"Yellow Canary" by artist Veronique Hahn. Photo courtesy of the Price Center
Downtown Businesses prepare for Third Thursday
Two distinctly San Marcos art shows, live music, a pop-up art market and a community sing-along will entertain and engage visitors this Third Thursday at the Price Center.
As always, the center’s events will run from 6-9 p.m., are free, open to all and complimentary refreshments will be served.
Musical performances will kick off on the Ron & Marie Jager Theatre stage in the 1910 Room with Gretchen and the Scotts with their fabulous original tunes, featuring Gretchen and Scott McMahon and Scott Wade. A group-karaoke-style community sing-along will follow at 7p.m., with Tawni Bates and her karaoke set-up. Everyone is invited to join in on the singing.
A come-and-go artists’ reception for two new art shows – San Marvelous and Animals in Abstraction – will be held from 6-9 p.m. Guests will enjoy this truly engaging original show – now hanging in the Tea Room and Main Parlor – featuring 40 plus original creations by more than 20 local artists. The unique history, energy, and spirit of San Marcos come to life via this eclectic mix of paintings, photographs, drawings, scupltures, assemblages, fabric works, stained glass and mosaics. Most of the works displayed are for sale. A portion of the proceeds support the nonprofit Price Center.
Veronique Hahn’s colorful and playful, abstracted expressionistic depictions of animals – now hanging in the 1910 Room – continues the energy and flavor of the group show. Six new quilts in the Stairway Gallery do as well.
Studio San Martian, a brand new arts events and retail center, is especially excited to be a part of the Third Thursday Walkabout for their first time. They plan to hold a parking lot event from 4-9 p.m. featuring live music, artists and vendors. Among those will be Johnny Duncan, also known as Jenkins2D who will be live painting a mini mural in the alley between the Studio San Martian parking lot and Gumby's. Live music will be performed by Patrick McCurry, Flora and Fauna and Uh Oh Romeo. Gumby's will also be donating free pizza while supplies last.
Additional activities planned throughout the downtown area for the night include several opportunities to hear and see other live music, see and purchase art, enjoy special activities and save on various featured products, food and beverages. Learn more about specific activities planned at each of the participating locations by visiting the San Marcos Downtown Association's website or on Facebook page.