Monday, June 14, 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.

Southlake Women’s Club hosts Annual Senior Valentine Luncheon

Winter weather did not stop the Southlake Women’s Club from spreading the love at the Senior Activity Center last Friday during the annual Senior Valentine Luncheon.

The beloved community event finally came to fruition on February 26, after being postponed due to weather concerns. A large turnout of around 80 seniors showed up in front of Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake for the Luncheon. The Southlake Women’s Club provided a wonderful afternoon complete with goody bags, roses, and a catered meal for our seniors to celebrate the month of love.

The Luncheon looked a little different this year, adapting to a curbside pick-up model due to COVID-19 restrictions.  However, that didn’t stop our wonder women from delighting Southlake seniors with Valentine’s surprises. Seniors rolled up sporting pink and red to pick-up a warm meal provided by Fajita Pete’s Mexican restaurant. Fan-favorite love songs played, bubbles filled the air, and volunteers cheered on the streets with signs as seniors pulled up to receive their treats. Southlake Women’s Club members alongside Senior Center staff were even spotted dancing to the “Cupid Shuffle.”

Seniors were all smiles as they collected their warm meals.

“This always makes my day,” one senior stated as he received a yellow rose.

“I always look forward to the events at the Senior Center,” claimed another Senior Center member.

The annual Senior Center Valentine Luncheon is one of the Southlake Women’s Club’s signature events. Dating back to the early 2000s, the first Valentine Luncheon took place at the old Southlake Senior Center before moving to the Senior Activity Center at The Marq. Since then, the event has only grown in popularity, with festivities and community spirit increasing every year. With so much love to go around, it’s easy to see why this event is a highlight of the year for Southlake seniors.

Partnerships like the one between the Southlake Women’s Club and the Senior Activity Center give our residents world-class experiences. Coming together to celebrate Southlake’s giving spirit through events like the Valentine Luncheon creates life-long memories for our residents and staff.

Plan to Attend the Sixth Strokes of Art in the Square

On February 17, the 2019 Strokes of Art in the Square kicks off the 20th Art in the Square (April 26–28). A free reception will be held in the foyer of Southlake Town Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The community is invited to join the celebration and enjoy an evening of creative visual arts, music and refreshments. Guests will be treated to tastings by local restaurants and entertainment.

The Southlake Women’s Club Foundation will present the 2019 Beneficiaries of Art in the Square. As in past years, guests will be the first to view creative visuals of the 2019 Art in the Square featured artists. This year’s showcase of featured artists will take on a different twist: the displayed artwork will feature returning artists who have participated in Art in the Square for at least 15 years.

The People’s Choice Winner is selected by public vote from the featured artists. Voting begins at Strokes of Art in the Square and will end on April 1, 2019. Be sure to visit Town Hall between February 17 and April 1 to vote for your favorite!

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

We look forward to seeing you April 26-28 at Art in the Square, where we will be “Celebrating Culture and Community” with art, entertainment and family fun.

For more information, visit www.apexartsleague.com or www.artinthesquare.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.

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.

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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Art in the Square Returns to Southlake

artThe Southlake Women’s Club presents Art in the Square 2014 at Southlake Town Square. Art in the Square 2014 is scheduled for April 25- 27. 

Art in the Square celebrates 15 years of providing a world-class juried fine arts festival that brings world renowned artists and entertainment to Northeast Tarrant County. The event has raised $2,000,000 for local charities that help women, families and children.

Festival highlights include an Artist Plaza featuring over 150 world-class artists, emerging & area high school artists as well as two stages showcasing national headliners and local performers. Appearing on the Sabre Stage Friday, April 25: “Identity Theft” and Saturday, April 26: “The Cadillac Three”.

The Carroll ISD K-12 Student Art Show will also be taking place during Art in the Square. Works from young artists will be on display inside Town Hall during the event. Click here for exhibit times.

Art in the Square also features a kids corner with art experiences for children and activities including a bounce house, rock climbing wall, bungee jump and more.

There will also be food and beverage vendors throughout the event as well as a new area of the festival. Destination Ally is sponsored by Celebrity Cruises.

Festival hours are Friday, April 25 from 4:00 p.m-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m-10:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The entire event is free.

For more information visit the the Art in the Square website by clicking here.

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.

SWC Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Southlake Women’s Club is pleased to once again to award a combined total of $15,000 in scholarships to 2013 CSHS graduating seniors.

The club has been offering these scholarships since 1995, when originally it was funded through the Annual School Supply Sale, but since 2001, the scholarships are funded through the proceeds from the Art in the Square event that will be in Southlake Town Square April 26-28, 2013.

All seniors are invited to apply for these scholarships, including male students graduating. The scholarship committee will meet in April to decide the winners and the amounts awarded. The names will be announced in May at an annual event at Carroll Senior High School.

The group posted all application information on their website: www.southlakewomensclub.org.

All applications and related materials must be postmarked by Monday, April 1, 2013.