ART Galleries and Studios in Fredericksburg, Texas
ART is Red Hot in Fredericksburg, Texas! ART AFICIONADOS CELEBRATE! Fredericksburg, Texas, IS an American Art Destination! We might be a SMALL town, but we have BIG CULTURE! Get your ART on! The First Friday of every month follow your bliss to the Texas Hill Country for an exciting self-guided tour of Fredericksburg's vibrant ART SCENE! Stroll through historic downtown galleries with friends and fellow art lovers, GET LOST and FIND YOURSELF in ART! INSPIRATION, IMAGINATION, TRANSFORMATION! ART is everywhere! Fall in LOVE with beauty! Gallery doors open at 10am, and you can enjoy a full day of events, with extended hours that allow ample time to explore all the participating venues! This is a fantastic ART EVENT brought to you by the Art Galleries of Fredericksburg, Texas!
Whether you're an Art Collector or a curious shopper... buying ART to indulge your personal fancy, or as a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, Fredericksburg's art scene offers a remarkable selection of Fine Art and Crafts, with the added inspiration of the wide open, scenic beauty of the central Texas Hill Country as a backdrop. You'll be amazed by the diversity of styles and forms that are represented in Fredericksburg's fine Art galleries; from engaging contemporary pieces ... abstract expressionism to exquisite traditional fine art... impressionism, plein art, oils and watercolor; Paintings, Glass Art, Sculpture, Drawing, Metal Art, Printmaking, Decorative Arts, Ceramics, and Photography. Illuminate your indoor spaces and your outside landscapes with the beauty of ART! you will soon understand why Fredericksburg, Texas, IS "An American Art Destination"!
First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg - On the First Friday of every month, historic downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, is transformed into a vibrant Art and Culture destination. First Friday Artwalk combines Fine ART and Crafts, LOCAL WINE, creatively prepared and beautifully presented charcuterie, cheeses, fruit, chocolates, and other culinary delights, with a lively street festival atmosphere. Participating Fine Art Galleries are open late, many host "met the artist events" and new exhibit openings. Visitors and Locals walk from gallery to gallery and savor the dynamic energy of Fredericksburg's thriving Arts community! You can purchase original works of art and fine crafts and enjoy artist demonstrations while being serenaded by live music! Fredericksburg's First Friday ArtWalk is a fabulous way to spend an evening in the Texas Hill Country! A MUST-SEE Event! And, when the galleries shut their doors at 9, wander down to the West Main Historic District for Live Music at Hondo's on Main and Crossroads. These two amazing music venues have upped the bar on live entertainment in the Texas Hill Country! Located directly across Main Street from each other, you'll find the BEST Live Music in TEXAS, right here in Fredericksburg! Add distinctive, award-winning Texas Wineries, Fine Dining Restaurants, and top-shelf, artful accommodations and you will soon discover why the Hill Country is Texas' premier DESTINATION for Art and Culture.
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Fredericksburg Texas Online invites you to puruse our online Art Gallery Guide, then go out and EXPLORE the Texas Hill Country's eclectic Art Galleries and Artist Studios that represent nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and their exceptional art works! May your time in the Texas Hill Country rejuvenate and restore you... and, deliver you safely home renewed and ready for LIFE! I lift a glass of Texas Wine to my fellow travelers... A Toast! Go out and play! Enjoy your stay in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! and, ALWAYS! remember to Practice the ART of LIVING! Here's to more Soulful Adventures, with the people who matter most, in our lives! Salut!
Luckenbach Acoustic Song Swap with Walt Wilkins, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy
September 7, 2014
1:00pm - 5:00pm
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412 Luckenbach Town Loop Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
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Luckenbach Acoustic Song Swap with Walt Wilkins, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy
Walt Wilkins, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy
Americana/Country/Rock - Acoustic Song Swap
1-5pm - No Cover
at Luckenbach Texas
April 6, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Antonio-born Walt Wilkins has been called a genius, more than once, and a writer the caliber of John Steinbeck and his voice as comfortable as a pair of old blue jeans, and he is, and has, all of that. His crafting of story-songs, hard-edged vocals to sing them and a plaintive guitar have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene (and Nashville before that). He’s put his magical touch on recordings by new and veteran artists, too many to count. Is he near done? Hasn’t he done it all? Double hell no.
With The Mystiqueros, Wilkins has created something of a “Texas Hill Country super-group” that features five great singers and four great songwriters from the heart of the Lone Star State, all of whom have made their own records and are flush with recording credits.
Onstage and in the studio, Wilkins is joined by Bill Small (bass, percussion, acoustic guitar), John M. Greenberg (electric guitars), Ramon Rodriguez (drums, percussion) and Marcus Eldridge (electric guitars). Live performances around Texas are being likened to both outlaw country and classic rock bands, and they’re captured on DIAMONDS IN THE SUN on Tex-centric label Palo Duro Records.
Wilkins says this is the most fun he’s ever had playing music in a band in 30 years. He describes the music of The Mystiqueros (nicknamed mq5) as highly reminiscent of ’70s country rock from Texas and the West Coast and blues and soul that members grew up listening to and features high-quality songwriting and musicianship, rhythm, and vocal arrangements.
Josh Grider is a country songwriter/recording artist. His latest and greatest is the 4/29/14 release entitled 'Luck and Desire'. Josh’s confidence is unflappable. His mix of traditional and modern influences has combined to make a living, breathing collection of songs that range from ethereal and pensive, to light-hearted and downright funny. He makes no more apologies for his electronic loops than he does for his thoughtful lyrics. He proudly says, “I'm not ashamed of one thing on this record. I love traditional country music, but I doubt anybody will call this a traditional country album. I’ve got all the respect in the world for what was done, but I also believe that you've got to keep moving the ball forward. New stuff has got to keep happening. I'm not going to do it better than Haggard did it, so I'm not going to try and do that. I need to sound like me. My goal is to be greater than the sum of my influences. Not better than, but distinguishable from. Hopefully that’s what you’ll hear in Luck & Desire.”
Drew Kennedy is a singer / songwriter from New Braunfels, Texas. He's been making a living writing songs since 2004. Americana
“Drew Kennedy released an album this week that got the whole town talking. well they should be listening. His album, "Wide Listener" is ridiculously good.”
– Red Dirt / Blue Collar
First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg
First Friday Artwalk in Fredericksburg, Texas, is quickly becoming a delightful TRADITION! THIRTEEN fine art galleries have joined to bring art and art lovers together. Participating gallery doors are open late until 8:00 pm. Enjoy fine wines from local wineries and scrumptious culinary offerings, while viewing stunning collections of fine art and crafts - Experience the Fredericksburg, TX ART scene up close and personal - all day long. First Friday of every month!
Artisans at Rocky Hill
River Rustic Rock Art Gallery
RS Hanna Gallery
John Bennett named 2010 Texas State Artist, 3D
Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve in Johnson City, Texas!
- R. Tagore
Texas Fine Wine
Welcome Texas Fine Wine! Four Premier Texas Wineries launch Texas Fine Wine. Bending Branch Winery (Comfort), Brennan Vineyards (Comanche and Four Point Cellars in Fredericksburg), Duchman Family Winery (Driftwood) and Pedernales Cellars (Stonewall), four distinctive, highly respected wineries recognized for making quality Texas appellation wines, delivering excellent customer experiences and setting the highest standards in the Texas wine industry, have come together to promote TEXAS WINE!
Visit their website for Events and Opportunities to taste wines from this prestigious group.
10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country, USA, NUMBER THREE on their list of the "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014"!
Smithsonian Magazine's "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013"
"What makes a small town big on culture?"
Smithsonian Magazine searched for "small towns and cities... with populations of less than 15,000, that have exceptional concentrations of museums, art galleries, orchestras, theaters, historic sites and other cultural blessings". Fredericksburg, Texas, MADE the LIST! Read More at: www.smithsonianmag.com
FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!
Texas Hill Country #1
on The New York Times
31 Places to Go This Summer
"Who needs Europe? The Texas Hill Country, west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Moreover, the region is speckled with 22 wineries that buzz with food and music festivals year round. And towns like Fredericksburg offer a taste of the Old World, with German-style biergartens and schnitzelhauser. "
#1 on Away.com's Top 10
Wine Regions in the United States Hill Country, TX: Texas Hill Country, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, is one of the nation's fastest growing wine destinations. Boasting 24 wineries along the Texas Wine Trail, this area is a must-see for its unparalleled wine diversity. Away.com's Top 10 Hidden-Gem Wine Regions In Your Backyard Sep 23, 2010
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2013 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition
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Texas Hill Country
By John Graves and
Two of Texas' most respected artists join their talents to create an unsurpassed portrait of the Texas Hill Country. "Together, John Graves and Wyman Meinzer once again demonstrate that they are the foremost artists of the Texas landscape. The portrait they create in images and words is as close as you can come to the heart of the Hill Country without being there."
Stardust Carriage Service
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides for All Occasions!
Create romantic memories with horse-drawn carriage rides through historic Fredericksburg, Texas. Carriage rides are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions!
Call Margaret Creamer for reservations!
Hill Country Trail Riding
Enjoy the AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL Texas Hill Country on horseback!
Come explore 800 gorgeous acres of Texas Hill Country on horseback. Beautiful valleys, hills and views, creek crossings, wildlife and so much more! Adventure awaits you! Call Jen Bursaw to reserve your ride today!
Hill Country Bicycle Works
You can rent a bike at Hill Country Bicycle Works! Their rental fleets feature road and fitness hybrid bikes. It is recommended that you reserve your rental bike in advance, especially during holidays and weekends. They also have maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country! Located at 702 East Main. Closed Sundays and Wednesdays! 830-990-2609
5 Eco-Friendly Wineries
Composting, recycling, and natural pest management is just the starting point for Pedernales Cellars. By building underground, this Texas Hill Country winery takes advantage of the area’s natural limestone to provide a cool and steady environment for case storage, slashing the facility’s energy consumption in half. Removal of invasive plant species and cedar overgrowth from the property has also led to the reemergence of previously lost seeps and springs. An added bonus? The tasting room features local and sustainable products like Bella Vista Ranch’s olive oils and t-shirts made from renewable bamboo fibers.