Hours: Fri., 5-8pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm
The 1,500-square-foot space run by the nonprofit arts collective MASS is is a great example of the lo-fi but professional gallery style that makes Austin's Eastside gallery scene unique, as spaces intended for other, often more industrial, purposes are renovated into smart environments for artistic expression. MASS, in particular, is one of the more sharply curated venues, offering curious and innovative work by thoughtful artists and collaborators making inroads in the contemporary scene. MASS also has five studios and a shop.
Here's the much-anticipated re-opening of MASS Gallery, launching the new venue with the latest exhibition in their Staycation series, featuring 10 Austin artists whose work – in video, sound art, painting, photography, and drawing – explores the mystery and magic found in layering objects, surfaces, time, and experience. Reception: Fri., Oct. 26, 7-10pm.