Arts in Context

Austin artists share 6 best pieces of advice they have ever received

Austin artists share 6 best pieces of advice they have ever received

Editor's note: CultureMap is proud to present the latest installment in our partnership with KLRU's documentary series Arts In Context. The series explores the process of creation and what it's like to be a working artist in the Austin area. You can watch more stories at

Since launching Arts in Context, KLRU producers have told the stories of dozens of Austin artists, musicians, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and other creatives. Here, they ask some of those subjects to share the best advice they have ever received. 

Local luminaries like BLXPTN's Jonathan Horstmann, artist Roshi K, photographer Moyo Oyelola, and playwright Christian Hoang all reveal the nuggets of wisdom they have picked along their own journeys. Regardless of your profession, their frank and honest answers give insight into the creative process, and ultimately the act of building an entire career. 

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire, and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique — whether music, arts, or public issues — by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts In Context, Central Texas Gardener, Decibel, and Overheard with Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Winnie Hsia
Winnie Hsia, founder of Sky Candy, shares the best advice she's ever received. Courtesy of KLRU Arts in Context