MASS was founded in 2006 in a former auto body shop behind the Blue Hanger thrift store on Springdale Road. Through the creative energy of a shifting collection of Austin artists, writers and curators, MASS has presented more than forty exhibitions, events and other indescribable occurrences between 2006 and 2012. MASS serves as a launching pad for local and national artists, a place where big ideas can have their first expression, and a site for the type of art that isn’t on view elsewhere
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.