THE EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR
What: Wind your way through art at 277 artist studios, 67 galleries and 10 libraries as part of the annual EAST, which showcases the creative side of our city's vibrant east side. Use the website or EAST's comprehensive catalogue (available at the Big Medium Gallery) to explore all of the participants and plan your route. All participants are east of Interstate 35, west and south of U.S. 183 and north of Riverside Drive. Before EAST begins, Big Medium's annual fundraiser for the art tour, Due EAST, doubles as a kickoff party and exhibit opening on Nov. 8.
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18
Cost: Free (some events do require tickets; check website for details)
SOME EAST HIGHLIGHTS
Community Breakfast. Start off the tour with free food and drink, music and family-friendly activities. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10. Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Road.
TreeFolks East Side Bike Tour. Bring your bike and explore the beauty of East Austin. The tour will start at Springdale General and lead you through some tree-themed studios in EAST. 11 a.m. Nov 10. Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Road.
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Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy. A showcase of student artwork and performances that includes free craft booths, face painting, community arts partners, Shakespeare and Drama Club Improv performances, choir and a silent auction. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. 1712 E. 11th St.
Poderosas: Flower Pop Up Experience. Street art, clothing, photography and installation curated by Lucero Archuleta, featuring female DJs and live screen-printing, all to benefit girls and families from Latinitas. 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10. Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Road.
Originator Studios. Visitors can watch six finalists create work in Tilt Brush, a virtual reality painting program, and can also try the program themselves. On Nov. 18, the final VR works will be displayed at a viewing party. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 18. 718 Northwestern Ave.
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CherryWoodstock. A one-day music and arts festival hosted by the Cherrywood neighborhood. 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11. 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St.
Sightlines Spoken: The Arts and Gentrification. A two-part public discussion co-presented by Sightlines, Big Medium, the Carver Museum and Austin Creative Alliance moderated by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. The talks will look at the arts community and its relationship to gentrification in East Austin and beyond. 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 15. 1165 Angelina St
Changarrito with Stephanie Sandoval. Sandoval's work expresses her identity as a third-generation Mexican-American and as a young woman inspired by radical Latinas. She reimagines Latinas and their characteristics in a contemporary and sometimes satirical fashion. Noon to 4 p.m. both weekends. Canopy, 916 Springdale Road.
MASS Close Encounters: Andrew Hulett. Hulett will perform hourly with his piece "Sounding Objects," a sound installation that uses uncommon objects as speakers. Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 17. MASS Gallery, 705 Gunter St.
Revelry Makers Market. A shopping and art event featuring local goods and art, food trucks, music and workshops. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Browning Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd.