Old Bakery & Emporium

The Old Bakery & Emporium is a historic building located in Downtown Austin.  The Bakery operates as a Consignment Shop, Visitor Information Center, Art Gallery exhibiting local artists 50 or better and houses a museum, the Lundberg-Maerki Historical Collection.

Our Mission

• Offering people 50 years and over opportunities to supplement their incomes and to develop second careers

• Offering people of all ages opportunities for meaningful volunteer service

• Providing information and a warm sense of welcome to out-of-town visitors

• Encouraging the appreciation and perpetuation of heritage handcraft skills

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery is located on the third floor of the Old Bakery and Emporium and features a rotating schedule of exhibitions including artworks of all media and subject matter.

location

1006 Congress Avenue (map)

hours

Tuesday - Saturday 9AM - 4PM

admissions

Free

phone

(512)974-1300

website

www.austintexas.gov/obemporium

upcoming events

March 5, 2020 | 9 am

Experimentation – Light, Spirit and People I Know

March 5 - April 1 Artists Reception: Saturday, March 7, 1-3:30 p.m.   March brings us a kaleidoscope of styles, textures and imagination. Michael McCarthy works with wood, metal and found objects in his delightful folk art carvings. This pairs well with Betty Jameson’s colorful abstract paints. Beth Shapiro says, it's about the colors, the shapes and lines, contrasts and subtleties, depths and movements within the paintings.  The portraits of Helen Green try to find moments and expressions that convey a goal. Tying all this together is life in Austin is portrayed by Beverly Deutsch.   Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.