About Us



1510 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704




Monday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm

Saturday 11 am - 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Offering fine, folky, and funky art, from the US, Canada and beyond, since 1995.

Yard Dog Gallery is a unconventional gallery in Austin, Texas, that shows work by unconventional artists from the US & Canada. The gallery opened in 1995, showing folk and outsider art from the Deep South. We rather quickly began adding work by artists whose work we loved and wanted to show and that fit in aesthetically alongside what we were already showing, but who were neither folk/outsider artists nor from the Deep South. So we dropped the categories. We haven't called ourselves a folk art gallery for a long time but the world still seems to think of us that way. That's ok.

We show the work of a number of artists who are also rather well-know musicians, including Jon Langford, Tom Russell, Bob Schneider, Ian McLagan, & Jad Fair. Other artists include Mike Egan, Brad & Sundie Ruppert, Kurt Herrmann, Scott Griffin, Bill Miller, Jennifer Harrison,  Eric Bellis, Lamar Sorrento & more. Plus we still have a collection of Southern folk & outsider artists, including Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, Howard Finster, & Artist Chuckie Williams. 

We're located in the heart of the S. Congress Ave. shopping district -- a great place to spend some time.



Our entire inventory is not on our website. Please feel free to email or call us to ask if we have more work available by an artist.


Every piece of art displayed on our website is also available in our gallery. While we make every effort to keep the inventory on our website up-to-the-minute, it is always possible that a piece of art will remain on our site for a short period after it is sold from the gallery. In the unlikely event that you purchase a piece from our website that is no longer available, we will cancel the transaction and you will not be charged.Also, while we try really really hard to make sure that everything on our site is available and priced correctly, we do occasionally make mistakes. So we reserve the right to cancel any transaction and refund the full amount back to your card.

In the gallery we accept checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover. Here on our website we accept MasterCard, Visa & American Express and PayPal. 

There is a ground shipping charge for each item that appears on the checkout page. International shipping charges shown on our site are approximate.  Once you have placed your order, we will calculate the exact charges based on your address and contact you for your approval before we process the transaction.

You may return anything within 14 days for a full refund of the price of the art. After 14 days you may return art for gallery credit. The art must be in original condition and you must pay shipping charges.

Our usual terms are 1/4 down, 1/4 per month, although we can sometimes be flexible. If you want to pay for something on layaway you’ll need to contact us directly about it.

Artist Submissions

We choose artists whose work we think fits well with the work we're already showing and with whom we want to have a long-term relationship.   We do love to look at new art and we check out every submission we get, but we're pretty cautious about it and don't add new artists very often.  And because the internet makes it so easy, we get a lot of submissions.  So feel free to email or snail mail submissions -- either jpegs or a link to your site will do -- just be warned:  we try to respond to them all, eventually, but we can’t promise that we will. Finally, please note that we only accept photo submissions. Please don't bring your art to the gallery.  Email your submissions to gallery@yarddog.com.  Thanks!


The Yard Dog website does not sell, rent, trade, or divulge any information about its visitors to third parties. Any information collected is for the sole purpose of conducting business or contacting customers in relation to Yard Dog business. The Yard Dog website will not send unsolicited e-mail to our visitors.