Extended gallery hours and free artist talks at City Hall
AUSTIN—The City of Austin Economic Development Department invites the community to extended gallery hours and evening talks by artists featured in the 2016 People’s Gallery exhibition. “Art After Six” will occur on the last Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. in Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street, from May through August. Each evening will include presentations by three artists in the Boards and Commissions Room followed by a Q & A. Visitors may also take self-guided tours of the exhibition which is located throughout the first three floors of Austin City Hall.
What: Art After Six @ the People’s Gallery
When: May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26; 6-8 p.m.
Artist presentations begin at 6:15 p.m.
May 27 Featured artists: Cindy Debold, Kat Kohl, Scott Rolfe
June 24 Featured artists: Beatrice Baldwin, Lalena Fisher, Nicole Jeffords
July 29 Featured artists: Barbara Attwell, Jess Bee, Cherry Taylor
August 26 Featured artists: Jennifer Idol, Kirk Marsh, Shelley Wood
Where: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
The People’s Gallery exhibition is accessible on the first three floors of City Hall. The talks will take place in the Boards & Commissions room on the 1st floor.
The People’s Gallery is a free, annual exhibition designed to showcase regional artists and to encourage public dialog, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art. At each Art After Six event, three local artists whose work is featured in the 2016 exhibition will give short presentations about their bodies of work and artistic processes. The featured artists represent a range of sensibilities and materials, from abstract sculpture to narrative photography, from fiber works to painting and portraiture. More information about the exhibition and the Art After Six series is available at www.austintexas.gov/peoplesgallery.
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 2016 exhibition will remain on display through early January 2017. The goal of the exhibition and its related programming is to reflect the artistic experience and cultural diversity of Austin, while promoting the creative sector as an economic engine for the city.
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