DiverseArts Culture Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit multicultural and multidisciplinary arts organization in Austin, TX. We are able to continue our work and various projects thanks to the support of organizations, businesses, and individuals. By sponsoring DiverseArts, you will be helping to support us in our efforts to promote cultural awareness and growth in Austin. If you or your businesses is interested in sponsoring DiverseArts or one of our projects and would like to learn more, please contact us by phone at (512) 477-9438 or by email.



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Austin Cultral Arts Division.

DiverseArts Culture Works is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.  Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Texas Commission on the Arts

The Texas Commission on the Arts’ mission is to develop a receptive climate for the arts in Texas.

To accomplish its mission, TCA awards grants, promotes the arts, and raises funds to enhance support of the arts in Texas.

Austin Radiological Association

Austin Radiological Association

We have been providing quality imaging services to the people of Austin and Central Texas since 1954, and are continually working to improve access in the area to the highest quality services. Toward this end, we operate 14 outpatient imaging centers, located conveniently throughout Austin and Central Texas, and we provide professional radiologist services at 15 area hospitals.

Live Oak Brewing Company

Live Oak Brewing Company

Live Oak Brewing Company is truly a home-grown Austin enterprise. Two of Austin's own homebrews, Chip McElroy and Brian Peters, literally hand-built the brewery and were the two main brewers, keg washers, delivery persons, and proselytizers. Live Oak has grown since then, but we are still just as passionate about providing delicious old-world style beers that are rarely commercially available.




The one that started it all. An Austin tradition since 1977, Trudy's Texas Star is the original Trudy's destination. Come in early for breakfast upstairs, grab a beer on our patio, or catch the game on one of our 6 TVs inside and out downstairs.


Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau is charged with marketing Austin nationally and internationally as a premier business and leisure destination, thus enriching our community's overall quality of life.

Austin Chronicle

The Austin Chronicle

The Austin Chronicle  is an independent, locally owned and operated alternative newsweekly that reflects the heart and soul of Austin, Texas. Boasting a readership of 243,500, the Chronicle addresses the community's political and environmental concerns, expresses Austin's rich cultural scene, and provides in-depth coverage of the Capital City's live music and entertainment venues, performing arts centers, restaurants, recreational activites, and outdoor excursions.

The Chronicle sponsors annual events like the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film, and Multimedia conferences and festivals, and the annual Austin Music Awards Show and the Austin Hot Sauce Contest, the largest in the world. Special annual issues include the Best of Austin, the Readers' Restaurant Poll, the Austin Music Awards, the Beer Issue, Musicians Register, Music Industry Guide, the Anniversary Issue, and the Short Story Contest.

If it's important to Austin, it's in the Chronicle.

Affordable Sound

Affordable Sound is an Austin, Texas based CD duplication and replication company that provides music distribution and promotion services including poster ...

Perry LorenzPerry Lorenz

1311 E 6th St # A, Austin, TX 78702

East Side PiesEast Side Pies

Established in March 2006, ESP serves up Austin style, thin crust, fresh topping pizzas. Co-owners Michael Freid & Noah Polk make their pies from scratch – from Chef Michael’s own secret recipe. With homemade sauces and salad dressings, ESP is a local favorite – we hope you’ll love us too!

We are open for lunch & dinner everyday, serving slices as well as whole pies. Ask about our Farm to Table slices made with veggies from our local farmers’ markets. (Slices at our Rosewood location only)

 Phogg Phoundation

The Phogg Phoundation for the Pursuit of Happiness

Youth Emergency Service, Inc., dba The Phogg Phoundation for the Pursuit of Happiness, is a private non-profit (501[c]3) organization dedicated to preserving the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, especially the right to pursue happiness and the right to privacy. While we have a special emphasis on and love for Austin and Texas, our interests are not limited by geographical boundaries. This year, grant recipients include groups working to:

• reform the criminal justice system, including ending the drug war;
• protect prisoners’ rights and end the death penalty;
• protect civil liberties and human rights, and to end racism and genocide;
• promote peace, and assist victims of war;
• provide health resource, housing and food to all, including meeting the needs of refugees and immigrants, and preserving women’s reproductive rights;
• protect our irreplaceable environment;
• preserve Jewish history, and fight anti-Semitism;
• support Native American rights and dignity;
• provide elders with respect and security;
• build democratic media, preserve historical resources, and oppose censorship;
• support progressive community arts and cultural institutions;
• build self-sufficiency in Third World countries and at home; and
• protect domestic and free (“wild”) animals.

In a year that has seen many foundations forced to reduce their charitable giving, we are especially blessed to be able to increase ours and while not alot of money, we know every little bit helps. While recent political and even economic developments in the US have given rise to hopes for social change, we know this is no time to rest or to assume that our leaders will make the right decisions. We urge you to network with all of our other grantees, to explore common interests, and to find ways to maximize your budgets and human resources through cooperative economics.

We proudly provide MAPEX Drums for our live music performances.
Mapex drums are handcrafted by hundreds of dedicated employees who skillfully apply their talent and expertise to their craft.

All Mapex products are hand built and hand assembled by the artisans at its Mapex manufacturing facilities in Tianjin, China. The people at Mapex have earned a distinguished reputation for designing, engineering and building the highest quality acoustic drums. In fact, Mapex is one of the only companies of its kind to have earned ISO9001 certification - the world's standard for manufacturing excellence.

Building the highest quality product initially depends on the expertise of those that select the raw materials - in particular, the wood. This is why the Mapex Professional Wood Grading Team selects only the finest raw materials to build its drums. Premium grade hardwoods like maple, walnut, birch and basswood are hand-selected from worldwide sources and are then matched by skilled experts to ensure that every drum Mapex produces carries with it the signature tonal and resonant properties that define the distinctive Mapex sound.

Mapex not only wants you to sound your best, you need to look great too. On all of its painted drums, Mapex finish experts hand apply an eight-coat, hand-rubbed, high-gloss lacquer to each shell. Mapex finishes are durable, easy to maintain and will help make you the envy of your drumming community.

The employees at Mapex apply the same high standard of quality across the entire family of products. Every Mapex drum, regardless of price, is built to exacting specifications. Mapex has created a working environment that encourages growth, spirit and dedication to craftsmanship. The people that make Mapex drums are the best at what they do and they take pride in their ability to do it.

The result is a drum that you take on stage or into the studio with complete confidence that your style and creativity will be not only perfectly reproduced, but enhanced.

SMR Photography

SMR Photography

Stephanie M. Resendez, mutli-media and website consultant, is a local freelance Austin artist. As a photogrgrapher, her experience includes portrait, event, and film photography for Austin based companies. She also provides consulting works as a video/audio editor, graphic designer, and website developer/designer for local, aspiring businesses. At DiverseArts Culture Works, she is an event planner assistant, administrative assistant, website developer/designer for content management system sites, graphic designer, and a mobile developer/designer for Android, Apple, and Windows apps. In her spare time, she is illustrating/developing a children's book with a local Austin teacher and writer, Monique Dacheff.

A born and raised Austinite, ready to pursue new projects.

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Eleven ApartmentsEleven Apartments

Welcome to ELEVEN. A living experience like no other, where contemporary lines meet natural design and the energy of the city crosses path with the character and charm of eclectic East Austin.

ELEVEN offers residence designed for living, with a focus of natural materials, an abundance of light and views, and modern construction. Consisting of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom residences, this chic new community provides unique living spaces with high quality finishes and striking interiors.

Located in one of Austin's most historic, vibrant and connected neighborhoods, ELEVEN offer savvy Urbanites the ultimate social community. East Austin is exploding with new creative businesses and a growing selection of dining, shopping, entertainment options and outdoor activities. This eclectic enclave is coming to life bringing with it a new opportunity to experience the convenience and excitement of downtown living like never before.

If you are looking for a location "connected to everything" in a vibrant urban setting, a community that offers practical luxuries and quality essentials, and a residence that welcomes you home. Look no further than ELEVEN.

Pauley & Presley Real Estate CompanyPauly + Presley Realty

Pauly Presley Realty entered the marketplace in 2005 anticipating the downtown expansion into East Austin. Since our establishment, we have exclusively represented over 20 residential & mixed-use projects in the central area with a strong expertise in East Austin, allowing us to have a substantial influence on the new development and improvement that accommodates Austin’s rapid growth.

Today, Pauly Presley Realty continues to hold a position in all areas and specializations including; single-family homes, investment properties, commercial properties and land all over Austin. We continue to branch out and expand to the suburban and surrounding areas, providing professional and personalized sales representation for all of our valued clients.

It has always been essential for our agents & associates to be extensively educated in their specializations. Our entire team shares the passion to exercise creativity and achieve specific goals for our clients so please take the time to read about our agents, as we have some of the most knowledgeable real estate professionals in the city.  Each of our agents brings something very unique to the table so we are confident you will be able to connect easily to at least one of us.

Austin Revatilization Authority
Austin Revitalization Authority (ARA), a private, non-profit community/economic development corporation working in the East 11th and 12th Street Commercial Corridors to restore the cultural and economic viability that once thrived in this area. ARA’s mission is to engage in commercial, residential and cultural development that promotes community well-being, while respecting the people, institutions and history of East Austin and other underserved communities.

Treasure City Thrift

Treasure City Thift

At Treasure City, we believe that thrift stores by definition should be thrifty. So we are. By selling items in our store at lower prices than other local retail and thrift shops, we are affordable to all, opening our doors to a truly diverse set of folks. And unlike other thrift stores, we work towards zero-waste: we throw away as little as possible, we partner with Ecology Action to recycle whatever we can, and we give away unsold items each month at the Really Really Free Market. We are a constantly evolving hybrid of many things:

• Affordable Thrift Store
• Community & Events space
• Infoshop
• Non-Profit Business
• Reuse & Waste Reduction Center
• Really Really Free Market
• Monthly 25c Sale
• An experiment in alternative economics


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Rock & Roll Rentals

Rock N Roll Rentals

"Renting & Selling Austin PA systems, instruments, amps, microphones, audio visual, recording, karaoke, and DJ equipment for the best rates since 1989."

Starting as "Danny's Guitars" in the early 1980's, Rock N Roll Rentals started as a local haven for guitar traders. The rental concept started during a decline in the economy when a representative from Yorkville approached owner Jim Norman with a rental concept used by Long & McQuade in Canada. In fall of 1989, realizing that Austin's growing music scene needed a support system for musicians to have affordable access to not-so-affordable equipment, the Austin City Council in conjunction with Bank of the Hills provided a loan to Rock N Roll Rentals to expand their inventory.

Years later, Rock N Roll rentals has found itself in its original location with a new building- holding firm it's original concept, but providing a much more extensive selection of goods; from recording studio gear to public-address systems, video projectors to HD Video cameras.

 RA StudiosRA Work Studios

Richard (Ricardo) Acevedo was born of Yaqui-Mexican & Finlandian decent. Raised in Southern California. Pursued artistic endeavors throughout life, originally in the visual arts which morphed into music and performance by the 1980's and then returned full circle...

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Dripping Springs Vodka & 1876 Vodka

Dripping Springs Vodka is made with pride in small 50-gallon batches in the Texas Hill Country. Our award-winning vodka is naturally gluten free, and made with sweet Midwestern non-GMO corn.




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The Historic Victory Grill The Historic Victory Grill

Telephone: (512) 291-6211
Email: historicvictorygrill@gmail.com
Address: 1104 E. 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78702





Soulciti.com was launched in 1998 as a grass-roots Austin phenomenon to disseminate general news and entertainment information of interest to the African-American population. In launching soulciti.com, griotmedia, LLC endeavored to create an interactive, easy-to-use Internet community and comprehensive source of information for and about African-Americans in Central Texas.

I Live Here, I Give Here

I Live Here, I Give Here

Austin is no doubt a caring community. But we don't act on our charitable values by sharing our financial resources with nonprofit organizations. National studies consistently find Austinites give far less to charitable causes than people in other cities. In fact, Austin is ranked 48th out of the 50 largest cities in the nation in per capita giving. The I Live Here, I Give Here campaign is on a mission to boost local giving by educating fellow Austinites about the needs in our community.

Sol Collective Sol Collective

Established in 2003, Sol Collective is a community based partnership whose unique mission is to use art, education, and technology as a didactic medium to create mobilization and community empowerment. Sol Collective a 3,200 square foot community space located in Sacramento hosting art exhibitions, multimedia workshops,apprentice/mentorship programs, and community forums. In addition, the space is available for local organizations that provide service and advocacy within the fields of social justice and youth development.

Much more than the physical building, Sol Collective is the devoted team of community members, activists, educators, and volunteers that kept the organizational vision after a devastating fire that destroyed the previous community center  in 2008. Sol Collective has been able to continue their mission with the support of local schools, community centers, sponsors, and volunteers through re-opening the new center in February 2010.

Sol Collective is a 501c3 non profit organization, composed of educators, organizers, and community activists with the aid of an advisory board consisting of experts in the specific fields of music, media, health and community relations. The majority of the Sol Collective team are educators (K-University) or have teaching experience, making it the ideal institution to facilitate and host community-wide organizational education on a broad spectrum.


 Nuevo Leon Mexican RestaurantNuevo Leon Mexican Restaurant

Opened by Rachel Davila in 1982, this is Nuevo Leon's 28th year this June!!!!!

Still family-owned and operated, Nuevo Leon offers a good sampling of steaks, seafood, and of course, our specially prepared home-styled Tex-Mex favorites.

Call us at (512) 479-0097 to reserve space today at our conveniently located downtown location just east of I-35 near Austin's entertainment district, providing perfect margaritas, great food, and great service at great prices.

Don't forget to let Nuevo Leon cater your next birthday, reception or corporate dining events.  Call us, and we will be happy to discuss your catering needs to make your next event a success.

The Jazz Network

The Jazz Network

The premiere Jazz networking site that honors the legends, features new artists, promotes music education an live jazz worldwide.

Ginny's Printing

Chicken Ranch Records

Chicken Ranch Records is an indie record label based in Austin, Texas.

Austin Blues Society

Austin Blues Society

We hope you will join us in promoting the Blues in Central Texas. If you are reading this, we probably already share a love of Blues music. Hopefully we can also share membership in our Blues Society! Our goal, with the help of blues musicians and fans like you, is to promote and educate about blues music, one of America’s oldest and most important musical genres.

Herrington Artists


Herrington Artists

Artist Development, Management & Social Media



  East End LogoAustin Independent Business Alliance

The Austin Independent Business Alliance works to promote locally owned businesses and speak to the concerns of independent business. Our mission is to shift more dollars to locally owned independent businesses by helping shoppers make fully informed decisions by recognizing the full value that locally owned independent businesses provide to our community. The value includes, but is not limited to, serving local customers' tastes and owners' preferences, spending profits locally instead of exporting them to distant corporate headquarters, carrying a higher percentage of locally made goods, and providing unique goods and services that contribute to the nature and character of Austin.

The East End IBIZ District, which runs along East 11th Street and Rosewood Avenue, hosts a mixture of rich cultural history and new shops, which has led it to become one of the city's most popular hangout streets. Locals hit the restaurant and bar patios here on languid summer evenings or drop by the cultural gathering places of years past. With coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues, the district is a truly a neighborhood gathering spot.

Special trips to the district include: visiting the local wine shop for tastings that will tantalize your tongue, catching live music at one of the historic venues, the best BBQ in the nation, a day trip to one of the local museums or dinner at one of the district's local restaurants. For a blast from the area's past, check out the Texas Music Museum, the Carver Museum, The Historic Victory Grill or The French Legation. All host rotating exhibits that showcase the history of Austin.

In addition, the East End is a wonderful destination for those seeking a healthy lifestyle. You can practice yoga, get a massage, visit medicinal practitioners and eat healthy, local food.

Notable history of the district is that it is one of Austin's original African American Districts. In early Austin history, social segregation led many African Americans to the East Austin neighborhoods which created a self-sustaining enclave, including strong cultural institutions, thriving commerce, two colleges and a lively nightlife. The district is now a destination to all who seek a place that is truly unique to Austin.

Follow the East End IBIZ District on facebook and twitter to find out events, sales and specials happening in the district.


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