Austin Art Mercado

This Saturday, June 21st:

From the press release:

“We are pleased to announce the first Austin Art Mercado, an open market where artists and collectors can connect directly while enjoying live music, refreshments, and dancing in a historic landmark house, with space devoted to ephemeral art installations.

The first Mercado features musical performances by local groups NBD, {{{Sunset}}}, and VC Childkraft. Artists exhibiting their work include Ivan Lozano, Sean Ripple, Justin Cox, Bryan Keplesky, Matthew Rodriguez, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, and many others; the list continues to grow. Artists wishing to show or sell their work should write to

The mission of the Mercado is to encourage more people to collect art, to make art more affordable, to help artists make a living, and to give artists a venue for showcasing ephemeral works. By allowing artists and enthusiasts to connect directly in a fun market environment, we hope to create a welcoming, egalitarian atmosphere for viewing and buying art, in contrast to the top-down, often intimidating experience offered by galleries and museums. We see a large group of artists with work to sell, and a large group of people who want to buy art but can’t afford to buy what they see in galleries and museums; we aim to provide an institution to serve these groups.”

See you there!


About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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