If you've never been to Georgetown's Cultural District, it's time to get out there and see what this exciting area has in store for you. This 40-block area has been designated a special arts zone by the Texas Commission on the Arts. It's one of 51 such districts across the state, and in our real estate agents' opinions, it's one of the best. Here are some of the attractions and events that make this area such a fundamental part of Georgetown's charm.
The Cultural District has a rich and storied past in addition to its vibrant present. Historical aficionados near our Georgetown homes for sale can enjoy lectures, exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations at the Williamson Museum, an institution founded in 1997 to preserve the history of this part of Central Texas. The museum's grounds include a striking statue of Robert McAlpin Williamson, also known as "Three-Legged Willie," due to the wooden leg he used as a mobility aid after contracting tuberculous arthritis.
Visual Arts and Sculpture
The visual arts are also a big part of the Cultural District's focus. The area's Georgetown Art Center features a selection of curated art exhibits that are switched out for new ones every few weeks. Nearby Southwestern University's Sarofim School of Fine Arts also has a public student gallery that displays the work of the school's budding artists. Both galleries offer the chance to view works in an incredible variety of mediums, and admission to both is free.
If you prefer to enjoy art outdoors, you'll love the Cultural District's Sculpture Tour. This ongoing event is sponsored by the City of Georgetown, decorating the streets with sculptures by some of the district's most prominent areas.
Not only does the library host sculptures on its grounds, but it also showcases the works of local artists in its exhibit area and hosts two yearly state-level events: the Art Hop competition and the Texas Society of Sculptors show. These high-profile events show off the works of the very best in Texas' art world, and they're just a few blocks away from Georgetown residents' front doors.
Live Theatre and Music
The performing arts also have a big presence in the Cultural District's art scene. Between the Sarofim School of Fine Arts and the Georgetown Palace Theatre, Georgetown residents get the chance to see dozens of live stage performances each year.
Georgetown's classical music fans have plenty of opportunities to enjoy world-class concerts in this district. Famous symphonies like the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra and the Central Texas Philharmonic play regularly at show locations around the area. There is also a free concert available at the Georgetown Public Library on the third Sunday of each month. The Cultural District even hosts the Texas Bach Festival every spring, an exciting event that allows fans of the illustrious composer to get together and share their love of his enduring work and legacy.
Georgetown's Cultural District is thriving and will keep growing and evolving as time goes on. Contact us today to start your search for your new Georgetown home with our expert team on your side.