Food for Thought
New exhibit in the Downtowner Gallery is locally sourced, fresh, and delicious!
Our new exhibit, “Food for Thought,” will be on view January 11 through March 3, 2023.
We’re celebrating culinary and horticultural arts in the Downtowner Gallery with an exhibit featuring local and area artists. 2D and 3D artwork in this exhibit reveal how artists are thinking about, growing, making and of course, eating food.
Among the things our local artists are thinking about when it comes to food: how flavors can conjure up childhood memories, how important pollinators are for the ecosystem, the joy of street food, the beauty of fresh ingredients, and the relationship between culture and food.
You’ve heard the statement “know your farmer, know your food,” and the same could be said about artists and art. Your purchases of locally produced artwork stay within the community and support artist-owned small businesses.
During this exhibition, the Downtowner Gallery will also be host to the Seed Library, on loan from the Round Rock Public Library. Visitors can plan their gardens for the upcoming season with open-pollinated and heirloom seeds from a card catalog display of seeds. Seed donations are also welcome, when accompanied by a donation form. Seed Library info: www.roundrocktexas.gov/city-departments/library-home/books-services/seed-library
About our guest juror
We thank our guest juror, Valérie Chaussonnet, for selecting the artworks in this exhibit from the open call for applicants. Valérie is a visual artist, known for her works in steel, watercolor, abstract, and narrative — plus her whimsical French patisserie yarn art. She also operates La Petite Provence Austin French and Art School, hosting French Over Dinner immersion language classes.
Guest Juror Valérie Chaussonnet
Preview the exhibit before your visit
Gallery Gift Shop
Our gallery gift shop is filled with gifts for all ages, and all of it is by local and area artists. From prints to puzzles, stickers, artist trading cards and beyond, our gallery is a place for distinctive and eclectic gifts. We also have a local artist/author book cart, so you can shop local/read local!
Art Supply Pantry
Pick up or drop off new and gently used art supplies to share the joy of creativity! This free art pantry in the gallery helps artists of all levels and all ages find the materials to express themselves — without cost. Want to make a donation of your art supplies? Bring them to the Downtowner Gallery!
Your purchases in the Downtowner Gallery supports artist-owned businesses.
We thank you for your supporting the arts in our community!
Tuesday – Friday: 12 noon – 5 p.m.
Meet the Artists, Saturday, February 25, 2023 (10am-3pm)