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 community. The information gathered in the survey will help frame the rest of the study.

If your business is a part of the Georgetown, Texas downtown area, please follow this link and respond to this brief four-question survey: Survey of Georgetown Downtown Businesses

If you have any questions about the survey or the resulting study, please contact:
Eric P. Lashley
City of Georgetown, Library Director


Travis James
Vice President, TXP

2016-2017 Georgetown Arts & Culture Guide

Guide 2016-2017 CoverThe 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 Sarofim School of Fine Arts, The Williamson Museum, the Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown Heritage Society, Georgetown Symphony, Georgetown Festival of the Arts, Georgetown Public Library, the Georgetown Palace Theatre, and the Georgetown Independent School District Fine Arts Department.

The custom cover artwork by Leslie Kell features a collage of Georgetown photographs in a digital piece that Ms. Kell constructed in the style of stained glass.

Pick up a free printed copy of the Guide at the Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown Public Library, Visitors Center, Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University, or The Williamson Museum, or click on the cover image at left to visit the digital version of the 2016-2017 Arts & Culture Guide.

Get the latest at facebook.com/artsgeorgetown or at arts.georgetown.org.

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 the collaborators behind the current outdoor art installation of thousands of deep red ceramic poppies on the lawn of the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown’s downtown Square. The piece, entitled “Blood of Heroes Never Dies,” commemorates Texas World War I veterans and it will remain on display through May 5.



Individual poppies from the display are available for purchase for $10 apiece at the Visitor Center, 103 W. Seventh Street on the Square. Proceeds will benefit Puppies Behind Bars, a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs for combat veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan who have suffered a physical injury, including traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Visit this page to read more about the art installation in Georgetown.


Arts & Culture Guide 2016-2017 Submissions


May 12, 2016

The Guide will include PHOTOGRAPHS, CALENDAR ENTRIES, and ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTIONS. You can look back at the 2015-16 Guide for a reminder of what we included last year.

The text and photos you submit may be used in the guide and also on the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture website, Calendar of Events, and Facebook.

In Process: Organizations use the web forms below for submissions of photographs, calendar entries, and organization descriptions
May 15: Deadline for Sept 2016-Feb 2017 calendar entries for exhibits and events, with indications of which entries will have photos
May 31: Deadline for photograph submissions, for March 2017-Aug 2017 calendar entries for exhibits and events, and for organization descriptions
June 9: Brownbag Lunch—opportunity for update, questions, discussion of Guide
July 11: Organizations review their events and pages
July 14: Brownbag Lunch—opportunity for update, questions, discussion of Guide
July 15: Deadline for corrections to organizations’ events and pages
August 1: Final file goes to printer
August 11: Brownbag Lunch—opportunity for update, questions, discussion of Guide
September 8: Brownbag Lunch—opportunity for update, questions, discussion of Guide
TBA date in September: Printed copies of the new Guide available!
TBA date: Evaluation of Guide process and effectiveness measurements


For photos, please send the highest resolution image possible. Good quality printed materials require a minimum of 3,000 pixels and dpi of 300. Please title the files with very basic caption or credit information. For instance: “Amy Smith in The Importance of Being Earnest 2015 photo credit Mike Smith” – this puts the really helpful information right with the image for us. If no photo credit is required, just leave that off. Listed photographers will be credited in the masthead.

Early on, please contact visiting artists to get their publicity photos. We would also like event photos and building/location photos—-preferably different shots than were used last year. If you have had new photos taken over the past year, please send those along. If you have an event coming that would lend itself to photography and you don’t have budget to hire a photographer, please let me know asap and I’ll see if I can contract someone to get some shots we can use.

Please submit photos via this Uplink for large files or upload them with your calendar entry in the form below.