Stella Alesiís new paintings are on view at her home gallery Blackbox, 1017-A West Milton St.

Its popular eastside companion tour may have introduced crowds to a now-burgeoning East Austin scene.

But with its more far-flung boundaries the West Austin Studio Tour offers a more chill and relaxed experience.

Yet, yeah those home studios and backyard galleries require a little more social moxie out of you.

To get you going, hereís our selective list of individual artist studios and indie or pop-up galleries well worth a stop.

Look for free tour catalogs in Austin Public Library branches or†

When:† 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 14-May 15 and May 21-22.