The West Austin Studio Tour kicks off this weekend running 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 9-10 and May 16-17.

The free, self-guided open studio tour has more than 200 individual artists as well as exhibits and happenings. Check out the list and get a downloadable map here:

We’re rolling out our critic’s picks a handful at a time.

Stella Alesi. Studio: 1017-A W. Milton St., 78704 WEST# 111

Stella Alesi. #239 from “The Transformation Series.” oil on panel

Sara Vanderbeek. 5701 Lewood Dr., 78745. WEST # 195

Sara Vanderbeek

Patrick Wong/Atelier Wong Photography. 2419 S. Fifth St., 78704. WEST #147

Patrick Wong