Georgetown has public art around the Square, in the Georgetown Art Center, in parks, on Southwestern University’s campus and gallery, at the public library, and elsewhere. There are several local art galleries, and visitors and residents find changing art exhibited in many restaurants and businesses, as well.
The Sarofim Art Gallery at Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts features exhibits by professional and student artists. The gallery is always free and open to the public, with opening receptions and sometimes artist talks as well.
The Georgetown Art Center is just off the Square, the result of a renovation that transformed Georgetown’s 124-year-old Firehouse Number 1 into the award-winning Georgetown Art Center. The art center offers residents and visitors year-round curated exhibits with a variety of mediums, artists, and styles. Each year, more than 100 different artists and more than 200 pieces are exhibited at the center, which welcomes up to 3,000 visitors each month. Every exhibit includes an artist reception that is free to the public.
The Georgetown Public Library has an exhibit area where artists show their work year-round, and local art organizations hold meetings and workshops in the library’s meeting rooms. The library also hosts two state-level exhibits each year: the annual Texas Society of Sculptors summer show, and the Art Hop competition, which is held in partnership with the Georgetown Art Center.
The City of Georgetown sponsors a rotating Sculpture Tour. The Sculpture Tour features works of art in two locations: Main Street between Seventh and Eighth streets, and the Georgetown Public Library.
Visit the Arts & Culture Calendar for additional exhibit and event listings.