The Downtown Georgetown Cultural District
AN INSPIRED DESTINATION FOR ARTS & CULTURE
The comment heard most often after the first issue of the Georgetown Arts & Culture Guide was published was an emphatic, “There is way more going on in Georgetown than I thought!”
The wide-ranging arts opportunities in town are inspiring. The Texas Commission on the Arts agrees that Georgetown has a lot going on, so they designated a 40-block area surrounding the Square as a state Cultural District—a special arts zone. Georgetown’s Cultural District is one of 51 cultural districts across the entire state, lending a level of distinction and recognition to the community.
Georgetown is also distinctive in that it is one of the fastest growing cities in the entire country. The cultural arts sector is taking off as a result of that population growth. Arts and culture organizers bring the architecture and history of the area to life, curate thought-provoking art exhibits and events, create magical theatre experiences, and organize concerts that inspire.
The City’s public art program is another cultural attraction that makes the Georgetown Cultural District unique. Several murals can be viewed throughout the downtown, and the City’s Sculpture Tour exhibits sculptures on an annually rotating basis.
Georgetown’s Cultural District overlaps the historic downtown Square and its many wonderful restaurants, wineries, galleries, boutique retail, and much more. It is the focal point for dedicated arts and culture organizers: the people who are the foundation of the vibrant arts community. The Square—the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas—is at the center, lined with antique shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. There are new and exciting things to do every year.
There may be way more going on in Georgetown and the Cultural District than you realized, too.