Saturday, September 25, 2021

2021 Art in the Square Kicks Off With Featured Artists

Strokes, the kick-off for Art in the Square showcasing 2021 featured artists is displayed at Southlake Town Hall. The community has the opportunity to view a sampling of the creativity of five artists, four from DFW area and one from Oregon, that will be participating in the event to be held September 24-26 at Southlake Town Square.

Because of COVID-19 the community has three options for viewing this year’s talented artists. In-person, online (www.artinthesquare.com) or QR code (found on signs at Town Hall) viewings are available. Just scan the QR code on your phone. QR will be at top of Art in the Square signs displayed.

While enjoying this fabulous artwork, we invite all to cast a vote for your favorite artist for the 2021 Art in the Square. The artist receiving the most votes will be 2021 People’s Choice Winner. The public has the opportunity to vote through the end of April.

Strokes is co-sponsored by the Southlake Arts Council, Apex Arts League and Art in the Square/Southlake Women’s Club.

Save the dates September 24-26, 2021 to attend Art in the Square, an artful fun filled weekend to experience with family and friends. For more festival information www.artinthesquare.com.

Art in the Square is #1

The Southlake Women’s Club has bragging rights! The national ranking for the top 10 fine art festivals has been released by the Art Fair SourceBook. Art in the Square is #1.  Art Fair SourceBook is a leader in the industry. It is the most comprehensive guide to the top art fairs and craft shows in the USA and releases rankings based upon in-depth surveys and artist sales. 

A huge thank you to the 2019 Art in the Square art exhibitors for completing the survey rating the event in the following categories: quality of artwork displayed, demographics, patrons art savvy and buying energy, their personal sales, weather, advertising, venue environment, support of organization, director, volunteers and security, logistic ease and artists hospitality. This is not the first time Art in the Square ranked in the top ten but the first time to receive the prestigious ranking of #1.

Make Southlake Town Square your destination April 24-26, to experience why Art in the Square was awarded the #1 spot. Interact with over 250 renowned, emerging and high school artists, two stages offering various genres of musical performers, new A-MAZING photo op tent, children’s activities and an abundance of food and beverage choices.  Admission and parking are free at Art in the Square with tickets required for food/drinks, new A-MAZING tent and children’s activities. Proceeds from Art in the Square benefit local charities in Northeast Tarrant County that assist women, children and families.

The 2020 Art in the Square is 21 years old. The success of its longevity has been driven by creative, talented artists, dedicated volunteers, sponsors and a community that appreciates the arts. For more information: www.artinthesquare.com.

You Can Vote While Attending Art in the Square

If you are coming to Town Square to enjoy Art in the Square, stop and cast your vote during Early Voting in Town Hall for the CISD General Election.

Early Voting Hours During Art in the Square

Art in the Square Hours Early Voting Hours during Art in the Square
Friday, April 27 4:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Parking around the building will be blocked off because of Art in the Square. There will be parking allowed in the last four parking spaces in front of Ann Taylor on Main Street, just after the last tent and barricade. (See map below.)

Art in the Square Parking Map

Not wanting to vote while Art in the Square in underway? No problem. Here are the full dates and times of early voting:

Monday – Friday, April 23 – 27, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, April 30, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Voters can come to Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street during the above-listed dates and times to cast their vote during Early Voting. If you have any questions, please contact City Secretary Office at (817) 748-8183.

“Create, Connect and Care” at 19th Art in the Square April 27–29

Art, music, food and fun return to Southlake Town Square for the 19th annual Art in the Square, Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29.

Art in the Square will showcase the artwork of over 160 internationally renowned artists, local emerging artists and aspiring high school artists. Hosted by the Southlake Women’s Club, the community fundraiser will benefit women, children and families in Northeast Tarrant County. The family-friendly event will offer free admission as well as free parking in Town Square’s parking lots and garages.

Ranked 8th in the nation’s top 10 art festivals of 2018 by the renowned Art Fair SourceBook, Art in the Square has evolved into one of the most popular art festivals in the country. With hundreds of art pieces on display and for purchase, the event celebrates all artists, from recognized professionals to up-and-comers. Even area high school students will participate in a juried Youth Art in the Square, and the winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the rotunda of the State Capitol for one week.

In addition to offering the best in visual arts, Art in the Square will also feature a continuous lineup of musicians and performing artists on two stages throughout the weekend. The Main Stage will offer performances from some of the hottest acts, starting with The Walton Stout Band on Friday, April 27 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday is Tribute Day, with two headliners celebrating the creative idols of yesteryear: Free Fallin will honor the work of Tom Petty at 7:00 p.m., and Chase & Ovation will perform A Salute to the Music of Prince at 9:00 p.m. The Gazebo Stage will feature local talent and family entertainment.

Art in the Square is a family festival with plenty of fun for children of all ages. Young children can have hands-on art experiences in the Kids Korner, while The Zone will host a variety of thrills for teens and ‘tweens, including inflatables, a rock climbing wall, a bungee trampoline and more.

Guests looking for a bite to eat will want to head over to Le Bistro for festival favorites like BBQ, pizza, funnel cake, chicken on a stick and more. Route 66, conveniently located on Main Street in front of Malouf’s and Mi Cocina, will also offer delicious food, fabulous art and great street entertainment. Quench your thirst at one of four beverage stations, or stop by one of the many lemonade stands throughout the event for a refreshing treat.

For additional information, including event hours, a map and an entertainment schedule, visit www.artinthesquare.com.

The Strokes of Art in the Square 2018: Celebrate the Arts with an Evening of Music and Food

The City of Southlake is celebrating another year of Art in the Square with a kickoff event filled with music, food and unique works of art from this year’s featured artists.

The Strokes of Art in the Square 2018 will be held at Southlake Town Hall on Sunday, February 18 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

For the evening’s festivities, Town Hall will be transformed into a gallery displaying creations by the 2018 Art in the Square featured artists, who were selected by a jury. Music will be provided by the Northeast Orchestra Brass Quintet. Culinary tastes and wine will be provided by local restaurants.

The Strokes of Art in the Square is co-sponsored by the Southlake Arts Council, Apex Arts League, Art in the Square and the Southlake Women’s Club. The art will be displayed in Southlake Town Hall for two months before moving outside for the Art in the Square festival the weekend of April 27 – 29, 2018.

For more information, visit www.apex-arts.org.

Taste of Apex: A Sampling of Theater, Music, Tastings and the Arts in Our Community

Join Apex Arts League for Taste of Apex, a celebration of the joy and vibrancy that the arts bring to our community.

New and existing Apex members are invited to The Marq Southlake for an evening of entertainment from arts organizations in Southlake and surrounding communities. Taste of Apex will feature a theater sampling from ONSTAGE in Bedford, a music sampling from the Carroll Jazz Orchestra and drinks and tastings from local restaurants.

Several Northeast Tarrant County arts organizations will also be sharing their arts activities, including Art in the Square, the Southlake Arts Council, Keller Arts, Arts Council Northeast and the Grapevine Arts Project.

Taste of Apex will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25 at Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake. Tickets can be purchased at www.apexartsleague.com.

Tickets are $50 per person, and each purchase includes an Annual Patron Apex membership. The Apex membership gives you discounts on all Apex programming, and you will be greatly supporting the cultural life of your community.

If you have already made your annual donation to Apex, the event is complimentary. All current members, please RSVP to terrimessing@verizon.net so we know you will be with us.

A Festival for all Senses: Art in the Square Returns to Southlake April 22-24

Southlake Town Square will once again be a showcase of visual arts, live music, children’s activities, and delicious food and drinks during the 17th Annual Art in the Square April 22-24. Hosted by Southlake Women’s Club, the community fundraiser benefits Tarrant County charities and features more than 150 national and local artists presenting a palette of beautifully crafted paintings, drawings and sculptures. Admission and parking for the event is free of charge.

AITS CSince beginning in 2000, the event has evolved into one of the most popular art festivals in the nation. Art in the Square was recently rated the 12th best fine arts festival in the U.S. for 2016 by the ArtFair SourceBook, a two-decade-old national publication and guide to the Best Juried Art & Craft Fairs in the United States. Because of its wide variety of attractions and entertainment, the annual event was also named “Best Local Outdoor Festival” in the Star-Telegram’s 2015 Best of the Best Southlake category.

In addition to visual art, live musical performances will take place throughout the weekend on two stages with styles ranging from jazz and blues, to pop and rock–and even reggae, Motown, and country. Headlining this year’s event is Canadian-born country rocker Dallas Smith, who will perform April 23 at 8:30 p.m. on the main stage.

The three-day juried festival will also feature artists from across the country, as well as several international artists. Works include 2D medium, 3D relief and sculpture ranging from the traditional bronze to outdoor metal to multimedia decorative sculpture and photographic art. In addition, area high school students will participate in a juried “Youth Art in the Square.”

More than an arts festival, Art in the Square will offer something for each member of the family. Kids Korner will offer young children face painting and various crafts, while The Zone will entertain older children with bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, zip lining, and a bungee trampoline. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Le Bistro area. Popular local eateries will have booths on site, including FeedStore BBQ, Burger Shack, Tzikis, and Frezko Taco Spot, to name a few. Four food trucks specializing in various international cuisines, the King and Queen Pub, a bellini and margarita tent, and smoothie and lemonade stands will further add to the options available to event-goers.AITS D

Art in the Square is the Southlake Women’s Club primary fundraiser with proceeds going to support 31 local charities that serve women, children and families throughout Northeast Tarrant County, including Alliance for Children, APEX Arts League, Battered Women’s Foundation, Community Enrichment Center, GRACE, Metroport Meals on Wheels, North Texas SNAP, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, and Tarrant County Area Food Bank. Since its inception, Art in the Square has raised more than $2 million dollars.

For additional information, including event hours, map and an entertainment schedule, visit www.artinthesquare.com.

Strokes of Art in the Square Voting Ends April 1

Art in the Square featured artwork is still hanging beautifully in the lobby of Southlake Town Square. The artwork will only be available to view and vote on for a couple more days. Come out and cast your votes for the People’s Choice Award at Art in the Square.

There are 11 pieces of artwork that still need your votes. Voting is located at Town Hall and will end Friday, April 1.

Art in the Square will be returning to Southlake on Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24. In addition to offering the best in visual arts, Art in the Square features a tremendous lineup of musicians and performing artists. Two stages feature continuous entertainment all weekend long. Come out and enjoy the fun.

For more information on the event and voting please visit www.artinthesquare.com

The Art in the Square 2016 Kickoff Event is February 21

Once again, the City of Southlake is celebrating the arts and the entire community is invited to the kick off event for Art in the Square on February 21 from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. The event, which will take place in Southlake Town Hall is co-sponsored by the Southlake Arts Council, Apex Arts League, Art in the Square and the Southlake Women’s Club.

Join us for an evening of visual arts, music, food and wine. This annual event will kick off the spring Art in the Square season. The art will be displayed in Southlake Town Hall for two months and then will move outside for the festival the weekend of April 22-24.

The art displayed will be creations by the 2016 Art in the Square featured artists, which were selected by a jury. Music will be provided by solo violinist James Mahler. Culinary tastes and wine will be sponsored by Kroger to compliment the event.

For more information, visit www.apex-arts.org or www.artinthesquare.com.

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