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

https://www.austintexas.gov/obemporium

upcoming events

July 6, 2018 | 5 PM

Hot Town Opening Reception

First Friday Artists Opening Reception at the Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery. ‘Hot Town’ is Friday July 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m. and the exhibit runs through August 1st.   Our wonderful consigners will present us with 2D and 3D art with ‘Hot Town” in mind. This will be a fun and eclectic exhibit right in step with keeping up with the latest trends. Start your July of right with a down town reception Friday evening. Free parking off 10th Street. There will be music and vendor in the pocket park to the south of the building and the 3rd floor of the Bakery will be devoted to the Art Reception.   The exhibit will included with wall art, sculptors, photography, fiber art, ceramics, jewelry, wood, glass art and some surprises. Our consignors are bringing in special pieces just for the art exhibit.

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