s your arts-journo Brenner with four more recos, a sort of quintessential quartet, set to improve your experience of the 2016 East Austin Studio Tour’s final weekend:..."

EAST Austin Studio Tour Run-Down
Everything you need to know to navigate EAST
DAILY Chron Events  October 31, 2017, by Savannah Opre
"...Austin’s favorite annual, self-guided art tour is back! The 2017 EAST Austin Studio Tour, hosted by Big Medium, will feature over 500 participants, including 241 artist studios, 66 galleries, 155 temporary exhibitions, 26 happenings, 10 libraries, and 7 schools...."

East Austin Studio Tour Made Easy
Whether you're a veteran or a rookie, get the most out of East.
DAILY Chron Events  November 10, 2016, by Thomas Danh
"...Whether you’re a veteran of Big Medium’s 15th East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) or brand new, it can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve put together a list of close proximity tour stops with some nearby eats and drinks that will help you get the most out of your tour...."

Taming the East Austin Studio Tour
With EAST’s huge growth, artists work to keep the focus on their art and creative process
Arts Story  November 9, 2017, by Melany Jean
"...Longtime participants in the East Austin Studio Tour have rosy memories of a time when visitors would languidly bike or walk from backyard to backyard. "The first five or eight years of EAST, people would get on their bike, and they would go on this quest – really a pilgrimage..."

East Austin Studio Tour 2017
Where to find the 411 on the 505 stops on this year’s EAST
Arts Story  November 9, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...As sure as the sun rises in the east, the East Austin Studio Tour will draw thousands of locals (and doubtless some out-of-towners) into the studios and galleries of ATX artists over the next two weekends. The 2017 edition of the annual art marathon hosted by Big Medium, Nov..."

East Austin Studio Tour
The city's autumn marathon of art covers work by some 300 artists in 175 venues
Arts Story  November 12, 2010, by Robert Faires and Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Hope you've been training for Austin's annual autumn art marathon. With this year's East Austin Studio Tour, your legs need to be strong enough to carry you to more than 175 studios, galleries, and exhibition spaces on the side of I-35 where the sun prefers to rise and your eyes keen enough to absorb work by upward of 300 visual artists..."

East Austin Studio Tour
Art-savvy locals offer tips for where to go and who to see when you go EAST this year
Arts Story  November 16, 2007, by Rachel Koper
"...As the East Austin Studio Tour thrives with new participation – 210 artists and designers this year – how do you decide what to see in two days? Previewing the website at is a good idea. And the full-color catalogs, available at BookPeople and art-friendly East Austin businesses, are phat with funny pictures and well worth $5 as a reference resource..."

East Austin Studio Tour Map
Arts Story  November 16, 2007
"...NOTE: This story was published in 2007. Check out our current East Austin Studio Tour coverage...."

East Austin Studio Tour, First Weekend
PHOTO GALLERY  November 17, 2014
"...The annual East Austin Studio Tour, a free self-guided art event hosted by Big Medium, opens the studios and galleries of local artists over two weekends in November. Visitors come out to meet the artists in their own environment and see the latest creations..."

East Austin Studio Tour
When local artists open their spaces, follow the crowd
Arts Story  September 14, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...It isn't that I figured I'd be able to cruise right up to the door of the Pump Project Art Complex and nab a parking spot, but I totally didn't expect to have to drive a block, round a corner, and go two more blocks before I spotted even one space in which to nose my Volvo. But I did, and thus learned firsthand that the East Austin Studio Tour's phenomenal expansion wasn't limited to the artists and venues taking part..."

East Austin Studio Tour, Fall 2004 Map Guide
A guide to the participating stu-dios in the fall 2004 East Austin Studio Tour
Arts Story  November 19, 2004

East Austin Studio Tour: A Few More Picks to Get You Going
Life is short, art is long, going EAST works better with a plan
DAILY Arts  November 14, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Yes, it's Big Medium's annual spectacle of creative goodness, the East Austin Studio Tour, featuring hundreds of private studios and galleries opening their doors all across the sunrise side of our busy city, for your pretty-much-nonstop opps of shopping, shmoozing, interactive presentations, workshops, parties and afterparties into the wee hours of each night...."

East Austin Studio Tour 2016
PHOTO GALLERY  November 19, 2016
"...The annual East Austin Studio Tour, a free self-guided art event hosted by Big Medium, opens the studios and galleries of local artists to visitors over two weekends in November. We sent staff photographer John Anderson out to scout the first weekend of the 2016 edition, and he came back with this sampling of what the mammoth art tour offers...."

East Austin Studio Tour Map
Arts Story  November 21, 2008
"...The East Austin Studio Tour takes place Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 22 & 23, 10am-5pm..."

East Austin Studio Tour 2017
PHOTO GALLERY  November 14, 2017
"...The annual East Austin Studio Tour, a free self-guided art event hosted by Big Medium, opens the studios and galleries of local artists to visitors over two weekends in November. We sent staff photographer Jana Birchum out to scout the first weekend of the 2017 edition, and she came back with this sampling of what the mammoth art tour offers..."

Big Medium: East Austin Studio Tour
Our list of Due East's most intriguing artistic talent
DAILY Chron Events  November 4, 2015, by Allen Martinez & Patricia May
"...SprATX Art Collective: [image-3] Check out Austin’s very own family of street artists, muralists, and creative energies. Support the artists at their space during the tour and you’ll find yourself discovering new and original artwork, stickers, apparel, and more..."

East Austin Studio Tour 2012
November 18, 2012. 28 Photos
PHOTO GALLERY  November 19, 2012

Big Medium Announces Artists for East Austin Studio Tour 2017
Oh, only like about … 500 of them, y’know?
DAILY Arts  September 1, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner

Arts Story  November 18, 2011

East Austin Studio De-Tour
Homesteading artists face city code challenges – and raise old fears – in changing neighborhoods
News Story  July 15, 2011, by Mike Kanin
"...From the road, you can see the front of the house belonging to artists Philippe Klinefelter and Sunyong Chung; it's not until you walk up the driveway and through the fence that you sense the scale of the property. Visitors – friends, colleagues, students, and once a year, art fans on the East Austin Studio Tour – first get a feel for the place when they set foot in the courtyard that Klinefelter and Chung built from the former facades of Austin buildings and the discarded plantings of a branch bank or two...."

Phillip Wade and Friends on the West Austin Studio Tour
The artist has some creative friends show in his Clarksville home
Arts Story  May 10, 2018, by Melany Jean
"...For most of her painting career, she has done hazily rendered oil works, mostly of people. Remembering a time when she was chided for not partaking in painting trends toward abstraction, Larson shrugs with the surety of a veteran artist: "I like the added element of human drama." For the entire seven-year run of the West Austin Studio Tour, Big Medium's springtime equal-opportunity self-guided art tour, Larson has participated and shown her work at a little stop in Clarksville on Lorrain Street...."

West Austin Studio Tour
The second WEST provides a journey of creative wonders
Arts Story  April 26, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Here comes the second year of WEST, the West Austin Studio Tour, in which the general public is invited to explore the dozens and dozens of participating visual-art studios west of I-35 (and east of MoPac, south of Highway 183, north of Ben White). WEST is organized by Big Medium, the creative team who runs the Texas Biennial and who've brought us the East Austin Studio Tour for more than a decade now..."

West Austin Studio Tour 2016
Arts Story  May 12, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...The spring sibling to Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour turns 5 this year with more than 300 artists, exhibitions, and happenings spread across the sunset side of I-35 May 14 & 15 and 21 & 22, 11am-6pm each day. As with EAST, the best guide to all the West Austin Studio Tour has to offer is the extensive catalog published by presenting organization Big Medium, complete with map..."

West Austin Studio Tour: Recommendations
Five suggested stops along the annual Westside visual-arts tour
DAILY Arts  May 10, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...So many things to see during the two weekends of the West Austin Studio Tour, and of course you can get the best overview at the project’s own website, but we’ve got some picks for you – the sort of things you might otherwise miss, but which you should see if you enjoy beauty and professional technique and, uh, Chronicle recommendations...."

Art and Motherhood on the West Austin Studio Tour
Four WEST exhibitors reveal how their work is informed by being a mom
Arts Story  May 7, 2015, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...Jana Swec is a founding member of Big Medium, East Austin Studio Tour, and West Austin Studio Tour. As Big Medium and the wider Austin arts family has grown, so too has Swec's immediate family..."

West Austin Studio Tour 2017
When and where to go
Arts Story  May 11, 2017
"...The spring sibling to Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour keeps blooming, with more than 330 artists, exhibitions, and happenings included this year, all spread between I-35 and MoPac, from Research on the north to William Cannon on the south. The free, self-guided art event spans two weekends, May 13-14 & 20-21, 11am-6pm each day, and as with EAST, the best guide to WEST's wonders is the extensive catalog, complete with map..."

Clearing Up Things in the Eastside Studio Tour Story
Postmarks  July 21, 2011
"...Dear Editor, My name is Johnny Limón. I'm the neighbor that was interviewed in this story [“East Austin Studio De-Tour,” News, July 15]..."

Bouldin Creek Studio Tour: Seven to the south
Seven studios in this South Austin neighborhood open for your inspection – and holiday shopping
Arts Story  November 30, 2007, by Robert Faires
"...Right on the heels of the East Austin Studio Tour comes the Bouldin Creek Studio Tour – a much more modest but still appealing opportunity to visit local artisans and artists in their natural habitats and score some outstanding creative work in the process. Unlike its bigger sibling to the east, this tour is just for four hours on a Saturday, but that should still give you plenty of time to cover the seven studios in this South Austin neighborhood just south of the river and west of South First..."

2006 EAST Studio Tour
The full list of studios and artists
Arts Story  November 17, 2006

Making the Most of EAST
Ten tips to help you keep your head in the crush of the East Austin Studio Tour
Arts Story  November 19, 2015, by Caitlin Greenwood and Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...Though it's revealed year after year during the East Austin Studio Tour, the number of artists in this town is staggering. While the tour remains uniquely all-inclusive (any artist who can find a space in East Austin is welcome to participate, and most do), EAST, run by nonprofit Big Medium, has lately gone the way of internationally recognized commercial contemporary arts festivals like Art Basel or Frieze in at least one sense: You won't be able to see all of it – it's just too big...."

Welcome to My Studio
The East Austin Studio Tour offers a rare chance to see where artists work and live
Arts Story  November 21, 2008, by Katherine Catmull
"...The East Austin Studio Tour is your best opportunity all year to get that inside look at the environment where art bubbles up. For two days, artists all over the Eastside open the doors of their studios (which sometimes means their homes) to the public, in order "to encourage creative dialogue among artists and their peers, as well as between artists and their city," Big Medium says, and, hey, "their city" – that means you...."

Dawn in the EAST
Big Medium's Shea Little recalls the East Austin Studio Tour's beginning
Arts Story  November 16, 2012, by Caitlin Greenwood
"...The space is unassuming for a venue that will host thousands of guests during the next two weekends, but Little seems unfazed by the looming event as he contentedly surveys the site that has served as his home, his studio, and an epicenter for Austin's artistic growth over the past 10 years. As we begin our conversation about the East Austin Studio Tour, Little discusses the unrelenting preparation for the 2012 event, touting almost 500 participating artists and boasting an extensive 193 tour stops..."

EAST, at Ease
The 2006 East Austin Studio Tour reveals 86 studios and one stacked pod art city with a shared alphabet
Arts Story  November 17, 2006, by Rachel Koper
"...Ten storage pods, 17 film-industry set-making professionals, and a field too far north to be included even in the sprawling East Austin Studio Tour. Stacked Studios just bought a page in the EAST tour book, rented a crane, and built their own secret Marfa at 3506 Rogge (past 51st and Springdale)..."

Expanding East
The third East Austin Studio Tour doubles the days, doubles the fun
Arts Story  November 19, 2004, by Rachel Koper
"...The East Austin Studio Tour is back this Saturday, Nov. 20, and – drum roll, please! – Sunday, Nov..."

Six stops to make the 2012 East Austin Studio Tour extra special
Arts Story  November 16, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...The East Side Glass Studio artists will host another of their regular glassblowing demos where the heat of the kiln is countered by cold beer – specifically, the World Beer Cup Gold Medal-winning suds of local craft brewery Hops & Grain. In addition, artwork will be auctioned, with all proceeds benefiting the East Austin Studio Tour...."

An EAST Buyer's Guide
What to do when you find a piece of art on the East Austin Studio Tour that you want to bring home
Arts Story  November 12, 2015, by Caitlin Greenwood and Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...The East Austin Studio Tour is here again. In addition to giving us all a chance to experience art in the city's eastern neighborhoods, this annual art showcase offers a ripe opportunity to buy work from local artists..."

EAST: Now With More!
The 2005 East Austin Studio Tour boasts 40% more paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, prints ...
Arts Story  November 18, 2005, by Rachel Koper
"...Now in its third year, the East Austin Studio Tour (or just EAST) is bigger than ever: More than 75 stops, up from 51 a year ago. Of course, quantity is not the same as quality..."

EAST Toast
Curated cocktail mixes to make your East Austin Studio Tour a tad more intoxicating
Arts Story  November 13, 2014, by Seth Orion Schwaiger and Caitlin Greenwood
"...The East Austin Studio Tour springs up again for another dizzying pair of weekends, Nov. 15-16 and 22-23..."

Snapshots of EAST ’17
Five East Austin Studio Tour stops where you can see photography in a new light
Arts Story  November 9, 2017, by Robert Faires

November Is Austin Art Month
With EAST, POP Austin, and the Creek Show, who's to argue?
DAILY Arts  November 10, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...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..."

Studio Visits: Kevin Muñoz
Art and graphic design meet in a windowless East Austin studio
Arts Story  March 1, 2013, by Andy Campbell
"...Facing out toward the street, one Halloween the Muñoz family transformed its balcony into a giant, gaping, plaque-ridden maw. Muñoz, who is one of a group of artists/curators renting studio space at the Okay Mountain building, has been an East Austin Studio Tour staple over the past few years..."

An 'In' at EAST
Finding artists who found their place in East Austin
Arts Story  November 16, 2012
"...Swec's studio shows up as location No. 89 in the catalog for the 2012 East Austin Studio Tour, which continues through Nov..."

Studio Visits: Autumn Ewalt
In an airy South Austin studio, Autumn Ewalt makes space for individual and collaborative work
Arts Column  December 14, 2012, by Andy Campbell
"...Austin Chronicle: One of my favorite parts of the East Austin Studio Tour was encountering an installation of about a dozen of your word drawings at Fisterra Studios. Can you tell me about these drawings and their genesis?..."

Touring the Tour
A very meta experience, guided by Heather Pesanti, senior curator of the Contemporary Austin
Arts Story  November 20, 2014, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...The colossal East Austin Studio Tour is coming out of its absolutely necessary weekday intermission and entering the second and final weekend of concentrated arts madness. This Saturday and Sunday, Nov..."

Studio Practice
Canopy tenants love the Eastside artist studio complex, even if they aren't from the Eastside ... or artists
Arts Story  May 3, 2013, by Matthew Irwin
"...Eastside artists have been talking about their desire for clean, spacious, and affordable workspace since the early days of the East Austin Studio Tour, which, for all the positive attention it has brought to the neighborhood over the last 12 years, has also demonstrated the rather DIY nature of the studios there, a fact much worn by local code-carriers. (See "East Austin Studio De-Tour," News, July 15, 2011.)..."

Studio Visits: Rebecca Rothfus
This skilled painter and wizard at cutouts feels at home in her newly built studio at Canopy
Arts Column  December 27, 2013, by Andy Campbell
"...Immediately when I moved into the space, people started to have studio visits with one another. We had a little tour, popping into each studio as a group..."

11/11 EAST Stops
The Chronicle Arts listings editor's recommendations for the 2011 tour
Arts Story  November 11, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...You want to see complex art wrought from welded metal? This man's studio should be one of the stops on your tour. Iona Handcrafted Books..."

Headed EAST: Where to stop on Austin's free art tour
The East Austin Studio Tour is back with new talent and old favorites.
DAILY Chron Events  November 12, 2014, by Tamar Price
"...For 11 years, E.A.S.T Austin Studio Tour has given Austinites a glimpse into how and where artists work. During the two weekend self-guided tour, E.A.S.T gives viewers a chance to discover new talent and unique exhibits in spaces they wouldn’t have otherwise..."

EAST: Do Big Spaces Rule?
Artists and viewers can make the most of EAST by hitting the large studio complexes
Arts Story  November 22, 2013, by Andy Campbell
"...Which is why EAST-ers tend to hedge their bets and begin (or only stop) at the big studio complexes: Pump Project, Canopy, Big Medium, Up Collective, et al. These super-studios are madhouses during the tour – filled to the brim with arties and part-time arties popping in and out of studios like whack-a-moles..."

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