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Public Art at the new City Center

On March 25th, the City of Georgetown celebrated the grand opening of two City buildings that are part of a civic campus for City government offices. Known as City Center, the new civic campus includes City Hall and Council and Court buildings as well as the existing Georgetown Public Library that opened in 2007, the … Continue reading “Public Art at the new City Center”

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Sculpture Tour map is live!

After a great collaboration between the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and Arts and Culture departments, we are pleased to present an interactive map of this year’s Sculpture Tour. Navigate the pieces by clicking the images at the bottom of the map or by clicking the numbers on the map itself. To view the Sculpture … Continue reading “Sculpture Tour map is live!”

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Awards announced in 2018-19 Sculpture Tour

The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board has awarded Marble Falls sculptor Dan Pogue the First Prize award in this year’s Sculpture Tour, a juried year-long outdoor exhibit in the busy Georgetown Cultural District. Pogue won for his piece “Matching Pair,” a bronze piece that depicts two zebras facing each other. Second Prize went … Continue reading “Awards announced in 2018-19 Sculpture Tour”

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Call for proposals for events occurring April-September 2019

The call for grant proposals for events occurring April-September 2019 is now closed. Applicants will be notified once the Arts and Culture Board has reviewed all of the proposals. 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 … Continue reading “Call for proposals for events occurring April-September 2019”

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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 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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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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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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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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Texas Society of Sculptors’ Ninth Annual Summer Show

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Music on the Square Summer Concerts

The Music on the Square summer concerts start on Friday, June 3 on the Courthouse lawn. These free concerts each Friday in June, July, and August start at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, grab dinner-to-go from a local restaurant, and enjoy an evening of great live music. Here’s the lineup for the … Continue reading “Music on the Square Summer Concerts”

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Red Poppies Art Installation Comes to Library

Hundreds of red ceramic poppies have been planted outside the Georgetown Public Library!

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Red Poppy Artist Jen Rose and Clive Siegle to Speak at Georgetown Art Center May 1

Artist Jen Rose and and Clive Siegle, a historian, will speak at the Georgetown Art Center on Sunday, May 1, at 2 pm, about their collaboration on “Blood of Heroes Never Dies,” the current art installment in Georgetown’s downtown Square. The talk is free and open to the public. Both Rose and Siegle teach at Richland College. They are … Continue reading “Red Poppy Artist Jen Rose and Clive Siegle to Speak at Georgetown Art Center May 1”

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Call for Exhibit Proposals for Georgetown Public Library

Local artists who are interested in exhibiting their work in the Georgetown Public Library in 2017 can submit proposals through May 31. The library highly values artists and their work. During each year’s open call (March through May), artists and organizations are invited to submit proposals for exhibits in the next year. Artists who are interested in … Continue reading “Call for Exhibit Proposals for Georgetown Public Library”

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Georgetown Arts & Culture Board Awards Grants to Local Organizations

The City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board approved just over $20,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations and schools in November. 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 two Festival events (a … Continue reading “Georgetown Arts & Culture Board Awards Grants to Local Organizations”

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Gallery Georgetown Annual Art Tour Oct. 10

Gallery Georgetown 2015 takes place this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 5-10 pm. It is a community-wide tour of art galleries, exhibition spaces, and studios now in its fourth year. Gallery Georgetown benefits the Georgetown Art Center: participants can support the art center by purchasing the evening’s original 5×7″ artwork or bidding on silent auction artwork. Participating Gallery Georgetown venues open from 5-8:30 are: … Continue reading “Gallery Georgetown Annual Art Tour Oct. 10”

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