Support the Arts

We co-host art events and galleries in Round Rock. Your contributions and volunteering at our events and The Downtowner Gallery, and serving on the Board of Directors or its committees, make our services possible.

February/March Events
  • February 28: (re)Imagine opening
  • March 7: Youth Show opening
  • March 8: Big show call closes
  • March 8: Group curation RFPs due
  • March 28: Fundraising gala

More info is below.

Celebrate & Participate in the Arts

We host galleries in The Downtowner Art Gallery, Texas State University-Round Rock, and Jester Justice Center. We assist with lining up artists for the Popups and Art Walk. We offer workshops. Look through the website for more information.

BUSY FEBRUARY AND MARCH!

VISIT THE CALL FOR ART PAGE FOR THE FOLLOWING ROUND ROCK ARTS CALLS.
See Call for Art page for more information

  • Group Curation Option for Summer 2020, two locations. Proposals due March 8.
  • Big Show. This call is for art that has a minimum of 36 inches on one or all sides and a maximum of 72 inches on one or  all sides. Call for art is due March 8. Check in of art will be April 4.

GALLERY OPENINGS ARE COMING UP!

  • (re)Imagine Gallery Opening Feb. 28, 6:00-8:00, Texas State University-Round Rock
  • Youth Art Show opening, March 7, 6:30-7:30, Downtowner Gallery

FUNDRAISING GALA FOR RRA MARCH 28- SIGN ON UP!
Round Rock Arts is 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, wine and beer, silent and live auctions, and other entertainment through the evening. It will be held at the Rabb House. One live auction is 5000 points for a Marriott Vacation Club experience. Depending on the season and location, the winning bidder could stay up to  10 days at some resorts, including the Hawaiian islands during May! The donor has done that!

See roundrockarts.org/gala for more information. It is being updated almost daily now!

SATURDAY MORNING ART POPUPS APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN

The application for the Saturday morning popups during the spring is now available. You may reserve two spots for the spring. March 28 and April 11 already booked, and three others will be booked soon. 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. March 28, April 11, and May 9 are full. 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. March 20 fully booked. Two others close to being booked.

Click on the following link for the PDF describing the process, expectations, and what to do once you are accepted: MUSIC ON MAIN 2020.  March 20 is full. April 29, May 20, and May 27 have only one spot left for each of those dates. 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 info@roundrockarts.org.

WORKSHOPS ARE FILLING UP!!!
All but one workshop “made it” in the first quarter of the year. We held oil and water color painting, pottery, and photography classes. Most of the new classes for 2nd quarter have been posted and we will start to post through the end of the year. A new inspiration focused class working with mixed medium and acrylic paints will be offered in June.

It would be nice to have workshops focused on 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.

Do you want to teach? Go to the workshop page to review the contract language and sign up to teach.  The information follows the listing of classes.
Do you want to take a course? You can do that from the same workshop page.
Here is the link: https://roundrockarts.org/workshops/

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!

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