Arts In Context is an arts documentary series exploring the process of creation through collaboration and the condition of living and working as an artist. By spotlighting visual arts, dance, music and culture, we hope to pique curiosity and inspire people to learn more about a subject, visit an exhibition, attend a performance or create and share something beautiful of their own and facilitate the dialogue between artists and audiences. Arts In Context airs Thursdays on KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, and is available everywhere on the PBS iPhone app and iPad app.

Support for Arts In Context is provided by: Art Works, Wells Fargo, The Kodosky Foundation, The Burdine Johnson Foundation, and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division

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  • Music For All

    Austin Soundwaves believes all students deserve a world-class education in the fine arts.


  • Somos Krudas

    Cuban hip-hop duo Krudas Cubensi spit fiery lines about politics and sexuality.


  • In Their Words

    SongwritingWith:Soldiers offers intensely immersive retreats to military veterans and...


  • A Light in the Dark

    Produced locally and created by hand, Gail Chovan’s rich, textural clothing challenges...


  • Classical Undead

    Since 1999 Golden Hornet Project has presented over 60 concerts of indie classical musi...


  • The Influencers

    From band posters to business logos, graphic designers are influencing the visual look...


  • Rude Mechs

    While fostering a truly collaborative environment – there are no individual leaders...


  • Here and Beyond

    Blue Lapis Light transforms urban environments into works of art.


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  • As the owner of Coco Coquette, Allyon Garo brings maximalist glamour to the masses


  • Steffensen’s Torque and Axis uses materials and movements associated with skateboarding


  • Ralph Eugene Meatyard helped usher in a new way of thinking about photography.


  • Artist Denise Prince captures the reality of fantasy.


  • Every second Saturday of the month, The Contemporary Austin hosts family art-making.


  • Experimental Response Cinema showcases films that explore the prospect of untapped cinema.

  • At Austin Speed Shop, rusty frames and stock vehicles are canvases for unique artists.


  • Brazilian-born cardiologist Carlos Machado first saw Frank Netter’s medical illustrations


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