Art Alliance Austin presents:  Art Night EAST – the Official VIP Preview of The East Austin Studio Tour

Friday, Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Asa Hursh, the Executive Director of Austin Art Alliance, is making it easy for you to get on the bus and start your collection. Art Night East is an ideal way to get an introduction to some of Austin’s best art at all price ranges with a tour and a relaxed atmosphere. It’s an opportunity to speak to the gallery directors, drink a little wine, and visit four of Austin’s galleries: Big Medium, MASS Gallery, grayDUCK, and Co-Lab Projects.  Tickets for Art Night EAST are $55 per person and can be purchased at: www.artallianceaustin.org. Ticket price includes shuttle.

“Our goal is to highlight some of the most interesting spaces on the EAST Austin Studio Tour each year and encourage collectors and art lovers to join us for a highly curated – and fun – evening,” said Hursh. “We want everyone to walk away from Art Night EAST having learned about those who greatly contribute to Austin’s art scene.”

Artist:  Adrian Landon Brooks, Three formation Acrylic gouache on reclaimed barn wood.

Artist: Adrian Landon Brooks, Three formation
Acrylic gouache on reclaimed barn wood.

Ticket buyers have the option of selecting at which venue they begin and end the night, and each group will have a dedicated bus taking them throughout the tour.

Small bites will be provided by new east Austin stand-outs Launderette, Sa-Ten and Weather Up, as well as established east Austin favorites Eden East, Hillside Farmacy, and Mettle, and more. Art Alliance is pleased to offer fine wine selections courtesy of The Winebow Art Night EAST Group as a part of a nearly decade-long sponsorship by Republic National Distribution Company.

Represented wineries include: Zardetoo, Kriss Heart, Stella, Leyda and Librandi. Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin will offer craft cocktails throughout the evening. And local craft beer maker Austin Beerworks will be on hand along with a selection of Corona Brands. An “unofficial after party” offering drink specials will take place at The White Horse immediately following the event.

Artist:  Julie Moon, Amorphous Red 2014.  Stoneware, glaze, engobes. 13"x14"x23"

Artist: Julie Moon, Amorphous Red 2014.
Stoneware, glaze, engobes.
13″x14″x23″

Established in 1956, Art Alliance Austin’s mission to engage people with great art by supporting Austin’s most promising visual artists and arts organizations to build a vibrant, informed community. The Austin-focused nonprofit promotes and funds visual art by commissioning art works and producing a diverse series of cultural experiences that bring artists, art buyers, collectors, and the public together while generating economic benefit for the entire city. Art Alliance Austin produces the city’s second oldest outdoor festival, Art City Austin, the largest art marketplace in central Texas, as well as produces or underwrites several events during the year such as the Art Night series, PechaKucha Nights and the Downtown Holiday Stroll in partnership with the Downtown Austin Alliance.

Artist: Megan Kimber. "These forms, they cannot take shape” ink and string from 1925 blanket.  5x7 inches

Artist: Megan Kimber. “These forms, they cannot take shape”
ink and string from 1925 blanket. 5×7 inches

” The Alliance has been a steward of the Austin art community for decades and, in recent years, a great partner with Big Medium and the East Austin Studio Tour,” said Shea Little, Executive Director of Big Medium. “Art Alliance has helped us reach new audiences and expand our programming, and we cherish this partnership and the many more the Art Alliance has made with The Art Alliance is currently working on many events over the coming months including Art Night EAST on Friday, Nov. 14, the Downtown Holiday Stroll in partnership with the Downtown Austin Alliance on Saturday, Dec. 6, and next year, Art City Austin taking place on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 in downtown Austin on Cesar Chavez, near the Seaholm redevelopment project.

Art Alliance Austin exists to broaden and strengthen Austin’s art community by producing a diverse series of cultural experiences that bring together artists, art buyers, collectors, and the public. Since 1956, the community-focused nonprofit has cultivated opportunities that directly support the region’s most promising visual artists, curators, and arts organizations. Art Alliance Austin programs and partnerships now engage more than 100,000 people annually and produce an estimated $2.5 million in annual economic impact. For more information, please see www.artallianceaustin.org.

Artist: Richard Mansfield Backfire, 2013.  48" X 29" X 29" .  Bronze, enamel paint. Plexiglass and wood pedestal

Artist: Richard Mansfield
Backfire, 2013. 48″ X 29″ X 29″ . Bronze, enamel paint. Plexiglass and wood pedestal

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