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The Virtual Festival You Can’t Miss

Virtual Vacation is our version of a festival. It’s mock variety show meets real life concert meets an art party. It’s our way to...

8 More Artists to See During the Austin Studio Tour

It's the last weekend of the Austin Studio Tour! What stops are you going to see? This weekend is your last chance to catch all...

20 Amazing Artists to See During the Austin Studio Tour

The Austin Studio Tour is here! Do you know which artists you're going to see? Every year Big Medium releases their tour line-up I immediately...

Top 10 Artists to Watch: Surreal Pt 2

I told you before, we love the Surreal // So Real! Want us to prove it? Here are 10 more surreal artists to watch...

Top 10 Artists to Watch: Surreal Pt 1

We can't get enough of Surreal // So Real! And we know you can't either. So, here are 10 more surreal artists to watch...

The Virtual Festival You Can’t Miss

Virtual Vacation is our version of a festival. It’s mock variety show meets real life concert meets an art party. It’s our way to...

8 More Artists to See During the...

It's the last weekend of the Austin Studio Tour! What stops are you going to see? This weekend is your last chance to catch all...

Austin’s pocket magazine for creative explorers and the community partners who empower them.

Ideas become real once they are shared. As two post-graduate artists, we needed an outlet and audience for our work. We created Almost Real Things, acronym: “ART”, as a catalyst for creators like us to collaborate, share, and inspire without limits.

Founded in 2015, we provide a free space for artists, musicians, writers, designers, performers, and startups, to showcase their ART, giving them valuable opportunities to progress, eventually leading to financially stable careers that they love.

Almost Real Things Issue 18

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Featured in Issue 18: Surreal // So Real

Ryan Brocha’s Surreal Photography Starts with a Phone Glitch

Ryan Brocha’s surreal photography shows a very different side of Austin. And it was all inspired from a glitch on his phone’s camera. We had...

How Richard Rutner’s Surreal Paintings Come To Life

Richard’s work showcases all of the techniques of classic surrealist painters. He infuses experiences from his travels along with his knowledge and technical skills...

Victoria Corbett’s Surreal Illustrations are Born in Nature

Illustrator and print maker Victoria Corbett captures the fragility of nature in her hand-crafted creations. We met Victoria Corbett during our ART Bus Tour for...

Digital Artist Kyle Armstrong is Inspired by Small Town Billboards

Digital artist Kyle Armstrong tells visual stories through his carefully crafted characters. His recipe is simple. It’s a little bit western, a little bit...

Natalie Allyger’s Surreal Photography Fuses Tech & Nature

Natalie Allyger combines nature, technology and over 20 images to create her surreal photography. Natalie Allyger was previously featured in our Artists to Watch but...

Alexis Sleeper Posts her Surreal Poetry on Craigslist

Writer Alexis Sleeper has turned the surreal into the hyperreal. Her poems are there and then they’re gone. And Austin Craigslist is her journal. We...

Meet Identity Maker and Illustrator Mihai Cipleu

Mihai Cipleu is an identity maker. His work is a mixture of shapes, colors, lines and faces, all that depict strong emotions even through...

Artist Shannon Elder Created Daily Quarantine Collages

Shannon Elder put her quarantine experience into her work. She used her time to make collages that reflect on powerful themes like mental health,...

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