Jill Schroeder runs East Austin's grayDUCK Gallery. Recently relocated from South Austin, the gallery features contemporary art while also trying to create a welcoming environment for all to enjoy.
"I show contemporary arts," Schroeder said. "Local, national, emerging, established artists, so it's a broad range of artists in the contemporary field."
Schroeder said it's not important for everyone who comes into the gallery to know everything about contemporary art.
"I define contemporary art as kind of newer, edgier art," Schroeder said. "But I like to make things a little more accessible at grayDUCK, so I don't expect everyone to have an encyclopedia knowledge of art."
She added that a great gallery isn't just about showing good art, though that is important.
"A great gallery ... also is inviting. I think people need to feel comfortable looking at art and so they can just think about the art, instead of how uncomfortable they are in the space."
The grayDUCK Gallery is currently exhibiting the work of nine local artists in a show called Goodly Wicked. For more information, check out their website at grayDUCKGallery.com.