ACC hosts WEST Austin Studio Tour kick-off party and exhibition

Austin Community College (ACC) hosts Due WEST, the annual fundraiser for the 8th Annual West Austin Studio Tour, 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, May 10, at ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000 (6101 Highland Campus Dr.).

The kick-off party and exhibition opening, sponsored by Big Medium, features more than 100 pieces of artwork showing the wide variety of artists participating in the WEST Austin Studio Tour. Dozens of works from ACC students also will be on display, including paintings, photography, sculpture, woodwork, metals, and ceramics.

“This partnership between one of the largest institutions of higher education in the state, and one of the largest art-focused non-profit organizations in the state shows the appreciation of all fine arts,” says Dwayne Bandy, ACC jewelry professor. “By serving as the central hub for Big Medium at WEST, ACC will be able to show it's fine arts programs to a larger audience and allow the community to see the facilities and the high quality work being produced here.”

The WEST Group Exhibition is open to the public during business hours, May 11 through May 19. In addition, ACC Highland will host a number of activities, May 11 & 12 and May 18 & 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Events include:

  • Open House: visit our art studios & learn more about ACC art courses offered

  • On site demonstrations in art studios

  • ACC Student Exhibitions in sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, printmaking

  • ACC Student Art Sale with 50 students on site selling work

  • Photography Exhibition in Building 1000

Tickets may be purchased for the Due WEST Exhibition prior to the event.

For more information about ACC’s art programs, visit


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