The City of Georgetown is celebrating the Month of the Arts this October with several events for our residents and visiting art lovers.
Oct. 13 | Brown Bag Luncheon: How the Hotel Occupancy Tax Can Help Fund the Arts
The City will host the quarterly Arts and Culture Brown Bag Luncheon Oct. 13.
Ann Graham, executive director of Texans for the Arts, will present on the Hotel Occupancy Tax Toolkit and discuss ways to utilize 15 percent of the tax revenues for community arts and culture initiatives.
The meeting begins at noon in the Friends Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. There will be time after the discussion to share and learn about arts and culture programs happening in the Georgetown Community.
This quarterly professional development presentation is sponsored by the Georgetown Arts and Culture program. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 20 | Autumn Art Stroll & South Main Arts District ribbon cutting
Patrons are invited to engage in arts experiences from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at various locations across the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District. Experiences include kids’ activities, artist demonstrations, art exhibits, live music, and art shopping opportunities.
During the Art Stroll, the 2022 Georgetown Sculpture Tour award winners will be announced at 4 p.m. at the Shotgun House, 801 West St., and the South Main Arts District ribbon cutting will be at 5:30 p.m. SOMA is located between Founder’s Park and Grace Heritage Center (817 S. Main St).
Oct. 22 | South Main Arts Festival
Celebrate Georgetown’s inaugural South Main Arts Festival dedicated to the fine arts and located in the new South Main Arts District – a project that received Cultural District grant funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Shop the juried artist booths for a variety of artistic media while viewing the yarn bomb installation that was designed and created by Preservation Georgetown, the Knitting Cup, and passionate fiber artists and volunteers from the community. Enjoy food trucks, live music, and ribbon dancers throughout the day, as well as kids arts activities and pottery by Cordovan Art School, an outdoor theatrical performance, and more. The evening’s live music headliner is Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster Artist, Sue Foley. Foley’s performance starts at 5 p.m.
Oct. 17-21 | Water conservation events
The City of Georgetown’s Water Conservation team is looking to bring awareness to the importance of water and sustainable watering through two opportunities, planned in conjunction with the arts events.
Ten rain barrels painted by area artists will be displayed at local businesses and City facilities in downtown area Oct. 17-21 as part of the inaugural Painted Rain Barrel Project. The vibrant, painted rain barrels will be up for auction during that week, and people can place bids via a QR code. Proceeds from the auction will go toward water conservation education and outreach efforts in our local school systems.
Additionally, in efforts to spread more awareness and promote community engagement about water conservation, the Water Conservation team will also be hosting its first Imagine a Day Without Water event on Oct. 20.
Water plays a vital role in our daily lives, and this event is designed to bring awareness to what life would be like without water. Downtown businesses will have free swag available, and people can enter a raffle to win a chance for themed giveaways.
More detail will be provided closer to the event. More information about Imagine a Day Without Water here.