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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  • 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.


  • In Face

    Behind the makeup and false eyelashes of drag queens are the eccentric lives of brillia...


  • Rebirth

    Born out of intense personal hardship, Les Rav - the classically-influenced experimental..


  • El Taller

    Proyecto Teatro aims to make the arts accessible to the entire community, regardless of...


  • The Best Little Art House In Texas

    Cinephiles and art house movie theaters are an endangered species. There are only a...


  • Tiny Puppets

    Once There Were Six Seasons is a new work by Glass Half Full Theatre that uses puppetry...


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


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


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


  • Founded as a platform for hip-hop artists, the Austin Mic Exchange works tirelessly to...


  • Teaching students to embrace their own cultures, Roots & Rhythms is an after-school dru...


  • Since 1995, Rude Mechanicals have created original theatrical productions that represen...


  • On November 13, 2014, a small stretch of Waller Creek in downtown Austin, Texas was lit...


  • Combining the rich traditions of Ladino music with the rhythms of Flamenco...


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