Artists: Don’t Just Go to EAST, Be a Part of EAST

by Paula Newton June 21, 2018

Big Medium‘s East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning November 10-11 and 17-18, 2018 from 11am-6pm. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

Zillions of Austinites wander through the zillions of studio spaces during EAST and now it is asking for more artists to join in. The EAST call for artists will run through August 10. The application is available at

Big Medium also provides opportunities for artists to participate in EAST through its Fellowship Program. Big Medium awards artists scholarships based on artistic merit and financial limitations. EAST applicants may apply for a Fellowship within the tour application to receive partial or full financial support to cover the participation fee.

Austin artists—there’s no reason not to participate!

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Carl Smith June 22, 2018 - 08:18

ok, you need space in east austin to participate, which is hard to come by, you also need money to pay to participate in EAST usually, so yeah cool lets encourage people to participate but “no reason not to participate” ? idk, this seems inaccurate unless you are a trust fund baby or are retired or are rich or are receiving disability or something, I mean if you have a real job there are tons of reasons to not participate, and “zillions of Austinites” ? maybe that number works at Canopy but the single solo studios realistically bring in maybe 12 or so people a day, and sales for real are often slim, come on lets be realistic about EAST y’all, yes do it! but lets not exaggerate reality lest we confuse artists new to this game imo


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