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Popular lifestyle brand debuts artsy new gallery in East Austin

Popular lifestyle brand debuts artsy new gallery in East Austin

Tim Kerr skateboards
These hand-painted skateboards by Tim Kerr will be part of "Locally Sourced," opening April 21. Photo courtesy of Volcom

A new arts and entertainment hub is coming to the middle of the East Sixth district. Billed as a "retail store, music venue, and art gallery space," Volcom Garden debuts Friday, April 21, at 1209 E. Sixth St.

The space, formerly Clayworks Studio, was used as a pop-up location for Volcom in the past. In addition to serving as a ticket pickup for Sound on Sound Fest, the space also hosted Fader Fort during SXSW 2017. In March, the sports and lifestyle brand announced that it signed an extended lease and would pump more resources into the Austin arts scene.

"Volcom has a long history of supporting people who are passionate about what they do. The Volcom Garden is a long-term commitment to showcasing and supporting people's creative energy, whatever that might be," said executive vice president of global marketing, Ryan Immegart, in a statement.

The opening exhibit, "Locally Sourced," features work from 25 local artists curated by Michael Sieben, an acclaimed Austin designer/illustrator. The lineup includes an outdoor mural by Mike Shine, as well as pieces from Tim Kerr, Brian Maclaskey, Sophie Roach, Will Gaynor, and more. "Locally Sourced" will run for one month.

A free celebration will take place April 21, coinciding with the opening of Volcom Garden and "Locally Sourced." Attendees will be treated to live music from local punk rockers Residual Kid.

To keep up-to-date on upcoming concerts and exhibits, follow Volcom Garden on Instagram.