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 are invited to attend.
Attendees will have the opportunity to provide their thoughts about the future direction of the City’s role in arts & culture in Georgetown, and to learn about the wide-ranging art, music, theatre, and cultural opportunities for audiences, learners, makers, and doers at all levels.
No advance registration is necessary, but the Creative Georgetown Facebook event page will be used to help us get an approximate head count in advance. If you are on Facebook, please indicate your interest there!
Schedule for Creative Georgetown Event
February 11, 2017 at the Georgetown Public Library
402 W. 8th Street
Networking for Artists, Musicians, Writers, Galleries, and Arts Organizations
Announce your presence! Artists, musicians, arts organizers, galleries, and arts educators, please bring your business cards, flyers, etc. for others to pick up at Creative Georgetown. Designated bulletin board space and table space for such literature will be available beginning at 8:30 am, and after the event it will be used to update mailing lists and the content on the arts.georgetown.org site, as well.
Jane Estes, Moderator
Member, City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board
Writer and Texans for the Arts board member Jane Estes will give an overview of the event and an introduction to City of Georgetown arts & culture structure and services.
Overview of City of Georgetown Economic Impact Study
Vice President, TXP, Inc.
Learn about an important study of the economic impact of the arts in Georgetown that the City is currently conducting with TXP, Inc., an economic analysis and public policy consulting firm founded in 1987 in Austin. The study will investigate the impact of the arts sector in the local economy.
Let Your Voice Be Heard: Advancing and Accessing Public Resources for the Arts in Texas
Ann Graham, Executive Director, Texans for the Arts
Ann Graham has a deep passion for the arts and the role that they play in building and strengthening our communities. Texans for the Arts is a non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization that works to protect and increase public funding for the arts.
10 am – 2 pm
Hands on History: Vintage Valentines
Hands on History programs are monthly events organized by The Williamson Museum. They are free for children of all ages. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day by learning about past Valentine traditions. Children will make their own vintage Valentine.
Break for Coffee and Networking
Arts Organization Presentations
Art, music, theatre, and cultural opportunities for audiences, learners, makers, and doers at all levels. Local arts organizations each give a fast 5-slides-in-5-minutes overview of the opportunities they offer, from how to exhibit your art to education options to volunteering and more.
Professional Development for Artists Workshop: Exploring Promotional Tools & Techniques
Promotion of one’s own work is challenging and important whether you are in the visual arts, performance, music, or writing. Whether you are a hobbyist or professional, you are likely thinking about digital marketing, the artist’s brand, proposal submissions, networking, and more. This session will help you evaluate your needs and clarify your goals and also help guide possible future learning opportunities for Georgetown creatives. View Diane’s presentation slides here.
Diane Gaume, Moderator
Owner, Artisans Connect
Door Prizes (Door prize ticket submissions close at 10:45; winning numbers will be posted at 11; must be present to win)
Secondhand Prose Used Book Store gift certificate
Red Poppy Coffee Co. gift certificate
Set of 5 ceramic poppies from the Blood of Heroes Never Dies installation by Jen Rose and Clive Siegel
Admission for two to Palace Theatre performance
Books about Georgetown’s history from the Georgetown Heritage Society
Admission for two to performances at Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts
Gift voucher for $475 from Anna Kraft Photography to apply toward a photoshoot and portraits
Georgetown Art Center
Georgetown Festival of the Arts
Georgetown Heritage Society
Georgetown Independent School District Fine Arts
Georgetown Palace Theatre
Georgetown Public Library
Georgetown Symphony Society
Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University
The Williamson Museum
Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
Any questions or suggestions about Creative Georgetown can be directed by email or phone to Dana Hendrix, Fine Arts Librarian at Georgetown Public Library, at 512-930-3551.