Celebrate Art in Seguin
Held the first Saturday in March, ArtsFest is the annual celebration of the arts in Seguin. Proceeds from the event go to support public art in Seguin and the restoration of the Klein Opera House into the Seguin Art League's Center for the Arts.
Run to create
The fun begins in the morning with a fun run where the runner becomes a piece of artwork. Runners will make their way around the Starcke Park Pecan Bottom Trail and go through four different stations. Its suggested that runners wear white clothing to start with a blank canvas. The kids 1K starts at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10:00 a.m. Register through the Athlete Guild here.
Artisans will set up around Central Park selling handmade crafts, jewelery, art and more from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Booth space is still available, fill out the vendor form that can be found here.
Throughout the day, enjoy live entertainment from area nonprofits and schools. Entertainment includes the TLU Community Music Academy, Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin and the Unicycle Fiddler brought to you in part by the Mid-Texas Symphony.
Also at the ArtsFest Market at 12:30, pets get to join in on the fun for the Poochanga - decorate your pet in an artistic costume and enter them to win prizes. Register your dog at Thunderpaws Canine Solutions in downtown Seguin. Registration is $10.00.
Seguin is full of talent and some of that talent will be on dislplay at the Seguin Public Library from 2:00 to 3:30 where local performers and poets will read their favorite pieces.The library is located at 313 West Nolte Street.
The day's events will culminate with an evening reception at the Texas Theater at 425 North Austin Street. The evening will include delicous food from Tavern on the Creek, local wine and beer, a silent auction, art sale and live entertainment from the Seguin High School Band who are on their way to Carnegie Hall. Enjoy a relaxing evening of socializing, music, fun and art. The award for the Outstanding Contributor to the Arts will also be presented that evening. Tickets to the event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Court Street Coffee Shop, Gift & Gourmet and the Seguin Visitors Center.