You are cordially invited to celebrate art in Austin, Texas during the 2023 Austin Studio Tour! This year marks the 30th edition of Big Medium’s Austin Studio Tour, made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, as well as the generosity of sponsors and community partners, and Big Medium members. This year the studio tour will be showcasing the work of hundreds of Austin-based artists, including many from Art From the Streets, a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been catering to the needs of homeless and at-risk artmakers in Austin for over three decades.
The 2023 Austin Studio Tour is slated as “an occasion to honor Austin artists, providing the public with fresh and contemporary avenues to appreciate art and gain insight into the creative processes of artists throughout [the] city.” Presented by Big Medium, an artist-run, grassroots, nonprofit organization that “supports artists through equitable and inclusive platforms to explore their practice and advance their careers,” the studio tour’s theme this year is inspired by a taro cards design aesthetic.
The 2023 Austin Studio Tour is a citywide event being presented on Saturday and Sunday of the first three weekends of November, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. Art From the Streets will be participating during the weekends of November 11-12 and 18-19. Number 348 on the tour, artwork created by Art From the Streets member artists will be displayed at their gallery at Canopy, located at 916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, #105 in East Austin. (Note: Artwork on display for this exhibit is available for purchase, as is other art created by Art From the Streets member artists. Speak with one of the organization’s representatives to find out how you can purchase a piece or two to add to your personal art collection.)
The 2023 Austin Studio Tour is free and open to the public. If you will be in the Austin area during either of these weekends, consider taking advantage of the opportunity to experience art in Texas’ capital city through the self-guided studio tour, and visit Art From the Streets and learn more about their mission to provide a safe space for transient artists and those at risk of losing their homes to create art and forge a pathway out of homelessness.
Art From The Streets is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering homeless or at-risk a nurturing and safe place to create art. Art From the Streets was established in 1991 to give transient people a way to develop as artists and to use their creativity to generate income through art sales, with the ultimate goal of climbing out of homelessness. Purchasing artwork supports the artists directly. Donating to our program helps us to offer a free Open Studio for the homeless and at-risk.