By Erica Wiggins, Board Member – Round Rock Area Arts Council

IMAGINE 2013: An Evening of Art and Music will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 7-9:30 PM at Texas State University Round Rock Campus, which is located at 1555 University Blvd. in Round Rock, TX (see MAP). A celebration of visual and performing art and music from Round Rock and surrounding areas, the evening consists of a juried art exhibit, musical and theater performances and a silent auction. More than $1500 in artist prizes will be awarded and $5,000 in grants to nonprofit performance groups will be announced. Light refreshments, beer and wine will be served. Admission is free but donations are encouraged at the door.

Imagine 2013 Signature Artwork

Imagine 2013 Signature Artwork: Agave Movement by Micheal Hammons

A VIP reception occurs from 5:30-6:30 PM prior to the main event. A $250 donation to the Round Rock Area Arts Council (Round Rock Arts) provides tickets for two to an elegant wine and refreshments party and an opportunity to bid on silent auction items and take them home if the reserve price is met prior to the opening of the auction to the general public. (Click on the Donations tab at roundrockarts.org to make a donation and qualify for the reception.)

In 2008, the Round Rock Arts organization chose the signature annual event name “Imagine” to symbolize how Round Rock could evolve into an arts and cultural center. During the past three years, an arts plan for the city has been developed with the goal of more access to visual and performing art venues in the area. Over the next three to five years, the city of Round Rock, together with Round Rock Arts and other city and community groups will help implement the plan.

More Information

Artwork submissions are being accepted through February 8, 2013. Click here for further details.

The exhibit will remain at Texas State University Round Rock Campus through May 17, 2013.

For more information about Round Rock Arts, and to donate for tickets to the VIP reception, visit www.roundrockarts.org.

About the Round Rock Area Arts Council (Round Rock Arts):

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. The organization promotes art and performing venues in the city, facilitating regular gatherings with all art groups located in Round Rock.  The goal of the 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. With stellar annual performance and art shows behind them, successful Chalk Walk events in October 2010, 2011 and 2012,  monthly art exhibits at ArtSpace in downtown Round Rock, and grants awarded to Round Rock based art non-profits, art initiatives in Round Rock are increasingly supported by city 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.

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