This Art & Design special event with celebrity designer Thom Filicia from TV's original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy will feature art by Landry McMeans will take place on Thursday, March 30 (not the normal time of the first Thursday of the month). 

Filicia is an American interior designer, known for his role as an interior design expert on the American television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He is also a co-author of a book based on the show. He will be in Live in person for the Gallery Opening at Louis Shanks Furniture.

Art & Design gallery opening featuring artist Landry McMeans with furnishing and interior & product by designer Thom Filicia on Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Louis Shanks Furniture.

Enjoy light bites County Line BBQ.

Sips by Tito's Handmade Vodka and Chawar Agave Spirit, and visit with the makers of Milam & Greene Bourbon offering tastings and talking to guests about their award-winning bourbons.


Like wine? Taste BOXT wine and learn about their award winning wines from Napa to your doorstep!

Special thanks to the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Arts Committee for its support of this event. 

The Art:


The Artist: Landry McMeans

Landry McMeans is a full-time artist based in Austin, Texas with a passion for color and the American West. Purple mountains, neon sunsets, and saguaro cacti have been staple subjects in her work since she first picked up cardboard relief as her primary medium in 2005, however, her primary medium has shifted to printmaking. She now designs large scale and elaborate hand-cut stencil prints. 

In addition to visual art, Landry is a songwriter and steel guitar player. McMeans originally found inspiration for her work from almost a decade of summers touring throughout the southwest with musical outfits, The Lonsome Heroes, and Brooklyn-based band, Gangstagrass (Emmy nominated). Long desert drives from gig to gig on hot summer days is where she was first introduced to the "muted psychedelia" and dreamscapes of the Desert. 

The Collection:



The Furnishing: Thom Filicia

Interior designer, product designer, author, tastemaker, television personality, and influencer. Thom Filicia is founder and principal of New York City-based design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc. Since launching the acclaimed enterprise in 1998, Thom Filicia, Inc. has earned him widespread acclaim and notable clients, including Tina Fey, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Delta Airlines, Grace Bay Club, Jennifer Lopez, W Hotels, and others in the worlds of finance, sports, media, fashion, and hospitality. Filicia is universally known for his ability to create stunning modern, yet classic interiors that retain an inviting aesthetic that reflect the individuality of his clients.

Filicia's recognition expanded beyond the design world when he was cast as the interior design expert in the ratings juggernaut and Emmy Award-winning hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He was assigned the program's most demanding segment-transforming the home of a design-challenged man. Filicia's camera-friendly personality and design acumen garnered him a huge following and led to numerous TV appearances including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Ellen, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Secret Celebrity Drag Race, and many more. Filicia has also hosted several successful shows for the Style Network, including Dress My Nest and Tacky House and has been featured talent on the HGTV Network. His most recent television endeavor is a design show with former cast-mate Carson Kressley, called Get A Room with Carson & Thom, on the Bravo network. 

The Music: Justice Phillips from Austin Classical Guitar

Phillips began playing guitar in 6th grade at Fulmore, now Lively Middle School. He was part of some of Austin Classical Guitar's first education programs in schools, and has now come full circle to become Box Office/Patrons Services Director & Composer. Justice attended high school at McCallum Fine Arts Academy, playing guitar under Andrew Clark, while taking private lessons with Dr. Steve Kostelnik. After high school, he attended the University of Texas before graduating in 2018 with a degree in Music Composition and Classical Guitar.

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE

Presenter Details

  • Name: Louis Shanks Furniture
  • At Louis Shanks, we're furniture people; 4 generations in fact. It's what we do. In fact, its all we've ever done. And we've gotten pretty good at it. But it really isn't just about finding the right furniture for our customers. We really do live to help families love where they live. Regardless of the size or expense of their home, the right furniture and home furnishings turns a house into a home. It sets the stage for your life's moments. We want our customers to build environments where they can enjoy their families, and live their most authentic lives.

Venue Details

  • Address: 2930 West Anderson Lane
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78757