The People’s Gallery: 2017

Last week Bill and I attended the opening reception for the 2017 People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall. For the rest of this year, 96 Austin artists are displaying their work throughout the building. Visitors can vote on their top three favorites through the end of October. The winner—“The People’s Choice”—will be announced at the 2018 reception and added to the city’s permanent collection.

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Creek Show: 2016

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The third annual Creek Show celebrates Waller Creek, a small stream that runs on the east side of downtown and empties into Lady Bird Lake. This free outdoor art show is sponsored by Waller Creek Conservancy, a non-profit group which is working with city officials to create “an extraordinary urban place that connects, surprises and inspires all of us.” The five installations are set up between Fifth and Eighth Streets and open nightly from 6 to 10 PM through November 19.

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The People’s Gallery: 2016

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The 2016 People’s Gallery is now on display at Austin City Hall. This 12th annual exhibition features over 150 pieces created by about 100 local artists. Through October 30, you can visit City Hall and vote for your three favorite pieces. The city will then buy the winning artwork to add to their permanent collection. Don’t let me influence your ballot, but here are some entries which caught my eye…

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