Pump Project Art Complex is a 501(c)3 non-profit, East Austin art space that provides working studios and gallery facilities to emerging and established artists. At Pump Project artists come together to work, experiment and exhibit, actively enriching the community through new ideas, innovative projects and the creative spirit.
Our first home was a bright yellow 1950s warehouse at 7th Street and Shady Lane and was open from February 15, 2005 to July 10, 2018. The 1,000 square-foot gallery, which doubles as a studio for our live model drawing group, was surrounded by 23 private and shared artist’s studios accommodating over 30 artists and craftspeople. Beginning in 2005 as Shady Tree Studios with a few artists, an old, empty building and a substantial amount of initiative Pump Project had been an example of Austin’s entrepreneurial and creative spirit and continues to grow as an organization.