We are so very blessed to live in such a great city – Round Rock is unique in that it’s big enough to have everything that we need, but still has that small town feel. Many of you know, I started Round the Rock because I wanted everyone to know and take advantage of all the fun things there are to do here in the Rock. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to reflect on 30 things that make me Thankful to live in Round Rock.
30 Reasons why I’m Thankful to live in Round Rock
Day #23: Art in Round Rock
Let’s face it – we live near a very cultural city and with us being one of those “suburbs”, many assume we don’t have much creativity – much art in these parts – am I right?? Well, they are all wrong. Round Rock is full of art. All you have to do is look around.
On of the best displays of art our city has right now are the sculptures that pop up around downtown on Main Street. On loan from various artists, the sculptures have been placed by the Round Rock Arts Council. There is a walking map to learn about each one that you can download here and on the second day of Main Street, they will be all decked out for the Holidays!
The City of Round Rock has an Arts Master Plan that they have been working to implement over the last year. It’s goals are to Provide visual interest on the Round Rock downtown area, Increase the number and variety of outdoor public art installations by local and regional artists, and Stimulate creative thought and reflective conversation among residents and visitors.
The Round Rock Area Arts Council was formed in 2009 to help promote all areas of art and performing venues in the city. Currently, they host four annual performance & art shows, including the fab Chalk Walk, monthly art exhibits at ArtSpace in downtown Round Rock, and award grants to Round Rock based art non-profits.
Round Rock has 2 incredible Theater Groups that perform several times a year. From musicals to family shows, there is always something going on with one of these groups:
– Penfold Theatre Company – Starting It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio show soon.
– Sam Bass Community Theater – Starting Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge soon.
There are also a few Musical Organizations in Round Rock that perform several times a year and many time they are free concerts:
– Williamson County Symphony Orchestra – FREE concert December 14, 2013
– Round Rock Symphony – Holiday Concert December 20, 2013
– Round Rock Community Choir – Holiday Concert December 20, 2013
So, please don’t ever say you have to go into Austin to find culture. That is simply not so! There are so many cool ways to celebrate and encourage the arts here in Round Rock And yet, another reason I am thankful to live in here!
Just a small disclosure here – I am not receiving any financial compensation to tell you what I am thankful for in Round Rock. I am simply telling you about places, objects, & opportunities that have blessed me & my family.
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