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People’s Gallery exhibit opening soon

Friday, February 28, 2020 by Tai Moses

The 16th annual People’s Gallery Exhibition, featuring over 140 works of painting, sculpture, drawing and other media, will have its opening reception March 6 at Austin City Hall. The People’s Gallery is a free showcase of Austin-area artists intended “to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art,” according to the city. The exhibition is organized by the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, which puts out a call to galleries, museums, independent artists and arts organizations each year. This year’s call drew 1,300 artworks by more than 330 artists. The opening reception, which includes live music and light refreshments, is Friday, March 6, 6-9 p.m., at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Mayor Steve Adler and others will deliver brief remarks at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition will be open to the public through Jan. 1, 2021.

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