See four art studios in Austin that you absolutely cannot afford to miss while you're in town. Whether you're a resident at our Hill Country apartments or are just visiting, a strong presence of creativity makes the Austin community a vibrant place to visit or call home.
1. Big Medium
Address: 916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX, 78702
Open 12 PM - 6 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. They are also available by appointment.
Big Medium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates out of Canopy on Springdale Road. They present multiple exhibitions throughout the year at their studio, and also at other locations around Austin. Big Medium supports local artists in a big way, and are described by locals as small but ambitious. This past year, Big Medium awarded their Tito's Prize to Austin Artist Zack Ingram, who will hold a prominent place at Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour this fall. Other artists to appear at the East Tour include Liz Potter, Sara Jordan, and Steven Walker.
2. Fisterra Studio
Address: 1200 E 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78702
Hours may vary.
Fisterra Studio is a residence operated as an art gallery. The owner is artist Jennifer Chenoweth, who's ongoing XYZ Atlas project made the cover of 'Austin Way' in 2016 for their 'Art of the City' issue. Fisterra showcases a gallery for a different artist in each room. Even the bathroom is artistically decorated, along with an outbuilding that contains large, iron sculptures.
3. Pump Project Art Complex
Address: 702 Shady Ln, Austin, TX, 78702
Hours are 12 PM to 5 PM on Saturdays but you can also call to schedule an appointment.
Pump Project Art Complex is a 501(c)3 non-profit in the East Austin area. Pump Project gives space to local artists who are both well-known to the area and brand new. They hold shows all year long and are committed to being engaged with their audience. It is an extremely large space, too, which also holds a regular live model drawing group. Right now, they are setting up to run 'Set Out To Disappear' by local artist Cody Arnall, who is also an assistant professor at Texas Tech University.
4. Gusto Studios
Address: #M, 2309 Thornton Rd, Austin, TX, 78704
Hours are 10 AM to 6 PM on Monday through Wednesday.
In 2014, Austin Monthly Magazine featured Gusto for their 'Hidden Gems' section. Gusto Studios showcases the art of National Geographic Creative Photographer Greg Davis. Greg has traveled the world and his works have been featured in several major magazines including Nation Geographic, New York Times, and PDN Magazine.
Embrace Art in Austin
No matter where you choose to go, the city of Austin is alive with the arts and is home to a multitude of artists of many cultures, backgrounds, and walks of life. Take a trip from our Hill Country apartments to visit one of these studios today!