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The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department invites Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations to apply for The People’s Gallery 2019 exhibition. This annual art exhibition showcases local artists throughout the first three floors of Austin City Hall. Applications for the exhibition are currently being accepted for 2- and 3-dimensional artworks in any medium. Deadline is October 17, 2018, at 5:00 P.M.

This year, we are pleased to announce that we are hosting an additional call: “Install the Wall”. Artists are invited to propose temporary, site-specific artwork installations for display in the Mayor’s second floor stairwell at City Hall for the duration of the 2019 exhibition. The total project budget is $3,000 and must include insurance, materials, installation, and de-installation of the artwork. 2-D or 3-D submissions and proposals welcome. 


Each applicant may submit up to five artworks for consideration and all applications must be submitted online. The complete call for artwork information and a link to the online applications is available at

Eligibility extends to artists 18 years or older, who reside or work in the following Texas counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis or Williamson.

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