The Austin Studio Tour is returning as an in-person event this year. And the free, self-guided art event, which combines the East Austin Studio Tour and the West Austin Studio Tour, will expand to three weekends in November.
Big Medium, the non-profit organization behind the tour, announced the changes along with the invitation for artists to participate. The tour is divided into two regions: WEST will include everything west of IH35 and EAST, east of IH35.
The tour boundaries have been extended to include all 10 city council districts of Austin for in-person participants, plus a 15-mile radius from the Capitol for virtual participants.
The 2021 Austin Studio Tour schedule is:
- Nov. 6-7, WEST
- Nov. 13-14, WEST & EAST
- Nov. 20-21, EAST
The tour will also offer a virtual experience featuring artists on a robust online platform, that includes artist profiles, images of art, virtual studio visits, demonstrations, and artist talks. Organizers said the change is to provide opportunities for artists all over Austin to connect with each other and for the public to experience art safely both in person and virtually.
Artists can apply June 2 – July 19 at bigmedium.org/ast/participate