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2020-2021 Annual Georgetown Sculpture Tour – Call for Entries Now Open!

2020-2021 Annual Georgetown Sculpture Tour Starting June 1, 2020, The City of Georgetown’s Arts and Culture Board invites entries for the annual Georgetown Sculpture Tour – a juried, year-long outdoor exhibition in Georgetown’s historic Downtown Cultural District. Please click here to view the full submission guidelines, project schedule, and other info: Call for Artist Entries_Georgetown … Continue reading “2020-2021 Annual Georgetown Sculpture Tour – Call for Entries Now Open!”

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City Hall Gallery Features Artwork by Seth Daulton

The current exhibition at City Hall, Sites (Revisited): Seth Daulton, is on exhibit from June 1 – July 31 with a closing reception to be announced. The exhibit features some of Seth’s newer, and larger, prints from his “Site” series and follows his successful exhibit last fall at Houston’s Dillon Kyle Architects. Seth Daulton is … Continue reading “City Hall Gallery Features Artwork by Seth Daulton”

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Call for Entry: TSOS Video Sculpture Exhibit on YouTube Channel

Opening summer 2020 Background: SculptFest 2020 in Round Rock and the annual TSOS summer sculpture at the Georgetown Public Library was canceled over Covid-19 public health restrictions.  These are the two largest annual TSOS events. Response by TSOS: Videos for widest possible viewing – A YouTube Sculpture Channel. 2020 TSOS Virtual Sculpture Exhibition Video – … Continue reading “Call for Entry: TSOS Video Sculpture Exhibit on YouTube Channel”

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(POSTPONED) Call to Artists: Request for Proposals for Georgetown Animal Shelter Mural

This project is postponed for a later date. We will post another update as soon as we are ready to restart this project! Thank you for your support of artists and the arts and culture community of Georgetown! Beginning April 15th, 2020, The City of Georgetown’s Arts and Culture Board will invite artist entries for … Continue reading “(POSTPONED) Call to Artists: Request for Proposals for Georgetown Animal Shelter Mural”

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Call to Artists: RFQ for Recycled Street Sign Sculpture

Beginning March 15th, 2020, The Arts and Culture Board for the City of Georgetown, TX is accepting qualifications from artists for the commission of a recycled street sign sculpture in the Texas Cultural District encompassing downtown Georgetown. The Board is seeking artists with demonstrated experience in repurposing used materials – including de-commissioned street signs and … Continue reading “Call to Artists: RFQ for Recycled Street Sign Sculpture”

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Welcome New Arts & Culture Board Members

The Georgetown Arts & Culture Board bade farewell to four fantastic board members at the February 2020 board meeting. The four board members who completed their two terms include Timothy Fleming, Linda Wilde, Carol Watson, and Laura Sewell. All four outgoing board members were instrumental in developing and expanding the Georgetown Public Art Program and … Continue reading “Welcome New Arts & Culture Board Members”

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Arts and Culture Grants Awarded in the 2020 Round One Cycle

At the January 2020 Board meeting, the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board approved $11,309 in grants to local nonprofit organizations and schools. The grants will help fund local arts and cultural events that include visual art, music, film, literature, and cultural dance and crafts programming in Georgetown. The events and programs funded in … Continue reading “Arts and Culture Grants Awarded in the 2020 Round One Cycle”

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“Greetings from Georgetown Texas”: Georgetown’s Newest Public Art Mural will be Located at Gus’s Drug

Georgetown’s very first public art mural to go through the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board’s new Commercial Mural Process has been approved by the City and will be implemented on the west wall of Gus’s Drug on University Ave. Local artist Sarah Blankenship designed the mural and will coordinate with community volunteers to come out … Continue reading ““Greetings from Georgetown Texas”: Georgetown’s Newest Public Art Mural will be Located at Gus’s Drug”

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“Preserving History” Mural Dedication on February 15 During a Month of Celebrations and Educational Activities!

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board and numerous members of the community celebrated the completed Preserving History Mural by Norma Clark and Devon Clarkson. The celebration included a Mayoral welcome followed by statements from mural artists and GCCMA; program concluded inside City Hall with refreshments and a viewing of the … Continue reading ““Preserving History” Mural Dedication on February 15 During a Month of Celebrations and Educational Activities!”

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Call for 2020 Round One Grant Proposals Now Open

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is now inviting grant proposals for art, music, theatre, dance, and cultural heritage events and programs taking place in Georgetown between April 2020 and September 2020. Nonprofit organizations, schools, informal arts and culture organizations, and individual artists who are creating public art, arts and culture programming, or an event … Continue reading “Call for 2020 Round One Grant Proposals Now Open”

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Awards Announced in 2019-2020 City 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 2019-2020 City Sculpture Tour, a juried year-long outdoor exhibition in the historic Downtown Georgetown Cultural District. Pogue won for his piece “One Trick Pony”, a cast bronze sculpture inspired by carousel ponies. The … Continue reading “Awards Announced in 2019-2020 City Sculpture Tour”

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City Hall Gallery Features Artwork by Norma Clark

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Community Painting Party – “Preserving History” Mural

On Thursday, October 24th from 9am-7pm, the Arts and Culture Board will host a community painting party for community members to come out and help paint portions of the “Preserving History” mural that honors Mary Smith Bailey, founder of the Mary Bailey Head Start Center in Georgetown.  This is a unique opportunity to engage and … Continue reading “Community Painting Party – “Preserving History” Mural”

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“Preserving History” Mural at City Hall and the Historic African American Shotgun House

The “Preserving History” mural by Devon Clarkson and Norma Clark will start to take form at the back of City Hall in late October 2019. Because the mural will also form a backdrop to the Historic African American Shotgun House, the Arts and Culture Board worked with the non-profit that operates the Shotgun House – … Continue reading ““Preserving History” Mural at City Hall and the Historic African American Shotgun House”

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City Hall Gallery Features Artwork by Gary Anderson

The current exhibit at City Hall features local artist Gary Anderson from July 1 – September 31. “Compelled to explore discarded, anachronistic, and misplaced items, Gary Anderson’s work endeavors to offer objects an afterlife within other forms. By performing repetitive and rhythmic artistic tasks, he creates families of related shapes and textures, resulting in the … Continue reading “City Hall Gallery Features Artwork by Gary Anderson”

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Georgetown Arts and Culture Grants Awarded

At the July 2019 Board meeting, the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board approved $10,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations and schools. The grants will help fund local poetry, literature, visual art, music, theatre, and film events and programs in Georgetown. The Georgetown arts and culture community is expanding and developing quickly, as … Continue reading “Georgetown Arts and Culture Grants Awarded”

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Call for Grant Proposals Now Open!

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is now inviting grant proposals for art, music, theatre, dance, and cultural heritage events or projects occurring Oct. 2019-March 2020 . Nonprofit organizations, schools, informal arts and culture organizations, and individual artists who are creating public art, arts and culture programming, or an event open to the public are … Continue reading “Call for Grant Proposals Now Open!”

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Mayoral Proclamation for Mary Ellen Butler, Georgetown Palace Theatre

The Mayor and the City of Georgetown would like to pay tribute to Mary Ellen Butler of the Georgetown Palace Theatre for her contributions to the arts and culture scene of Georgetown and honor her for her extraordinary talents and achievements.  The Mayor will present Mary Ellen Butler with a mayoral proclamation at 6 PM … Continue reading “Mayoral Proclamation for Mary Ellen Butler, Georgetown Palace Theatre”

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“Lady of Georgetown” and “Colorful Georgetown” Day

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 was proclaimed “Lady of Georgetown” and “Colorful Georgetown” Day in a Mayoral Proclamation for the art students from Eastview High School who were selected to participate in the City of Georgetown’s Utility Box Art Project. “Lady of Georgetown” by Mya Stoessel was selected by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board for … Continue reading ““Lady of Georgetown” and “Colorful Georgetown” Day”

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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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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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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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