If you are an artist, enjoy looking at or wearing art, or just need inspiration, pull up your britches.
The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.
If you’re unaware, Austin never stops. There is always an event or happening that you will miss because of schedule conflicts. You’ll probably be too busy goin’ to or fixin’a go to a different gathering. Almost every weekend, there is a festival, plus there are too many amazing bars with great patios to hit them all.
Event listings tend to be Texas BIG, and it can get overwhelming. From a local to someone who just moved here, or just looking for something free to do, check out the The Top 5 Art Events in Austin this week. Remember, ALWAYS SUPPORT LOCAL ART.
#1. If You Miss Crit-Class or Just Love Thinking!
Wednesday | 11/4 | 7pm
Insights: Artists’ talk with Ryan Hawk & Gracelee Lawrence on their exhibition
This program increases the appreciation of Charles Umlauf’s work, as well as sculpture in general, through lectures from visiting artists and scholars. INSIGHTS encourages the development of critical perspectives and provides deeper understanding of art, and usually accompanies the museum’s newest exhibition. This program is partially funded by City of Austin Core Funding 2015-2016.
FREE | RSVP | 605 Robert E Lee Road 78704
#2. Open Your Eyes, Free Your Mind, and the Rest will Follow
Saturday | 11/7 | 8-11pm
Gender Portraits East – Opening Reception
In this striking opening, artist, Drew Riley celebrates and explores gender diversity and true self through masterful paintings. New work on display, including the exclusive debut of the third self portrait of the series.
Enjoy free drinks and appetizers promptly at 8:00 pm. There’s an artist talk followed by music from The Artemis Glow at 8:30.
FREE | 2235 E 6th St, Ste 102, 78702
#3. Writers and Artists Who Write!
Tuesday | 11/3 | 7pm
One Page Salon
One Page Salon is a monthly gathering of writers and creators sharing ONE PAGE of a work-in-progress. The rest of the time will be a chance to chat and sip. Quick readings, slow drinking – a hell of a good night.
FREE | 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702
#4. Tis the Season to Shop!
Saturday | 11/7 | 2-6pm
FREE | 1711 S. First, 78704 | 512/761-4708
#5. Brain Pickin’ – Beyond The Human: The Animal Lover
Saturday | 11/7 | 4 pm
Science talk with Dr. Hayley Gillespie: Endangered Species of Austin
In an exploration of the architects of the animal kingdom, ecologist (and Art.Science.Gallery. director) Dr. Hayley Gillespie takes you on a tour through the fascinating world of the architects of the animal kingdom. From the miniscule mud walls of the “daddy longlegs” nests to the immensity of the Great Barrier Reef, Dr. Gillespie points out that we are not the only ones who build!
FREE | Registration highly recommended | 916 Springdale Road Building 2 #102, 78702