Comfort Suites Buda - Austin South
15295 S IH-35
Buda, TX 78610
Phone: (512) 295-8600
Fax: (512) 312-4480
Arts & Museums
For a fabulous collection of modern art, this is one of the best galleries in the city. Here, you can find everything from original prints of Dr. Seuss to works by Rauschenberg and Warhol, located in the former Children's Museum space in West Towne Common. Don't think you're limited to looking; most of the works on display are also available for purchase.
The studio and home of artist James Edward Talbot is known as Casa Neverlandia, as everything from its exterior to the art displayed inside represents something out of this world. Once you're done exploring the house, take the plank bridge to the tree house in the back yard, then take the firefighter pole back down to ground level. The museum is open by appointment only, and is definitely worth the planning ahead. The entire house is "green", as in solar panels and the like, so it is definitely a treat for the eco-friendly! Check out his website to know more about Talbot and call to book your visit!
Gallery Soco an all-purpose art store offers contemporary art for sale, custom framing, and corporate and residential art consulting services. Art brokering and art searches are also available. The gallery features posters and limited edition prints. The primary focus here, however, is on the original paintings, which include abstract, contemporary, impressionist and realist works, design, figurative, landscape, and still life forms, and are composed in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. One featured artist creates exquisite realist paintings, despite having lost her sight several years ago.
Austin art from the 1960s is on display here at the South Austin Popular Culture Center for all to come and see. Visitors can visually notice the changing times in the production art in the gallery. Appointments can also be made, call or see the website for more information.
Avenue Gallery, a gallery that will mesmerize your senses, thanks to the number of examples of pure art put on display. From colorful home furniture to artistic vases. Elegant paintings, sweet aromatic candles, realistic statues, lamp shades et al. This gallery has unquestionable works from Michele Ramshur and Kip Holm who are exquisite with their photography. To buy the above and more, you have to drop by.
This unique art gallery focuses on visionary folk artists of the American South. Featured artists have included self-taught painter Purvis Young, mud painter Jimmy Lee Sudduth and Sultan Rogers who creates cartoon figurines. Many of the eclectic artists shown at Yard Dog Art Gallery tend to work in isolation, creating from a place of intense drive and passion. If you are not in the market for a large painting, a variety of handmade gifts are also offered. Secure online ordering is also available.
Coronado Studios is named for artist and owner Sam Coronado, who showcases Hispanic and Native American works of art, as well as his own work in it's premises. The comfortable atmosphere makes this an ideal gallery for lingering and viewing the many works for sale. Coronado has been featured on Art Journeys—a PBS series. He is also involved in the Serie Print Project, offering artists a forum for communicating ideas while producing artwork. This program is dedicated to supporting Latino art in the community.
Not only is this an art gallery, it is also a community-based organization, which seeks to promote and provide exposure to all forms of Latino artistic expression, including poetry, music and visual arts. The gallery markets and exhibits captivating paintings and prints, and also sponsors music performances, a literary workshop and several special exhibits, including "Through Children's Eyes," an annual exhibit of photo essays by East Austin children. Endowed by state and national arts commissions, private foundations and individual donations, the gallery holds frequent fund raisers for the arts community.
Spend a day with the kids that is both fun and educational — head over to Zilker Park and take in the fantastic wildlife at the Nature Center. Albino raccoons, barn owls, snakes and other furry creatures roam about the petting zoo. While escaping the urban life, wander down winding trails and past the beautiful pond. Even though this park is in the middle of the city, nature permeates the surroundings, making every adult feel like a kid again.
Lombardi exhibits and sells contemporary art made by Texans. A variety of styles and media are represented, including Southwestern, expressionist, and abstract paintings, mixed media and conceptual pieces, sculpture and installation art. The gallery is located inside a downtown warehouse-type space, the interior of which is pleasingly modern and minimalist. New exhibits are frequent. You can view works by local artists on the gallery's Web site.
Short story writer William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry, lived in this home for three years while he spent time in Austin. It was constructed in 1891 and is filled with rare books, O. Henry's writing desk, original furniture, photographs, personal belongings and the chairs that brought The Gift of the Magi to life. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the history of this home and its famous occupant. The home has been moved twice since from its original location at 308 East Fourth Street. It now features a gift shop with books, videotapes and more. The museum offers writing clubs for Austin children and sponsors many local events such as the Victorian Christmas celebration and the "O. Henry Pun-Off." Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Sipping on your favorite martini and surrounded with inspiring artwork sums up the experience at Canvas. As great music fills the air and spirits fill the glasses, the art enthusiast can unwind amidst relaxed mirth. Theme night that feature not just a new DJ but also the fine art of a new artist, makes it a place unique and attractive. So while in the city, do not miss this eclectic fusion of art and fun. For further information, call on the number mentioned.