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The City of Austin seeks two and three-dimensional artworks in any medium from Austin-area visual artists, galleries, or visual arts organizations for the 2020 People’s Gallery Exhibition, on view February 2020-January 2021. Spanning the first three floors of stunning Austin City Hall, the gallery is designed to showcase the work of local and regional artists, and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art.

This year, we are pleased to announce the return of our additional call, “Install at City Hall”, in which artists may propose site-specific installations for the Mayor’s second floor stairwell in City Hall. The total project budget is $3,000 and must include insurance, materials, installation and deinstallation.

We are now accepting submissions of any medium, including media arts submissions. Deadline for both calls is 5:00pm, October 27th, 2019. You may submit up to five artworks per call, and it is always free to apply!


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

To apply, click here:, or visit, and click on The People’s Gallery. Questions? Email


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