Top 10 Best Art Galleries in Austin

Best Art Galleries in Austin

Right after visiting Austin’s clubs, eating tacos and experiencing the nightlife, you may be all set to take in some art and soak up some Texan heritage in the city’s contemporary museums and galleries. In spite of being the fourth largest city in the state, Austin is the capital, and it houses a lot of fascinating museums and galleries. Below, we select our picks for what you must see on your next visit to the area.

Ao5 Gallery

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste. C-110B,
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 481-1111

Ao5 Gallery is Austin’s largest contemporary art gallery, and has been committed to bringing a wide selection of accessible fine art to Austin for over 20 years. We are constantly changing our display of featured artists to attract new visitors and keep the gallery fresh. With multiple artists receptions and events each month, there is always something new to see and experience, even for frequent visitors. For our 20th year, we decided to give the gallery a fresh new look as well; updating our brand to fit our evolving style while paying tribute to the original 5th Street location in downtown Austin, Texas. ART on 5th has become Ao5 Gallery, but rest assured, we are the same gallery you have come to love over the years! – ao5gallery.com

Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery

1009 W. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 478-4440

Russell Collection Fine Art has assembled a collection of art that includes approximately 1000 original works presently making it the premier visual arts gallery in central Texas. Russell Collection Fine Art offers an outstanding schedule of special exhibitions and lectures for patrons. Our current collection also includes the artwork by the Masters such as Marc Chagall, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, and The Pissarro Family. – russell-collection.com

The People’s Gallery

301 W 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 974-7700

The City of Austin seeks two and three-dimensional artworks in any medium from Austin-area visual artists, galleries, or visual arts organizations for the upcoming 2020 People’s Gallery Exhibition, which will be on view from February 2020-January 2021. Spanning the first three floors of Austin City Hall, the gallery is designed to showcase the work of local and regional artists, and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art. The program’s goal is to present a series of exhibitions that reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of Austin, and to promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives. – austintexas.gov/peoplesgallery

Wally Workman Gallery

1202 W 6th St.
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-7428

Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 50+ artists currently represented, including the contemporary talents of Will Klemm, Joyce Howell, and Mallory Page as well as the figurative work of Tracey Harris and Ian Shults. Parking is available in the front lot as well as the lot behind the gallery, accessed from the alley off Blanco and Harthan St. Unrestricted street parking is available on Blanco St. and parking is allowed after 7pm on Harthan St. – wallyworkmangallery.com

Women & Their Work

1710 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-1064

Women & Their Work is a nonprofit arts organization located in Austin that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women living and working in Texas and beyond. For 41 years, Women & Their Work has brought groundbreaking art to Austin, with exhibitions, performances, and educational programs. Since 1997, Women & Their Work has been committed to expanding the discourse about contemporary art. For each exhibition, a writer commissioned by Women & Their Work examines the work on exhibit and writes a critical essay, which is then published in a color catalog. These catalogs are invaluable for the artists and gallery visitors. – womenandtheirwork.org

grayDUCK Gallery

2213 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 826-5334

grayDUCK was founded in 2010 in South Austin, and relocated to East Austin in 2014. In our art-energized neighborhood, we strive to exhibit the work of exceptional artists while creating a welcoming place for everyone: viewers, artists and neighbors. Monthly shows highlight artist’s work from a broad range of experience, both locally and nationally. Our refurbished 100-year old house is a hybrid of new and old, clean lines and comfortable wood. The inviting space with a modern sensibility is a beautiful place for artwork, poetry readings, film, music and performance, a place where art is integral to everyday life. – grayduckgallery.com

Austin Art Garage

2200 S. LAMAR J,
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 351-5934

Austin Art Garage was created to expose talented emerging artists and offer art enthusiasts, from all socio-economic backgrounds, an opportunity to invest in art created within their community. This may be your rare opportunity to acquire beautiful locally made art early in an artist’s career while its still attainable and become a part of their story. Austin Art Garage has something for everyone, from the cash strapped college student to seasoned art collectors looking to invest in new talent. Our website is updated very frequently, so check back often. – austinartgarage.com

Yard Dog

1510 S Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-1613

When we opened in 1995, we were showing folk art from the Deep South. Our name, Yard Dog, was chosen to evoke that. We rather quickly began branching out, adding work by artists who were neither folk/outsider artists nor from the Deep South. That’s how we got to where we are now: showing work by artists from all over the world whose work falls into various categories. As it says above, offering fine art, pop art, & folky art from the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. We show the work of a number of artists who are also rather well-known musicians, including Jon Langford, Bob Schneider, Tom Russell, Reg Mombassa, Peter O’Doherty, Ian McLagan, Darden Smith, & Jad Fair. – yarddog.com

Lora Reynolds Gallery

The 360 Tower, 360 Nueces St. #50,
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 215-4965

Lora Reynolds established the gallery in March 2005 after working with Anthony d’Offay and Matthew Marks Galleries in London and New York. Work by emerging, mid-career, and established artists is presented in all media including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, film, and video. The gallery consists of one main exhibition space, with six to eight exhibitions annually, in addition to a project room, with four to six installations per year. – lorareynolds.com

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

1101 Baylor St.
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 643-8836

Welcome to the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, a community art park & cultural arts center opening in Austin, TX across from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Spring/Summer 2020. This public arts project launched in March 2010 at “The Foundation” – a failed condo development from the 1980’s on Baylor St. in downtown Austin. With the help of contemporary artist Shepard Fairey and hundreds of participating artists this outdoor gallery concept became internationally known as the only art park of its kind in the USA. It was developed to provide muralists, street artists, arts education classes and community groups the opportunity to display outdoor art driven by inspirational, positive, and educational messaging. – hopeoutdoorgallery.com

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