VISIT THE CALL FOR ART PAGE FOR THE FOLLOWING ROUND ROCK ARTS CALLS:
- Call closes February 9 (new date). Youth Art Show to be held at the Downtowner Gallery starting March 4, reception March 7. There is not fee.
- Submissions guidelines for group-curated shows at Texas State University-Round Rock and the Downtowner Gallery will be posted the week of February 24.
SAVE THE DATE! FUNDRAISING GALA FOR RRA MARCH 28
Round Rock Arts will be hosting an evening Gala to raise funds with a focus on assisting teachers in the greater Round Rock area by providing grants for art supplies for student use. This adult event will feature a band and dancing, heavy appetizers, a cash bar, silent and live auctions, and other entertainment through the evening. It will be held at the Rabb House.
More information will be forthcoming on this webpage and through our social media outlets.
SATURDAY MORNING ART POPUPS APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN
The application for the Saturday morning popups during the spring is now available. Click on the following link for the PDF describing the process, expectations, and what to do once you are accepted: ARTIST POPUPS AT PRETE PLAZA ON SATURDAYS . This link will remain on this home page through June 2020 for easy reference.
NEW! MUSIC ON MAIN ARTIST POPUPS
Scot Wilkinson, Director of the City of Round Rock Department of Arts and Culture, has opened up three tents for Music on Main. The event opens with nightly musical events during spring break. It will continue on Wednesday nights through June.
Click on the following link for the PDF describing the process, expectations, and what to do once you are accepted: MUSIC ON MAIN 2020. This link will remain on this home page through June 2020 for easy reference.
BOARD MEMBER AND COMMITTEE LEAD RECRUITMENT
It is hard to believe that a year has passed since we started our winter recruitment for the 2019-2020 board of directors. Positions run from April 1-March 31.
President Dale Ricklefs is retiring from the board March 31 to pursue personal and artistic endeavors. Cynthia Acevedo is the new Gallery Committee Chair.
To find out more about service on the board or a committee, please contact Nominating Committee members Petra Krugel or Larry Raper at email@example.com.
WORKSHOPS ARE FILLING UP!!!
Most of our workshops this quarter are filling up! We have held oil painting and watercolor classes, the pottery and February photography class will make. New classes for 2nd quarter will be posted over the next two weeks.
It would be nice to have workshops in working with pastels, colored pencil as a fine art medium, plein aire, intermediate level of pour art, printmaking using inexpensive processes such as Gelli(R) printing, the basics of drawing, and similar types of classes. What we have learned is that evenings are not usually successful, we need a two-three month roll out period to gain interest, and classes should not exceed a consecutive three week, three hours a week class period. Sunday afternoons and Saturdays work well. Classes seem to work best in targeting older youth and adults.
See the workshop page for more information and to sign up to teach or take a class!
ART SALES AT THE DOWNTOWNER GALLERY DURING CHRISTMAS A GREAT SUCCESS
Our five artists sold $1000 in art during six weeks during the holiday season. All artists sold some of their wonderful pieces. We hope you’ll consider applying for next year when the call is announced!
THE DOWNTOWN GALLERY STORE
We have t-shirts in youth through larger adult sizes for sale, semi-hard pastels in 24 and 48 count, kneelers (great for gardening), and Downtown Round Rock bags for sale. Come on down and help support Round Rock Arts through the purchase of merchandise!