Things to Do in Austin this November: The 20th Annual Travis Heights Art Trail
by Erika Mehlhaff
The capital of Texas, Austin is known for its eclectic vibe, with threads of industry, higher education, outdoor activity, and arts and culture making up the fabric of the city. Visitors from around the world flock to Austin all year round to experience all the city has to offer, side by side with locals. There are many things to do in Austin; for instance, the vibrant arts scene in Austin draws thousands of people to the Lone Star State every year, with everything from great art collections in world-class museums to art displays at street fairs and festivals.
If you are planning to be in Austin the first weekend of November and want to experience art in the city, consider a visit to the Travis Heights area for a community art experience like no other. Following right on the heels of Art From the Streets’ 30th Annual Show Show and Sale, the eclectic neighborhood of Travis Heights will be celebrating its 20th Annual Travis Heights Art Trail.
The 20th Annual Travis Heights Art Trail being held on November 5-6, 2022 is a free and interactive art event through the historic South Austin neighborhood of Travis Heights. The two-day, walking tour is one of the most popular events to take place in this diverse, arts-and-culture-focused neighborhood. The Travis Heights Art Trail features the work of over 35 Austin artists who open their homes and studios every year on the first full weekend in November to display and sell their art while giving attendees the opportunity to engage in conversation about the nature of art and community and the artistic choices and processes used by working fine artists.
This year, the Travis Heights Art Trail also will feature arts & crafts from the nonprofit arts organization Art From the Streets, as well as nonprofits Down Home Ranch, Marbridge House, and Adventures Academy. A city of Austin Cultural arts event, it is the only art exhibit in the area that is managed by the participating artists themselves. Charlotte Bell, a photographer and fiber artist, has been the primary organizer of the Travis Heights Art Trail since it first began in 2002; it is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit in its own right.
So, if you find yourself in the city with some time on your hands and adventure on your mind, check out the extraordinary and unforgettable Travis Heights neighborhood this November 5th and 6th to view and purchase work created by local artists at the 20th Annual Travis Heights Art Trail. Your visit helps to support the creative arts in Austin.
20TH ANNUAL TRAVIS HEIGHTS ART TRAIL
November 5-6, 2022
Art From the Streets is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1991 to give transient people a way to develop as artists and to use their creativity to climb 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.