Try Transit: West Studio Tours

Capital Metro is hosting West Studio Tours at various locations on Saturday, May 14, Sunday, May 15 and Sunday, May 22. This is a fun way for you to try transit and see new and interesting art from the West Studio Tour.

  • Saturday, May 14, 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 22, 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

West Tour

Saturday, May 14 on MetroRapid 803

Featured Stops:
Women and Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.

Women and Their Work is a visual and performing arts organization located in Central Austin that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women.

Featured Artist: Ann Johnson
Johnson uses an experimental process that includes intaglio on sycamore leaves, text prints, transparencies and found objects. She addresses African-American genealogy, folklore and legacy. Her delicate sensitivity to texture and uniquely combined elements create moments that feel intimate while simultaneously addressing broad social issues.

Bus service nearby: 1, 3, 5, 18, 19, 103, 110, 142, 464, 481, 663, 801, 803, 982, 983, 987, 990

Austin Art Garage, 2200 S. Lamar Blvd.
Featured Artists: Robert Wymer, Aldo Bohm, Alejandra Almuelle and Rachel Koper

Robert Wymer, owner of Austin Woodwright, creates paintings, abstract and plein air watercolors. Aldo Bohm is a master woodworker and artist with an inventory of lathe turned objects, sculpture and furniture. Alejandra Almuelle makes figurative sculptures out of clay and mixed media. Rachel Koper creates oil paintings, drawings and watercolors.

Bus service nearby: 3, 331, 338, 484, 803

Thornton Road Studios, 2309 Thornton Rd.
Featured Artists: Holly Bronko and Suzanne Wyss
A collaborative immersive mixed-media installation by Holly Bronko and Suzanne Wyss focusing on exploration.

Bus service nearby: 3, 331, 338, 484, 803

South Austin Museum of Pop Culture, 516-B S. Lamar Blvd.
The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture (SouthPop) collects, conserves and exhibits Austin’s art and culture of the past 60 years. SouthPop’s programs trace the evolution and the social context of Austin’s cultural production from the early 1960s through present day that have shaped the city.

Bus service nearby: 3, 338, 484, 803

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.
The Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) is a multi-arts center hosting the group space for Due West Studio. DAC was formerly a Naval and Marine Reserve Center, and in 1978 the building was dedicated to the City of Austin and named for the late Mary Ireland Graves Dougherty, an active arts advocate.

Bus service nearby: 3, 5, 30, 338, 484, 803

Capital Metro will be providing MetroRapid passes to attendees and the tour will also include a visit to Lick, 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. The tour will be departing from Women and Their Work (WATW) at noon. WATW will open at 11 am- attendees may arrive early to fully explore the space.

**There will be a significant amount of walking so please plan your footware accordingly.

MetroRapid is the premium service of Capital Metro’s bus fleet, offering enhanced vehicle amenities and greater frequency!

 

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Sunday, May 15 on Austin B-cycle

Check out an alternative and fun mode to see new and interesting art in Austin courtesy of Austin B-cycle and Capital Metro.

Featured Stops:
Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave.

Mexic-Arte Museum was founded in 1984 by artists Sylvia Orozco, Sam Coronado, and Pio Pulido in the Arts Warehouse, in downtown Austin, to share the art and culture of Mexico with Texas. The museum’s permanent collection originated from the desire to share Mexican, Latin American, and Latino art with the Austin community.

Featured exhibition: Obra Gráfica
The exhibit features the history of printmaking as a tool of communication and how the excitement of this form continues to transform and challenge a new era of artists and viewers.

Bus service nearby: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 17, 20, 21, 22, 30, 100, 110, 111, 122, 127, 142, 171, 410, 411, 412, 481, 484, 485, 486, 801, 803, 935, 982, 987, 990

La Peña, 227 Congress Ave.
La Peña gallery was founded in 1981 with the desire to integrate the arts in the daily life of the community. La Peña’s mission is to support artistic development; provide exposure to emerging local visual artists, musicians, poets and other performing artists; and to offer Austin residents the full spectrum of traditional and contemporary Latino art.

Bus service nearby: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 17, 20, 21, 22, 100, 122, 127, 142, 171, 483, 486, 801, 803, 935, 985, 987, 990

Women and Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.
Women and Their Work is a visual and performing arts organization located in Central Austin that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women.

Featured Artist: Ann Johnson
Johnson uses an experimental process that includes intaglio on sycamore leaves, text prints, transparencies and found objects. She addresses African-American genealogy, folklore and legacy. Her delicate sensitivity to texture and uniquely combined elements create moments that feel intimate while simultaneously addressing broad social issues.

Bus service nearby: 1, 3, 5, 18, 19, 103, 110, 142, 464, 481, 663, 801, 803, 982, 983, 987, 990

Co-Lab Projects, 721 Congress
Co-Lab Projects is an artist-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources, education and exhibition space to artists that produce contemporary works of art, installation and performance.

Featured Artist: YOUNGSONS
YOUNGSONS is the collaborative painting duo made up of Drew Liverman and Michael Ricioppo. The artists take turns for each stroke, every idea point and counterpoint from detail to composition. The results are accumulative, energetic, omnivorous, and flirt with, but never, wholly emerge from the zest of the painting process.

Bus service nearby:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 17, 19, 20, 22, 30, 37, 142, 171, 411, 481, 483, 485, 486, 801, 803, 935, 982, 983, 985, 987, 990

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.
The Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) is a multi-arts center hosting the group space for the Due West Studio Tour. DAC was formerly a Naval and Marine Reserve Center and in 1978 the building was dedicated to the City of Austin and named for the late Mary Ireland Graves Dougherty, an active arts advocate.

Bus service nearby: 3, 5, 30, 338, 484, 803

The bike tour will cover an area in downtown Austin, near the Capitol, parts of the University of Texas Campus and Barton Springs. We will depart from Mexic-Arte at noon.

Attendees will be given a code in advance to check-out a free B-cycle. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a helmet.

Austin B-cycle
Austin B-cycle is a non-profit bike-sharing program. Currently, there are 50 B-cycle stations around downtown Austin, in all the places that you want to go!

The bike tour will cover an area in downtown Austin, near the Capitol, parts of the University of Texas Campus and Barton Springs.

RSVP here

Sunday, May 22 on MetroBus

Featured Stops:
Co-Lab Projects, 721 Congress
Co-Lab Projects is an artist-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources, education and exhibition space to artists that produce contemporary works of art, installation and performance.

Featured Artist: YOUNGSONS
YOUNGSONS is the collaborative painting duo made up of Drew Liverman and Michael Ricioppo. The artists take turns for each stroke, every idea point and counterpoint from detail to composition. The results are accumulative, energetic, omnivorous, and flirt with, but never, wholly emerge from the zest of the painting process.

Bus service nearby:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 17, 19, 20, 22, 30, 37, 142, 171, 411, 481, 483, 485, 486, 801, 803, 935, 982, 983, 985, 987, 990

Sarah Presson & Nick Schnitzer, 4204 Duval
Sarah Presson’s work celebrates the diverse range of the human experience through paper collage and watercolor. Bizarre pairings of ancient archetypes and sumptuous colors collide with humorous moments to create a visual symphony. Nick Schnitzer’s current work concerns the common elements of the esoteric aspects of the Abrahamic religions. These traditions share much more than meets the eye, and through his work, Schnitzer seeks to celebrate these expressions.

Bus service nearby: 7, 10, 338

Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th Street
The Elisabet Ney Museum is set in the former studio of European portrait sculptor Elisabet Ney (1833-1907). Visitors can see portraits of 19th-century European intellectuals, statesmen and kings, as well as Texas heroes, together with her photographs and memorabilia.

Featured Artist: Jenn Hassin
Hassin’s new outdoor sculpture at the Ney Museum will be unveiled on Saturday, May 21.

Bus service nearby: 5, 7, 10, 338, 656, 681

Capital Metro will provide free bus passes and the tour will also include a visit to JuiceLand, 4500 Duval Street.

MetroBus is Capital Metro’s local bus service with 53 routes covering the 535 sq. mile service area.

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