Come for the art, stay for the fun, food and music. For North Texas families, it’s time to celebrate the 17th annual Art in the Square. This Southlake Town Square event is ranked as one of the nation’s best fine art festivals.
Presented by the Southlake Women’s Club, Art in the Square offers the chance to view and buy juried art by 150 different artists, selected this year from 841 applications, the highest number in the event’s history. The artists, from every state and more than 70 countries, present their art in paint, sculpture, glass and textiles in two and three dimensions on a variety of platforms from canvases to t-shirts.
The free, all-volunteer event begins at 4 p.m. Friday, April 22, and ends at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 24.
Since its first year in 2000, the event has raised more than $2.3 million for local charities. Last year, Southlake Women’s Club awarded more than $190,000 to 26 beneficiaries.
“The planning committee is anticipating the best year ever for Art in the Square,” said Sherri Whitt, publicity chair. “There will be amazing high quality artwork, a genre of entertainment for all ages, art experiences and fun activities for the children. Come out for Art in the Square. You won’t be disappointed.”
Enjoy continuous live music and dance on two stages. On the main stage, catch performances from hot acts that include jazz and blues, pop and rock, reggae, Motown and country. The Friday night headliner is The Walton Stout Band. Don’t miss Canadian-born country rocker Dallas Smith on Saturday night.
Art in the Square is a family friendly event. The Kid’s Korner features face painting, colored hair spray, sugar art and oil painting. The Zone, sponsored by Children’s Health Southlake, offers a variety of thrills for teens and ‘tweens.
Sample Texas-size bites of barbecue, pizza, funnel cake and chicken on a stick. Cruise food trucks along Route 66 and enjoy a beverage at The Filling Station on Main Street. Or dine at The King and Queen Pub and Cadillac Ranch Beer Garden.
Watch all the action on the giant Jumbotron, sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
For more information, visit artinthesquare.com.
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