Arts and Culture

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The Arts in Round Rock

“The City is at an important transition point: arts and culture are becoming a crucial component of the City’s quality of life. To this end, the City Council has identified the need to expand and strengthen arts and cultural activities in Round Rock.”


The arts and culture are important to Round Rock’s quality of life, strengthening our community, inspiring more investment, and creating a greater sense of place.


The mission of the arts and culture is to enrich the quality of life, support and foster the enjoyment, understanding, and development of the arts through diverse and engaging experiences. They contribute to the economy and tourism in the community.  The arts and culture also provide resources, education, and artistic initiatives to support and serve individual artists and arts organizations in our community.


  1. Support the economic development of our community, by adding value to development in the downtown and planned growth areas.
  2. Further establish Round Rock as a destination for all types of visitors.
  3. Inspire innovation and unique collaboration across public, private, and non-profit sectors.
  4. Contribute to Round Rock’s position as a full-service community with a high quality of life.


Strengthen Organizational Structure. Expand and professionalize the art and culture infrastructure to foster collaboration, elevate profile and improve funding.

3 Strategies

   1. CREATE: Places with arts and culture celebrating the past, present and future.

   2. JOIN: Higher education, health sciences, and creative industries to inspire innovation.

   3. DEVELOP: Round Rock as a place for making and doing art.

Arts Facility Needs Assessment

Corgan worked with the City of Round Rock to provide an architectural feasibility and needs assessment services for a proposed Round Rock Cultural Arts Facility. The scope of work included architectural feasibility and assessment services that address the needs, components, and relationship of a new arts facility to the community.  The study included:  Research + Planning; Facility Sizing + Demand Analysis; Facility Concept Diagrams and Deliverables/Presentations.  A presentation was made to City Council on July 23, 2015.

Next Act Arts and Entertainment Foundation

The vision of the Next Act Arts and Entertainment Foundation is a community with professional arts venues that advance, celebrate and promote the arts and entertainment in the region for economic vitality and enhanced quality of life.

The mission of the Next Act Arts and Entertainment Foundation, in partnership with the regional community, is to secure funding to build a performing arts and entertainment center in Round Rock and be the financial catalyst to support professional and regional arts groups in the sustainability of the programming, funding and community participation.

The Foundation is committed to raising funds to support the creation of a multi-use performing arts space in Round Rock. The Foundation will also focus efforts on ensuring the arts space is affordable and accessible to arts organizations of all sizes and budgets.

The Foundation makes grants to support local arts groups of all genres, in the city of Round Rock and surrounding areas, in the development of their artistic growth. This includes, but is not limited to: program development, educational programming, performances, exhibitions, outreach/marketing, and publications.

Next Act Arts and Entertainment Foundation has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, 501 C (3) charitable organization.

Round Rock Arts


The City of Round Rock Arts and Culture works directly with the Round Rock Arts.

Since 2009 Round Rock Arts has been showcasing the work of established Central Texas artists and encouraging emerging artists through exhibitions not only at ArtSpace but throughout the Round Rock community.

Major activities for Round Rock Arts include:  Gallery Openings, Juried Arts Shows:  Imagine; The Big Show;  Fall Photography & Sculpture Exhibit; Creativity workshops and demonstrations; Empty Bowls Festival with RRISD; Congressional; and Chalk Walk (first weekend of each October).

Round Rock Arts manages a space call ArtSpace.  ArtSpace, located at 231 East Main, Suite 160, is a venue for the exhibition of local art in downtown with regular rotation of exhibits from painting, to sculpture, to photography and beyond.  ArtSpace hosts  community events, artists demonstrations and lectures throughout the year.  The monthly 1st Thursday at ArtSpace provides an casual atmosphere to meet the artists represented in the space that month.  ArtSpace is also available for private events and is used for groups in Round Rock to use for meetings, rehearsals and other special events.

Office of Arts and Culture

The Arts and Culture Director is responsible for implementing the City’s Arts and Culture Master Plan. The office supports the economic development of the community by adding value through the arts to downtown Round Rock and other areas. Arts and culture are important to quality of life, strong communities and creating a fun, interesting place to live for our residents.

Scot S. Wilkinson
Director of Arts and Culture
221 E. Main Street
Round Rock, Texas 78664
512-671-2705 Office
940-391-1928 Cell