Big Medium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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.
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 email@example.com for scheduling.
Shea Little — Executive Director
Rachael Garbowski — Director of Development
Jordan Gentry — Director of Programming
Jenna Carrens — Development Coordinator
Elise Powell — Volunteer Coordinator
Joseph Pagano — Digital Strategy Consultant
Aidan Cho — Branding Advisor and Cultural Ambassador
Shea Little — Ex Officio
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 our advertising coordinator Jenna Carrens. 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 volunteer coordinator Elise Powell to get involved.
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101
Austin TX 78702
Canopy | 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101, Austin, TX 78702 | 512.939.6665
Bolm | 5305 Bolm Rd #12, Austin, TX 78721
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.