With its droves of crowds and clatter of buzz, the East Austin Studio Tour is both a boon and a frustration for the neighborhood’s indie galleries.
It’s a boon because the annual tour of artists’ studios, businesses, galleries and project spaces draws tens of thousands to the neighborhood and spotlights the enormous creative activity and self-starting enterprise that happens just steps to the east of downtown Austin.
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When: noon to midnight Saturday
Information and maps: www.eastaustinarts.org
Exhibitions at participating galleries:
“The F.R. Etchen Collection: Selected Works and More” and “Fahamu Pecou: All Dat Glitters Ain’t Goals,” Big Medium at Canopy, 916 Springdale Road
“Brooke Gassiot: The Stories Our Neurons Tell,” Co-Lab Projects, Project Space, 613 Allen St.
“Not How It Happened: Joel Ross and Jason Creps,” Tiny Park Gallery, 1101 Navasota St.
“Wally,” MASS Gallery, 507 Calles St.
Noon to 6 p.m., Urban lawn games, MASS Gallery
“The Edge of Animation Station,” young artist stop-motion animation activities, Big Medium
2 p.m., artists’ talk with Joel Ross and Jason Creps, Tiny Park Gallery
2 to 6 p.m., Brooke Gassiot’s “Scar Party,” Co-Lab’s Project Space
3 to 5 p.m. Monofonus music showcase, MASS Gallery
7 to 10 p.m., opening receptions at all galleries
8 to 10 p.m., outdoor film screenings at MASS Gallery
10 p.m. to midnight, closing party, Big Medium