Downtowner Gallery

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Adornment: The Art of Wearing

With art that is wearable, as well as art depicting wearable items, this exhibit is not only an expression of fashion and style, but also a creative celebration of diversity.

What does what we wear say about who we are or who we want to be? We invited local/area artists to celebrate and examine how adornment is part of our daily lives, history, culture, theatre, festivals, and self-expression. From sculptural pieces, garments, millinery, jewelry, 2D art, shoes and beyond, this exhibit offers up an eclectic and lively assortment of mediums and subject matter. 

Please note: We will be closed Friday, October 6, 2023, in order to be at Round Rock Arts Fest and Chalk Walk. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Ocotber 10, 2023.

CREDITS

This exhibit is co-presented by the Downtowner Gallery with the City of Round Rock Arts and Culture and the visual arts nonprofit Round Rock Arts.

Featuring exhibits with local and area artists, the guest juror for “Adornment: The Art of Wearing” was milliner Laura Del Villaggio.

Thank you to the artists for sharing their work in the Downtowner Gallery’s “Adornment” exhibit: 

  • Exhibiting artist lIst forthcoming.
 

Create with Us

Every day that we are open, we invite you through our doors not only to enjoy art as a spectator, but to create it too! Check out our Art Mail Postcard station, where you can fashion your own “Greetings from Round Rock” card with your own art and message on it! 

Celebrate with Us

The Downtowner Gallery will be open additional hours for a Saturday Open House series on September 23, October 28, November 18, December 16 2023, from 10am-3pm. 

There will be an exhibit reception for “Adornment: The Art of Wearing” on October 20th, from 6pm to 8pm. 

October 31 – Save the date for the Hometown Halloween Spookhouse in the Downtowner Gallery, during the Hometown Halloween festival.

November 15, 2023 – The gallery will be open during the annual Beaujolais Nights event

 

With each new exhibit in the Downtowner Gallery, we partner with a different guest juror to help select the artwork from the pool of applicants.

We thank our guest juror, Laura Del Villaggio, for selecting the artwork in this exhibit from the open call for applicants. Laura earned her Master’s Degree in Museum Studies: Costume & Textiles from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She owns the award-winning millinery business with international reknown, MilliStarr. She has worked in a variety of sectors, including intage dealer, retail manager, theater costume designer and historic dress consultant, conservator and curator. 

Learn more: www.millistarr.com

Preview the exhibit before your visit!

Although nothing replaces the feeling of experiencing art in person, this slideshow serves as a visual teaser to beckon you to visit the gallery, Plus, this is a great way to review what you saw during your visit and make decisions about buying art by a local artist! 

Upcoming Exhibits

Our 2023 calendar of exhibits includes a diverse array of topics. We present artwork by emerging and professional artists in our gallery in Downtown Round Rock. 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: THINKING ABOUT, GROWING, MAKING, AND EATING FOOD

January 11 -March 3, 2023

WITH GUEST EXHIBIT: THE SEED LIBRARY FROM THE ROUND ROCK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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BUILDING BEAUTY: ART AND ARCHITECTURE

March 9 – May 5, 2023

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PLASTIC

May 11 – July 7, 2023

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PROJECT HAPPINESS: CREATIVITY AND MENTAL HEALTH

July 13 – Sept 8, 2023

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ADORNMENT: THE ART OF WEARING

Sept 14 – Nov 17, 2023

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PLAYFUL NOSTALGIA: The annual Downtowner Holiday mART

Nov 30, 2023 – Jan 4, 2024

How do you show your art in the Downtowner Gallery? Answer a Call for Art! 

Exhibit opportunities in the Downtowner Gallery are managed through our partners, Round Rock Arts, through an online Call for Art process: www.roundrockarts.org/call-for-art

Exhibit Opportunities:

 “BUILDING BEAUTY“: Art and Architecture

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 22, 2023 at 11pm

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“PLASTIC” As a medium and as a topic

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 12, 2023 at 11pm

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“PROJECT: HAPPINESS” Creativity and mental health

DEADLINE TO APPLY ONLINE: June 14, 2023 at 11pm

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“ADORNMENT” Art of wearing

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 9, 2023 at 11pm

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Answer a Call for Art by applying online:

www.roundrockarts.org/call-for-art

Gallery Gift Shop

In addition to shopping for art from our exhibits, we also have a gift shop! This features prints, books, stickers, artist trading cards, puzzles, postcards/notecards and other items featuring original artwork by local and area artists. New items added, including Round Rock-themed gifts, jewelry, and more! 

Your purchases help support artist-owned businesses and the visual arts nonprofit Round Rock Arts

Looking Back

Since our opening in August 2019, we have had the pleasure of meeting visitors for near and far, exhibiting art by a diverse range of talented artists, providing art experiences, and having lots of fun too! 

Collaboration

The Downtowner Gallery is the collaboration by the City of Round Rock Arts and Culture with the visual arts nonprofit Round Rock Arts. Together we present artwork created by local/area artists. The gallery also serves as a pickup/drop off point for the local mental health awareness nonprofit, Pick With Austin

Your purchases in the Downtowner Gallery support artist-owned businesses.
We thank you for your supporting the arts in our community!

Our Downtowner Gallery is located at 231 East Main Street in Downtown Round Rock.

We are open Tuesday – Friday:  12 noon – 5 p.m.

Closure Note: We will be closed Friday, October, 2023, due to Round Rock Arts Fest and Chalk Walk. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Ocotber 10, 2023.

GALLERY CONTACT:
Christina Rudofsky
Arts and Culture Associate
crudofsky@roundrocktexas.gov
512-801-0698 Cell
512-218-3298 Downtowner Gallery

City of Round Rock Arts and Culture
Scot Wilkinson, Director of Arts and Culture
swilkinson@roundrocktexas.gov
512-671-2705
940-391-1928

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