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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.

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VSA Texas 9th annual Holiday Art and Gift Show

VSA Texas presents its 9th annual Holiday Art and Gift Show. Entrance to the show is located on 3707 Home Street, (off 38th & Guadalupe), Room 101 in the AGE Building, Austin, TX, 78705. The festive holiday art and gift show runs from November 14 to December 23, 2017. Hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm. Closed Thanksgiving.

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Meet the Artists Reception: December 16, 2017, 1-4pm
(same location as Art and Gift Show)

Buy unique gifts and artwork from Texas artists including cards, jewelry, prints, ornaments, fine art, knitted items, CDs, glass, and more. Support artist with disabilities and VSA Texas at the same time. Artists get 70% of sale price and VSA Texas gets 30%. Shop with convenience at this central Austin location.

VSA Texas Launches the Haven Street-Allen Artist of the Year Award

We are excited to announce our Inaugural Artist of the Year Award in memory of past board member, Forrest Haven Street-Allen. The Haven Street-Allen Artist of the Year Award is offered in memory of Haven who was an insightful and caring person, fiercely committed to helping others. She was a Board Member of VSA Texas as well as the Austin Dispute Resolution Center, a volunteer mediator for the Resolution Center, and the Director of Human Resources for St. Edward’s University in Austin until her retirement in 2012. The Haven Street-Allen Artist of the Year Award recognizes her dedication, vision and respect for all, and honors her commitment to creating greater access to, and support for, artists with disabilities in Texas.

Click here for nomination form.

AIBA Exhibit: Exploration

If you are flying into or out of the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, please be sure to visit our exhibition at the East Airside Gallery (behind Austin Article near Gate 8) from September through December 2017. Exploration: New Art by Older Adults features art by Texas artists 55 and older who are new to art, or working in a new medium.

GIVING VOICE AUSTIN

AIGA Austin and VSA Texas have partnered to bring you the second annual Giving Voice Austin poster exhibition. We present eleven posters by VSA Texas young adults with disabilities and their AIGA Graphic Design Mentors.

Terrazas Branch Library
1105 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702
EAST Tour Stop ATB
On view November-December 2017 during regular library hours

Open Mic Nap

The Lion and Pirate Open Mic will return in 2018!

Sunday, January 7, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705
512-322-2097

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.

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 www.bodyshift.org for more information.



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