Austin Galleries and Shops for the Artful Eye
Nothing adds a personal touch to a home quite like a bold piece of art. If you're looking to purchase a work of art for you home or browse Austin's most notable galleries, there's no shortage of creative talent to explore. Here are a few places you can peruse and purchase art from the city's local artists and global artists alike.
837 W 12th St | 512-477-4929 | Website
This gallery is known for showing fine contemporary art and has several permanent on-site collections. From June 9th to July 21st 2018, there will be an exhibition titled “...of Warp and Weft” with works of art by two Austin based artists.
Wally Workman Gallery
1202 W 6th St | 512-472-7428 | Website
Wally Workman Gallery showcases over 50 artists in the two-story house that it resides in. They showcase contemporary and figurative work as well as many other types of talent. You can watch a Virtual Tour of one of the exhibitions on their website if you can’t make it out before a certain exhibition is over.
Gallery Shoal Creek
2832 E MLK Jr Blvd Unit #3 | 512-454-6671 | Website
Relocated in 2013 to its new location in East Austin, this gallery has been able to showcase many artists’ work and allows for more intimate viewings of certain pieces. This gallery has the ability to show three-dimensional pieces as well.
916 Springdale Rd | 512-939-6665 | Website
This studio sits on a four acre property allowing the three buildings on the property to showcase 45 small studios, three galleries, several creative offices and a coffee shop. Canopy also works with Big Medium, the brand that helps put on the East Austin Studio Tour and West Austin Studio Tour.
Call for Location Information | 512-569-7299 | Website
This gallery is only open by appointment only and carries works of many different mediums such as painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and photography. ADINA also offers art consultation for residential and commercial spaces.
Yard Dog Art Gallery
1510 S Congress Ave | 512-912-1613 | Website
This gallery mainly focuses on fine art, pop art and folk art but showcase artists from all over the world. These artists hail from the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. This gallery is located on South Congress, so there are lots of great places to eat and shop nearby.
2213 E Cesar Chavez | 512-826-5334 | Website
As one of the newer art galleries in Austin founded in 2010, the grayDUCK gallery resides in a refurbished 100-year-old house in East Austin. They have monthly shows highlighting artists’ work from a broad range of experience and invite guests for poetry readings, film, music, and performance.
Both the East Austin Studio Tour and West Austin Studio Tour are free annual self-guided art tours through the areas of East and West Austin. For two weekends of the months of November (East Austin) and May (West Austin), you can browse a plethora of local galleries and pop-up shops to view and purchase art from local artists. You can apply through the website to submit your work or host a show.
Austin also boasts several great indoor and outdoor art museums to experience. From The Contemporary Austin Jones Center to Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Mexic-Arte Museum, you don’t want to miss out on Austin’s art scene.