Preservation Georgetown (formerly Georgetown Heritage Society) & Georgetown Art Works host Paint Out in historic Georgetown, a twice-yearly series of plein air events raising awareness of the arts and promoting historic preservation. Free to the public to observe the artists in action.
The spring event will focus on Main Street; chosen for its close proximity to the Square and for its unique and inclusive combination of historic private residences, repurposed homes/businesses, parks and churches. The event also recognizes the 35th anniversary of the Main Street Program which provides assistance to the preservation and revitalization of historic downtowns and commercial neighborhood. The Georgetown Main Street Program is part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Main Street Program. Georgetown became an official Texas Main Street City in 1982 and is affiliated with the National Trust Main Street Center.
As with past Paint Out events, the theme is merely a suggestion and open to interpretation. The artist may choose the ‘object of their affection’ whether it be architecture, flora or fauna. The event is non-competitive; work is neither juried nor judged. All are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Participating Artists’ Registration Fee: $10
- 7:30 am: Breakfast. Check in at the Georgetown Art Center, 816 Main Street for a nosh, say hello and pick up a name tag.
- 8:00 am: Plein Air painting.
- 12 noon: Lunch. Return to the Art Center for a light, casual lunch and share the morning’s adventure with fellow artists.