San Marcos Art Galleries

San Marcos is home to many exciting art galleries, including those at Texas State University. 


218 Gallery

Fourteen area artists have come together to create the vibrant, artist-owned 218 Co-op Gallery. Housed in one of SMTX's historic downtown buildings, the gallery’s vintage brick and plaster walls provide a warm backdrop for the eclectic mix of art, jewelry, sculpture and functional wares. Part gallery shop and part exhibit space, the folks at 218 are working hard to create a venue where you can see, experience and buy quality, hand crafted pieces. Keeping things truly local is our goal.

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The Price Center

With its convenient downtown location, historic and varied venues, spectacular natural garden and ongoing activities, the Price Center serves as a truly unique community center for all the citizens of, and visitors to, San Marcos. Opportunities to express oneself creatively abound through a monthly porcelain painting club, quilting bee, and one-off art workshops. Rotating art shows displayed daily in free, public galleries provide cultural enrichment and entertainment. One-off musical performances, seasonal theatrical productions and movie showings offer more chances to enjoy and/or participate in the arts while meeting friends and neighbors. 


Wake the Dead Coffeehouse

Funky Tim Burton-esque house with a variety of over 55 imported and domestic beer, wine, specialty espresso drinks, smoothies, breakfast and lunch choices, pastries and treats, monthly art exhibits, live music, hand-crafted items for sale, a beautiful landscaped courtyard, entertainment .. and of course, coffee!


Eye of the Dog Art Center

Internationally known artists and teachers, Billy Ray and Beverly Mangham, have spent over 30 years creating, selling, and teaching art. Now they’ve brought everything they know about creativity, community, and the human spirit to Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, Texas.

Whether you’re a master artist, a novice, or something in between, Eye of the Dog offers classes and workshops that meet you where you are. Ready to explore the crazy idea that you might be creative? Feel the need to rest your mind and refresh your spirit? At Eye of the Dog, you’ll enjoy a nonjudgmental, encouraging atmosphere. The entire Eye of the Dog staff is here to help you discover and express your unique creative style


Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos

Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos opened its doors on September 18, 2010. As a non-profit community-serving organization, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of San Marcos, Texas. Being located at the heart of one of the first Mexican American "barrios" of San Marcos, Centro provides a unique space for people to learn about or share their Hispanic Heritage and to participate in our public programs, classes, and events.
The cultural center is made up of four components: an art gallery, a library, a museum, and the programs that make Centro such an active and lively place. Come and visit us today!


Walker's Gallery

The Walkers' Gallery is a large, professionally curated gallery that lives in the hallways of the San Marcos Activity Center--the most extensively used public venue in San Marcos, Texas. The mission of the Walkers' Gallery is two-fold: to provide quality exhibits of fine art for the citizens of San Marcos as well as visitors to the city, and a professional exhibit venue for local emerging artists. Excellence, Opportunity and Diversity--of all kinds-- are the standards that guide the Walkers' Gallery!

Exhibits at the Walkers' Gallery are free and open to the public during regular Activity Center hours


Texas State Galleries

The Texas State Galleries are a collection of exhibition spaces for the display of contemporary art, based in San Marcos on the campus of Texas State University. Texas State Galleries was established with the hiring of its first paid employee in 1997 to provides students at Texas State and members of the San Marcos community with direct access to original works of contemporary art. In addition to exhibition programming, we host other events including: gallery tours, visiting artist lectures, performances, classes and workshops, all of which augment the educational experience for students on campus and enrich the arts and cultural landscape of San Marcos.