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ARTIST INTERVIEW :: AVERY O :: SPRATX IGNITE PROGRAM

Avery Orendorf AKA Avery O has recently completed her residency within the SprATX Ignite Program. Join us tonight, Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 6-9pm for Avery's opening reception in the SprATX Gallery. The event is open to all ages with free entry and street parking....

ARTIST INTERVIEW : STETZ : SPRATX IGNITE PROGRAM

Eugene Stetz sent an email to the SprATX family a few months back in response to our call for artists interested in being in residency in the SprATX Ignite Program. We were blown away by his enthusiasm, artistic vision, and drive to be a part of the program. We...

Artist Interview : Josué Ramírez : SprATX Ignite Program

SprATX has recently started a new initiative under the name of "SprATX Ignite". This program is a short term artist residency program to help launch visual artists to the next level of their artistic careers. We provide a physical studio space to create a new body of...

Artist Interview : SprATX Ignite : Sari Shryack

Sari Shryack, a recent local artist in the SprATX Ignite Program will soon be revealing her new body of work at her upcoming solo exhibition at SprATX on Friday, March 30th 5-7pm. RSVP to the upcoming opening reception here. Read below to learn more about the artist,...

IPAF Mural Festival 2018 : Lucas Aoki

Lucas Aoki, originally from Argentina and now living in Austin, TX is a long time member of the SprATX collective. He was recently invited to the Second Edition of the IPAF Festival in Cape Town, South Africa and SprATX jumped on the opportunity to help him make it...

SprATX 4 Year Anniversary

We did it. It's been 4 wonderful years since we first opened the doors to our gallery and art supply shop. We've had our ups and downs but it's been an epic ride and we couldn't be happier to end up where we are today. In celebration of these good times we hosted a...

atxGALS : Austin, TX

Here in Austin, TX we find ourselves surrounded by powerful, creative, and visionary women of all ages. We live in a progressive city that encourages women to create and prosper. With a multitude of organizations, groups, collectives, and local businesses owned by...

AUSTIN ARTIST INTERVIEW :: ULOANG

Luis Angulo has just completed a month residency in the Spratx Ignite Program (learn more here) and we took some time to sit down and learn about his experience in the Ignite Studio and behind the scenes updates on his newest body of work. Check it out below! "Born in...

MIAMI ART BASEL 2017

If you've not yet attended Art Basel in Miami, FL, think of it as the SXSW of the art world. Endless exhibits, galleries, parties, events, live painting, and murals occur over the weekend long festival and even the week prior to the official opening day. Art Basel has...

Austin Artist Interview :: Kristin Freeman

Freeman is one of Austin's leading female visual artists, spreading her messages of love, female empowerment, and inspiration with the world. Currently one of our resident artists in the SprATX Ignite Program, a newly created platform to equip selected artists with...

Adam Lucas AKA Hanksy Art Exhibit in New York City

Adam Lucas : Some Grow Up, Other's Grow Down from SprATX on Vimeo. Adam Lucas, which many of us know by his former alias, Hanksy has recently revealed his name and identity for the world to see. This natural transition of shifting away from the celebrated pop culture...

Interview :: H.A.M Houston

We recently took a visit to Houston, TX and made a stop at the H.A.M museum (Harrisburg Arts Museum) in east downtown to check out the warehouse covered in graffiti art. The project is curated by Daniel Anguilu. On one side there are murals created by various artists...

SAVE THE MUSIC :: J Muzacz @ Encore Records

We recently partnered with Encore Records, one of Austin's longest standing music shops, and local SprATX artist J Muzacz, AKA GIVE1, for the curation of East Austin's newest large-scale mural. The mural was painted in homage to the East 6th Street's Encore Records...

Artist Interview: Caro Pepe

Caro Pepe is a notable Argentinian artist, born and raised in Corrientes, AKA 'city of murals'. After several years working in advertising as an art director, in both Buenos Aires and Madrid, Pepe decided, "it was about time to work on my art full time". With that...

Product Review :: Grog Cutter Marker

Written by: Zuzu We know when choosing your art supplies, you can go to a handful of different places... but we hope that you chose us. There's countless art supply companies and there's thousands of different brands to choose from. We're excited to announce our...

ARTIST INTERVIEW :: AVERY O :: SPRATX IGNITE PROGRAM

Avery Orendorf AKA Avery O has recently completed her residency within the SprATX Ignite Program. Join us tonight, Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 6-9pm for Avery's opening reception in the SprATX Gallery. The event is open to all ages with free entry and street parking....

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ARTIST INTERVIEW : STETZ : SPRATX IGNITE PROGRAM

Eugene Stetz sent an email to the SprATX family a few months back in response to our call for artists interested in being in residency in the SprATX Ignite Program. We were blown away by his enthusiasm, artistic vision, and drive to be a part of the program. We...

read more

Artist Interview : Josué Ramírez : SprATX Ignite Program

SprATX has recently started a new initiative under the name of "SprATX Ignite". This program is a short term artist residency program to help launch visual artists to the next level of their artistic careers. We provide a physical studio space to create a new body of...

read more

Artist Interview : SprATX Ignite : Sari Shryack

Sari Shryack, a recent local artist in the SprATX Ignite Program will soon be revealing her new body of work at her upcoming solo exhibition at SprATX on Friday, March 30th 5-7pm. RSVP to the upcoming opening reception here. Read below to learn more about the artist,...

read more

IPAF Mural Festival 2018 : Lucas Aoki

Lucas Aoki, originally from Argentina and now living in Austin, TX is a long time member of the SprATX collective. He was recently invited to the Second Edition of the IPAF Festival in Cape Town, South Africa and SprATX jumped on the opportunity to help him make it...

read more

SprATX 4 Year Anniversary

We did it. It's been 4 wonderful years since we first opened the doors to our gallery and art supply shop. We've had our ups and downs but it's been an epic ride and we couldn't be happier to end up where we are today. In celebration of these good times we hosted a...

read more

atxGALS : Austin, TX

Here in Austin, TX we find ourselves surrounded by powerful, creative, and visionary women of all ages. We live in a progressive city that encourages women to create and prosper. With a multitude of organizations, groups, collectives, and local businesses owned by...

read more

AUSTIN ARTIST INTERVIEW :: ULOANG

Luis Angulo has just completed a month residency in the Spratx Ignite Program (learn more here) and we took some time to sit down and learn about his experience in the Ignite Studio and behind the scenes updates on his newest body of work. Check it out below! "Born in...

read more

MIAMI ART BASEL 2017

If you've not yet attended Art Basel in Miami, FL, think of it as the SXSW of the art world. Endless exhibits, galleries, parties, events, live painting, and murals occur over the weekend long festival and even the week prior to the official opening day. Art Basel has...

read more

Austin Artist Interview :: Kristin Freeman

Freeman is one of Austin's leading female visual artists, spreading her messages of love, female empowerment, and inspiration with the world. Currently one of our resident artists in the SprATX Ignite Program, a newly created platform to equip selected artists with...

read more

Adam Lucas AKA Hanksy Art Exhibit in New York City

Adam Lucas : Some Grow Up, Other's Grow Down from SprATX on Vimeo. Adam Lucas, which many of us know by his former alias, Hanksy has recently revealed his name and identity for the world to see. This natural transition of shifting away from the celebrated pop culture...

read more

Interview :: H.A.M Houston

We recently took a visit to Houston, TX and made a stop at the H.A.M museum (Harrisburg Arts Museum) in east downtown to check out the warehouse covered in graffiti art. The project is curated by Daniel Anguilu. On one side there are murals created by various artists...

read more

SAVE THE MUSIC :: J Muzacz @ Encore Records

We recently partnered with Encore Records, one of Austin's longest standing music shops, and local SprATX artist J Muzacz, AKA GIVE1, for the curation of East Austin's newest large-scale mural. The mural was painted in homage to the East 6th Street's Encore Records...

read more

Artist Interview: Caro Pepe

Caro Pepe is a notable Argentinian artist, born and raised in Corrientes, AKA 'city of murals'. After several years working in advertising as an art director, in both Buenos Aires and Madrid, Pepe decided, "it was about time to work on my art full time". With that...

read more

Product Review :: Grog Cutter Marker

Written by: Zuzu We know when choosing your art supplies, you can go to a handful of different places... but we hope that you chose us. There's countless art supply companies and there's thousands of different brands to choose from. We're excited to announce our...

read more

Artist Interview :: PONO

Written by: Zuzu Kelly Perkal Shay Macancheez AKA Pono is a visual artist currently living and working in Austin, TX. His artist name, Pono is a Hawaiian word that means 'Righteousness'. Throughout his life and artistic career he's spent time in the city life as well...

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Temple Children

Art. Community. Sustainability. A Global Movement & Platform for Positive Change. TEMPLE CHILD / ˈtempəl ˈchī(-ə)ld / (noun) : ONE WHO CULTIVATES POSITIVE CHANGE; A CHILD OF THE EARTH. Creators of Temple Children, Miya Tsukazaki and David "MEGGS" Hooke have given way...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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2016 X Games Mural House

 Spratx | Xgames Art house 2016 from SprATX on Vimeo.   X Games reached out to SprATX earlier this year in hopes of working together to custom build an interactive activation for the 2016 X Games in Austin. Over the course of one week SprATX fabricated a two-story...

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Artist Feature :: Brendan the Blob

Written by: Jeffrey From Wobble, Wobble, Wobble. You’re staring at a BRENDAN THE BLOB mural and you can’t quite tell what you’re looking at, but you like it. The work is by Oakland based artist, Brendan Monroe, who is known for his wobbly, abstract landscapes and the...

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SUMMER KICK OFF BASH PARTY

Written by: Jeffrey From It's hot. You're in your business casual. You're not eating a snowcone, drinking free whiskey and listening to music...Let us help you change all of those parts of your life. Come through to our SUMMER KICK OFF BASH this Friday (6/10) from...

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Artist Interview :: Mila Sketch

INTERVIEW WITH MILA SKETCH  Preview Changes (opens in a new window)Written BY GRACE SNIVELY   Last week’s show, The Rover’s Map, was a solo exhibition by local artist Mila Sketch. Born in Russia, Mila developed a love for drawing at a very young age, receiving her...

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Artist Interview :: Tony “Anti” Diaz

INTERVIEW WITH :: TONY DIAZ, OWNER OF INDUSTRY PRINT SHOP  INTERVIEWED BY :: ZUZU Tony Diaz was born in January 1980 in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in love with music and fed his obsession with lessons, playing in bands, and listening to records. As he grew older...

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Aritst Interview :: Nathan “Sloke” Nordstrom

Interview with NATHAN “SLOKE” NORDSTROM  Interviewed by ZUZU  Tonight's show, From the Ground Up is an incredibly special gallery showing at SprATX. We've partnered with local legend, Sloke One, to bring to life a photographic timeline of the Austin graffiti scene...

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Artist Interview :: Briar Bonifacio

Interview with Matthew Briar Bonifacio  Interviewed by Zuzu  Briar Bonifacio is recognized as Austin's first street artist. Today he's a local muralist, martial artist, and goji berry farmer. We had the opportunity to hang out in his studio and ask him some questions...

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EVENT REVIEW :: 30 SCREAMING YEARS

Written by: ZUZU KELLY PERKAL LOCAL HANDS Zuzu Kelly Perkal FISH SWEET STELLAR ROZ SALLY K  ROSHI K RANDOM DIRECTION JON MCKENZIE LUCAS AOKI GRIM DAVE LOWELL BUNCE BLVD REALEM OBLUCKA Photography by :...

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SXSW 2016 :: Impossible Walls Project

Written by: ZUZU KELLY PERKAL  PHOTOs BY: JASPER WONG SprATX + POW WOW! Worldwide + SXSW Every year during SXSW our beautiful 'weird' little city is transformed into a vast living, moving, breathing organism. The streets brim with transient visitors from around the...

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Artist Interview :: Jake Jordan

On Friday, April 1st we're hosting the opening reception in the SprATX gallery for artist Jake Jordan's solo exhibit, "Two Plotter Projects :: An Exploration of Space and Time" 'The pieces explore how we perceive information through space and time. The visual...

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Event Review :: Covered & Revealed

February 22, 2016 By Zuzu Kelly Perkal Austin is notorious for it's profusion of dynamic visual and performance artists. Brad Walton and Gregory James are two significant local artists that thread the intricate web of working artists in Austin, TX. Brad and Gregory...

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BK Artist Interview // Bacardi’s No Commission Art Basel

Though it is now 2016, we cannot fail to remember all of the amazing artwork and artists we encountered in Miami at Art Basel this last December. December 3-5, 2015, SprATX had the privilege of attending the 3-day art and concert series at Art Basel Miami Beach, an...

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Event Review :: Creative Women of Texas

February 15, 2016 By Hannah McMorris Photo credit to crystal rodriguez   The atmosphere was full of warmth and relaxed anticipation. As viewers from all over Austin filed into our new SprATX studio, friends and fellow artists alike mingled like old pals. Passing the...

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Upcoming Event :: Art of Giving

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." -Ronald Reagan Spratx has partnered with ACGC for a very special event this Friday night from 6-10pm. Though we take pride in all of our events, this one holds a special place in our heart-- as we get to see...

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Grand Opening Party

Our grand re-opening and three year anniversary party last Saturday was a bigger success than we could have ever imagined. With a turnout of over 800 people, the five-hour celebration continued until the booze ran out. To those who waited in line for 45 minutes, we...

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Artist Feature :: NIZ

"Niz is a Peruvian  born female stencil artist based out of Austin, Texas. She is known for her mutli-layered photo-realistic stencil work and skateboard art. Niz’s work draws from elements of graffiti, hip hop culture, existentialism and spirituality. She finds her...

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SPRATX X SNOW

BRANDON SNOW  "I began making leather goods about one year ago as I am always interested in "making my own" whatever it may be. It first started with a backpack then moved into making my own belt and wallet. Being interested in motorcycle culture I began playing with...

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Artist Interview :: Bumblebeelovesyou

Bumblebeelovesyou Born and raised in the southeastern part of the Los Angeles County, he takes the largely ignored parts of the city and uses it as his personal canvas by remodeling urban furniture such as newspaper boxes, telephone booths to tell stories of everyday...

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Austin City Limits :: AT&T

Austin, the "Live Music Capitol of the World" is such a radical place to live. Since we planted our roots here in 2012, we've never for a moment questioned why Austin, TX called to us as home. It's events like Austin City Limits that remind us why we are so...

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Fresh Art Fresh Water

Spratx recently commissioned ten local artists to work with the City of Austin to promote the 'Fresh Art Fresh Water' project. The purpose to raise awareness and education about the importance of keeping our creeks clean form pollution runoff into storm drains. Each...

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Black Gold @ Little Pink Monster Gallery

Roshi K recently concluded her first ever solo exhibit at the Little Pink Monster Gallery  in East Austin. Whether you experienced this magical evening under the super moon or had to miss out, read on for an in-depth interview with artist Roshi K and Annie, the owner...

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Sound & Cinema Recap : Summer 2015

Music. Movies. Art. Food. Sunshine. Family.... Does it get any better than that?! While the summer heat is still in full force, the bi-weekly gatherings for movies in the park have come to an end. Over the course of the last two months Do512 and Alamo Drafthouse...

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Artist Interview : Sam Yong

Sam Yong is a 28 year old artist and explorer who has spent the last four months adventuring around the United States. He quit his job back home to foster a new path to expand his consciousness as an artist. We asked Sam some tough questions and some silly questions...

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Artist Interview : TRUTH

Mike Johnston is a street art evangelist (TRUTH) bringing the message of joy to the masses.  He loves to paint on found objects and on giant concrete walls.  The four years that he and his wife lived overseas in Asia and the Middle East really shaped his creative...

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GET UP Snapback Release

  SPRATX PRESENTS : 'GET UP' LIMITED EDITION SNAP BACK CAP We're proud to announce that we'll be launching a new Spratx apparel line before the end of summer. Our threads will be an array of street wear styles, both men's and women's with an eclectic Austin twist....

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Anat Ronen : Houston, TX

It was 3:00 PM on July 20, 2015, and it was looking like an average Houston day---the traffic was packed, the sun was hot, and the city was in full-swing. It was a very special day for SpraTX ... it was the day we met Anat Ronen.  We had already been emailing with...

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Sound & Cinema ft. BLVD

SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVIN' IS EASY  Summer nights in Austin, TX are notorious for late night swims at Barton Springs, rocking out at Blues on the Green, and spending time with friends and family for a movie night, live music and live art under the stars. One of...

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