Finding Inspiration in the E.A.S.T.

There’s no denying we live in a wildly creative city, and this becomes especially apparent every November — when the East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) occurs.

Over two weekends and nine days, this annual self-guided tour invites Austinites and visitors to explore the work of hundreds of local artists in their studios east of IH-35.

The tour’s been going on since 2003, and this year’s event was the biggest yet. It’s a wonderful way to see artists in their “natural habitats” working in a wide range of mediums – everything from oil paint to wood to metal to clay to plants to upcycled materials.

What follows is an Instagrammatic sampling of E.A.S.T. 2011.

E.A.S.T. Studio Sign


Oil paintings on display at Soma Vida

Mural on East Cesar Chavez

Terrarium at Plaid Pigeon



Mask at Monsterlove studio

Sculpture by Erik Haglund at FireWork Blacksmithing studio


Sometimes, art is where you find it…for example, in the machinery at Delta Millworks…




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