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 info@mercadoaustin.com.

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!

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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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