Open Doors

Celebrate Austin design through a week of free workshops, talks, studio tours and events this November as the city celebrates its creative community in the third annual Austin Design Week.

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That's a Wrap on #ADW18

We are so grateful to everyone who celebrated the third annual Austin Design Week with us! A big shout out to the hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, and hosts who helped us #OpenDoors and keep this event free to the community.

And most importantly, thank YOU for participating. This event is for you, and we couldn't do it without you.

We'll be in touch soon about #ADW19. In the meantime, check out a recap of this year's event on Instagram Stories.

Featured Events

The New Color

Join Color Evolution to build color competencies and sharpen your visual literacy by exploring the 21st century color field, where we navigate dense networks of color codes every day of our lives.

  • Capital Factory
  • 701 Brazos St.
  • Austin, TX 78701

Pocket Patio Tour

This presentation is about tactical urbanism, pedestrian friendly design and collaboration amongst designers, city officials and property owners to improve the experience on Congress Avenue.

  • The Refinery
  • 612 Brazos St
  • Austin, TX 78701

Real Talk: Conversations About Mental Health Among Designers

Join us as we engage in real talk with conversations surrounding mental health among a panel of designers and creative entrepreneurs hearing real stories and tips from a local therapist on how to overcome these challenges.

  • Capital Factory

  • 701 Brazos St.
  • Austin, TX 78701

Sponsors

For more information about sponsorship opportunities contact info@austindesignweek.org.

Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors:

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Community Partners:

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Latest News

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When we asked for proposals that centered around the theme “Open Doors,” we emphasized that designers take as broad of an interpretation as they see fit. We had no clue what would come to us from the other side of that submission portal.

One reason for this: Part of learning new things is discovering new things to learn. Asking designers to conform their proposals to our motivations behind “Open Doors” would’ve not only contradicted...

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