Beginning in January 2024, the City’s arts and culture program is taking a more active role in the management of the Georgetown Art Center facility while continuing to partner with the nonprofit Georgetown Art Works and Cordovan Art School and expanding programming at the Art Center.
The new programming at the Georgetown Art Center will kick off in 2024 with PrintAustin’s Annual 5×5 Exhibition. The exhibit will be featured in the gallery at the Art Center Jan. 12– Feb. 11, 2024. The opening Artist Reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 13 with an artist talk at 2 p.m. Jan. 14.
The Art Center will also host PrintAustin’s one-of-a-kind printmaking workshop on Jan. 20-21. Taught by printmaker Alfonso Huerta and in collaboration with Flatbed Press, this workshop will teach participants the fundamentals of large-format woodcuts. This workshop is in preparation for PrintAustin’s steamroller event that will be held Feb. 3 on the street outside the Georgetown Art Center and will be a collaboration with the City of Georgetown’s Public Works Department.
For more information and to register for the PrintAustin Workshop, visit https://artcenter.georgetown.org/workshops-and-masterclasses-at-the-gac.
January 2024 will also usher in the annual call for art exhibit proposals for the 2025 exhibit season at the Georgetown Art Center. All exhibits at the Art Center are curated by an exhibit committee comprised of local artists from throughout the community. Each year, the exhibit committee also selects a panel of curators, artists, gallery owners, and guest judges from across the state to review artist proposals and make recommendations to the exhibit committee. The call for proposals will be open from Jan. 1 to Feb. 29, 2024.
For more information and to submit proposals, visit https://artcenter.georgetown.org/call-for-exhibit-proposals.
The Art Center was established in 2013 to fulfill one of the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board’s strategic plan main goals. Since that time, the City’s arts and culture program has expanded into a robust program that has fulfilled many of the goals of the strategic plan, including getting a Cultural District designation by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
The arts and culture program will facilitate expansion of Art Center programming, as well as continuing to foster relationships with arts and culture organizations and arts-based businesses within the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District.
For more information about the Art Center, visit artcenter.georgetown.org.