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Public Art

georgetown's newest muralGeorgetown has public art around the Square, in parks, on Southwestern University’s campus, at the public library, and elsewhere.

The City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board borrows, purchases, or commissions murals, sculptures, paintings, and even utility box wraps. The meaning and awareness of place and space created by these works extend the creative experience that visitors to the City enjoy. Visit the pages in the Arts Gallery for all the latest murals, sculptures, and other public art: arts.georgetown.org/art/public-art/

Congress Bridge Bats

Congress Avenue Brdige Bats1 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. These Mexican free-tailed bats hide out under the Ann W. Richards Congress Bridge, waiting to take flight during the summer months at dusk. For the best seats in the house, go early to the Austin-American Statesmen parking lot and plot a blanket in your chosen spot in the grass. For updates and approximate emergence times, please call Bat Conservation International’s home office number 512-327-9721. Free public parking is available after 6pm. Free parking is available at the Texas Dept. of Transportation parking lot, located at 200 E. Riverside Drive, after 6 pm and on weekends.

Walburg Mercantile Restaurant and Biergarten

walburg mercantile and beergarden

(512) 863-8440
3777 FM 972
walburgrestaurant.com

The Walburg Restaurant brings you a truly authentic German experience in dining and entertainment. Their chefs continue the legacy of German cuisine from Bavarian heritage.  The 1882 vintage structure seats over 250 which easily accommodates large parties. Just behind this antique dining establishment, nestled in oak trees, is a Biergarten including a large open tent with two stages for live entertainment.  This area also includes an open picnic area, outdoor bar and kitchen and arcade for the kids.  All together, the beirgarten can hold over 800+ people.  Check the website for live bands and specials!

 

The Vineyard at Florence

the vineyard at florence8711 FM 487, Florence, Tx 76527
(254) 793-3114
thevineyardatflorence.com

The Vineyard is a destination for weddings and bridal parties, corporate retreats and private functions.  They offer indoor and outdoor spaces for events, including rental villas and tower.  Experience luxurious relaxation at their spa and then enjoy a delicious lunch offered by their cafe. Check out their website for directions, classes, and entertainment!

Poppy Quilt ‘N Sew

Poppy Quilt n Sew shop3010 Williams Dr., Suite 156
(512) 863-6108
poppyqiltnsew.com

Poppy Quilt ‘N Sew is a quilter’s dream.  They have everything a quilter would need, from a wide selection of quality cotton fabrics, to books, patterns and supplies.  They also offer a variety of quilt classes.  Stop by or visit their website for more information and class schedules.

The Collector

the collector in georgetown109 East 8th Street
(512) 864-7787
thecollectorrarecoins.com

Buying and selling rare coins and currency, gold and silver, framed historical documents and pre-columbian antiquities.

Framers Gallery & Coop

the-framers-gallery-georgetown-tx610 South Main Street
(512) 863-2214
facebook.com/Framers-Gallery-Co-op

A full service custom picture framer, serving the central Texas area since 2004 with over 2500 choices of frame moulding, 1250 mat choices in a rainbow of colors and finishes. Local Georgetown Artists display their art in the gallery. The inventory does a complete turnover every few weeks. Stop by often to see the latest works.

Vanishing Texas River Cruise

vanishing texas river cruise

(512) 756-6986
vtrc.com

The Vanishing Texas River Cruise is the premier ecological tour of central Texas. You’ll take a 2-hour cruise on a 150 passenger, three-deck excursion vessel through the scenic wilderness along the historic Colorado River Canyon. You’ll cruise past beautiful waterfalls and sheer cliffs. Wildlife viewing and birding are spectacular. Check out their many cruise options.

 

 

Salado

historic stagecoach inn in Salado, Texas(254) 947-8634
visitsaladotexas.com

Salado is a charming old town located just 20 miles North of Georgetown on I35. In the early 1800s it was a frequent stopping point on the cool spring fed Salado Creek for Indians, Spanish, and Mexican travelers. In the mid 1800s it became an Overland Stage and Pony Express stop on the Chisholm Trail. Today the Stagecoach Inn marks the spot with a Texas historical medallion. The nearby homes and mansions have become a shopping mecca with art, antique, specialty shops and restaurants. Art fairs and plays provide frequent entertainment.