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Our annual ART Bus Tour is back!

Let us take you on a trip through the wonderful world of art in Austin.

West Austin: November 6 & 7
East Austin: November 13 & 14

What is it?

We’ve curated a bus tour that will give you an inside look at artist studios, galleries, shops and exhibitions that you’ve never seen before.

You’ll meet the artists, hear about their process, buy one-of-a-kind art and even learn how to create something yourself.

Sip drinks on the bus, listen to good tunes, make new friends and see the best of Austin’s art scene on this behind-the-scenes excursion.

PASSES INCLUDE

  • Drink on the bus! Unlimited alcohol, sparkling water and juices
  • An ART shopping bag (fill it with art! We start you off with Inflatable Flamingo Drink Koozie, New Almost Real Things Magazine Issues, and an ART sticker!)
  • A list of “Where To Go From Here” self-guided tour excursions

An Unforgettable Ride

We make it easy! Your tour is guided by the founders of Almost Real Things Magazine, Austin’s go-to guide for art since 2015.

An Unforgettable Lineup

We make it easy! Your tour is guided by the founders of Almost Real Things Magazine, Austin’s go-to guide for art since 2015.

November 13: EAST Side

  1. Pickup & Drop-off at Friends & Allies Brewing: 979 Springdale Rd
    • Throwing you right into the east side, we’re starting off at one of our favorite Austin breweries. They’re great supporters of the arts and always host fun events. Their location is also right next to the Austin Studio Tour hub at Canopy, making it easy for you to continue broadening your art horizons.
  2. PietschHouse x Calton Cases Showcase: 3412 E 4th St
    • For two weekends, artist collective PietschHouse is taking over a warehouse normally reserved to craft custom guitar cases. There will be live music, food trucks and 30 artists showing off their work.
  3. Future Ancestors: 828 Airport Blvd
    • Meet badass artists DeLoné Osby and Camille Lema as they showcase their work at The Little Gay Shop. DeLoné will host a pyrography demo and talk about the importance of burning wood for religious and spiritual reasons, specifically in indigenous communities.
  4. East Austin Cutie-O Tour: 1212 Chicon St, Suite 103
    • Get to know the Creative Cuties Community as they take over Dear Diary Coffeehouse. We’ll meet the founder, Sam Soper, watch artists live paint and shop at their pop-up mini-market.

November 13: East Side

1. Pickup & Drop-off at Friends & Allies Brewing: 979 Springdale Rd

Throwing you right into the east side, we’re starting off at one of our favorite Austin breweries. They’re great supporters of the arts and always host fun events. Their location is also right next to the Austin Studio Tour hub at Canopy, making it easy for you to continue broadening your art horizons.

2. PietschHouse x Calton Cases Showcase: 3412 E 4th St

For two weekends, artist collective PietschHouse is taking over a warehouse normally reserved to craft custom guitar cases. There will be live music, food trucks and 30 artists showing off their work.

3. Future Ancestors: 828 Airport Blvd

Meet badass artists DeLoné Osby and Camille Lema as they showcase their work at The Little Gay Shop. DeLoné will host a pyrography demo and talk about the importance of burning wood for religious and spiritual reasons, specifically in indigenous communities.

4. East Austin Cutie-O Tour: 1212 Chicon St, Suite 103

Get to know the Creative Cuties Community as they take over Dear Diary Coffeehouse. We’ll meet the founder, Sam Soper, watch artists live paint and shop at their pop-up mini-market.

November 14: East Side

1. Pickup & Drop-off at Friends & Allies Brewing: 979 Springdale Rd

Throwing you right into the east side, we’re starting off at one of our favorite Austin breweries. They’re great supporters of the arts and always host fun events. Their location is also right next to the Austin Studio Tour hub at Canopy, making it easy for you to continue broadening your art horizons.

2. Something Cool Studios: 1717 E Cesar Chavez St

We’ll explore this house turned gallery/studio space and shop at their art market featuring 5 local creators. They’ll even have some demos for us!

3. Big Red Sun: 1312 E Cesar Chavez St., Suite B

Six artists have taken over this design studio to exhibit their work inside and outside market-style. Shop jewelry & fine art and watch a live painting demo.

4. TreeGarden: 638 Tillery St

Wander through the beautiful backyard of TreeGarden alongside the founder, Whitney Brandon, to view their “We Speak for the Trees” show. When a sycamore tree was cut down on the property earlier in the year, 44 artists were given her wood to honor her memory and create one-of-a-kind pieces.

November 14: EAST Side

  1. Pickup & Drop-off at Friends & Allies Brewing: 979 Springdale Rd
    • Throwing you right into the east side, we’re starting off at one of our favorite Austin breweries. They’re great supporters of the arts and always host fun events. Their location is also right next to the Austin Studio Tour hub at Canopy, making it easy for you to continue broadening your art horizons.
  2. Something Cool Studios: 1717 E Cesar Chavez St
    • We’ll explore this house turned gallery/studio space and shop at their art market featuring 5 local creators. They’ll even have some demos for us!
  3. Big Red Sun: 1312 E Cesar Chavez St., Suite B
    • Six artists have taken over this design studio to exhibit their work inside and outside market-style. Shop jewelry & fine art and watch a live painting demo.
  4. TreeGarden: 638 Tillery St
    • Wander through the beautiful backyard of TreeGarden alongside the founder, Whitney Brandon, to view their “We Speak for the Trees” show. When a sycamore tree was cut down on the property earlier in the year, 44 artists were given her wood to honor her memory and create one-of-a-kind pieces.

Nov 13 & 14: East

Pickup & Drop-Off at Friends & Allies:

979 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Act fast! We only have 25 seats on each tour. Please arrive ten minutes before your trip.
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Our crew members at Almost Real Things will lead your journey.

Since 2015 we’ve connected ourselves to the heart of Austin’s creative scene, with a passion for introducing you to the best entertainment in the city.

We’re excited to get back together for this fun and safe celebration with you!

Ready to ride in style?

Ready to ride in style?

Jump on the ART bus to see the best of Austin art!

We use every dollar to pay our entertainers and staff for their hard work.

Jump on the ART Bus to see the best of Austin art!

We use every dollar to pay our entertainers and staff for their hard work.

Almost Real Things, LLC is a sponsored project of Artus Co 501(c)(3), and operates under their non-profit status. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.