West Austin Studio Tour artists line-up announced

On the 2019 West Austin Studio tour, DORF is an alternative gallery in the converted two-car garage of the South Austin home of artists Sara Vanderbeek and Eric Manche.

There’s a whooping 354 participants in this year’s West Austin Studio Tour.

Big Medium, the non-profit behind the two-weekend self-guided, which runs May 11–12 and May 18–19, announced the list today.

In a handy searchable database, Big Medium organizes participants along the following rubric: 111 artists in studios, 57 guest artists in studios, 74 exhibitions in dedicated spaces, 93 exhibitions in temporary spaces, 11 happenings, and eight public libraries.

West Austin Studio Tour
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11–12 & 18–19
Boundaries: West of I-35, East of Mopac, South of 183, North of William Cannon

A tour catalog and map will be release closer to the tour. This is eighth iteration of West Austin Studio Tour, a companion to Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour.

Charged with artist selection and community outreach, this year tour review committee is:

  • Carre Adams, exhibit coordinator/associate curator at the Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center
  • Jieun Beth, visual artist and exhibit coordinator at the Central Library
  • Miriam Conner, community engagement coordinator at Forklift Danceworks and member of the city’s African American Resource Advisory Commission
  • Oliver Franklin, museum site coordinator at the Elisabet Ney Museum
  • Emmy Laursen, associate director at Pump Project
  • Vladimir Mejia, visual artist and director of social media and #bitres curator at Co-Lab Projects.