Upcoming Events


We are thrilled to announce our upcoming art exhibit ABSTRACT RHYTHMS

Abstract Rhythms encompasses the work of three artists who met through their common love of art: Joseph Jay, Malina Cipleu, and Larry Akers

Although working in different mediums, their art is connected through a sense of harmony, rhythm, and fluidity. The artists invite the viewer to tune into the cadence of the artworks and to find the relationships between light and sound, pattern and rhythm that infuse these works. 


When: April 8th, 2023 from 1 - 5 pm

What: Abstract Rhythms Opening Reception

Where: Old Bakery & Emporium, 1006 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701


Both the opening reception and the exhibit are free to attend. Abstract Rhythms will be on display at the Old Bakery & Emporium through May 13th, 2023

Click here to RSVP to the Opening Reception!

Abstract Rhythms Opening Reception April 8th

Become a Consignor

Images of hands working on three traditional crafts: woodworking, weaving, leather work.

We are currently reviewing work of new consignors and would love to welcome new creators into our Old Bakery & Emporium family!

The Old Bakery & Emporium welcomes artists and artisans who work in a large range of mediums. Our store features work from Austin creators who are age 50+, and whose work embraces the one-of-a-kind aspect of handmade art and items. We are especially looking for traditional crafts that express any and all cultural heritages, for example: weaving, beadwork, leather work, jewelry, metal work, embroidery, woodwork, etc.

To be considered an Artist Consignor, one work must present handcrafted work, as well as meet our age requirement.

To receive additional information about becoming an Artist Consignor, please email Herlinda Zamora

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Past Events:

Walking in My Shoes: The Art of Robert R. Jones

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Old Bakery & Emporium presents Walking in My Shoes exhibit and opening reception on Saturday, January 14th, 2023, from 1 – 4 pm. The event will take place at the Old Bakery & Emporium located at 1006 Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas.

The exhibition will showcase the work of artist Robert R. Jones, as the Old Bakery recognizes and highlights African American art during Black History Month. "Walking In My Shoes" is an artistic exploration into the notion of walking in someone else's shoes. This perspective shift gives the viewer a different angle from which to experience love, entertainment, and empathy.

The opening reception will feature:

Panel discussion entitled “The Artist, the Author, and the Collaboration” Event Moderator: Dr. Cindy Brandimarte, Author of two award-winning books Inside Texas and Texas State Parks and the CCC with a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas Book signing & conversation with Joleene Maddox Snider, author of Claiming Sunday: The Story of a Texas Slave Community


The event and exhibition are free to attend. Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

Jones’ art will remain on exhibit from January 14 until March 18, 2023, at the Old Bakery and Emporium.

Walking in My Shoes Art Opening January 14th from 1-4 at the Old Bakery & Emporium

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Downtown Austin Holiday Stroll 2022

 The Old Bakery & Emporium will be playing a special role in this year’s annual Holiday Stroll presented by the Downtown Austin Alliance.

On Saturday, December 3rd from 5 pm – 10 pm the Old Bakery will be hosting the first public engagement event to get community feedback for a new mural on the south-facing wall of the park located at 1006 Congress Ave in Austin, Texas.

Community members will learn about the project and share their vision for a new mural. The event will feature several opportunities for people to provide feedback and share their vision including an online poll, a life-sized timeline of the building’s history, and a downtown mural coloring book where people can draw and share their vision for the new mural.

This event welcomes folks of all ages and includes several fun and festive activities for the whole family including: photo opportunities with Santa, ornament decorating craft table, and  winter wonderland featuring igloos for exploring!

Join the Old Bakery and Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation and share your vision for the next downtown mural!

Downtown Austin Holiday Stroll 2022



Tom Lea Combat Warrior Art Opening - 10/22/22

Tom Lea Combat Warrior Art Exhibit Poster - Takes Place on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 to 5:00pm at The Old Bakery and Emporium on 1006 Congress Avenue

The exhibition will highlight twelve giclee prints of Tom Lea's works and photographs from the Tom Lea Institute in El Paso, Texas. The Tom Lea Combat Warrior Art exhibit focuses on Tom Lea's Life Magazine WWII series. The exhibition also includes U.S. combat veteran and Director & Founder of AVAFest, Glenn Towery. 

Furthermore, the exhibit will feature work from combat veterans Peter Buotte, Lorenzo Quinonez, Kurt Ritterpusch, Franklin Mendez, Raphael Melis, Ben Freeman, and Patrick Redbird. 

Ceremonial Performance: 

Traditional American Indian Veterans Association

Event Speakers:

  • Moderator: Mike Warren from FOX 7 Austin
  • Adair Margo: Founder of the Tom Lea Institute spoke about How Tom Got the War Out of his Head
  • Holly Packard Cobb Executive Director & Producer of the Tom Lea Insitute provided an introduction to Tom Lea's WWII Art video presentation
  • Event Producer and Honorable Judge Bill Stubblefield spoke about Tom Lea's historical importance
  • Event Producer and Founder of AVAFest, Glenn Towery, spoke on the event's meaning

Click here to View Photos from the Event

MidSummer Festival - Summer 2022

 Celebrating Swedish American Cultural Heritage in Austin, Texas. MidSummer Festival at the Old Lunberg Bakery & Emporium.

MidSummer Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2022
at the Old Bakery & Emporium
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Brought to you by the Old Bakery & Emporium and Oakwood Cemetery Chapel!

• Try traditional Swedish strawberry cake from The Fika Table Bakery
• Be entertained by Swedish Magician Bertil Fredstrom "Black Bert" and his jugglers
• Learn the difference between gnomes (tomte) and trolls from Amy Evenson
• Help break open a Swedish Dala Horse piñata and sign-up to win one to take home
• Make a flower crown and wear it just like people at festivals in Sweden do
• Listen to Swedish music
• Cool off with delicious paleta (frozen pop) from Mom & Pops

This is an indoor and outdoor FREE public event.
Fun for the whole family!

Magician. Gnome. Strawberry cake. Popsicle. Hands making flower crown.

The MidSummer Festival is the final event in the To Fika series. The series was done by the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel. In Swedish culture, Fika is a daily cultural tradition in which people stop working and spend time with colleges, coworkers and friends over coffee and sweets. Fika is about companionship, fellowship, chatting and socializing.

To learn more about Swedish immigrants that helped build Austin read the beautifully researched digital exhibit by Oakwood Cemetery chapel: To Fika.