Georgetown Art Center
816 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626
The Georgetown Art Center is emerging as a centerpiece of arts and culture in Georgetown and drawing attention from across the state. Each year, more than 100 different artists and more than 200 pieces are exhibited at the center, which welcomes almost 3,000 visitors each month.
The center’s second exhibit season was extremely successful, and it is focused on maintaining and raising the quality bar. To that end, a busy and creative 2015-2016 season is up and running, with nine new curated exhibits and a changing mix of mediums, artists, and styles supported by complementary events. Every exhibit includes an Artist Reception that is free to the public. These evening events are an opportunity to view the exhibit and talk to the artists and other arts supporters. The center also organizes ticketed evening events for more intimate conversations.
Education is an important focus of the center, which has an attached studio. Artist talks, a Visiting Artist Workshop Series, special topic workshops for children, open studio sessions, and lectures foster art skills and abilities in the community. The art center has a partnership with Cordovan Art School, which manages weekly skill building art classes and children’s Summer Camp, and a community outreach program benefits local children and offers scholarships for summer camp, classes, and workshops.
The art center is housed in a historic building just off the downtown Square. The 2013 renovation of Georgetown’s 123-year-old Firehouse Number 1 transformed it into the award-winning Georgetown Art Center. The building is owned by the City of Georgetown and the art center is run by a nonprofit board, Georgetown Art Works. The center is staffed by dedicated volunteers who work 10,000 volunteer hours annually. The center is financially supported by membership fees, grants, and donations.
Thought-provoking exhibits and access to artists and art education are the foundation of the Georgetown Art Center, where residents and visitors experience and engage with art.
The Georgetown Art Center is just a block off the Courthouse Square. A large public parking lot is across Main Street, on the southeast corner of Ninth and Main streets. The Art Center’s hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 1-5.