For its 20th anniversary, the Austin Studio Tour will feature 520 Austin artists, collaboratives, and arts spaces


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:

Disclosure: Sightlines is a media partner of the Austin Studio Tour.

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