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Art Night EAST is the official preview kick-off to the East Austin Studio Tour. Celebrate this unique Austin event with a multi-venue cultural experience. Visit four art spaces, meet gallery directors and artists, and learn about East Austin art. Each site will be paired with fine tastings, drinks, and sounds. A bus service is provided to take you through the city and deliver you to each site.

“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 Asa Hursh, Executive Director, Austin Art Alliance. “This year, we want to increase our participant’s education and engagement in the art. We want everyone to walk away from Art Night EAST having learned about those who greatly contribute to Austin’s art scene, and get to mingle with them as well.”

Art Alliance Austin will be featuring four east Austin arts spaces along the tour: Big Medium, MASS Gallery, grayDUCK, and Co-Lab Projects. Each stop will include a brief introduction to the gallery director, exhibiting artist, or curator of the space – allowing patrons to learn more about east Austin art and engage with this vibrant part of the community. Tickets 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, Weather Up, and Sa-Ten, 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 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.

Visit http://www.artallianceaustin.org/events/art-night-east

Information Credit: Art Alliance Austin

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