This week we bring you an inside look into our new home Starving Art & E. A. T. (East Austin Trailer park Eatery). The whole concept for this new space is completely unique, welcoming and totally Austin, with its awesome location is literally right next door to the famous Juan in a Million on East Cesar Chavez.
We first heard about the new venture during the promotion of their Grand Opening on June 5th, seeing a write up on Thrillist as well as Do512 among other places. What really piqued our interest was the trailer park merging with an artist community. E. A. T. boasts a outdoor movie screening area along with its trailers: Old School Bar B Q, El Sol e la Luna with tacos and other tasty fare, Phoebe's Mud serving up coffee & smoothies, and Iggi's Texatarian a vegetarian take on Texas faves like Frito Pie. Iggi's celebrates their Grand Opening this weekend July 31st with a huge party featuring food, beer, a movie and a giant slip & slide. We'll be open and partaking in the fun, you should too!All of E. A. T. is in the big parking lot next to and behind the big Pink building hosting Starving Art. Inside there are 25 artist studios, a large gallery space and an artist market selling fine art as well as other gift items and jewelry. The gallery hosts monthly openings happening the first Friday of every month. These openings are fun nights including movie screenings and artist demos, showcasing all the open studios and artists. Next is Friday August 6th!
The idea of combining the artists with the food trailers is this "The trailers will work together with the galleries and the arts market to provide a bigger draw for people to come to this area, therefore giving artists more exposure. Likewise the art openings will create a draw that will also give the trailers exposure." We think this is a great idea and we're really excited to be a part of the community.
Lastly its been brought to life by a team of two guys described on the Starving Art website like this "Starving Art Studios and E.A.T. is a venture brought to you by Josh Frank, the guy who brought you TREAT, the trailer you all grew to love. Art management support and direction provided by J.Haley, manager of Pump Project Satelilte, facilities developmental Lead Foreman for the creation of The United States Art Authority, and all around nice guy. " We'd definitely agree.