Austin Visual Arts Association Gallery
37th at Home Lane, 512/457-0075
Don't be put off by the chain-link fence: The home for the city's busy and productive visual arts umbrella is not a prison for bad painters. It's simply another case of pioneering artists reclaiming unused or abandoned industrial sites and giving them new lives as arts spaces. In this case, AVAA has joined a handful of arts co-ops and small studios in taking over a hulking old building on a warehouse row near the old airport. In addition to the association offices, AVAA has a modest gallery space, which it uses to exhibit member shows and works by local artists and arts groups, as well as to hold art classes.