Our Unique Gallery
Austin’s largest contemporary gallery (over 6,000 square feet), is proud of its eclectic collection of artists and its museum-like setting. As the only commercial gallery ever voted “Best in Austin,” and multiple times at that, Austinites and visitors alike continue to applaud the colorful and diverse gathering of local, Texas, national and international artists. Gallery owner Joe Sigel opened the gallery in 1998, realizing the need for a contemporary gallery in Austin and he introduced a collection of works by Picasso, Andy Warhol and others. Since then the gallery has evolved along with Austin’s constantly changing tastes, and now carries one of the largest collections of the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss. The gallery also showcases original contemporary works that don’t fit any genre, from Rebecca Patrick’s decadently painted florals to Cynthia Chartier’s mixed media figures, to Paul Stankiewicz’s side-show hand-crank paintings.
Along with its ongoing exhibits of framed artwork, ART on 5th welcomes touring exhibitions from Washington, Chicago and Montreal, to name a few. In addition to an amazing selection of fine art, ART on 5th is also the premier custom framer of choice in town. The gallery has carefully chosen a huge selection of frames from over ten different suppliers to ensure that they have the perfect design for your project. The gallery also expanded into artisan jewelry in October 2009, opening “The Art of Jewelry” across the hall from the fine art gallery. “The Art of Jewelry” offers one-of-kind creations from award-winning designers from around the country. With a showroom designed to elevate the designers’ work to a true art form, “The Art of Jewelry” is anything but your ordinary jewelry shop. The artisans have been chosen for their individuality and inventive use of materials, and are displayed at eye-level in funky custom frames. Materials range from found objects to steel, seeds to gems, semi-precious stones, gold and oxidized silver. Stop by one of Austin’s best-known art experiences and see what’s new!
Monday through Saturday, we are open from 10am – 6pm
First Thursday of every month, we are open from 10am – 8pm
Admission is free.