Wimberley has long been a muse to an array of artists. This quaint community with its breath-taking natural beauty inspires creativity and has become a magnet for arts and culture throughout the region. Both visual and performing arts are widely represented in the Wimberley Valley, and have been for many generations.
The Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance was formed in 2013 by nearly two dozen businesses and organizations that work to promote the arts and culture in Wimberley. Working with the support of the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce, which believes that art and culture foster economic viability, WVACA was granted 501(3)c status in 2014.
WVACA applied for and was granted Cultural District Designation from the Texas Commission for the Arts in 2015.
Our general meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Visitor Center. For information on attending one of our meetings please call or use our contact page. We'd love to have you join us!
GOAL I: Create and nurture signature events to build recognition for Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance (WVACA)
Continue to develop and grow the Arts Expo. This will include ensuring the location is accessible to youth, elderly, disabled, and varying income levels
Continue to support and grow Gallery Trail
Continue to maintain and promote the Bootiful Boot project
Goal II: Create a mentoring program for beginning artists, writers, and
musicians who live in the Wimberley Valley area. (Need Committee for this)
Goal III: Promote WVACA and its activities to a variety of audiences,
including the demographic that can financially support the arts, music,
theatre and other cultural activities.
Ensure that the community at large is informed and regularly reported to regarding activities of this Strategic Plan
Promote venues for public art displays and demonstrations.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WVACA
The Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance (WVACA) promotes a vibrant cultural arts community through appreciation, collaboration and education.
WVACA was formed in 2013 and established as a 501 (c) (3) in 2015.
WVACA brings together individual artists, visual and performing art organizations and businesses, supporters of the arts, our local library, radio station and chamber of commerce. Recognizing that art in all forms enriches our community in a variety of ways, WVACA brings awareness and supports the Wimberley Valley as a place that honors and nurtures creativity.
Projects and Events
Completed "Bootiful Wimberley", a public art project in 2015. "Bootiful" consists of 50 6’ tall fiberglass cowboy boots, embellished by local artists and sponsored by various organizations, businesses and individuals. Visit for a map of the boot tour.
Awarded the Texas Cultural District designation by the Texas Commission on the Arts in September 2015. Currently, there are 36 cultural districts located across the state.
Hosted Wimberley Alive, Music and Arts Festival in 2015 and 2016. The 2016 festival's "Empty Bowl" fundraiser for Wimberley's Crisis Bread Basket sold over 900 soup bowls largely decorated by local student and adult artisans.
Participates in the annual Wimberley ISD’s STEAM Fair to raise awareness of the various arts groups in the Wimberley Valley and to encourage students of all ages to participate in the arts.
Holds monthly board meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:15am and general meetings at 9:15am at the Visitor Center, 14100 Ranch Road 12.
Holds quarterly meet and greet events, open to the public, at various art venues in the Wimberley Valley.
Participates in the Annual Independence Day Parade with a decorated float.
Creates and distributes the "Second Saturday Gallery Trail" brochure.
Creates and distributes a quarterly "Schedule of Events" rack card.
Maintains a schedule of arts events on www.wimberleyarts.org.
Prints "Bootiful Wimberley" t-shirts offered for sale at the Visitor Center, 14100 Ranch Road 12.
For more information visit
P.O. Box 608, Wimberley, Texas 78676
WVACA Executive Board 2019
WVACA Board of Directors
Hilda V. Carpenter, PhD, President, CCA-Consulting
Cathy Moreman, Vice-President, Executive Director Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce
Karen Poe, Treasurer, CPA
Kim Miller-Smith, Secretary, Artist
Past President: Pam Rudd, Artist, Pitzer Fine Arts
Stan Allen, Artist, Bent Tree Art Gallery
Elissa Beach, Artist, Silo Glass
Steven Green, Artist, Steve Green Wood Art
Cynthia Neun Smith, Artist
Carolyn Manning, Wimberley Valley Library
Chick Morgan, Singer/Songwriter, Cowgirl Diva
Judy Roach, Daybreak Real Estate
Bill Small, Bill Small Music
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