On March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Economic Development Department’s Cultural Arts Division presents the opening of the 2020 People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall located at 301 W. 2nd St. Since 2005, Austin City Hall has been an annual showcase for works by Austin artists and arts organizations. The People’s Gallery reflects the artistic excellence and diversity of Austin. It also promotes the City of Austin’s cultural and economic initiatives. This year the city had over 1,200 submissions for consideration. Over 140 artworks are displayed throughout City Hall for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. While reservations are not required for opening night, this is a “first come, first served” event. However, attendees are encouraged to register prior to the event in order to provide organizers with an approximate attendance count.
The 2020 People’s Gallery will be on display from March 6, 2020 through Jan. 1, 2021. It will be open during regular City Hall hours which are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. to Fri., except on official City holidays. The People’s Gallery is always free and open to all. Visitors who would like to see the artwork in the Council wing must make an appointment with a Council Member. For more information, visit Austintexas.gov.