This year Big Medium celebrates 20 years and 29 iterations of the Austin Studio Tour, the now combined East and West Austin Studio Tours.
From Nov. 5-20, a massive 520 artists, collaboratives, art spaces and pop-up happenings will be featured.
The tour started in 2002 with just 28 East Austin studios on a one-afternoon-long tour. Big Medium started the West Austin Studio Tour in 2012.
Now, the free, self-guided tour is staggered geographically over three weekends:
- Nov. 5-6: West Austin
- Nov. 12-13: West Austin and East Austin
- Nov. 19-20: East Austin
This year’s group exhibition will be held at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, also the site of the Nov. 1 Austin Studio Tour kick-off celebration. Both events are co-sponsored by Origin Studio House, an enterprise working to elevate artists of color and champion local artists. Kick-off celebration details are to come.
In the meantime, you can start perusing the lengthy list of artists which, like in years past, is maddeningly alphabetized by first name: bigmedium.org/austinstudiotour
Disclosure: Sightlines is a media partner of the Austin Studio Tour.