Women & Their Work Purchases Permanent Home

Austin gallery will reopen on the Eastside in January 2021

Women & Their Work announces “with great enthusiasm” that it has purchased a permanent home at 1311 E. César Chavez.

On the move! Step aside, coronavirus, there's art to be done!

(Note: That’s where, you may recall, horticulture-forward designers Big Red Sun used to be ensconced. Also? It's – mmmmmmm – it's close to Bufalina.)

Despite the pandemic, the gallery was able to raise over $1.25 million towards the purchase price of $3 million since the contract was placed on the building in early February.

(Note: The money came mostly via small fundraising parties held entirely on Zoom. So, word to the creative and resilient: It Can Be Done.)

W&TW also wrangled a $1.75M mortgage – and is currently raising an additional $250,000 to cover renovation and relocation expenses.

Women & Their Work began looking for a new home when its gallery of 25 years at 1710 Lavaca was sold in 2017; it took 28 long months of searching before the building on Cesar Chavez became available.  And now, with thanks to major donors like Katelena Hernandez Cowles and Jay Cowles, Ford Foundation, Still Water Foundation, Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, and Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation – and more than 80 individual donors with similar generosity and taste – now, finally, the transition begins.

So. Women & Their Work will move out of its current space in December and open in its new home in January of 2021. Here’s hoping we’ll be able to check it out in person then, hey?


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