916 Springdale Rd., Govalle
A collective of twenty Austin-based visual artists converted a recently vacated auto shop into a cooperative gallery in 2016. Visually, the space is impressive: The edifice opens garage-door-style onto the open-air, 1,500-square-foot interior. But what really impresses here is the work on display, created largely by local contemporary artists, the proceeds of whose sales also help support the space. From astounding sculpture to vibrant, abstract paintings, their holdings are right on the edge of the indie-to-emerging art world—there’s always something incredible by an up-and-comer to take in during the Saturday open-to-the-public hours (they’re open by appointment 12-5 on weekdays), plus community-focused events on the regular.
Pollen Floral Art
Canopy Arts Complex, Govalle
Austin-based Brooke Howsley is the daughter of two artists. Her arrangements are more like works of art with the freshest, most beautiful blooms. While most of her business is weddings and events, she does do bouquets on request—call a few days ahead to order.