What you'll do
Together, we will visit 3 - 5 galleries showcasing contemporary artists from Austin, the greater Texas region, and beyond. I will provide background on each artist and their work, and contextualize their style/meaning within the broader contemporary landscape. To keep our energy up, we’ll make a stop for drinks & small bites at a local cafe or restaurant. Refreshments are my treat! I’m happy to provide transportation for small groups (1-4 people).
I first fell in love with visual art through an historical lens, studying the Spanish Masters from the 17th & 18th century, and then diving into 20th century modern art during my studies at Yale. These days, my focus has shifted to contemporary. The art of the moment is a powerful tool for growing our empathy, and introducing us to new worlds and ways of thinking. I’m always keeping a finger on the pulse, seeing 100-120 exhibitions each year. As an arts advocate in Austin, I love sharing the power of art with others. I’ve curated and led gallery tours in Seattle, New York, and Austin— happy to customize based on your interests.
Please let me know of any dietary restrictions or preferences in advance so I can accommodate!
Tea, coffee, or boozy — you’re welcome to be choosy! I’ll provide one drink per guest.
Where you'll be
We will visit 3-5 galleries and art spaces in the Austin metro. I will curate a selection of “shows of the moment”, so our exact destinations will depend on the season. Since the gallery scene here is rather decentralized, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience 2-3 distinct Austin neighborhoods.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Happy to accommodate any preferences, whether to indulge your curiosity in a certain neighborhood or artistic medium, to make our midway pit stop as tasty as can be, or to arrange transportation.
See anew on the Austin Art Odyssey