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“At Hausmann Millworks, founded by San Antonio locals, our goal is to provide a constructive, professional setting in which San Antonio artists and small businesses can thrive and succeed. The Millworks is a group of creative people – painters, sculptors, photographers, performing arts groups, fashion designers, furniture designers, woodworkers and metal fabricators – who have created a community and sense of place in San Antonio, Texas.
The history: In 1976 after graduating from Trinity University, Gene Hausmann opened a furniture design and fabrication studio at The Southwest Craft Center. Subsequently, Gene and his wife, Renee, worked together in manufacturing for over 30 years, growing the business to a city block. In 2006, The Hausmann family along with a few friends started the studios. Now the ‘Millworks’ has grown into a complex of over 44 studios and small businesses. Hausmann Millworks has worked in and with San Antonio institutions for the past nine years. The Millworks has been featured in many publications, talks and lectures at the San Antonio Museum of Art, Trinity University, TEDx San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Overland Partners Architects, The Institute of Texan Cultures, and Public Art San Antonio as well as institutions around the U.S., Western Europe and China. A group of Millworks artists recently participated in “Building Bridges, Artists Respond to The Hispanic Society of Americaˮ in New York. We remain committed to our slogan printed on the outside of the building: ‘Grow Where You Are Planted.’ We thank God, San Antonio, and our community every day for being part of the creative environment of Texas.”