Afterhours, an AIGA Austin event is a poster party off the clock. It’s part individual creative expression, part curated poster show, and part nonprofit fundraiser.
Call for Artists:
2020 Show Details:
Who We Are
Afterhours is an AIGA Austin event and nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the Central Texas community together. The goal of Afterhours is to leverage the power of art and design to support and publicize the important work being done by less-known Central Texas non-profits.
In 2015, the concept for Afterhours was started by a group of designers who wanted to make a social impact through creativity in the greater Central Texas community. Through months of nailing down the logistics and branding of the event, finding participants who would be willing to volunteer their skills and resources, curating final work and setting up space, the first Afterhours event was hosted at Lewis Carnegie in East Austin. 30 local artists were asked to created posters inspired by food in honor of the Central Texas Food Bank, and it was a huge success!
Afterhours was made possible by the efforts of the 2015 founding members. They include Cameron Sandage, Ryan Swedenborg, Oen Hammonds, Patrick Chew, Matthew Paul, Zoé Symon, Edmund Chow, Lauren Hartman, Austin Auth, Brad Neal, Jo-Yee Pang, and Mason Polka.