Deadline to apply is October 17, 2018 for artworks in any medium.
The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, invites Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations to apply for The 2019 People’s Gallery exhibition. The annual exhibition showcases work by local artists, in a range of styles and media, throughout Austin City Hall. Applications for the exhibition are currently being accepted through October 17, 2018 for 2- and 3-dimensional artworks in any medium.
This year, the City is hosting an additional call: Install the Wall. Artists are invited to propose temporary, site-specific artwork installations for display in the Mayor’s second floor stairwell at City Hall for the duration of the 2019 exhibition. The total project budget is $3,000 and must include all materials, installation, and de-installation of the artwork.
Applicants to the 2019 People’s Gallery exhibition—which will run February 22, 2019 through January 1, 2020—may submit up to five artworks for consideration. Complete information on the call and a link to the online application system is available at http://tinyurl.com/peoplesgallery. Eligibility extends to artists 18 years or older, who reside or work in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis or Williamson Counties.
Artist Information Meeting: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:30PM at City Hall Boards & Commission Room, 301 W. 2nd Street
(This meeting will be video-recorded and available on the Cultural Arts Division website after the meeting for viewing on-demand.)
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm
2019 Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 2019 (6 -9 pm) at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase the work of regional artists and to encourage public dialog, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art.
City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701