Celebrate Arts Month in Georgetown This October – City of Georgetown Texas

The City of Georgetown celebrates Arts Month in October with several events for our residents and visiting art lovers.

October 13 | Brown Bag Luncheon: How the hotel occupancy tax can help fund the arts

The city will host the Quarterly Arts and Culture Luncheon on October 13.

Ann Graham, Executive Director of Texans for the Arts, will present the Hotel Occupancy Tax Toolkit and discuss ways to use 15% of tax revenue for community arts and cultural initiatives.

The meeting begins at noon in the Friends Room of the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. There will be time after the discussion to share and learn about the arts and cultural programs taking place in the Georgetown community.

This quarterly professional development presentation is sponsored by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Program. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to [email protected]

October 20 | South Main Arts District Fall Art Walk and Ribbon Cutting

Patrons are invited to participate in art experiences from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, October 20 at various locations in the downtown Georgetown Cultural District. Experiences include kids’ activities, artist demonstrations, art exhibits, live music, and art shopping opportunities.

During the Art Stroll, the winners of the 2022 Georgetown Sculpture Tour will be announced at 4 p.m. at Shotgun House, 801 West St., and the South Main Arts District Ribbon Cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. SOMA is located between Founder’s Park and Grace Heritage Center (817 S. Main St).

October 22 | Southern Main Arts Festival

Celebrate Georgetown’s first South Main Arts Festival dedicated to the fine arts and located in the new South Main Arts District – a project that received a grant from the Cultural District of the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Shop the Jury Artist Booths for a variety of artistic media while viewing the Yarn Bomb installation which 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, plus children’s arts and pottery activities by Cordovan Art School, an outdoor theater performance, and more. The musical star of the evening is Texas Commission on the Arts touring artist Sue Foley. Foley’s performance starts at 5 p.m.

For more information on this and other arts and culture events, visit our webpage here.

Oct. 17-21 | Water conservation events

The City of Georgetown Water Conservation Team seeks to raise awareness of the importance of water and sustainable irrigation through two opportunities, planned in conjunction with the arts events.

Ten rain barrels painted by local artists will be displayed at local businesses and downtown municipal facilities from October 17-21 as part of the inaugural Painted Rain Barrels Project. The colored and painted rain barrels will be auctioned during this week, and people can bid via QR code. Proceeds from the auction will go towards water conservation education and awareness efforts in our local school systems.

Additionally, in an effort to raise awareness and promote community engagement in water conservation, the Water Conservation Team will also host its first Imagine a Day Without Water event on October 20th.

Water plays a vital role in our daily lives, and this event is designed to raise awareness of what life would be like without water. Downtown businesses will have free giveaways and people can enter a raffle for a chance to receive themed giveaways.

More details will be provided closer to the event. More information on Imagine a day without water here.

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