5 Ways to Re-Ignite Your Creative Spark

Written by: Zuzu Kelly Perkal Creativity is everywhere and is within everyone. Whether you’re a fine artist, a hair stylist, a dancer, an accountant, waitress, or pilot; YOU ARE CREATIVE. Every avenue of life requires creativity, it just doesn’t always look the same. As I know this to be true in the marrow of my bones, I have a distinct understand of the difficulty it takes to truly tap into this well of creativity. We’re encouraged to stay busy, to fall in line, to keep your head down, and to get serious. Well, I’m here to say… screw that single-minded thought […]

NEW PRODUCT :: MONTANA ULTRA WIDE 750ML

We just received an epic shipment of new art supplies and today we’ll be featuring the largest member in the Montana Cans family, the 750ml ULTRA-WIDE can. ‘An ideal tool for contemporary urban calligraphy and ultra wide line work. The spray width variation is from 15cm if applied rapidly at close range, to approx. 60cm if applied slower at a greater distance to the desired surface.’ The best of both worlds! Come to our store in East Austin (130 Pedernales st.) any day of the week 12:30-7:30pm to grab a can. We carry both black  and chrome! This is one of […]

Giving Back :: Messages of Love

SprATX partnered with Operation Finally Home, Wilshire Homes, and Kleenex on an incredibly special project earlier this year. A beautiful home was built and donated to Nick, Shelby and their two children as a gift of thanks for their service to our country. SprATX artists, Zuzu, Liza Fishbone, and Asher Freehan added their love to the project by creating positive art and messages on the interior/exterior walls and floors throughout the house. After three days of painting, the Nelms new neighbors and loved ones walked through the house leaving messages of support and love. The house is a true work of art with the bones […]

Journey Coworking :: A New Kind of Shared Workplace

WRITTEN & PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ZUZU PERKAL It was all a dream… until it became a reality in September of this year when Journey Coworking opened it’s doors to the East Austin community. The co-working space is based on a membership system, so everyone is afforded the opportunity to really get to know one another and build lasting relationships. Since they opened a few short months ago the membership allotment is almost full. They’re crushin’ it!  There’s no denying the recent boom of co-working and co-lab spaces throughout the country, especially in Austin with it’s fast-growing culture and continuous influx of creatives and independent contractors. These co-working […]

Casual. Intense. Freedom

An Interview with Anthony Lister By: Zuzu Perkal We caught wind that street artist, Anthony Lister was spending some time in Austin, so we did what we always do. We reached out. We invited him to the SprATX shop to shoot the shit and ended up doing a mini interview and in the process learned some pretty rad things about the artist and life itself. When he rolled up to SprATX adorned in all black, unruly bleach-blonde hair, and sunglasses that made me feel like I had suddenly time-travelled into the future, I knew we were going to get along just fine and our conversation was going to […]

POW! WOW! Worcester International Mural Festival

Renowned artists from all corners of the world gathered in Worcester, MA for 10 days with one purpose, to beautifying the local landscape. These artist took there talents to the walls of Worcester in magnificent feats of passion and creativity, covering walls so big it’s hard to imagine them being covered in paint until you see it with your own eyes. All this was made possible because of POW! WOW! Worldwide and their team of volunteers and various sponsors/partners. SprATX was proud to be one of the sponsors of the first ever POW! WOW! Worcester earlier this month. POW! WOW! Worldwide is […]

Infinite Potential :: Interview with Kemi Yemi-Ese

Story by HANNAH MCMORRIS On a cloudy day in East Austin, I walked to Epoch Coffee and was greeted by a woman named Kemi. Making small talk, I effortlessly stepped up from the gravel parking lot onto the smooth pavement near the Epoch chairs and tables. Embarrassed, I recognized that my new companion, Kemi couldn’t do the same. She was in a wheelchair and didn’t have the luxury of stepping up onto the pavement. Kemi wasn’t bothered, and brushed off my apology, while we proceeded to look for a ramp for her to use. Searching for accessibility is a struggle I never […]

Artist Interview :: GOMER

INTERVIEW WITH :: GOMER INTERVIEWD BY :: ZUZU GOMER is the man with the plan when it comes to the graffiti and street art scene in Austin, Texas. GOMER shares his journey and perspective beginning from the 80’s and onward.  SprATX  :: What’s your name, what you write, what kind of art you create, and when did you start? Gomer :: I write Gomer. I create all kinds of art, I always have. I went to art school for about nine years. For better or for worse, I was able to get my hands into a little bit of everything during that time. The one thing […]

Bradford Maxfield :: The Spirit of Austin

Bradford Maxfield, a “conceptual artist, a multi-dimensional thinker, and an all-around fun-loving, pretty rad-ass dude. A continual learner—always striving to evolve, take risks, and try new things.”  Originally from El Paso, he states, his “heart lies in Austin. El Paso is a little piece of paradise I call my second home. ‘The armpit of Texas,’ as some refer to it, wasn’t such a bad place to grow up and is actually an incredible place for like-minded individuals interested in pursuing art. The sleepy west Texas town spawns creativity like no other and has been an inspiration for many movies, books, and songs, including […]

Pow! Wow! Worcester International Mural Festival

Renowned artists from all corners of the world gathered in Worcester, MA for 10 days with the shared purpose of beautifying the local landscape. These artist took there talents to the walls of Worcester in magnificent feats of passion and creativity, covering walls so big it’s hard to imagine them being covered in paint until you see it with your own eyes. All this was made possible because of POW! WOW! Worldwide, the Worcester Festival Committee, Action! Worcester and their teams of volunteers and various sponsors. SprATX was proud to be one of the sponsors of the first ever POW! WOW! Worcester. POW! WOW! […]