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By Charlotte Kovalchuk, Hello Georgetown Contributor
Whether it’s by inspiring reflection and wonder through art and music, raising awareness of environmental concerns or honoring the legacy of the local black community, four Georgetown organizations will continue uplifting folks with events and programs, thanks to the city’s Arts & Culture Board.
Every year, the board provides grants to help fund local events that feature visual art, music, film and historic exhibition programs. This year, it awarded $9,340 to the following organizations:
• The Williamson Museum – $2,000 for the Heritage and Horizons: The Black Legacy of Williamson County exhibit, which will be featured in February 2021 to honor the legacy of civic engagement and accomplishments of the black community in Georgetown and Williamson County.
• Southwestern University – $2,340 for the Georgetown Green Film Series, which presents films with an environmental focus followed by panel discussions. “The Story of Plastic” will be featured virtually at 6:30 p.m. on September 10, and “The Condor and the Eagle” will be showcased at 6:30 p.m. on October 15.
• The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra – $2,500 for the March 2021 orchestra concert.
• The Estrada Garcia Gallery and Artist Cooperative – $2,500 for special COVID relief funding. The Estrada Garcia Gallery is a new gallery that opened last month at 206 W 10th St. and showcases local artists.
The grants will go toward events and programs taking place in Georgetown between October 2020 and March 2021, as well as special COVID relief funding for expenses incurred from March through September 2020. The next Arts and Culture grant cycle will open on December 1 – December 31 for events and programs occurring from April through September 2021.
Wolf Ranch Starbucks Mural
Known for the plethora of shopping and dining opportunities it brings to Georgetown, Wolf Ranch Town Center will now add a mural to the city’s art scene.
The shopping center and the city’s Arts & Culture Board are seeking an artist to design and install a mural on an exterior wall of Wolf Ranch’s Starbucks. The opportunity is open to professional artists over 18 years old.
To recognize Georgetown’s status as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas, the mural design should feature red poppies and imagery designed to remind patrons of the role Wolf Ranch plays in the community and the partnerships between Wolf Ranch and the nearby Downtown Georgetown Cultural District, which is the location of the annual Red Poppy Festival.
The artist will be paid $5,000 and Wolf Ranch will fund the cost of materials up to $1,000. The selected artist will be responsible for their own travel costs, housing, and personal liability insurance. Artist-owned scaffolding to complete the installation is preferred.
The application deadline is September 30 and artists will be notified by October 21. The mural will be completed by November 25. Applications should be submitted at https://artsgeorgetown.submittable.com/Submit
For more information, contact Amanda Still at 512-930-8471 or Amanda.email@example.com