Downtowner Gallery

On view now

"Plastic" will be on view through July 7, 2023

This new exhibit in the Downtowner Gallery is colorful and lively with art popping off the walls and. dangling from the ceiling. Through their artwork, local and area artists tell us stories about nature, travel, the environment and recycling, culture, mental health, family memories, and pets, to name a few subjects. 

Plastic — a pervasive manufactured material. Viewed as an inescapable evil or hailed as a lifesaving miracle, it is able to be manipulated both physically and figuratively speaking in myriad ways. In art, synthetic materials appear in a variety of forms — acrylic paint, resin, myriad recycled materials, and more.

Shop local at the Downtowner Gallery! All art, unless otherwise noted, is available for purchase from exhibits in the Downtowner Gallery. We also have a gallery gift shop.

Artists whose art is featured in this exhibit:

Melanie Allison
Jesus Ambrocio
Alisha Ard
Kryste Armijo
James beckett
Vernon Berger
Janet Bernson
Autumn Mae Crocker
Leslie DeHaven
Betsy Denny
Joe Eckert
Judith strada Garcia
Mackenzie Giles
Nick Gilley
Alison Green
Jonny Hash
Robin Lynn
Pamela Johnson
Natasha Kanevski
Carol Lee
Maria Magaldi
Helen Mary Vanston Marek
JJ Mata
Linda Murray
Sonali Nigam
Janet Oh
Carlie Pearson
Rashmi Pottekatt
Erika Provinsal
Ashley Pulkrabek
NMelcher NMelcher
Lucian Richards
Elizaveta Rybina
Melanie and Caleb Sexton
Marga Silvestre
Jessica Snowden
Mary Terrill
Anca Thomas
Jose Trejo Maya
Evie Walberg
Amy Weaver
Doerte Weber
Ashli Wells
Marie Welsch
Becky Wilkes
Caitlin Young
Lisa Zinna

Meet the artists and mingle with fellow art lovers at a special Saturday open house in the Downtowner Gallery: 

These open house events are hosted by our gallery partners, the visual arts nonprofit Round Rock Arts. Come by to meet members of their organization and find out how you can get involved!


In addition, these Saturdays are concurrent to the Round Rock PopUp Art Shows events taking place in Prete Plaza, adjacent to the Downtowner Gallery. 

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, Carlie Pearson, for selecting the artwork in this exhibit from the open call for applicants. 

Follow the artist:

About Carlie Pearson:

Mixed Media Artist, Sculptor, Writer, Curator, Art Installer
After acquiring a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Texas at the age of 21, I realized I was not cut out for starvation. I became an aesthetician and was a small business owner until my first child was born. The universe seemed to have different plans for me than what I had imagined. For over 25 years, my art took the form of cooking, raising children, writing, and gardening. Around 6 years ago I tentatively “picked up a brush” again. I “pick up my brush” tentatively each time I work. I am a mixed media artist. I work in layers as life is layered. I am a collector of everyday objects. I like to take junk, stuff that we take for granted, pass over during our journey, and transform it into a story of an internal landscape that may represent a personal struggle- Art Therapy 101. I want to create a dialogue about psychological underpinnings that are not necessarily always so pretty. I work in order to explore and give solid form to my feelings. I sometimes write to clarify my intentions and my words make their way into my pieces also. I work because I must. If the viewer has a reaction, my work is a success.

Preview the exhibit

Exhibits at the Downtowner Gallery

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. 



on view January 11 -March 3, 2023




on view March 9 – May 5, 2023



on view May 11 – July 7, 2023



on view July 13 – Sept 8, 2023



on view Sept 14 – Nov 17, 2023



on view 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:

Exhibit Opportunities:

 “BUILDING BEAUTY“: Art and Architecture

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 22, 2023 at 11pm


“PLASTIC” As a medium and as a topic

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 12, 2023 at 11pm


“PROJECT: HAPPINESS” Creativity and mental health

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


“ADORNMENT” Art of wearing

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 9, 2023 at 11pm


Answer a Call for Art by applying online:

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. 

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! 


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.

Also open Select Saturdays:

  • March 25, 2023 (10am-3pm)
  • April 22, 2023 (10am-3pm)
  • May 20, 2023 (10am-3pm)
  • June 24, 2023 (10am-3pm)

Christina Rudofsky
Arts and Culture Associate
512-801-0698 Cell
512-218-3298 Downtowner Gallery

City of Round Rock Arts and Culture
Scot Wilkinson, Director of Arts and Culture

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