About Big Medium

Big Medium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary art in Texas. Big Medium produces the East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour, the Texas Biennial, and presents innovative exhibitions throughout the year in the Big Medium Gallery.

Big Medium provides affordable studio space to artists, and partners with various organizations in Texas to help foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.

Visiting Big Medium

The Big Medium Gallery is located at Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101. Our regular gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6pm. We are also available by appointment. Please email info@bigmedium.org for scheduling.

Big Medium Staff

Shea Little — Executive Director

Rachael Garbowski — Director of Development

Jordan Gentry — Director of Programming

Coka Trevino — Programming Coordinator

Christina Moser — Designer

Paloma Mayorga — Development Coordinator

Akki Brathwaite — Event and Rental Coordinator

Support Team

Joseph Pagano — Digital Strategy Consultant

Aidan Cho — Branding Advisor and Cultural Ambassador

Anwuli Chukwurah — Bookkeeper

Board of Directors

Sewah Archer

Robert Boland — Chair

Jon Lawrence

Shea Little — Ex Officio

Joseph Phillips

Jana Swec


How do I financially support your programming?
To donate to Big Medium, please visit our support page. We are reliant on support from community members like you and appreciate your investment in the arts. Every contribution is meaningful, and we are grateful for support at every level.

How do I participate in the East or West Austin Studio Tours?
To participate in EAST or WEST, you must first have a studio or exhibition space within the studio tour boundaries (EAST: E of I35, W of 183, S of HWY 290, N of Riverside; WEST: W of I35, E of Mopac, S of 183, N of William Cannon). If you meet the boundary requirement, you may apply for the tour via an online application available at east.bigmedium.org or west.bigmedium.org, respectively. The WEST open call generally runs from Jan - Feb while the EAST call spans Jul - Aug. The participation fee is $175 and scholarships are available through our Fellowship Program. To ensure you are notified about important dates and deadlines, sign up for our mailing list.

How do I advertise in the EAST or WEST catalog?
You can reserve your spot by emailing development@bigmedium.org. The catalogs are perfect for local businesses, and we appreciate your support.

Do you have any available studios right now?
There is currently a waitlist for studios at both Canopy and Bolm Studios. To be added to the waitlist, please submit a studio application.

How do I get involved with volunteering?
We have ongoing volunteer opportunities at Big Medium for the Big Medium Gallery, EAST, WEST, the Texas Biennial, and more! Volunteering with Big Medium is a great way to support and get plugged in to the art community. Please contact our Program Coordinator Coka Trevino to get involved.

Contact Information

Big Medium
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101
Austin TX 78702

Canopy | 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101 Austin, TX 78702 | 512.939.6665


Big Medium is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Big Medium is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and by generous contributions from private donors.