People's Gallery


The City of Austin Economic Development Department invites vendors to apply to administer the People's Gallery 2022 exhibition. The annual art exhibition showcases local artists throughout the first three floors of Austin City Hall. Interested vendors can respond to the Request for Quotes from Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. – Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. 

View a map of the People’s Gallery exhibition space. 

Review a list of frequently asked questions. 

If you have questions about the People’s Gallery bid process, please contact Blake Smith.  

Watch these short videos to learn more about the history of the People's Gallery. 





The Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division presents the People’s Gallery.

Since 2005, Austin City Hall has been an annual showcase for works by Austin artists and arts organizations. The People's Gallery reflects the artistic excellence and diversity of Austin. It also promotes the City of Austin’s cultural and economic initiatives. This year we had over 1,200 submissions for consideration. Thank you to all the artists, galleries and collectors who generously loan their art.

We welcome you to visit the People's Gallery. Over 140 artworks are displayed throughout City Hall for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.


  • The 2020 People's Gallery will be on display from March 6, 2020 through January 1, 2021.
  • People’s Gallery is open during regular City Hall hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, except on official City holidays.
  • The People's Gallery is always free and open to all to visit.
  • Visitors who would like to see the artwork in the Council wing must make an appointment with a Council Member. For contact information, click here.

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2020 Exhibition Guide

Many of the works are offered for sale, and marked as such in the 2019 exhibition guide (click here or the image below).  Remember that anyone can be a collector, and all proceeds go directly to the artists!  We in Economic Development and the Cultural Arts Division are so proud to celebrate Austin’s local artistic talent today and every day.  We hope that you will visit the exhibition throughout the year and encourage your family and friends to do the same.

Looking for past People's Gallery exhibitions? Click the year you are interested in to see web catalogs of past presentations. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Guidelines for the People's Gallery Exhibition program may be found here.