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A man playing a saxophone on stage. Painting of a hand cupped around a tiny infant. Vibrantly colored painting of geometric renderings of faces. A woman sculpting a bust out of clay. Close-up of a painting of a human eye in shades of black, red and orange. A woman performing in a play on stage. A young boy smiling at a hand puppet. An exuberant group of participants in the Actual Lives program. A young boy participating in the Arts Alive program. Painting with white and blue hair-like strokes on a background of deep turquoise. Man in a wheelchair viewing artwork in a gallery. Blind artist standing in front of his work. Group of women performing with colored scarves. Man speaking into a microphone with open captioning on a large screen behind him. Group of young students playing a musical game with the teacher.

Welcome to VSA Texas

VSA Texas is offering Inclusive Art Classes, Ages 16+

Fairy Garden and Nature Art
Instructor: Mary Kraemer
June 11-13 Mon - Wed
10am - 2pm

Stop Motion Animation with Tangrams
Instructor: Johnny Villarreal
June 26-28 Tues-Thurs
10am - 2pm

Classes held at VSA Texas Classroom 101, 3710 Cedar St., Austin, TX 78705

FEE: $115 per class
Register by calling 512-454-9912 or emailing Lynn Johnson

Open Mic Nap

The Lion and Pirate Open Mic

Saturday, June 9, 2018
7:00-9:00 pm

Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Share a story, poem, song, or other talent in a fun and supportive neighborhood bookstore. The open mic is wheelchair accessible, but please contact us at least one week in advance to request other accommodations, including ASL interpreting, audio description, etc.

For more information email Eric Clow or call 512-454-9912.

West Tour

WEST Tour Stop 127
VSA Texas Pop-Up Exhibition

At the corner of 38th Street and Home Lane
May 12 & 13 and 19 & 20 from 11-6 each day

Join us for the VSA Texas Pop-Up Exhibition out on the lawn of the AGE Building. We will be outside at the corner of 38th Street and Home Lane. Several artists showing and selling their work as part of the West Austin Studio Tour. Two weekends - May 12 & 13 and May 19 & 20 from 11-6 both days. See all the tour stops.

Library Live

VSA Texas @ Library Live!

Live Music Series

The Austin Public Library (APL) and VSA Texas (the state organization on arts and disability) present a showcase of Austin musicians with disabilities. Library Live is an APL program that features free musical performances for the Austin community. VSA Texas challenges perceptions of how people contribute by creating an arts-inspired, inclusive community of individuals with diverse abilities.

With performances by:

Heller Wade Experience
Nicole & Eric's Guide to a Meaningful Life
Wayne Napier

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Doors at 1:45 PM, Show at 2 PM

Carver Branch
1161 Angelina St.

Body Shift is a mixed ability dance project

Everyone moves in unique and different ways. Body Shift offers dance classes for anyone to explore movement and the body, and creates a welcoming environment that empowers everyone to fully embrace dancing. Every Body can find enjoyment in contemporary dancing. Come experience an Elements class and learn how you, too, can move creatively in a group or by yourself. We have been doing this for over 10 years, and we are just getting started! Thank You Impact Austin for your support. Visit for more information.

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