We've briefly mentioned a favorite local art gallery, Austin Art Garage, on Apartment Therapy before. Going on two years of offering residents a selection of affordable work from emerging local talent, AAG is also excited to announce the expansion of their space...
Known for discovering some of the best, up-and-coming artists in Austin and selling their work for very reasonable prices, Austin Art Garage also produces many of the hippest art events around town, allowing art to reach as many people as possible. Previously operating in a tiny workshop space off of South Lamar, owners Jake Bryer and Joel Ganucheau have recently doubled their space by expanding into a room next door to create "Austin Art Garage Exhibit." Now offering artists the chance to display a larger variety and range of their artwork than before, each artist's work will be exhibited for a month, and there are already six month's worth of shows scheduled. The first opening show in the new space will be on September 10th and feature the art of illustrative artist Catherine Hart. If you've never been to Austin Art Garage, you should definitely make a trip. Not only are the artists creating great-looking art, but prices are kept low so that everyone can have access to quality, local art pieces.
Are you a fan of Austin Art Garage? Do you invest in local art, and if so, where do you purchase it? Does your city have a gallery with goals similar to Austin Art Garage? Let us know!
(Images: Austin Art Garage)