Hill Country Council for the Arts
Performing Arts organizations
Chick Morgan – Cowgirl Diva Music
Starlight Symphony Orchestra
Cynthia Smith-Neun Art
Steve Green Wood Art
Linda Calvert Jacobson
Ashley Brown, Author
(Hilda V. Carpenter, PhD)
7th Generation Labs
Jim Street, Artist
Dock Vickers Computer Services
EMILYANN THEATRE & GARDENS
The mission of the EmilyAnn is to reinvest in the dignity of the human spirit through the performing arts, the beauty of nature and community fellowship.The EmilyAnn was founded in 1998 to celebrate the life of Emily Ann Rolling by providing a permanent home for Shakespeare Under the Stars, a program in which Emily excelled as an actress and costume designer.We now offer productions, classes and events year round and our 12 acres of park-like grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Visitors are welcome to walk through our gardens, enjoy our life-size chess/checker board and interactive musical garden, spend time bird and butterfly watching, eat a picnic lunch, visit the Veterans Memorial Plaza or simply enjoy the peaceful environment of the grounds. www.EmilyAnn.org
THE STARLIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Starlight Symphony Orchestra is a regional non-profit orchestra in residence at the Hays Consolidated ISD Performing Arts Center in Kyle. These dedicated musicians come from Wimberley and the surrounding Central Texas area, and the group consists of members of all ages from 10-year-old students to 80-year-old experienced artists. They enjoy playing classical and pop music together and encourage young musicians through their annual Young Artist Competition. The orchestra performs under the direction of Dr. David Oertel. They perform several concerts per year. All concerts are open to the public and free of charge. www.StarlightSymphony.org
HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY BAND
The Hill Country Community Band is an all volunteer wind band based in Hays County, Texas. Our member roster is made up of amateur and professional players with one common interest: we love band! The Hill Country Community Band gives us the opportunity to play some old favorites as well as the chance to explore new compositions by some of the top composers of 21st century. We play several concerts a year, always free and open to the public. www.HillCountryCommunityBand.org
Susanna’s Kitchen Coffeehouse Concert Series is a monthly production featuring “A-List” musical talent from the Austin music scene (many of whom make their homes in the peaceful Wimberley Valley.) Singers and singer/songwriters, performing predominately Americana music, are featured along with the occasional Texas swing band. The third Thursday of each month, the best music in Wimberley is performed in the intimate setting of the Fellowship Hall of the Wimberley United Methodist Church, corner of Ranch Road 12 and County Road 1492, Wimberley. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm, with venue doors opening by 7:00 pm. Food and beverages (coffee and soft drinks) are sold. The concerts raise funds for Operation Good Shepherd, an interfaith program which serves the needy in the local community. Tickets are sold at the door and range from $5 for students under 18 to $15-$20 for adults, depending on the artist. https://www.facebook.com/groups/susannaskitchen/
WIMBERLEY VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The mission of the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce is to promote community and economic prosperity while fostering strong alliances. The Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce works with individuals, businesses and government to improve the economic climate and lifestyle of the Wimberley area. It does this through the continued efforts of its members. Membership in the Chamber is visible evidence of people working together for a vibrant community. The Chamber is a non-profit corporation.
The Wimberley Players, founded in 1979 by a creative and talented group of individuals with the intent to provide theater of the highest quality to Wimberley and the surrounding area, continues to entertain and inspire. The all-volunteer organization presents a season of five plays chosen from classic and current thought-provoking dramas, exciting musicals, hilarious comedies, and popular mysteries. Audiences are amazed by the quality of acting, directing, sets, costumes, lighting and sound found at the comfortable and intimate indoor theater. The Wimberley Playhouse is located at 450 Old Kyle Road. Visit the website at for information and ticket purchase, or call the Box Office at 512-847-0575. Each production runs four weekends: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30. www.WimberleyPlayers.org
Art on 12
One of Central Texas' newest galleries, Art on 12, is also one of the largest. We proudly display the work of Texas artists and our artists also fully staff the gallery so visitors are always greeted by a displaying artist. We feature tremendous diversity in our artwork both in media, like painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry and mixed media, and in subjects such as western art, portraiture, landscape, abstract and cityscape. We are also delighted to take on commissions and will ship to anywhere in the world. Moreover, Art on 12 has 10 artist studio spaces for rent which provides another chance for the visitor to interact with working artists. Our event room is used for workshops, classes, presentations, and special shows. Visit www.Arton12.com for a list of upcoming events.
WIMBERLEY INSTITUTE OF CULTURES
The Wimberley Institute of Cultures is a non-profit organization formed to recognize and protect the natural, historical, archaeological, and cultural resources of the Wimberley Valley. WIC strives to preserve these resources through educational and social activities for both young and adult members of our community. www.wimwic.org
SILO GALLERY & GLASS STUDIO
This 3D art Gallery includes over 20 different artists working in wood, pottery, bronze, and glass. Chester C. John and Elissa D. Beach can be found creating in the studio. Their passion for kiln-formed glass extends to ornamental as well as functional items. They enjoy creating fused, cast and multi-media glass art and hope you find some joy in the pieces as well. Ask for a tour of the Studio, it is the largest, purpose-built warm glass studio in Central Texas. Check the website for classes. You will find The Silo 5 miles outside of Wimberley on the way to San Marcos, TX on Ranch Road 12. www.siloglass.com or call (512) 444-6494 for more information.
WIMBERLEY VALLEY ART LEAGUE
The Wimberley Valley Art League was started over sixteen years ago by a small group of Hill Country artists with common goals. It is now comprised of 190+ members.The objectives of the nonprofit organization are to promote an interest in and recognition of visual and functional art, encourage support and appreciation of art, promote learning for its members, and assist in the development of community-wide interest in art. The latter is manifested through bi-monthly juried shows in the new Gallery at the Wimberley Community Center, art workshops, Arts Fest in the spring, art in public places, a Studio Tour in September, and the Show and Sale each November.Wimberley is home to many well-known national and international artists. Come join us as we build public interest in the arts.
WIMBERLEY COMMUNITY CHORUS
The chorus has three concert seasons each year. We give three performances in the spring, one on the Fourth of July and three performances in the fall. We sing for several community organizations at different times of the year. Please visit our website at: www.wimberleycommunitychorus.org.
WIMBERLEY VALLEY RADIO - AKA: KWVH
Wimberley Valley Radio, also known as KWVH, is Wimberley’s community radio station. KWVH broadcasts 24/7 on 94.1 FM and can be heard simultaneously online at WimberleyValleyRadio.org. The nonprofit is a volunteer-run and -operated station that exists to enhance the life of the Wimberley community through programs that inform, entertain, and bring us together. It’s radio of, by, and for Wimberley. Listen for the music and personalities, stay for all the ways KWVH 94.1 FM informs and entertains you. We are here for you in good weather and bad. For live, local updates tune in to 94.1, WimberleyValleyRadio.org.
A Public Sculpture Project in Wimberley
Wimberley is proud to display large painted cowboy boots to attract cultural tourism and highlight our artists and merchants. Each boot is six feet tall and is uniquely painted or embellished by area artists. The thirty+ boots are located in Wimberley Square and along the roadsides leading into Wimberley. Visitors can pick up maps to the “boot trail” at the Wimberley Valley Visitor Center. For more information on this important project, visit www.bootifulwimberley.com. Bootiful Wimberley is a project of the Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance.
Shelley Esser, Jewelry Artist
Vintage and heirloom treasures transformed
Creative and unusual jewelry designs handcrafted by "Master Fripperist" Shelley Esser. Using her art and graphic design skills, Shelley integrates vintage components, embellished with unique findings, into original pieces of wearable art. As an art major in college she says that "she spent a good portion of her life discovering that jewelry is the art form that not only satisfies her passion for color and texture but offers endless possibilities for creative design". Of her favorite endeavors is working with clients to remake their heirloom or forgotten jewelry. You can see her designs at www.elegantFrippery.com or https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElegantFrippery Shelley is a resident of Wimberley and can be reached for an appointment at (512) 753-9195. Watch for her new studio to be opened in the spring of 2018.
PITZER'S FINE ARTS
Expansive and diverse Pitzer’s Fine Arts, established in 1978 has grown into a national noteworthy gallery experience. Ranging from realism to impressionism, the gallery’s offerings includes original paintings, sculpture, and photography, and expressing a variety of subjects including landscape, still life, western, wildlife and more. Bronze sculpture has been, and continues today, to be a significant part of the gallery featuring from home to life-size works by many distinct artists. You're invited to visit historic Wimberley and enjoy our outdoor sculpture garden, and we are always on line at www.pitzersart.com.
Artist and Art organizer
After not painting for 35 years, and after retiring from a career in high-tech marketing, Lynn Myers is now enjoying the life of an artist. Her style is part expressionist and part winging it. She has exhibited at Wimberley Fine Arts Center, Wimberley Valley Art League, the Central Texas Medical Center and other galleries in the State. Myers was instrumental in planning and executing the Bootiful Wimberley project and is continuing her efforts to grow a visual arts presence throughout town. Her work, much of what consists of pets, critters and flowers, can be viewed at http://www.lcmyersart.com/
Wimberley Glassworks is Texas’s premier hand blown glass lighting and art glass studio, creating exclusive glass collections, limited edition vases, sculptures, platters and lighting since 1992. Wimberley Glassworks hosts daily glass blowing demonstrations for travelers and art glass enthusiasts from around the world. The Glassworks' custom lighting designs are featured in luxury and commercial properties throughout Texas. Visit www.wgw.com for more information.
WANDERING OAKS FINE ART GALLERY
BENT TREE GALLERY
Welcome to Bent Tree Gallery of Wimberley. Bent Tree is a unique Gallery for a unique place. Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, just 35 miles southwest of Austin and about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, at the confluence of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, Wimberley Village is a favorite place for both Texans, and tourists from the other 49 states and around the globe. A group of distinguished artists, living in the area, have come together as partners of Bent Tree Gallery. When you visit, you’ll meet one or more of our partners who will be able to knowledgably discuss any of the art. We make it easy for you to meet with any of our partners to discuss your project from painting, to pottery to sculpture, to jewelry to photography. The only limit is your imagination. Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm. www.benttreegallery.com
WIMBERLEY VILLAGE LIBRARY
Wimberley’s Village Library began in 1976 as an idea shared by a few civic-minded individuals and a small collection of donated books housed in a small room of a local church. Thirty-eight years later, the library continues to welcome and support its patrons and visitors in the enjoyment of reading, the pursuit of learning, and the exploration of ideas. Noisy is the new normal at Wimberley Village Library! We welcome over 106,000 visitors each year. The visitors use our computers for Internet access, they check-out e books and print books, and they participate in fun and informative programs. www.WimberleyLibrary.org
SILO GALLERY & GLASS STUDIO
This 3D art Gallery includes, 2 Muses Fusing, the work of Chester C. John and Elissa D. Beach and several other artists. Their passion for kiln formed glass extends to ornamental as well as functional items. They enjoy creating fused, cast and multi-media glass art and hope you find some joy in the pieces as well. Check the website for classes. You will find The Silo between San Marcos and Wimberley, TX on Ranch Road 12. www.siloglass.com or call (512) 444-6494 for more information.
ARBOR GATE STUDIO
Arbor Gate Studio is a venue designed for those who want to learn new skills and techniques related to Jewelry Design, Metalsmithing, Stained Glass, Mosaics and more. It is also the working studio of designer, jeweler and metalsmith, Jan Fitzhugh. Workshops are scheduled conveniently for all interests and age groups. The Studio is also available for private parties and workshops. The Studio is located in the picturesque Wimberley Valley, a short drive from Austin and San Antonio. To learn more and see the Calendar of Workshops Visit us at www.arborgatestudio.com. For more information call: 979-888-3666.
JIM STREET- WATERCOLOR PAINTER
Jim Street is a watercolor artist who lives with his wife in central Texas. A lifelong painter, Jim’s artwork took a back-seat during a 22 year career in the military. During that time his work took him around the world, where he was introduced to many of the scenes that he now paints. His subject matter varies from old vehicles to old architecture to city scenes. The artist selects his subject matter and paints it in a way that tends to connect the viewer with memories of things in the past. It is not uncommon to overhear folks who are viewing his paintings say “That reminds me of a time when …”. Jim earned a BFA degree in painting from the University of Florida and is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society. His work is held by collectors around the US. His work can be seen in person at Pitzer's Fine Arts, 13909 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley - Just south of the Square. JimStreet.com
HILL COUNTRY COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
HCCArts teams with artists, organizations, businesses, and Hill Country cities to support and produce events that bring cultural vitality and economic benefit to the Hill Country. HCCArts developed a public art master plan for Boerne’s gateways and cityscape resulting in the City Council's approval of an annual art budget and the 2015 initiation of Art Al Fresco, a program that will bring up to 10 pieces of public art to the city each year. HCCArts supports its arts partners and all the arts throughout the Texas Hill Country. It is the bulletin board for 'arts happenings' in the region and its Calendar of events is the place to visit for updated news on arts entertainment.
A PROPOS POP UP GALLERY - zeina cook
A pop-up is a temporary event, short-term sales spaces that is "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"... A Propos Pop Up Gallery took the idea of pop-up and is poppin' up in different venues such as coffee shops, gift shops, restaurants, lodging, and retail businesses. For hours, a day or more. zeina cook designed easels that fit in her Fiat - 45 art pieces of 10 artists on 9 easels. Plus a canopy, banner, refreshments & snacks. If you are interested in hosting a pop up or wish to join the gallery as an artist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
STEVEN J. GREEN - WOOD ARTIST
DOC VICKERS COMPUTER SERVICES
ASHLEY BROWN, AUTHOR