Facilitating an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities


The MISSION of Big Medium is to support and promote contemporary art in Austin, Texas.


Why is it important?

A strong prevalence of art in a community forges a stronger inter-community bond. It not only allows for people to make stronger connections across boundaries, but allows for a more accessible cultural dialogue. Big Medium's programs ignite these dialogues and facilitate opportunities for local artists to inspire change in their communities. 

How do they do it?

Offering experiences like the East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour, the Texas Biennial, and innovative exhibitions throughout the year in the flagship Big Medium Gallery, Big Medium relies on its significant volunteer base to keep experiences like this free to the public. Also dependent on local contributions from Austinites, Big Medium offers memberships to those who choose to donate on a monthly or annual basis. Each year, their work provides 100,000 people with artistic opportunities and experiences!

How you can #TravelKindly:
  • Choose Big Medium as your local charity when you travel with Kind Traveler
  • Donate online to Big Medium to support contemporary art in the Austin, Texas area
  • Become a Big Medium member through monthly or annual donations

Volunteer at Big Medium for the Big Medium Gallery, East Austin Studio Tour, West Austin Studio Tour, and the Texas Biennial


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