Save Money, Support Art.

Austin is an art captial. The creativity and quirkiness is just in the air. Here are some interesting events to enjoy art without spending much more than your time.

  • ‘these are the days’ at the Arthouse at Jones Centre from January 24-March 22, 2009 : This is a collection of film, audio and visual ephemera inspired by Austin punk rock sub-cultures from the past and present by an award-winning British artist Matt Stokes. Open and free to the public.
  • Booth is a 55-minute adaptation of Political Theatre by a Boston playwright Sorcha Blaine playing at the Bastrop Opera House from March 12-15. It is directed by Chester Eitze and will be the Bastrop’s entry in the American Association of Community Theatre Fest ’09. If not for the histrionics, go for free food. A catered reception with appetizers, beer and wine will be held on Sunday, Mar 15 after the show.
  • Milt Kobayashi at the Gallery Shoal Creek from February 20-March 21, 2009 : Kobayashi is a New York based painter of Japanese-American descent who creates impressions, drawing aesthetics from both Eastern and Western influences. Stroll over to see some of his paintings at the Gallery for free.

Tussled Hair by Milt Kobayashi

  • 5D: Scapes is a photography and painting exhibit at the DiverseArts’ New East Gallery from February 28-March 26, 2009. From collages made from recycled waste to surreal photographs, the exhibition has a many ideas to offer for an aspirational photographer or just someone who enjoys looking at interesting photos. Go support local artists at this free event!
  • The Austin Ventures Studio Theatre project is in the spotlight at Ballet Austin till April 5. If you want to enjoy
    The Studio Theatre Project

    The Studio Theatre Project

    contemporary dance choreography and performances by talented local and international artists, visit the website for tickets, priced at only $5. They feature music by James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles and Nina Simone.

To find other free and cheap events in Austin, check out other Austin events sites like NowPlayingAustin and Austin Circle of Theaters.

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2 responses to “Save Money, Support Art.

  1. I hope I can get make it to/find time for some of these art exhibits! I love art and museums, but never seem to find time to actually go to see any. Also, some great artists are coming to Austin to speak at the Harry Ransom Lectures, such as Ed Ruscha, which I learned of at the Austin Arts Austin360 blog!

  2. These are all awesome places. I didn’t realize that Austin was such art hotspot. The Blanton is also a really great place, especially since they added the Michner Building and it is always free for UT students.

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