Spellerberg Projects is a non-commercial gallery and artist-run DIY space in Lockhart, Texas, that presents exhibitions and public programs featuring local, national, and international artists. We began this initiative in 2016 as a way to develop, through hands-on experience, greater insight into the needs of cultural organizations.
In this work, we build-out exhibit spaces, curate shows, design, and stage exhibits, promote events, develop community, write grants, and evaluate audiences. These hard skills take us beyond the experience and know-how of other digital service firms working in the cultural space.
Moreover, through this work, we’ve had a direct positive impact on the city in which we chose to start up. As we’ve observed the creative community blossoming around the gallery, we’ve come to understand that our choice to start what we did, where we did, took an act of visionary leadership.