This year, the combined East & West Studio Tours includes more than 420 artists and collaboratives.

Austin Studio Tour Overview

This is our 18th year of producing a studio tour in Austin, and this year is a strange one, to say the least, but we are excited to present 420 Austin-based artists and collaboratives in a combination of the East and West Austin Studio Tours. The Austin Studio Tour continues our mission of fostering connections between artists all over Austin and presenting the public with a rare opportunity to engage and connect with many of the creatives that help define the culture of our city.

With the safety of our artists and audience at the forefront, the Austin Studio Tour presents creative ways to safely experience art through virtual programs and self-guided visits to public art. This expanded website includes artist profiles, images of artworks, virtual studio visits, demonstrations, artists talks, and a map of outdoor installations and public art.

We encourage you to support Austin artists by purchasing art online. Normally, the studio tours are a moment for artists to sell their work and sustain their practice. Although we cannot visit studios and see art in person, please take time during the Austin Studio Tour to engage and help the creative sector thrive.


Launch Party

Special thanks to Aaron Weiss for all his help making the Launch Party video. Thanks to Karl Toft for his video work documenting our amazing Community Partners, and to the people behind these organizations for taking part in this celebration. We also want to thank Easy Compadre! for providing some of the music in the Launch Party video.

Some of your questions answered here.

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Details about the 2020 Group Exhibition curated by Big Medium

Big Medium will continue its annual Studio Tour Group Exhibition but will present the show virtually this year via the website. Audiences can still support Austin Artists this year by viewing and purchasing art on Big Medium’s platform.


How can I learn more about Austin Studio Tour artists?

The new Austin Studio Tour platform (austinstudiotour.org) will include profiles of all participating Artists & Art Spaces plus a section featuring curated interactive demonstrations, virtual studio visits, and a map to outdoor public art. Participating Artists profiles will have short bios, images of available art to purchase, along with links to their social media, websites, and to any live streaming or pre-recorded content related to their presentation this year.

  • See the online 2020 Austin Studio Tour Group Exhibition curated by Big Medium and attend a Virtual Program to interact with Artists.
  • Visit austionstudiotour.org to read Artist profiles and see available artworks for purchase.
  • Big Medium’s Creative Standard Artist Membership Program recently launched an online platform called the Artist Registry. The Artist Registry is a year-round platform to showcase Austin artists that live and/or work within 30 miles of the Capitol & the surrounding areas. 2020 Austin Studio Tour Artists that are also Creative Standard members will be included in the Registry in addition to the Studio Tour platform. This new online resource will give access to profiles on Austin Artists anytime, to anyone in the world, not just during the annual Studio Tour.
  • The Austin Studio Tour will feature a newly designed coffee table-style art book that will be available for curve side pick up to all new and existing Members.

About Big Medium

Big Medium is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists in Austin and across Texas. We provide opportunities for artists to create, exhibit, and discuss their work. We strive to make art a part of everyday life.

Big Medium Staff

Shea Little
Executive Director

Lucinda Hart
CAE, MBA, Director of Operations

Coka Treviño
Program Manager

Paloma Mayorga
Development Coordinator

Christina Moser
Designer and Web Developer

Consultant Team

Swng Productions
Creative and Production

Rachael Garbowski

Gabriel Einsohn

Rigoberto Luna
Texas Biennial

Joseph Pagano
Digital Strategy

Board of Directors

Sewah Archer

Robert Boland, Chair

Chris Cobb, Secretary

Courtney DiSabato, Vice-Chair

Ann Flemings

Peter Helf, Treasurer

Shawna Hills

Janine Sisak

Jana Swec

Aaron Weiss

Emeritus Members

Jon Lawrence

Joseph Phillips

Studio Tour Committee

Big Medium is supported by a committee of arts leaders that guide the artist selection process, develop strategies for the tour, and involve our community to broaden our engagement.

Carre Adams
Lead Curator, Culture and Arts Manager at the Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center

Jieun Beth
Artist, Exhibit Coordinator at the Austin Central Library

Miriam Conner
Community Organizer, Curator with Public City and Vice-Chair of the African American Resource Advisory Commission

Oliver Franklin
Museum Site Coordinator at the Elisabet Ney Museum

Emmy Laursen
Independent Curator, Artist, Community Organizer

Ryan Runcie
Artist, Community Organizer

From the Director

“The Austin Studio Tour continues Big Medium’s mission of fostering connections between artists all over Austin and presenting the public with a rare opportunity to engage and connect with many of the creatives that help define the culture of our city. Although we cannot visit studios and see art in person this year, we hope the public will discover new artists online and help the creative sector thrive by purchasing artworks.”

— Shea Little, Executive Director, Big Medium

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