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About Us

Afterhours is a poster party off the clock. It's part individual creative expression, part curated poster show, and part non-profit fundraiser.

This whole idea started with a small group of designers came together in 2015 to create a show. None of us really knew what to expect, but we are now in year three and we couldn’t be happier with the support the design community has granted us.

When we started this show we wanted to have an impact on the Austin community at large which we have been able to do with our non-profit partner. In 2015 we had the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (now the Central Texas Food Bank) which with the support of the design community and the designers in the show we raised over $3,200.00.

Then in 2016 we decided to do it again! This time we partnered with Austin Pets Alive, we grew the show from 30 artist to 40 and again with the outpouring of support of the design community and the designers in the show we raided over $4,000.00.

Now we are in year three, 2017. And we are moving locations from our home base for the last two years LewisCarnegie (Thank you to Sean and Wendy) over deeper east to Funsize! located near Canopy.

We'll see you all in November!


Call For Entries

Call for Entries Opens — August 21st, 2017
Call for Entries Closes — September 18th, 2017 September 22th, 2017
Submit Here

Submission is pretty simple, all you need is to submit three previous pieces of work. We don't need anything new/custom for the submission since you'll be given a theme to design a poster around. All are welcome to submit to Afterhours, from seasoned designer to students.

Your submission information (name) will be stripped away and the judges (announcing soon) won't know who's work they are looking at. They'll give a score of 1-10 based on the overall submission and the top 40 scores will be artist selected for the show.


Show Details

Opening Night — November 10th, TBD
East Austin Studio Tour — November 11-12 & 18-19, 11am - 6pm

Year three here we come! Mark your calendars and join us during East Austin Studio Tour s at FunSize!

Interested in being involved with Afterhours through sponsorship or volunteering this year? Lets chat


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