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A man playing a saxophone on stage. Painting of a hand cupped around a tiny infant. Vibrantly colored painting of geometric renderings of faces. A woman sculpting a bust out of clay. Close-up of a painting of a human eye in shades of black, red and orange. A woman performing in a play on stage. A young boy smiling at a hand puppet. An exuberant group of participants in the Actual Lives program. A young boy participating in the Arts Alive program. Painting with white and blue hair-like strokes on a background of deep turquoise. Man in a wheelchair viewing artwork in a gallery. Blind artist standing in front of his work. Group of women performing with colored scarves. Man speaking into a microphone with open captioning on a large screen behind him. Group of young students playing a musical game with the teacher.

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Open Mic Nap

Next Open Mic

Friday, December 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malvern Books
613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

The Lion and the Pirate Unplugged Open Mic is taking a break in November. The Lion needs a nap and the Pirate will be on a short voyage. They will return from their slumber and bring their plunder to open mic fun in December!

For more information email April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

VSA Texas presents its annual Holiday Art and Gift Show at the AGE of Central Texas Building, Room 101, Austin, TX, 78705.

The festive holiday art and gift show runs from November 16 to December 23, 2015. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Opening Reception: November 19, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artists Reception: December 13, 2015, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Buy unique gifts and artwork from Texas artists including pop-up art cards, jewelry, prints, ornaments, knitted items, t-shirts, and original art. Support artist with disabilities and VSA Texas at the same time. Artists get 70% of sale price and VSA Texas gets 30%. Shop with convenience at this central Austin location.

Learn more by contacting VSA Texas or calling 512-454-9912. Become a fan of VSA Texas at

Holiday Benefit for VSA Texas
Hosted by Ten Thousand Villages

VSA Texas is pleased to announce our upcoming Holiday Benefit to be hosted by Ten Thousand Villages of Austin at their New Store Location at 4803 Burnet Road, 512-440-0440) Monday, December 14 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Join VSA Texas and Ten Thousand Villages for a celebration of the holiday giving season with delicious treats, and holiday gift shopping!

'Tis the season to support VSA Texas, a nonprofit organization that works to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Our host, Ten Thousand Villages, will donate between 10-15% of the evening's sales to support the programs and services of VSA Texas.

The fair trade gift store offers colorful home decor accents, jewelry, musical-instruments, accessories, and other unique gift items. Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income for artisans in Third World Countries, helping to build sustainability in their communities.

It's the perfect time to buy all your holiday gifts, so come ready to shop fair trade. For more information please email VSA Texas or contact 512-454-9912.

Body Shift is a mixed ability dance project

For over 10 years, Forklift Danceworks and VSA Texas have engaged in the world of mixed-ability improvisational dance. Everyone moves in unique and different ways, and Body Shift offers dance classes for anyone to explore movement and the body. Body Shift creates a welcoming environment that empowers everyone to fully embrace dancing in their own unique way promoting the idea every Body can find enjoyment in contemporary dancing. For more about Body Shift go to

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