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Call for proposals for events occurring April-September 2019

The call for grant proposals for events occurring April-September 2019 will be open December 1-31, 2018. The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board invites grant proposals for art, music, theatre, and cultural heritage events or projects twice each year. Nonprofit organizations, schools, informal arts and culture organizations, and individual artists who are creating public art or an … Continue reading “Call for proposals for events occurring April-September 2019”

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Call for Artist Proposals: Art for City Buildings

Project:  The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is issuing a call for artist proposals for the new City Hall and Municipal Court. Three areas have been identified for artwork. A theme has not been selected for the spaces to allow each artist an opportunity to present their own unique vision for the space.  … Continue reading “Call for Artist Proposals: Art for City Buildings”

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Grant proposals for events occurring in Oct. 2018- March 2019

The Call for grant proposals for events occurring in October 2018- March 2019 is currently closed The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board invites grant proposals for art, music, theatre, and cultural heritage events or projects twice each year. Nonprofit organizations, schools, informal arts and culture organizations, and individual artists who are creating public art or an … Continue reading “Grant proposals for events occurring in Oct. 2018- March 2019”

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Call for Entries: Sculpture Tour 2018-2019

2018-2019 City of Georgetown Sculpture Tour  This call closed on  Aug. 1, 2018, proposals are currently under review.  The Sculpture will be installed in November 2018 The City of Georgetown has issued a call for entries for its annual Sculpture Tour, a juried year-long outdoor exhibit in the bustling Georgetown Cultural District. Sculpture Tour applications will be … Continue reading “Call for Entries: Sculpture Tour 2018-2019”

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Call to artists: Mural project

Project  Mural – 215 W. 8th Street –“Honoring the past and innovating the future.” The City of Georgetown’s Arts and Culture Board is issuing a call for artist proposals for a mural to be located at 215 W. 8th Street, Georgetown, TX. Mural details The goal of the mural is to provide a piece of … Continue reading “Call to artists: Mural project”

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Dr. Paul Gaffney

Dr. Paul Gaffney’s contributions to arts and culture in Georgetown were recognized  in a mayoral proclamation at the next City Council meeting on February 27, 2018. The proclamation came on the heels of Gaffney’s retirement from Southwestern University December 31 after nearly 40 years teaching,

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City searching for new Arts and Culture Coordinator

The City of Georgetown is searching for an Arts and Culture Coordinator to assist the Library Services Director with the coordination, planning, organizing, and execution of arts and cultural programming. The essential functions of the position include: Coordinates, plans, organizes, and executes arts and culture programming for the City of Georgetown. Encourages and assists the … Continue reading “City searching for new Arts and Culture Coordinator”

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Awards announced in Sculpture Tour

The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board has awarded Austin sculptor Mary Morse the First Prize award in this year’s Sculpture Tour, a juried year-long outdoor exhibit in the busy Georgetown Cultural District. Morse won for her piece “Kite,” a bronze piece that depicts a woman on a beach gazing up into the sky. … Continue reading “Awards announced in Sculpture Tour”

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City selects nine new sculptures for 2017-2018 Sculpture Tour

The City of Georgetown has contracted with eight artists to participate in its Sculpture Tour, a juried year-long outdoor exhibit in the bustling Georgetown Cultural District. The previous group of  Sculpture Tour works will all be removed by the artists no later than Nov. 1 to make space for the new pieces. Sculpture Tour artists and … Continue reading “City selects nine new sculptures for 2017-2018 Sculpture Tour”

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Two GISD art students honored at City Council meeting

Two art students from Georgetown ISD were acknowledged with a mayoral proclamation at the Sept. 26 City Council meeting. Mikaela Simmang is a senior at East View High School whose work was featured in the Georgetown Art Center’s GISD High School AP Exhibit this year. Also this year, she was the recipient of 2 gold … Continue reading “Two GISD art students honored at City Council meeting”

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Call for arts and culture grant proposals

Beginning on June 1, 2018 the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board invites grant proposals for art, music, theater, and cultural heritage events or projects to take place in Georgetown between October 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019. Nonprofit organizations, schools, informal arts and culture organizations, and individual artists who are creating public art or an … Continue reading “Call for arts and culture grant proposals”

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Georgetown Art Center closed Aug. 26-27 due to inclement weather

Due to the weather expected this weekend, the Georgetown Art Center will be closed Saturday, August 26 and  Sunday, August 27. The Wide Open opening reception will take place the following Saturday, September 2 from 7-9 pm, and the Artist Talk will be on Sunday, September 10 from 2-4 pm.

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Economic Impact: The Role of the Arts and Culture Sector in Georgetown, Texas

In 2017 the City of Georgetown contracted with TXP, Inc., an Austin economic analysis and public policy consulting firm, to conduct an economic impact study over the role of the arts in Georgetown’s economy. That study was completed and presented to the Georgetown City Council in April 2017. Travis James, Vice President for TXP, authored … Continue reading “Economic Impact: The Role of the Arts and Culture Sector in Georgetown, Texas”

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City of Georgetown 2017-2018 Sculpture Tour Call for Entries and Application

Please see 2018-2019 information here: https://arts.georgetown.org/call-for-entries-sculpture-tour-2018-2019/ NOW OPEN June 1-Aug. 1, 2018 **This call closed Sept. 1, 2017. Thank you to all the sculptors who submitted pieces for consideration! The Arts & Culture Board’s decisions will be made and communicated to you by Sept. 30.** The City of Georgetown has issued a call for entries for … Continue reading “City of Georgetown 2017-2018 Sculpture Tour Call for Entries and Application”

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City to issue call for Sculpture Tour submissions May 1

The City of Georgetown will accept applications for its annual outdoor Sculpture Tour beginning on May 1, 2017. Nine works of art will be selected, and sculptors will receive a $500 honorarium no honoraria will be paid; instead, all nine sculptures selected for this year’s Sculpture Tour will receive a cash prize ranging from $500 (Honorable … Continue reading “City to issue call for Sculpture Tour submissions May 1”

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A survey of artists, musicians, actors, writers, and other creatives in Georgetown

The City of Georgetown has contracted TXP, Inc. to analyze the economic impact of the arts in the city. The focus of the study is to document the role of arts and culture in Georgetown’s local economy. This survey is intended to gather primary data on Georgetown’s arts community and will help frame the rest … Continue reading “A survey of artists, musicians, actors, writers, and other creatives in Georgetown”

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A survey to assess the impact of the arts on Georgetown’s downtown

The City of Georgetown has contracted TXP, Inc. to analyze the economic impact of the arts in the city. The focus of the study is to document the role of arts and culture in Georgetown’s local economy. This survey is intended to gather primary data on the relationship between downtown businesses and the local arts … Continue reading “A survey to assess the impact of the arts on Georgetown’s downtown”

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Attend Creative Georgetown on Feb. 11

Creative Georgetown is an event for everyone who has an interest in the arts in Georgetown—whether you have attended one play or acted in many, taken in an exhibit at the art center or taken a painting class, enjoyed a historical downtown tour or stumbled upon a concert on the Square, you are invited to attend. Attendees … Continue reading “Attend Creative Georgetown on Feb. 11”

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Georgetown Arts & Culture Board Awards Grants to Local Organizations

At its November 2016 meeting, the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board approved $20,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations and schools. The grants will help fund local art, music, theatre, and cultural heritage events or projects in Georgetown. The amounts and projects funded in this grant cycle are: Festival of the Arts, for support of the … Continue reading “Georgetown Arts & Culture Board Awards Grants to Local Organizations”

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Awards Announced in 2016 Art Hop Exhibit

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2016 Art Hop Exhibit

9/30/2016 – 10/29/2016

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Carol Light

Carol Light’s contributions to arts and culture in Georgetown were recognized Nov. 8, 2016  in a proclamation at a City Council meeting that acknowledged her career and lifetime of service to the arts. Mayor Dale Ross remarked on Light’s contribution as an artist at the meeting. “Carol Light is a very talented artist and a … Continue reading “Carol Light”

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Sculpture Demonstrations Sept. 17 in the Library Lobby

Come and see sculptors demonstrate their craft on Saturday, September 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Library lobby. The demonstrations are a come-and-go event, free and open to the public. Participating sculptors include Dar Richardson (clay), Vera Smiley (mixed media), Mary Griffin (bronze), and Linda Wilde (sculptural mosaics). The Texas Society of Sculptors’ … Continue reading “Sculpture Demonstrations Sept. 17 in the Library Lobby”

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Ellsworth Peterson

After receiving his doctorate in music from Harvard, Georgetown native Ellsworth Peterson realized his dream of coming home and building a career that has enriched the lives of students, residents and visitors through music. His many contributions to the arts were acknowledged by a mayoral proclamation naming Jan. 24 as Ellsworth Peterson Day. The recognition took place … Continue reading “Ellsworth Peterson”

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2016-2017 Georgetown Arts & Culture Guide

The new edition of the City’s Arts and Culture Guide is now available. The Guide includes a calendar of art, music, theatre, and cultural events in town from September 2016 through August 2017, as well as an arts and culture business directory, a Cultural District map, and other features. The Guide lists events offered by Southwestern University’s … Continue reading “2016-2017 Georgetown Arts & Culture Guide”

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Dar Richardson

Local artist and arts organizer Dar Richardson was recognized July 16, 2017 when Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross read a proclamation making the day Dar Richardson Day in Georgetown. The proclamation was planned as a surprise to Richardson. The Georgetown Arts & Culture Board had suggested the proclamation as a way to recognize Richardson’s role in … Continue reading “Dar Richardson”

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2017 Red Poppy Festival Call for Art

The City of Georgetown announces The Call For Entries for the 2017 Red Poppy Festival Poster Art. The Winning Artist will receive: -$500 Cash Award – Artist’s Reception (First Friday, April 7, 2017) – 2’ x 4’ Street Banner -The Artist will retain ownership and all rights to their artwork. – The Artist will agree … Continue reading “2017 Red Poppy Festival Call for Art”

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The Table on Main with Jazz by La Grosse Tete Oct. 2

Imagine an evening with friends sharing local food and drinks at a long wooden table in the heart of downtown Georgetown underneath the stars of a Texas sky. You can be a part of this one-of-a-kind event on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas while helping Georgetown celebrate October as National Arts & Humanities Month. … Continue reading “The Table on Main with Jazz by La Grosse Tete Oct. 2”

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Awards Announced in Texas Society of Sculptors 9th Annual Summer Show

The Texas Society of Sculptors has announced the award winners in their ninth annual summer show, which is hosted by the Georgetown Public Library and funded by sponsorship from the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board. Seventy pieces were entered in this year’s exhibit, which will remain in the library until September 23. The current exhibit can be viewed all the hours … Continue reading “Awards Announced in Texas Society of Sculptors 9th Annual Summer Show”

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Capitol Art Society Exhibit at Library

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