West Austin Studio Tour

West Austin Studio Tour
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Gusto Studios

Date(s) - May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
All Day


Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Austin in their creative spaces.

The mission of WEST is to provide an inclusive and accessible platform for a diverse group of artists to create, exhibit, and discuss their work, to increase the audience that experiences the artists work, and for that experience to create conversation and build relationships around art and the creative practice. WEST isn’t a craft fair or a street festival, and while sales are an important aspect of any artist’s career, they are not our primary focus. We believe an interconnected art community that supports each other will produce more impactful and sustainable benefits for everyone involved.

Each WEST category has a different objective. Through the studios, WEST highlights process, tools, and inspirations in the spaces where art is created. Through galleries, the tour recognizes the permanent institutions dedicated to showcasing art in Austin year round. Temporary exhibitions and happenings give opportunities for artists to present work in unexpected spaces or experiment with performance and time-based events designed specifically for the two weekend span of the tour when our city is focused on art.

Tour Information

  • Dates & Times
    May 11–12 & 18–19, 2019 from 11am – 6pm
  • Boundaries
    West of I-35, East of Mopac, South of 183, North of William Cannon