South Main Arts Festival

georgetown arts festivalA juried and curated artistic event in celebration of the Month of the Arts…

Celebrate Georgetown’s inaugural South Main Arts Festival dedicated to the fine arts and located in the new South Main Arts District – a project that received Cultural District grant funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Shop the juried artist booths for a variety of artistic media while viewing the yarn bomb installation that was designed and created by Preservation Georgetown, the Knitting Cup, and passionate fiber artists and volunteers from the community! Enjoy food trucks, live music and ribbon dancers throughout the day, kids arts activities and pottery by Cordovan Art School…and an outdoor theatrical performance, too. The evening’s live music headliner is Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster Artist, Sue Foley, so be sure to join us for her performance at 5pm!

The City of Georgetown’s Water Conservation Team is looking to bring awareness to sustainable watering resources with the vibrant addition of art to rain barrels. The first annual Painted Rain Barrel Project will coincide with the Georgetown Arts and Culture Program’s Autumn Art Stroll, South Main Arts Festival, and the Water Conservation Team’s “Imagine a Day Without Water” events in October 2022.

The barrels will be displayed around City facilities and local businesses downtown, before and during the South Main Arts Festival. All painted barrels will be available to purchase via a silent auction that will run through the course of the Autumn Art Stroll and South Main Arts Festival.

SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING (This is an outdoor event):

Ribbon dancers performing throughout the day

    • 11 a.m. – Theatrical performance by the cast of Champs’ Choice (preview for the interactive musical comedy exclusively playing at Barrels & Amps in Georgetown)
    • 12 p.m. – Soulful blues by folk duo Winkler Mill
    • 1 p.m. – Cosmic folk rock by Vaydra
    • 2 p.m. – Soul pop by Stacie Agnew
    • 3 p.m. – Indie pop/alt country by Matt Cassidy
    • 5-6:30 p.m. – Live musical performance by headliner and TCA Touring Roster Artist Sue Foley!

For more information, please go to: arts.georgetown.org/southmainartfest

Georgetown Autumn Art Stroll

On October 20, start your Stroll at the Shotgun House Museum at 801 West St. to celebrate the winners of the Georgetown Sculpture Tour and for guided tours of the Shotgun House. Then continue your Stroll across the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District to visit the participating arts and culture venues and view Georgetown’s popular collection of public art murals and sculptures.

Be sure to plan your Stroll around the scheduled programming, too!

  • 4 p.m. at the Shotgun House Museum – Georgetown Sculpture Tour award ceremony
  • 5:30 p.m. in the South Main Arts District (817 S. Main Street) – South Main Arts District Ribbon Cutting (This project received a Cultural District Grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts)
  • 6 p.m. at Grace Chapel (817 S. Main Street) – Full Circle Artist Talk

Program guides with event maps will be provided at the Shotgun House, the information table at Grace Plaza, and each venue. Or click here for the online map: Online Map

Participating Venues & Programming

African American Shotgun House Museum(801 West St) Starting at 4 p.m., celebrate the 2022-2023 Georgetown Sculpture Tour as the winners are announced at the beginning of the Autumn Art Stroll! Enjoy docent guided tours of the historic Shotgun House structure while sampling bites from Hello Sweetie and listening to live music by local band Mega Tune. And don’t forget to view the landmark Preserving History mural by local artists Devon Clarkson and Norma Clark.

Georgetown Public Library(402 W 8th St) Join the Library Teen Advisory Board and chalk up the street while sampling tasty treats from Scoops Ice Cream! The chalk art project will be located at Forest St. near 9th St. directly adjacent to the library. Venture inside the library and view the artwork selected in the 2022 Georgetown Art Hop.

Georgetown Palace Theatre‘s “Palace Playhouse” – (216 W 8th St) View the THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR themed Art exhibit by Williamson County Art Guild while enjoying free Stroll-themed cocktails and light bites.

Artisan’s Connect Gallery (800 S Austin Ave #105) Mix and mingle with the artists featured in the gallery and participate in a “What’s Your Style” quiz for prizes.

Williamson Museum  – (716 S Austin Ave) Two exciting exhibits will be featured at the Museum during the Art Stroll: “Barbette – The Toast of Paris, The Pride of Round Rock” and artist Marla Ripperda’s artwork. The Museum will also install a special yarn bomb inside the Museum to coincide with the yarn bombing public art project in the South Main Arts District.

Prima Dora(114 W 8th St) View live artist demonstrations and mix and mingle with the artists featured in the gallery.

Georgetown Art Center(816 S Main St) View the annual Art Hop XV – a statewide, juried art competition held annually at the Georgetown Art Center and the Georgetown Public Library, while enjoying live music by the Sister Golden Hair trio.

South Main Arts District & Sweet Lemon Kitchen – Celebrate the South Main Arts District with the ribbon cutting at 5:30pm. Also enjoy a discounted Art Stroll themed cocktail from Sweet Lemon Kitchen while viewing Jessi Rose’s costume walk and a Plein Air Paint Out by Plein Air Austin and Plein Air Round Rock.

Grace Heritage Center & Kork Wine Bar – Join audiences at 6pm inside the historic Grace Chapel for a featured artist talk by costume designer Jessi Rose. Be sure to stop off at Kork Wine Bar to grab your discounted Art Stroll wine cocktail before the artist talk.

For more information, please go to arts.georgetown.org/georgetown-art-strolls/

 

41st Annual Christmas Stroll

Come to the 41st Annual Christmas Stroll on Friday, December 2 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on the Downtown Square!

Friday, December 2, 5-9 p.m.
• Stores stay open late
• Bethlehem Village
• Food and Product Vendors
• Premier Dining at Local Restaurants
• 2 Stages with Live Entertainment
• 5pm: Dessert with the Grinch
• 6pm: Groovin’ with Grinch
• Free Kettle Corn for Kids

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
• Christmas Stroll Parade at 10 a.m.
• Santa Photos
• Train Rides
• Bethlehem Village
• Food and Product Vendors
• Premier Dining at Local Restaurants
• 2 Stages with Live Entertainment

For more information, please go to thegeorgetownsquare.com/Christmas-Stroll—Guests.html.

Sponsored by the Downtown Georgetown Association.

 

 

The Annual Blazin’ Beer Crawl

georgetown beer crawl cheersThe Blazin’ Beer Crawl is a self-paced walking event featuring craft beer tastings inside of our Downtown retail stores and restaurants. Ticket holders will receive a map of all of the participating locations and can choose which order to sample and visit merchants. Hot and spicy snacks will be available at various participating merchant locations. Restaurants will have event day specials. Food trucks will be set up for additional food options during the event.

The 2023 Beer Crawl date is TBA.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Georgetown Main Street Façade & Sign Grant Program which has awarded over $530,000 in grant funds to downtown business and property owners. We ask that you kindly consider supporting this event to help ensure the beauty and architectural integrity of the historic Georgetown Square.