Sunday, June 13, 2021

‘I Believe in Southlake’ Mural Goes on Display in Town Square

Southlake Town Hall has a new accessory this week as the City’s first mural titled “I Believe in Southlake,” was unveiled on Tuesday, December 8.

Inspired by the public art displays in New Orleans, it was developed to show some of the many reasons why Southlake is vibrant and unforgettable.

Mayor Laura Hill said City officials started brainstorming ways to bring more people to Southlake Town Square and enjoy with their families.

“I am so proud of our City. Southlake is so many things to so many people, and I love that this piece of public art captures all the things that make it unique and special. I can’t wait to see the pictures on social media; I think it’s a great way for people to make memories in a place that all of us love to visit and enjoy,” she said.

The city is putting the final touches on the newly erected display to help ensure safety for those taking keepsake photos in front of it.

The mural, designed by Southlake’s Marketing and Graphic Design Coordinator Missy Saunders, includes beloved staples of the Southlake community and Texas. It is the first of its kind Southlake Public Art initiative. The painting, which is estimated to be 15 feet wide and 8.5 feet tall, was further developed by local artist Liz Bonham. It’s located on the building’s northwest side, across the street from Rockfish.

This initiative is also part of the Southlake Arts Master Plan, which includes creating engaging public spaces that stimulate discussion, cultivate patrons of the arts, and celebrates Southlake’s history.

To learn more about the City’s public art collection, visit SouthlakePublicArt.com.

“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.

Southlake Women’s Club Announces Art in the Square Beneficiaries

The Southlake Women’s Club Foundation, together with the Southlake Arts Council and Apex Arts League, hosted “The Strokes of Art in the Square” to officially kick off a season of fabulous art in Southlake. The event was open to the public, and a special invitation was extended to the 2013 Art in the Square Beneficiaries. The Southlake Women’s Club Foundation Chairman, Sherri Whitt, announced this year’s 28 beneficiaries:

. Advent Urban Youth Development
. Alliance for Children
. Apex Art League
. Arts Council Northeast
. Battered Women’s Foundation
. Call A Ride
. Cancer Care
. Carroll Education Foundation
. CASA of Tarrant County
. Christ Haven for Children
. Christmas Providers
. Community Enrichment Center
. Community Storehouse
. Families for Effective Autism Treatment
. GRACE
. H20PE Program – Texas Health Harris
Methodist Hospital HEB
. I Can Still Shine
. Metroport Meals on Wheels
. Mission Central Metroplex
. North East Emergency Distribution
. Parenting Center
. SafeHaven of Tarrant County
. SNAP (North Texas)
. Special Olympics Texas Southlake Carroll
. Summer Santa
. Tarrant Area Community Churches
. Tarrant County Food Bank
. Warm Place

The grants given to the beneficiaries are solely funded by the proceeds from the Art in the Square event, which will be held at Southlake Town Square, April 26–28, 2013. Additional information can be found at www.artinthesquare.com.