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Keep Austin Local: Art Escape

Buy unique goods and art pieces while supporting local businesses.

AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE wants to help “Keep Austin Local” by highlighting the local businesses, events and people that make Austin special.

On Wednesday, KVUE stopped by Art Escape, a spot at Oasis on Lake Travis providing a uniquely curated collection of fine arts and crafts from more than 300 artists. The owners of The Escape in Georgetown, which has been around since 1996, decided to open Art Escape in 2018.

The owners of the shop are artists themselves and wanted to create a space for other artists to market and sell their work.

Store manager Bethany Hoelscher told KVUE, “The artsy and inviting setting and ambiance of the place is a good fit for our handmade fine arts and crafts.”

Customers can find goods from all over the world in the shop, including jewelry, kids’ items, handbags, art and the world’s largest professionally tuned wind chime available for purchase.

The employees at Art Escape want to provide their customers with the opportunity to “purchase with purpose.” Purchases of artworks support artists, but also are linked to providing clean water, education, school supplies, work for single moms, empower women, provide safe houses, support fair trade and environmental programs and more.  

You can find Art Escape at 6550 Comanche Trail Suite 112 at Lake Travis, in Georgetown at 713 South Main Street, or online here. They are hoping to open their online store soon.

Take a look at a few of the unique items at Art Escape below.


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