Spellerberg Projects is a new contemporary art space in Lockhart, Texas. Host to exhibitions and public programs, it’s located in a historic building at 103 South Main St., on Lockhart’s iconic courthouse square. Featuring local, national and international artists, it’s a “project space” where presentations and activities are driven by each artist’s unique practice. A rich program of exhibitions, performances and screenings has been developed for 2016, along with a regular series of artist-led classes and workshops offering hands-on art experiences to central-Texas families. The primary storefront gallery is approximately 200 sq. ft.; an additional 4600 sq. ft. is undergoing development for future use.
Marty Spellerberg, founder, is deeply engaged with contemporary art. He’s a digital media consultant to artists and museums, having worked internationally with such institutions as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver; and the Toronto International Film Festival. He presents regularly at industry conferences such as Museums and the Web; Museum Compute Network and SXSW Interactive. He’s a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.
The City of Lockhart is located 30 miles south of downtown Austin on U.S. Highway 183. Home to a critical mass of renowned barbecue restaurants including Smitty’s, Black’s and Kreuz Market, in 1999 it was designated the “Barbecue Capital of Texas” by the Texas Legislature. The historic courthouse square is a popular filming location, having appeared in such productions as HBO’s The Leftovers (2015); Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014); and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).