What is Art Alliance Austin?

Art Alliance Austin connects the community with contemporary visual arts in Austin.

We work collaboratively with artists, museums, curators, and galleries to create a diverse and powerful series of programming which highlights Austin as a visual arts capital. Art Alliance Austin supports and contributes to the growth, prominence, and sustainability of Austin’s art scene – ultimately contributing to Austin’s creative culture.

Our Programs

Art City Austin: Fine Arts Festival – Art Alliance Austin’s 3-day art fair, the city’s largest annual visual arts festival
Austin Art Weekly – a free and comprehensive weekly summary of highlighted, current, and upcoming events in the local art scene
ARTBASH – Art Alliance Austin’s biggest membership drive and fundraiser of the year, a unique and immersive kick-off party for EAST
Austin Art Breaks – An intimate, monthly behind-the-scenes look at local galleries, private collections and artist studios
PechaKucha Nights – a local chapter of the global phenomenon, PechaKucha is a series of brief 6-minute talks lead by local presenters in the creative industry featuring artists, musicians, architects, filmmakers, writers, photographers, entrepreneurs, city shapers and local personalities
• Art Austin – A 17-year-old coalition of prominent Austin galleries, museums, art spaces, and art events – as well as an annual printed guide including this aforementioned collection.
Art Outreach – bringing visual art to the local community through seasonal curated programming and collaboration

Who are we?

We have deep roots, yet run on the energy and passion of entrepreneurs – call us a 68-year-old startup. We’re a staff of three, with the backing of a dedicated board, and a multitude of volunteers. We’re a bootstrapped organization that has a broad mix of earned and contributed revenue.

Art Alliance and our supporters are dedicated to ensuring that the Austin of tomorrow reflects the contemporary and vibrant city that we all envision and want to live in. We believe that Austin should not just be the live music capital of the world but also be the best city for contemporary art in Texas.


Art Alliance Austin is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We rely on you to make all that we do possible. Please consider becoming a member today, enjoy the benefits and exclusive events that accompany membership, and know that you’re helping us do the work necessary to support the Austin art community.

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Want to help? Here’s how you can:

  1. Become a memberLearn more about membership here.
  2. Donate: Donations can be made here.
  3. Volunteer: Interested in volunteering? Contact us at info@artallianceaustin.org for current opportunities.
  4. Tell a friend and share our work on social media: facebook, instagram, and twitter


It goes right into our programming. We’re growing in order to enhance and expand current programming and if things go well we’ve got new programming partnerships lined up.

Interested in learning more? Contact Patricia Shults.


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Donors / Members
Stacey Abel
Veronica Acevedo
Dane Adkinson
Richard Aleksander
Amber Allen
Armando Almendarez
Brandy Amstel
R. Michael Anderson
Gary Armstrong
Heather Ashline
Dana Azurin
Eugenie Baranoff
Nisa Barger
Paul & Ilene Barr
John Beales
Barbara and Jim Bearden
Ryan Bennett
Nevena Bentz
Skye Best
Sheila Bingham
Paige Booth
Lisa Boyd
Jason Brooks
S Nicholson Brorby
Vanessa Bruner
Janice Burckhardt
Janet Burner
Chella Cardona
Bree Carrico
Sergio Cavazos
Pamela Champagne
Aaron Choate
Emily Coleman
Elizabeth Collins
Kari Commagere
Carrie Cook
Lonnie Cooper
Paige Cox
Tara Daniel
Brenda & Darrell David
Dan Day
Jared Deckwa
Paul Degroot
Beverly Dennis
John Dodson
Ronald Dunn
Suzann Dvorken
David Edmondson
Tull Farley
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Mary Ellen Farrar
Melissa Foles
Karen Frost
Francine Funke
Joel Ganucheau
Charles Gierman
Christine Ginkel
Leila Godbold
Cole Godvin
Sandra Gregor
Wesley Griffin
Christian Guella
Dora I Guzman Ramos
Richard Hand
Sally Hartman
Olivia Hayden
Mike Hebert
Charles Heimsath
Drue Henegar
Eric Hiduke
Kheili Hiller
Becky Hopkins
Jennifer Houlihan
Jaymie Howard
Katherine Hull
Andrea Hyland
Karen Jantsch
Michelle Jantsch
Kristin & Mary Johnson
Cheryl Johnston
Kerry Joyce
Rachel June
Spring Karlo
Julie Keef
Brittany Kelly
David Kivel
Christine Lee
Jingqi LI
Brian Linder
Andrew Lippstone
Adam Lozoya
Lauren Macknight
Steve Maddox
Taylor Marchman
Jessica Martinez
Ryan Matthews
Rachel May
Rebecca McDuff
Tish McKernan
Melissa Miller
Nina & Matthew Mitchell
Keith Morton
Tony Napolillo
Sarah Perez
Tom Pierson
Aram Pourmehdi
John Pruett
Ashlee Pryor
Carrie Purcell
Marcia Raff
Chad Rea
Stephen Redman
Beth Remsbury
Rick & Jo Ann Reyna
Tyler Robarge
Blake Rolland
Daniel Russell
Paige Russell
Peter Ryder
Curtis Schauer
Naomi Schlinke
Cori Schneider
Jill Schroeder
Gary Seghi
Meghan Shogan
Trish Sierer
Carole Sikes
Marty Spellerberg
Sid Stallings
Dana Stripling
Kassandra Sullivan
Joel Sumner
Kevin Sweeney
Sandy Talen
A C Teitelman
Dan Terry
Chris Thomlinson
Wendy Dunnam Tita
Sara Trumet
Malati Vasudevan
Jean-Pierre Verdijo Verdijo
Jade Walker
Janice Weeks
John West
Cori Wilbanks
Kimberly Wolf
Nancy Woolfolk
Dianah Wylde
Elizabeth Young


Art Alliance Austin Staff

Patricia Shults is the Executive Director of Art Alliance Austin. She oversees the vision as well as the overall management of the organization.

Andrea Hyland is the Program and Events Manager and manages programming and events for the organization.  Andrea’s exceptional event production experience includes both large and intimate events varying from curated exhibitions to large fundraising events.  Andrea has previously worked with Art Alliance Austin as the curator for ARTBASH 2015 and collaborated with artists locally and from across the country where she proved her talent in creating captivating events that engage new audiences with contemporary art. Andrea is from Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to Austin in 2007. She earned her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin.

Support Our Efforts

Your support through membership, donations, and volunteering enables Art Alliance Austin to engage people with great art and allows us to respond quickly and effectively to new ideas that you wish to see happen. Join or renew your membership with a simple online membership form. Like us on Facebook too!

Art Alliance Austin is funded in part by board trustees, members, and patrons. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Art Alliance Austin projects are funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.