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E.A.S.T. 2010

E.A.S.T. was held on the second and third weekends of November. My attendance this time was not as intensive as previous years due to travel and visits. It was still very enjoyable.

Here are three tips for those of you attending next year:

  1. The event is HUGE. Use the map to plan what you want to see. Time spent researching ahead of time pays off while touring.
  2. The quality of the art is all over the place. It goes from junk to masterpieces. Again, research well to save you some time and disappointment.
  3. Talk to the artists. They have interesting things to say, and they love to talk about what they do. You will never annoy an artist by asking him about his work.
  4. Surprisingly, people in town don’t know about E.A.S.T. despite it’s colossal size. Spread the word and bring some friends!

And a few photos:

E. A. S. T. 2009 – reminder


Don’t forget that this coming Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd is your last chance to go to the East Austin Studio Tour, in my humble opinion one of the city’s best yearly events and best kept secrets (people just don’t know about it!). Over 150 art studios open their doors for you to visit, all of them located in the eastern part of the city. I bet you didn’t know there were so many!

The exhibitions cover just about any kind of plastic art you can think off: pottery, sculptutre, photography, painting, metal works, etc. going from “even I can do that” to “that should be in a museum”.

Expect a complete report from  The MKX® soon.

East Austin Studio Tour

Embarrassingly, for the first time since I moved to Austin, I attended the East Austin Studio Tour (I didn’t even know about it!).

Last weekend, artists who live or have a studio, in the huge area between I-35, Town Lake (a few just south of it), Highway 183, and E. Martin Luther King; opened up their studios for people to visit, check out their work, and purchase whatever they like. This is a lot of terrain to cover in just two days! Check out the map if you don’t beleive me. I had no idea there were over 150 art studios in town, much less just in the East Austin area. Amazing.

Read more for more, including some photos.

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