Spicewood Arts Round-Up celebrates visual works, supports school programs

Andrea Marie & the Magnolia Band, featuring Andrea Marie (seated, left), John Fink (seated, center) and Matthew Ramirez, are performing during the Spicewood Arts Round Up, which is Oct. 25-26 at La Cabana Grill, 21103 Texas 71 East in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR

SPICEWOOD — One of the things every artist appreciates is a place to exhibit his or her work and, if possible, make a sale or two.

The 11th annual Spicewood Arts Society’s Arts Round-Up provides just such an opportunity and much more.

“It’s an intimate setting at La Cabana (Grill) under the trees with tents surrounding it that really makes for a great atmosphere,” said Pat Petrach, managing director of the society. “The artists enjoy it, and it makes for a great place for people to walk through and look at the pieces.”

The event is Oct. 25-26 at La Cabana Grill, 21103 Texas 71 West. The hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 25 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26.

The Arts Round-Up is a juried show, so artists had to submit their works before being accepted. As a visual arts celebration, the event features a wide variety of styles, including painting, jewelry, pottery, photography and woodworking. Petrach said the society strives for a balance among the different styles.

“It also allows people to see all forms of visual arts,” she added.

The round-up features more than 20 local and regional artists but also work from students at Spicewood and West Cypress elementary schools.

While admission is free, organizers would appreciate a $5 donation, which will go to supporting arts programs at the two elementary campuses. Petrach said one of the society’s goals is fostering a love and appreciation for the arts among students. The society does that in a variety of ways, including sponsoring a music program at Spicewood Elementary and a storytelling program at West Cypress, among other things.

The Arts Round-Up also provides a chance for people to sell their artwork with 100 percent of the proceeds going back to the artists.

Along with the art display, people can enjoy live music over both days featuring the Spicewood Elementary Choir, Andrea Marie & the Magnolia Band, George Ensle Trio, The Texas KGB, Ross Rainey and John Arthur Martinez.

The Spicewood Arts Society also recently announced its 2014-2015 concert series. Go to www.spicewoodarts.org or call (512) 264-2820 for more information on the Arts Round-Up or the Spicewood Arts Society. The society’s gallery and office is located at 9408B Texas 71 East in Spicewood. Office and gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

daniel@thepicayune.com

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