Participating as an Artist at The Vortex
This year’s East Austin Studio Tour was great, as always! I had my paintings up at The Vortex, and hung out there for 3 of the 4 days of the tour. Sold some work, met some people, visited with friends, and had a good time enjoying the other events at The Vortex (belly dancing, hula-hooping, musical performances, aerial dancing, trapeze). Oh, I didn’t participate in any of those; I merely enjoyed watching them.
One of the several musical highlights for me was a 60’s style surf band called the Nematoads. Think The Ventures, only really fast! They are a 5-piece band with a fabulous drummer, bass, guitar and a horn section. They played a very high-energy rock-n-roll set, and were pretty awesome. The crowd loved them; they had hula-hoopers out there hooping it up through their whole set.
To find out more about the Nematoads, read their blurb from the Austin Chronicle’s Musicians’ Register.
See also part two: EAST Artists Tour
and part three: Full Day of Visiting Artist Studios, Last Day of E.A.S.T.