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Our Almost Real Things Artist Spotlight is composed of submissions from talented up-and-coming artists. Whether they’re students, after-hours-artists, or unemployed, these creative designers, poets, musicians and more are tirelessly pushing their art form forward. This zine is built on collaboration. If you have finished or unfinished work you’d like to feature in Almost Real Things, please shoot us an email at hello@almostrealthings.com.

A Field Guide to Texan Cinema

BY TRAVIS LEE RATCLIFF The Apiary, Austin Filmmaker Austin is a city most commonly praised for its music scene, its tacos, and its many species of rare...

A Creative Force with Pink Hair: Zuzu Perkal

Between teaching Yoga, completing freelance murals and design work, and rocking the city as SprATX's Marketing Director, Zuzu Perkal is everywhere at once. And...

History & Memories at Austin’s Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

WITH ANNE JOHNSON, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER AND GENERAL MANAGER The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar will run 11am-10pm daily from December 14-24 at the Palmer Events Center. HOW DID...

Gage Kelsey’s Funky Fresh Organic Visual Love

When I asked Gage to give some advice to aspiring artists he kept it simple: Just start. It sounds easy but it's often the hardest...

A Journey Through DMs: Traveling Just One Click Away

We’ve all played 6-degrees of separation. How else would we know how close we are to Kevin Bacon? Ari Gootnick and Oliver Shahery took...

Lisa Belcher and “The Gift”

We caught up with local filmmaker Lisa Belcher to chat about her new short film "The Gift" which premiered in Austin at the end...

Inside Austin Art Garage with Joel Ganucheau

"Art has been in my bones since I was a boy," shares Joel Ganucheau, painter and co-owner of Austin Art Garage. Since then art has been...

Easy & Delicious Recipes

Home cooked meals are more fun and nutritious! Most approaches to healthy eating dwell on calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Instead of creating lists of...

Wet Salon and Studio: Austin’s Most Eclectic Hair Stylists

Eric Massey and Jimmy Haddox have been holding down hair on South Congress for 17 successful years, watching businesses come and go and the...

The Enchanting Paintings of Becca Gordon

DFW native turned Austinite Becca Gordon has developed an abstract painting style that is uniquely her own. Raised by her classical musician parents, Becca grasped the concept...

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