The Round Rock Area Arts Council, dba Round Rock Arts, wants to involve you with the arts and culture scene in Round Rock! With four excellent annual performance and art shows under our belt, successful Chalk Walk events in October 2010 and 2011, monthly art exhibits at ArtSpace in downtown Round Rock, and awarding grants to Round Rock based art non-profits, art initiatives in Round Rock are increasingly supported by government, corporations, and artists alike. With two theater groups, two symphonies, a community choir, and talented artists whose works are displayed in various venues around town, this “Sports Capital of Texas” has hit a home run in encouraging the creative class.
The goal of the all-volunteer organization is to encourage, support and enhance arts and cultural activities in the Round Rock area to transform the city into a thriving arts and culture scene.
“We have a lot of culture and history in Round Rock but it’s not as evident as it could and should be,” said Art’s Council President Kris Whitfield, Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Round Rock and Chair of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce’s, Arts, Culture & Education Committee. “Our sights are on promoting creative arts in the community to help strengthen that sense of place in Round Rock. And as a noteworthy auxiliary benefit, a strong arts component in the community helps us attract future business and investment.”
“No one wants to live in a community devoid of arts and culture,” said Cathy Kincaid, Past President of the Round Rock Area Arts Council and Executive Editor of the Community Impact Newspaper group. “The arts stimulate conversation about the community and contribute to making it an appealing place for all of us who live here and those who come to visit.”
Made up of a grassroots group of dedicated and diverse individuals, the non-profit, 501 c 3 designated, Round Rock Area Arts Council was formed in January 2009. It also promotes all art and performing venues in the city, facilitating regular gatherings with all art groups located in Round Rock. Visit us! Add your talents by volunteering! DONATE!
|Board of Directors Officers
* Kris Whitfield, President
Jason Rammel, Vice President
Diane Fulmer, Treasurer
Doretta Conrad, Secretary
* Cathy Kincaid, Past President
* (founding members)
Christina Rudofsky, Board Admin
* Hollis Bone
Brian Cave, Asst Secretary
* Laurie Mahnke
Amanda Morgan, Asst Treasurer
* Dr. Edna Rehbein
* Rick White
* Tim Bargainer
* Dale Ricklefs – website mgmt
Scot Wilkinson, City of Round Rock