The Arts and Culture Program hosts two semi-annual Art Strolls in the fall and the spring where participants can engage in interactive arts experiences at arts and culture facilities and arts based businesses across the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District that include artist demonstrations, performances, live music, and art shopping opportunities.
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 and cold brew shots by Little Lemon at the Library!
PLUS!! Be a part of the Autumn Art Stroll IG photo contest on the evening of the Art Stroll for your chance to win Cultural District prizes!
Printed maps will be available at Art Stroll badge check-in locations and each venue. Or click here for the online map: Autumn Art Stroll Map
And be sure to plan your Stroll around the scheduled programming, too!
Scheduled programming includes…
- 4 p.m. – Presentation of Shotgun House historic designation
- 6 p.m. – Haunted Art House Artist Talk with Sonia Colonna-Mathis
- 7 p.m. – Georgetown Sculpture Tour Award Ceremony
Live musical performances include…
- 4-7 p.m. – Mega’Tune at the Shotgun House
- 4-7 p.m. – Eric Hanke at the Georgetown Art Center
- 4-7 p.m. – Alexia Dalton in the South Main Arts District Park
- 4-7 p.m. – Swing Shift in various locations downtown
- 7:15-8 p.m. – Swing Shift in the South Main Arts District Park
Participating Venues & Programming – Stroll badge pick up at designated locations on the map
African American Shotgun House Museum STROLL BADGE LOCATION – (801 West St) – At 4 p.m. celebrate the presentation of an historic home marker by Preservation Georgetown to the Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association for the Shotgun House. Continue the celebration after the presentation with live music from Mega’Tune and BBQ from Hello Sweetie! The Shotgun House Museum will be open for guided tours featuring living history community characters, and be sure to check out the Preserving History mural by local artists Devon Clarkson and Norma Clark.
Georgetown Public Library & Little Lemon at the Library – (402 W 8th St) With your Art Stroll badge, enjoy the exclusive dessert bites and cold brew shots by Little Lemon at the Library in the Library’s Poppy Plaza, along with live music by Swing Shift and live dance performances. View The 2023 Annual Art Hop exhibit inside the library and participate in an Art Hop Seek & Find for prizes.
Williamson County Art Guild Gallery – Celebrate the new gallery space for the Williamson County Art Guild and enjoy an artist reception from 5-7 p.m. for the current exhibit.
Georgetown Palace Theatre’s “Palace Playhouse” Location – STROLL BADGE LOCATION (216 W 8th St) Attend the artist reception for the Williamson County Art Guild’s art exhibit while enjoying live performance inside the Playhouse by Palace Theatre artists! There will also be live music by Swing Shift and live dance performances in Tin Barn Alley, as well as mocktails from Southbound Sips for Art Stroll patrons with an Art Stroll badge.
Artisans Connect Gallery – (800 S Austin Ave #105) – Visit Artisans Connect gallery to view artwork exclusively by local artists. Show your Art Stroll badge and receive a Special Stroll Discount on art purchases.
Williamson Museum – (716 S Austin Ave) – View the exhibit, “Texas Through Her Lens: My Voice”, and enjoy Living History Characters portraying local artists. The exhibition will include solo exhibits by three photographers curated by local photographer Linda Nickell. Each exhibit will be a stand-alone collection of six photographs representing each photographer’s creative voice. The three featured photographers are “Birdwatching: Texas and Beyond” by Chery Brummett, “The Veil” by Michelle Esclovon, and “Postcards from the Backroads” by Tricia Zeigler.
Prima Dora – (114 W 8th St) – Visit this premier Georgetown art gallery to view and purchase artwork from a treasure trove of local and Central Texas artists showcased in the gallery. Enjoy live art demonstrations featuring drawings and paintings from Danny Dale Carroll’s horror series.
Georgetown Art Center – (816 S Main St) – View the featured exhibition, The 2023 Annual Art Hop at the Georgetown Art Center during the Spring Art Stroll. Enjoy live music by Eric Hanke in the Art Center Splash Pad, and be sure to shop the gift shop for unique artisan gifts. Be sure to also participate in creating your own canvas painting in a Haunted Art theme right there in the Art Center studio.
Grace Heritage Center STROLL BADGE LOCATION- (817 S Main St) – Grace Heritage Center is in the heart of the new South Main Arts District with the Georgetown Art Center just across Main Street and the South Main Arts District Park right behind the chapel. Shop the artist booths in Grace Plaza and explore Grace Chapel while listening to live music from Eric Hanke outside the Art Center. View the Haunted Art House “Haunted Forest” by Sonia Colonna-Mathis and attend her Artist Talk at 6 p.m.
South Main Arts District Park & Sweet Lemon Kitchen – (Behind Grace Chapel) – While shopping the artist booths in Grace Plaza, step over to the South Main Arts District Park to enjoy small bites and $4 Art Stroll cocktails by Sweet Lemon Kitchen featured exclusively for Art Stroll patrons. Enjoy live music by Alexia Dalton until the Georgetown Sculpture Tour Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. View a live Paint Out featuring Plen Air Austin and Plen Air Round Rock. Round out the evening with live Jazz music by Swing Shift.
Artist Booths in Grace Plaza
Gareth Ellis/Blue Shed Design – Click here to view artwork
Markus Lindsey Photography – Click here to view artwork
Art photography has always been a passion for Markus Lindsey. Wildlife, landscapes, and street photography have become a renewed passion as they bring back the roots of the old 35 mm film days. After being a long time Canon photographer, Fujifilm is now the camera system of choice. You can find Lindsey every weekend at a market or festival with prints and greeting cards for sale.
Laura Barret Jewelry – Click here to view artwork
Laura Barret creates heirloom jewelry that can be worn comfortably and without worry of messing it up; jewelry that is durable and unique yet timeless. Her jewelry designs are for free-spirited folks like the artist herself. Laura’s inspiration comes from the indigenous cultures, organic shapes and textures, along with the beauty & colors of natural gemstones.
Betsy Murphy Art – Click here to view artwork
“I am a creative and have been since I was old enough to pick up a pencil or paint brush. Painting and drawing have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents valued the arts and encouraged me to pursue a career in visual art. I graduated with a BFA in Art Education from The University of Texas and a master’s degree in Art Education from Texas Tech University. In addition to my own artistic practice, I taught art in Texas public schools for 30 years. More recently I worked as an Assistant Professor of Instruction and Field Supervisor at UT Austin. In 2019 I was honored to receive the Texas Art Education Association’s award of Art Educator of the Year for Higher Education and in 2021 was named a TAEA Distinguished Fellow.” Betsy Murphy
Nick Ramos/Graphismo – Click here to view artwork
Nick Ramos is an award-winning graphic artist who creates professional logos and print material by day, and turns his doodles into sought-after artwork in his free time.
Originally from Brazil, Nick moved to the United States when he was a child. He attended Boston’s Massachusetts College of Art. He left in 1991, by which time he was already the Art Director at the Delamarter Advertising Agency in Concord, MA. In 1992, he started freelancing as a graphic designer, which was the very beginning of Graphismo.