Co-Lab Projects is an artist-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources, education, and exhibition space to artists that produce contemporary works of art, installation, and performance. Through collaboration and engagement, Co-Lab Projects encourages artistic exploration and dialogue within the community.
Co-Lab maintains an open and ongoing call for site-specific installations, performances, works in new media, outdoor murals and video/film screenings. We also review proposals for collaborative, educational, and community based workshops and projects. Visit the Apply page to submit a proposal.
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721 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Open Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12-6pm
Previously activated for the exhibition LAME, LEWD, AND DEPRESSED in 2013, DEMO is a temporary gallery located at The Avenue on 8th and Congress in downtown Austin. Co-Lab Projects will program the space, which has been generously provided by Congress Development Partners for exhibitions and events, through the spring of 2017. As the name suggests, the existing structure will then be demolished and car-free high-rise apartments will be built in its place. At this exhibition site we hope to demonstrate the scope of our programming to new audiences and continue to build support for the construction of our eventual studio and gallery space.
Current photos are from the exhibition LAME, LEWD, AND DEPRESSED
NOT CURRENTLY HOSTING PROGRAMS
N Space is a gallery space occupying the ground floor of Nelsen Partners Architecture Studio on Congress Avenue. It serves as a testing ground for a rotating selection of contemporary art meant to complement work customarily exhibited at Co-Lab Projects' main space in East Austin.
The space consists of a lobby, a long hallway typically used to display large scale two dimensional work, as well as a small installation room.
"TOGS Mobile Gallery"
The TOGS or Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space is our portable gallery space and stage that is typically used for off-site projects and educational initiatives. While not being used for off-site projects, the TOGS finds its home in the Co-Lab Project Space yard where it is commonly used as an accessory structure for exhibitions, one-off projects, or as a stage for performance. The TOGS was originally developed by Art Alliance Austin and then generously donated to Co-Lab Projects the fall of 2012. The TOGS continues to act as a collaborative exhibiton space and partnership between the two organizations.
The History of TOGS
The TOGS competition was launched in partnership with the American Institute of Architects and the Austin Foundation for Architecture. The TOGS ultimately stretch the boundaries of work shown outdoors and enhance the outdoor art fair experience by showcasing the synergy between art and architecture. The competition yielded 269 registrations from over 20 countries. The award winner, A Little Room by Amy Wynne and Mark Leveno was constructed, previewed at AIA Austin’s Design Awards and displayed at Art City Austin 2009 & 2013 and was a recipient of an American Institute of Architects 2009 Design Award.
TOGS measures 18'x8' and is portable via a flat bed truck. If you have any ideas for programming for the TOGS, off-site or otherwise, we would love to hear from you! Contact us at Info@co-labprojects.org
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.