- Ross Walker
Austin’s art scene is special because so many of the galleries not only feature local, emerging artists, but also collaborate with them on projects, offer workspaces and are also working studios. So be inspired by seeing artists at work with our guide to the best local galleries in Austin, Texas.
Austin Art Garage
Austin Art Garage is an art gallery without any pretension, jam-packed with affordable art from local artists. Set up by two friends, Jake Bryer and Joel Ganucheau – both artists – who sought to create an art shop for new and emerging artists.
2200 S. LAMAR, Austin, TX 78704, (512) 351-5934
Wally Workman Gallery
Wally Workman Gallery houses over 50 artists’ collections – some international, some local, and the majority are contemporary. The Gallery itself is a work of art, as it is housed in a one hundred year old house, and the gallery has been operating there since 1980. Traveling artists often showcase their art at Wally Workman, so be sure to check the website to see who is currently featured.
1202 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, (512) 472-7428
An art gallery would be hard pressed to be more “local” than Clayworks Studio and Gallery. Every piece of clay art is made and fired on location. While visiting, you may see some of the artists at work creating decorative tiles, address signs, or entire murals. The Clayworks studio displays many of their works in their garden and gallery, but several of their larger works can be seen throughout Austin at the University of Texas and at the Capitol building.
1209 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, (512) 474-9551
Mi Casa Gallery
Mi Casa Gallery is best-described as a treasury of Latin American art, music, and culture. As soon as you walk in, the aroma of the citrus and spice potpourri will waft through your nose and the Mexican music will relax all of your senses. While many of the artifacts and art are from generations long past, many of the pieces are created by current artists working in and near Austin.
1700 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, (512) 707-9797