Announcing the 2023 Georgetown Spring Art Stroll

Mark your calendars for the Georgetown Spring Art Stroll in downtown from 4-8 p.m. April 20. The Art Stroll is an opportunity for patrons to engage in interactive arts experiences including artist demonstrations, performances, live music, and art shopping at Grace Plaza and at arts and culture facilities and arts-based businesses throughout the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District. The evening will include an artist talk by the 175th anniversary mural artist and a dedication of the mural, as well as an artist reception for the new sculpture in the South Main Arts District. For scheduled programming and detailed information, click here!

Start your Stroll at any of the (3) check-in locations to pick up your Stroll badge. Then continue your Stroll across the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District to visit and shop at the participating arts and culture venues and view Georgetown’s popular collection of public art murals and sculptures. Enjoy complementary food and beverages exclusively for Art Stroll patrons with an Art Stroll badge, as well as discounted Art Stroll cocktails by Sweet Lemon Kitchen and Little Lemon at the Library!

Be sure to pick up your Art Stroll badge at designated check-in locations to participate. Click here for the online map: Spring Art Stroll Map 2023

Georgetown Arts and Culture Board Awards Grants for 2023 Round I

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board approved $7,000 in grants in January to local arts and culture organizations to help with funding local arts and culture programming that includes music performance and history exhibitions in Georgetown.

The funding is for events in Georgetown taking place between April 1, 2023, and Sept. 30, 2023.

Grant recipients include:

Project or event name Grant amount
Texas Bach Festival for the 2023 Texas Bach Festival $5,000
The Williamson Museum for the Oral History Project for 175 Years of Williamson County: Still Making History $2,000

The next grant cycle will accept proposals June 1-30, 2023, for events and programs occurring Oct. 1, 2023-March 31, 2024.

The Georgetown Arts and Culture grants help the Arts and Culture Board fulfill bylaw requirements, which include recognizing and encouraging groups and organizations that enrich Georgetown life by bringing cultural and artistic values and artifacts to the City. Members of the Arts and Culture Board believe a vibrant arts community and cultural offerings are good for the quality of life for residents, will attract visitors, and will assist Georgetown in becoming a nationally recognized arts destination by 2030. The grant program helps develop and strengthen our local arts community by contributing funding to arts and culture programming that enhances our local community.

2022-23 Sculpture Tour Award Winners Announced









The City Georgetown Arts and Culture Board has awarded Tim Glover the first prize award in the 2022-23 Sculpture Tour, a juried year-long outdoor exhibit in the historic Downtown Georgetown Cultural District. Glover won for his piece Whirlwind, a sculpture that features a bird and a horn toad perching atop an iconic Texas twister. The sculpture is located at the corner of Main and Ninth streets across from the Georgetown Art Center.

Second prize went to Marla Ripperda for Armadillo Totem, a sculpted, epoxy clay tower of armadillos balancing on a sphere. This piece is located at the Georgetown Public Library outside the Ninth Street entrance.

The other sculptures accepted into the tour and awarded Honorable Mention include:

Alien Antenna by Rodney D. Butler
Bobo (Bwa Tribe) by Rodney D. Butler
Family by Elizabeth Bonura
Healing Community by Anthony St. James
Interconnected by Laura Armstrong
Luminance by Scott Shubin
Mantis by John Mark Luke
Maya by Reynaldo Alaniz
Moment of Reflection by Dan Pogue
Orb by Laura Sturtz
Tree of Life by John Mark Luke
Two Aztec Parrots by Reynaldo Alaniz

Waco Night Sky by Rollin Karg
Waco Tool by Rollin Karg

Click here for more information, including a map of the sculpture tour and images of the sculptures. To purchase a sculpture, please contact Amanda Still at

Pictured above from left to right: Whirlwind by Tim Glover; Armadillo Totem by Marla Ripperda (photo credit David Valdez).

Call for Artist Entries for the Williamson County and City of Georgetown 175th Celebration Mural – Still Making History

Williamson County and the City of Georgetown would like to commission an artist to design and install a mural on a wall of the Williamson County Tax Office. Call opens November 15th, 2022. The community is invited to help paint the mural on March 10th and 11th, 2023.

Application Deadline: December 31st, 2022

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The City of Georgetown’s Arts and Culture Board invites artist entries for the design of a mural in celebration of the 175th anniversary of Williamson County and the City of Georgetown. The mural design should be an interpretation of the history of Williamson County and how the City of Georgetown, as the site for the anniversary mural, contributed to the development of the area that is Williamson County. Community members will be invited to help begin the mural painting process after the artist and final design are selected. For more details and historic resources see the full submission guidelines.

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18.

BUDGET: This project is a collaboration between Williamson County and the City of Georgetown. An artist stipend of $8,000 will be paid to the artist selected to install the mural. The cost of materials and equipment necessary to install the mural will be covered up to $2,000 and reimbursed to the artist upon completion of the project. Any material and equipment costs exceeding this amount will require prior approval. The selected artist will be responsible for their own travel costs, housing, and personal liability insurance.

INSTALLATION DATE: Mural will be completed by April 3rd, 2023, with a community painting event held during Williamson County’s 175th Anniversary kick-off event March 10th – 11th. A mural dedication will be held at the Spring Art Stroll on April 20th, 2023.

APPLY: Applications will be submitted through between November 15th and December 31st, 2022:

FULL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND CONCEPT: Call for Artist Entries_175th Celebration Mural

SELECTION: From the entries submitted by the deadline, the Arts and Culture Board in collaboration with Williamson County will award an artist commission for the mural design and installation.  Artists will be notified of the final selection by the late January, 2023.


Questions: Contact Amanda Still at 512-930-8471 or