The City of Georgetown is hosting two arts events for our visitors and resident art lovers in April. Students from Georgetown ISD also will be installing a new mural downtown.
Spring Art Stroll
Patrons are invited to come view and purchase art, enjoy live music, and engage in arts activities from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at various locations in the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District.
Arts activities will take place at multiple locations, including Grace Plaza, Grace Heritage Center, Georgetown Art Center, local arts businesses, The Williamson Museum, Georgetown Public Library, and the Shotgun House Museum. Visitors are also invited for photo opportunities and face painting on Rock Street before joining Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Pitts at 7:15 p.m. at To Have and To Hold, 215 W. Eighth St., for a dedication of Georgetown’s newest mural, “Traditions to the Future” by Mila Sketch.
Participants will also be able to view and provide feedback on the new street mural and decorative crosswalk at the Georgetown Public Library while enjoying offerings from Southbound Sips and Scoops Ice Cream.
Artists selected as booth exhibitors in Grace Plaza include Jennifer Warner’s photography, Deitra Roberts-Biely’s custom jewelry, Katie Pendrey’s stained glass, Randall Case’s large mixed media paintings, and Virginia Headley Maserang’s abstract encaustics.
Find out more information about the Spring Art Stroll.
Arts and Culture Brown Bag Luncheon
The quarterly Arts and Culture Brown Bag Luncheon returns at noon April 14. Pack your lunch and join us at the Georgetown Public Library for a presentation by Civic Arts Executive Director Lynn Osgood. Her presentation, “Arts Leading the Way in Community Development,” breaks down the details of how to use the arts and public art in community development projects and other creative place-making initiatives. Updates from arts and culture stakeholders in the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District will follow Osgood’s presentation.
Find more information about the Arts and Culture Brown Bag Luncheon.
Georgetown ISD mural Expansion by Forbes Middle School art students
Students from Forbes Middle School were selected by the Georgetown ISD Fine Arts Department to install another section of the GISD mural at 101 E. Seventh St., the building that is home to Tejas Meat Supply. The mural wall shares an alleyway with The Baked Bear. The new section will complement the existing section by Georgetown High School students and lead student Peyton Vega, “Everyone Deserves Kindness.”
The new section was designed by lead artist Kelsie Cargill and is titled, “Be Your Own Person.” The mural will be painted first on “ripstop” mural fabric and adhered to the wall of the building. Cargill and other students will paint the mural in the classroom during late March. Installation is scheduled for the week of April 11.
More information about arts and culture in Georgetown is available here.