Austin, Texas has long been an area where development and improvement are constants. Recently the area has attempted to bolster their artist community so that many of their people can earn a full-time living while creating the art that they love so much. Furniture is a big part of this with many stylish designs coming out of the area. Some of them even go to the national stage as they are picked up by big companies who want to be a part of the overall art scene.
Texas is probably best known for southern style and country music. However this is far from all the area has to offer. For example Austin brings together an eclectic lifestyle that is far outside of the normal culture for the state. Due to the presence of an airport and major places of business it has slowly become a melting pot of people from all over the world. A far cry from the older reputation it once had many years ago.
In this particular case both nonprofit organizers and concerned citizens are working together in order to create and preserve amazing local art. You rarely see this much interest in art unless there is a powerful scene in the area. Austin seems to have one and therefore we are likely to see the art in the area grow and expand with many more authors as well as artists.
Many locals are celebrating this and contributing as well. The gap between normal person and artist is so small as to pretty much be nonexistent. Anyone can have a true flash of insight that propels them to great heights if they really work in it well. Perhaps if you are not already a great designer this could be the source of that flash which propels you to truly great heights within the art world as well.
Nature is another important aspect of Austin which is another reason so many artists stay there. Throughout all of human history nature has been inspiring great artists to even greater heights. Nothing is very different there with beautiful trees, some mountainous areas and incredible water features as well. It’s just one of many piece of inspiration.
Pieces of contemporary outdoor furniture and architecture have often been created and improved by this community. Many of the lines you see today started off from the work of an artist there, in one way or another. So in some sense all of this work and encouragement is important to the world as a whole.
So what does this mean for you as a designer? If you live near Austin, or perhaps just anywhere with an art scene, you can find some amazing pieces or show off your own. Due to this you should investigate any place that regularly holds exhibitions. These can be treasure troves of amazing decorative items that you quite literally will not be able to find anywhere else on the face of the earth. Unique style is something that is always in demand in the art world. Be sure to check out our older articles as well including our 2014 predictions to see if we were right.