West Austin Studio Tour at Texas Folklife Gallery - featuring The Upshaws of County Line exhibit
1708 Houston St
Austin, TX 78756
May 12th-13th and May 19th-20th (11am-6pm)
Our gallery will feature photography exhibit The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family. This exhibt presents photographs and oral history collected by photographer Richard Orton over a twenty-five year period in the freedom colony of County Line, an African American community founded by the Upshaw family after Emancipation. Their story is the story of emancipated blacks who, unlike most others, created a relatively autonomous existence for themselves after being enslaved.
To learn more about this exhibit, please visit this article from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Parking for the event is available in Texas Folklife's gravel driveway, on street immediately in front of building, and Asterra Properties (located next door). Overflow parking available at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd). Please use spaces in the back or on the south side of the Recycled Reads building.
About West Austin Studio Tour:
Big Medium's West Austin Studio Tour (West) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning across two weekends in May. West provides opportunities for the public to meet the local artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.