Events: E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tour Happening Nov. 8-18

The annual East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) returns this weekend for 10 days of events and tours celebrating the work of some of Austin’s most talented artists.

E.A.S.T. kicks off this Thursday, November 8 with the Art Night Austin: Preview East event. Held throughout Austin’s East Side, attendees are invited to hop a shuttle from venue to venue while enjoying neighborhood eats and local drinks. Participating restaurants include Buenos Aires Café, Takoba, Frank, and Tamale House East while beverages will be provided by local wine, beer, and spirit-makers such as Austin Beerworks, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Becker Vineyards. Tickets for Thursday’s event, available here, are $55/person with proceeds benefiting the Art Alliance Austin.

Art Night Austin: preview EAST

Art Night Austin: preview EAST

If Thursday doesn’t fit in your calendar, be sure to check out one of the other great events happening over throughout the weekend and next week. In addition to various special events, participating spaces will be open to the public for tours Saturday & Sunday Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18 from 11am-6pm each day. Along with unique exhibits featuring the work of Austin’s brightest talents, there will be plenty of additional happenings ranging from private parties to special installations taking place throughout the week. Check out the growing list of events here.  

 

A few foodie top picks include:

Tuesday, November 13, 7-9pm: Make. Eat. Drink. – 507 Calles Street, 78702

Make. Eat. Drink. features locally sourced refreshments served in artisan-made dishware and vessels.

 

Saturday, November 17, 7-9pm: Hot Glass Cold Beer + EAST Auction – 507 Calles Street, 78702

Hot Glass Cold Beer + EAST Auction pairs glass blowing demos from East Side Glass Studio artists with beers from local brewery Hops & Grain.

 

EAST is presented by Big Medium, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting visual arts and artist in Texas. Support EAST by joining the Friends of EAST for a $30 donation here.  Sign up to volunteer at an event or gallery by emailing volunteer (at) bigmedium.org. Full details can be found here and here.

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