Keeping it Local at the East Austin Handmade Arts Market

Written by Brooke Wilton

I’ve been a local artist for over 30 years now, originally hailing from Houston where I attended the High School For The Performing and Visual Arts, and then here as I studied Art, Film, and Creative Writing…

Neighbors Play Host to Monarch Butterflies

Written by Lindsay Olinde

Who wears lots of black, is particular about food, and flies into Austin by the thousands in the Spring and Fall? No, not SXSW or ACL attendees, something even more fascinating. Yes, Monarchs! Recently, we unexpectedly hosted…

29th St. Statue: The Nag Reflex

Written by Steve Wilson (Reposted from the Winter Flea)

You’re a high school kid in Boerne, TX, out on the town with friends who are just as bored as you. So when you happen by an old abandoned house, none…

34th St. Must-See TV

Written by Steve Wilson (Reposted from the Winter Flea)

Twenty years ago, a friend in the neighborhood dropped off a 1,000-pound cement statue of a TV in Jeff’s yard. “It was kind of a surprise,” says Jeff (who wants his…

Jennifer Balkan, Artist & Teacher

Written by Jennifer Balkan

I am an oil painter.  My favorite subject matter is the figure and portrait.   I have been teaching classes in my studio to small groups since 2005.   My classes include “Introduction to figure painting,”…

New Parenting Toolkit in Cherrywood

Written by Emily Mathon

“When my kids get older…then I’ll do the things I love for myself…” Sound familiar? These were words spoken by one mother of two at a recent workshop I offered here in the Cherrywood neighborhood.

Often parents…

We have a Dream, Inspired by Dr. King

Written by Deb Palmer

Ms. Brown’s and Mr. Levy’s fifth grade classes at Maplewood Elementary took part in the Heritage Council of Austin’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. The prompt this year was, “If Dr. King were alive today,…

Neighbors Host Fundraiser for Typhoon Victims

This past weekend a neighborhood family hosted an informal gathering in their backyard to raise money for AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team) & AMURTEL (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team, Women & Children), who are working on five islands in the…

Windmill Bicycles is Turning One!

Written by Sarah Goeth Mammel, co-owner of Windmill Bicycles

This year has been a Texas tornado – after spending 16 days gutting and rebuilding the store last November, we opened the doors on December 2nd, 2012. I’m still unsure about whose…

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR final weekend

Written by Karen Maness, www.karenmaness.com

RUST RED STUDIO, named for the two men responsible for building my beautiful painting residence, (my husband Rusty and my young redheaded son) will open its doors for the second week of the EAST AUSTIN STUDIO…

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