Alternate Space Gallery at First Universalist Unitarian Church
4700 Grover, 512/451-9915
Now here's a metaphor for you: Art is at the heart of the church. That pretty well describes this most compact of artspaces, housed well in the bosom of what is arguably Austin's arts-friendliest church, First Universalist Unitarian (see separate listing in Live Performance). It may be only one room that can hold only eight or so paintings at a time, and may only be open during the church's main hours (Sundays, 8am-1pm), but just the fact that the church keeps a space alive for artists to share their spiritual expressions says a lot; it's a balm for the spirit.