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.


1006 Congress Avenue (map)


Tuesday - Saturday 9AM - 4PM







upcoming events

September 7, 2018 | 5:00 pm

The Strange and Familiar

First Friday Artists reception at the Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery. The Strange and Familiar Artists Reception, September 7th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., and the exhibit runs through October 3rd.   Four artist friends explore ‘The Strange and Familiar’. Their ultimate goal is to provide an artist’s prospective of the people, both strange and familiar, that surround us in our daily lives. They are Pat Molina, Jennifer Polnaszek, Beatrice Baldwin and Helen Faythe Green.   The proposal for our 2018 exhibit was a challenge to ourselves to present the human figure executed in a variety of settings and mediums. The ultimate goal is to provide an artist's prospective of the people, both strange and familiar, that surround us in our daily lives.   We are four artists that maintain independent working studios but also find encouragement and support from each other in our creative endeavors.  Each of us work in watercolor, but will include other mediums such as oil, acrylic, drawing, printmaking and assemblage in an effort to draw the viewer into a more personal experience by using multiple artistic resources. We will be participating in the Annual Austin Museum Day event, Sunday, September 23rd.

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