ECLECTIC ART BASH KICKS OFF AUSTIN STUDIO TOURS

By Jonathan Spindel

Austin’s hippest art appreciators gathered to kick off the EAST Austin Studio Tour at the DUE EAST! group show and fundraiser party. Artists, collectors, and event organizers mingled among hundreds of locally-created object d’art while enjoying exquisite hors d’oeuvre and sipping bubbly libations featuring local spirits. The funds from this event go toward printing the EAST catalog, a beautifully-designed full color book that serves as a guide to the tour as well as a unique collector’s item.

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EAST is more than just an art show, it’s a peek inside the artistic process and collective efforts by Austin’s creators, collectors, and exhibitors who work to strengthen Austin’s status as a creative nexus. You won’t want to miss this special chance to see artwork in the artists’s own studios. If you are looking for a new piece of art to adorn your abode, this is one of the most intimate artist-collector experiences you’ll ever have. Whether you’re interested in lush oil compositions, whimsical watercolors, funky prints, or conceptual sculpture, you’ll find something that speaks to your artistic sensibilities.
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EAST Austin Studio Tour is a free, annual, self-guided tour event occurring over two weekends in November (Nov. 15-16, 22-23)

You can pick up the EAST catalog and tour guide at select locations throughout Austin, including any Austin Public Library branch.

For more information, visit http://east.bigmedium.org/