The Best Local Art in Austin, Texas

Are you searching for new pieces to begin a stunning collection of fine art, or are you curating an ever growing collection?

 *"Rise" 24x24 beeswax, resin, pigments, photography on birch panel. 2017.  SOLD

*"Rise" 24x24 beeswax, resin, pigments, photography on birch panel. 2017. SOLD

Perhaps you're casually seeking pieces that speak to you? Austin is a great place to begin your search for stunning local art. It has such an eclectic and vibrant art scene, mirroring the rich culture of the city itself. The area has become a national powerhouse, and it is no surprise that many artists pick Austin as their home. As one of  the most unique and diverse cities in the world, you’re sure to find something locally that fits your taste!

The number of galleries in the city continues to grow, and these serve as a great local source for stunning pieces. I’ve highlighted some of my favorites below:

CAMIBAart

CAMIBAart has two galleries and focuses on exhibiting artwork of established artists alongside emerging talent. The curation specializes in concept driven contemporary art with a focus on materials, an emphasis on the quality of craft, and an attention to detail.

Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery

This gallery has assembled a collection of approximately 100 pieces that span the history of art. In addition to this permanent collection, the gallery consistently highlights new works from contemporary artists.

Art on Fifth

For almost two decades, Art on Fifth has curated a mix of local Texas national and international artists.  It is currently Austin’s largest contemporary gallery, with a rotation of over 40 artists alongside many traveling exhibits.  Art on Fifth also showcases original contemporary works that don’t fit any genre, so if you are looking for a unique piece, this is the place to start.

Capital Fine Art

Capital Fine Art specializes in prominent contemporary artists and important estate pieces. A small sample can be found online here.

Women & Their Work

This nationally recognized gallery has been around for almost 40 years, and has actively developed the careers of more than 1,800 artists. The gallery has pieces available for purchase, and a small sample can be found here.

Flatbed Press & Gallery

Flatbed Press was established almost 20 years ago and is located in East Austin near the University of Texas at Austin. While Flatbed Press is a publishing workshop that produces limited editions of artists’ work, Flatbed Gallery is a private art gallery that specializes in original prints. Flatbed Gallery is home to many great artists and works.

Gallery Shoal Creek

Gallery Shoal Creek has been a major player in Austin’s art scene. Founded over five decades ago, they have continued to grow, adapt, and focus on a cohesive range of art. One can find unique styles, as contemporary work meets traditional forms in paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional installations.


What are some of your favorite sources for local art?