Gallery Shoal Creek
Longtime local gallery leaves West Campus for new digs in Flatbed World Headquarters
By Robert Faires, Fri., March 22, 2013
Shoal Creek doesn't flow through Flatbed World Headquarters, but the longtime local gallery that takes its name from the West Austin waterway will soon be calling that Eastside visual-art hub home. Gallery Shoal Creek, which has been a presence on the Austin art scene since 1965, will close its latest exhibition of figurative paintings by Milt Kobayashi this week and depart its current location in the Gabriel's Court shopping center for the Flatbed building in the 2800 block of East MLK Jr. Blvd. The gallery will take over 1,700 square feet in the northeast corner of the 18,000-square-foot warehouse, which will get a facelift on its eastern facade this summer, with new landscaping and a new entrance ramp.
The address may change, but everything else about the gallery will remain the same: same name (despite the distance from its namesake), same stable of notable artists (Kobayashi, Katie Maratta, René Alvarado, Shawn Camp, Jill Lear, Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets, et al.), and same owner, Judith Taylor, who's been steering the fortunes of Gallery Shoal Creek for 23 years now. She'll kick off this new era in her art space's long life with a showing of work by Jennifer Bell, Gregg Kreutz, and Tony Saladino that opens April 19.
Gallery Shoal Creek opens April 19 in its new home at Flatbed World Headquarters, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. #3. For more information, call 454-6671 or visit www.galleryshoalcreek.com.