The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase the work of regional artists and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art in a community space. The curated pieces represent the Austin arts community’s excellence and cultural diversity, while promoting the City’s cultural and economic initiatives. The Economic Development Department opened a call for artworks to Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations in January. This year, approximately 1,000 entries were submitted by more than 300 local artists.
The 2022 selection panelists included arts professionals: Alejandra Almuelle (ceramic sculptor), Valerie Fowler (artist), and Ryan Runcie (artist and educator).
Visitors to City Hall can view the People’s Gallery during regular building hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Admission is always free. The 2022 exhibition will remain on display through May 1, 2024.
For more information about The People’s Gallery, visit www.austintexas.gov/peoplesgallery.
“Emigdio the Mezcalero, Oaxaca” 2019 in Austin City Hall
(Limited Edition 40×60 on Archival Museum Canvas, Float Framed in an edition of only 50)