Arthouse, a very cool downtown Arts institution, completed a $4.4 million renovation of it’s prime Congress Avenue gallery & office space in October. In the current issue of Architectural Record — the widest read and most reputable publication for the Architecture trade — the 20,000+ square foot project is recognized and thoroughly documented.
According to Architectural Record, “More than 4,000 people attended the four days of opening events in October, confirming that Austin is hungry for more cultural as well as visual arts venues. Arthouse may be Austin’s oldest arts organization — it was founded in 1911 as the Texas Fine Arts Association (TFAA) — but it has never been old-fashioned. As an independent, privately funded nonprofit contemporary arts institution, Arthouse shows the work of new artists but does not collect like a museum or represent artists for profit like a gallery. Its programs create opportunities for showing contemporary art and involving the community.”
If you haven’t been to Arthouse — you should go — it’s the most interesting and innovative contemporary arts institution in the City – and admission is free.
Here are a few pictures of the project:
Read the full story and see more pictures and floor plans <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/Building_types_study/adaptive_reuse/2011/arthouse.asp