One of our favorite things to do in Georgetown is spending an afternoon enjoying the downtown area, and the Georgetown Spring Art Stroll is the perfect occasion. It not only gives us a chance to visit a range of participating art venues and galleries but it’s also an opportunity to learn more about local artists and even take a piece of art home.
When and where: Thursday, April 21st from 4 to 8 PM in downtown Georgetown.
Not to worry if you can’t make it to this stroll, the Art Stroll will be popping up in the fall with the inaugural annual Georgetown Arts Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2022. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about this fun and free community event that you’re not going to want to miss!
The Spring Art Stroll offers patrons a chance to meet and support local artists, while also learning about the city’s art history. Enjoy live music and local eats, and check out the unveiling of Georgetown’s newest mural, all while participating in this local event.
The stroll is divided up into two different areas, the South Main Arts District and the West Side District with Mid-Stroll highlights between the two. Patrons can easily walk to both (this is a stroll after all) and you’ll want to grab a map and plan out your stroll as you check out various museums, galleries, and everything else there is to do and see.
Map out your Art Stroll
Kick things off in Grace Plaza and visit the various artists’ booths and enjoy live music at the Art Center Splash Pad by Lost & Nameless. Wine, beer, and craft cocktails will be available for purchase from local restaurants, and Grace Heritage Chapel will present an artist demonstration and talk from artists Carol Light and Sue Bishop.
Swing by Austin Avenue and W 8th street to meet and mingle with artists at Artistan’s Connect Gallery and Prima Dora. Next, stroll across the street for face-painting by Lady B Face Painting and beverages from Southbound Sips. At the Traditions of the Future Mural guests can learn about the inspiration for the mural from artist Mila Sketch and strike a pose in the photo booth that uses the mural as a backdrop.
At the Williamson Museum on S Austin Avenue, kids and adults will have the opportunity to create a little art of their own and make a butterfly collage! The museum will also have a limited-engagement exhibit by artist Sung Cha Brooks.
As you make your way to the West Side section of the stroll, be sure and swing by the Georgetown Public Library on W 8th street to satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream from Scoops and see the library’s new decorative crosswalk. The stroll wraps up at the African American Shotgun House Museum where visitors can tour the museum and view the Preserving History mural by local artists Devon Clarkson and Norma Clark.
There’s always a lot going on in Georgetown from art strolls to community festivals and special events throughout the year. If you’d like to find a new home here, reach out to us at Parmer Ranch.