With three professional print shops, nationally recognized university printmaking programs, internationally acclaimed print collections and a thriving printmaking community, Austin is a hub for printmaking in Texas. The PrintAustin team is working with organizations and individuals throughout the Austin visual arts community to showcase fine art prints during this annual event. Visit Cepeda, Ruiz, St. John and Carver Branches to see the work of these talented print artists.

Juan Garcia & Sharon Navage @ St. John Branch

Adrienne Butler & James Huizar @ Ruiz Branch

Pascale Vial @ Carver Branch

Carol Hayman & Theresa Bond @ Cepeda Branch Library


FotoATX is a new photography festival set to launch in January of 2018. FotoATX will inspire Austinites and tourists alike to experience our City’s unique character and voice through multiple photographic perspectives in sites all over town. The program, a collaboration between the Cultural Arts Division, the City’s Museum and Cultural Arts Centers of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, The PrintAustin Festival and our other community partners, was developed to showcase the abundance of talent here in Austin and to promote the City as a vibrant destination for visual arts tourists.

There will be a unified Open House on Saturday, January 13th, 2018, all day at all participating sites . Check out the facebook page for all participating locations.

New Central Library participating artist:

George Brainard (exhibiting on the 6th Floor)

Austin Originals: Portraits of the People That Shape Our City

Austin-native George Brainard exhibits portraits of the musicians, artists, journalists, and other icons that make Austin unique. His photographs reveal connections, secrets and insights into the incomparable cultural engine that powers Austin life. Many images appeared in Austin Monthly magazine, and some are exclusive to this show