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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

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Beginning on September 1, the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board invites grant proposals for art, music, theatre, and cultural heritage events or projects to take place in Georgetown between December 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. Nonprofit organizations, schools, informal arts and culture organizations, and individual artists who are creating

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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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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,

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**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 its annual Sculpture Tour, a juried

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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

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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

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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

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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

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At its November 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,

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The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board invites grant proposals for art, music, theatre, and cultural heritage events or projects to take place in Georgetown between December 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. The total budget for grants is $20,500. Recent grants have averaged $2,000 apiece. Nonprofit organizations, schools, informal arts

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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

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At the LibraryNews

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).

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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At the LibraryNews

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.

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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

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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

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The Georgetown Art Center and the Georgetown Public Library are the locations for the 2015 Art Hop exhibit. Now in its eighth year, the Art Hop is a statewide arts competition that celebrates Texas artists. Hundreds of artists from 71 cities across Texas entered works in the competition; 150 works of art from

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