Sunday, November 17, 2019

Plenty to celebrate at this year's Art in the Square

Southlake residents had plenty to celebrate at this year’s “A Cause to Celebrate” themed three day art festival, Art in the Square. The juried art show, organized by the Southlake Women’s Club, showcased artwork from over 140 national and international artists and raised money for charitable organizations serving women and families in Northeast Tarrant County.


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Although there were winds on the first night of the festival, weather for Art in the Square was nearly “perfect,” according to Samantha Munns of Southlake Women’s Club. Festival visitors from Southlake and surrounding areas enjoyed artwork ranging from two-dimensional photographic art to bronze and metal sculptures, sampled international fare and wine, and jammed to tribute bands covering everything from the Beatles to Johnny Cash. The family-oriented festival also featured a children’s choir performance, story time, a Fort Worth Zoo animal exhibition, and a juried “Youth Art in the Square” art show.

Although Art in the Square offered attendees plenty of relaxation and fun, the Festival is designed with the greater goals of bringing the arts to Southlake and raising money for local charities, according to Munns. Said Munns, “We had a record number of artists apply this year (over 700) for 150 places, and our jury does a great job of choosing the highest quality art at various price points.” Although exact numbers are not yet available, Festival organizers anticipate having raised an amount close to last year’s $150,000 donation amount.

Furthermore, Art in the Square is completely planned by unpaid organizers and manned almost entirely by volunteers. The hard work and dedication of Festival organizers and volunteers combined with the “very generous” support of Southlake business sponsorships has helped the Festival grow over a period of twelve years from a spaghetti dinner into “one of the largest and most popular events that take place in Southlake,” stated Munns.

For more information about how you can get involved with Art in the Square, please visit artinthesquare.com