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SMART TRIPS (11/17) | E.A.S.T. - Transit Adventure

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1828 51St/Heb

Austin, TX 78723

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East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) is one of the great things Austinites look forward to each fall. Now in its 17th year, 521 participants in East Austin will open their studios, workshops and galleries for two weekends of self-guided art, exhibition tours, hands-on activities, and more, for visitors of all ages. With only a limited amount of time it’s hard to see it all but, with help from your art-loving friends at Capital Metro, we can help you discover dozens of creative spaces clustered together along the Springdale Road Arts District on MetroBus #300. After all, with thousands of people expected to participate, parking is likely to be a nightmare....

MAKE IT A TRANSIT ADVENTURE! Capital Metro & Smart Trips Austin are providing free Local Day Passes so you can spend more time appreciating a second weekend of Eastside creativity and less time circling for parking.

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12:00 PM | CHECK-IN | Join us at 1828 51st/HEB (Stop #6303) -- located near Bartholemew District Park -- to get a free Capital Metro Local Day Pass and to get ready to roll.

>>> 12:15 PM | TOUR #1: SPRINGDALE GENERAL | Priding itself on being a community of makers and creatives, Springdale General offers a wide range of studios, creative spaces and workshops to explore including: Co-Lab Projects, Iona Handcrafted Books, J-Squared Studios, Creative Action, Whitebox, Wolf Collective, Broad Studios, Latinitas, The Paper + Craft Pantry and more!

1:30 PM | CATCH CAP METRO | 1018 Springdale/Goodwin (Stop #1339) | #300 MetroBus -- every 15 min, 7 days a week! | 1:15pm / 1:30pm / 1:45pm / 2:00pm

>>> 1:15 PM | TOUR #2: CANOPY | is the undisputed epicenter of the East Austin Studio Tour and home to Big Medium, the organization responsible for creating and hosting the annual event. This creative community set within a redeveloped East Austin warehouse -- and featuring over 50 artists -- is not to be missed!

>>>>>>> Option A: Back to Bartholomew District Park

RETURN TRIP | Come and go as you please. MetroBus #300 comes every 15 minutes, 7 days a week and runs until 10:37 pm on Sunday nights!

  • Govalle/Springdale (Stop #5465) | #300 MetroBus -- every 15 min, 7 days a week! | 2:22pm / 2:37pm / 2:52pm / 3:07pm / 3:22pm / 3:37pm / / 3:52pm / 4:07pm / 4:27pm / 4:42pm / 4:57pm / 5:12pm / 5:27pm / 5:42pm / 5:57pm / 6:12pm... until 10:37pm!

3:00 PM | END OF EVENT | MetroBus #300 will return you to Bartholomew District Park. Capital Metro staff can help you end your tour earlier (or later), if needed. *** Please remember to wear comfortable shoes. There will be plenty of walking and standing ***

>>>>>>> Option B: Keep Exploring

There are so many other studios, galleries and workshops to explore within close walking, biking and scooting distance. Some of our favorites include: Ghost Pepper Glass, Dimension Gallery Sculpture Park, Bolm Studios, Crashbox, and MakeATX or just stick around and relax at Austin Eastciders Collaboratory, Friends & Allies Brewing Co., or Sa-Ten.

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WHERE TO MEET
1828 51st/HEB (Stop #6303), located on 51st Street across from Bartholemew District Park. We'll meet at the bus stop and get ready to roll.
Want to join us NEXT weekend too? Register here: https://east2019-weekend2.eventbrite.com

PLAN YOUR TRIP
On the web:
http://www.capmetro.org/planner
On your smartphone: http://www.capmetro.org/app

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EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR (EAST) | hosted by Big Medium, EAST is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning across two weekends in November. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the local artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces. Boundaries are: East of 1-35, West of Hwy 183, South of Hwy 290, and North of Riverside Dr. You can explore the exhibits online or pick up an EAST catalog at any Eastside library.

SMART TRIPS AUSTIN is a collaboration between the City of Austin and Capital Metro that aims to reduce single occupant vehicle trips and increase trips taken by foot, bike, bus or shared car. Participants in the University Hills, Windsor Park, Pecan Springs-Springdale, Mueller, Boggy Creek, MLK, MLK-183, Johnston Terrace, Govalle, Holly and East Cesar Chavez neighborhoods who sign-up can order resources like maps, brochures, and special rewards and will be invited to neighborhood walks, social bike rides, and transit adventures through the end of December 2019.

TRANSIT ADVENTURES is a transportation demand management (TDM) program designed to increase transit ridership and reduce parking demand among participants. Capital Metro hosts the program to provide transit training in a risk-free, low-stakes environment for groups of 10 - 40 people and can organize a team-building trip for FREE for your office, neighborhood group, organization, church or school using our transit services. Contact us and let us plan a Transit Adventure for your group!

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