SculptFest 2019

Announcing the 27th Annual SculptFest Show   

Hosted by the City of Round Rock, Texas Society of Sculptors & Deep in the Heart Art Foundry

SculptFest 27:  April 26-28, 2019 at Centennial Plaza, 301 West Bagdad, Round Rock.

For more information:  Scot Wilkinson at sculptfest@roundrocktexas.gov

Join us
in celebrating the Texas Society of Sculptor’s 27th SculptFest! This major invitational show will include approximately 60 sculptors hailing from across Texas and throughout the U.S. The show will feature a huge selection of miniature to monumental size sculptures as well as sculpture demonstrations including stone carving, 3D printing of sculptures, and bronze pouring.

This major event is hosted by the City of Round Rock, Texas Society of Sculptors and Deep in the Heart Art Foundry on the spacious Centennial Plaza.  The City’s full-time Art and Culture Director will provide professional management, city resources and advertising for SculptFest. 

SculptFest exhibitors will be surrounded by the exhibit of 18 large Allan Houser sculptures.  Allan Houser, an American Master (Chiricahua Apache, 1914 – 1994), is the most significant Native American sculptor of the 20th Century.  

The City of Round Rock spent over $57,000 for the 26th SculptFest in April 2018 and the Houser exhibit.  Community business leaders and the SculptFest hosts believe that a top sculpture show attracting visitors makes a significant contribution to economic development.  Therefore, sculptors are not charged to participate in this event.  SculptFest is the first national show to not charge sculptors to exhibit.  Awards will be made and the City will purchase a sculpture from an exhibitor.  

Admission is FREE for visitors to this outdoor event in the Historic Main Street District on Centennial Plaza, Round Rock.  Being held in the Austin Area, there will, of course, be live music!

Location: 301 West Bagdad, Round Rock at Centennial Plaza, 20 miles north of central Austin on I-35.

Schedule of 27th SculptFest April 26 – 29, 2019:  
April 26 – Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
April 27 – Saturday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
April 28 – Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

To sign up for an application, sponsor or call for entry:  http://tsos.org/sculptfest/

ABOUT THE HOSTS:

The Texas Society of Sculptors is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1971 for the purposes of educating the public about sculpture and appreciation of this art form, promoting the work of sculptors, and serving as a liaison between sculptors. Although based in the Austin Texas area, membership is open to all sculptors and sculpture lovers anywhere. TSOS is dedicated to the promotion of sculpting through exhibits, festivals, outreach, and education.  To learn more, visit http://tsos.org.

Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, nestled in the Lost Pines of Central Texas, was established in 1980 and has grown into one of the largest fine art foundries in the United States. Encompassing more than 22,000 square feet of production space, the foundry offers a full range of artistic services, from conception to installation and everything in between. To learn more, visit http://www.deepintheheart.net, or 512-321-7868

The City of Round Rock is adjacent to Austin, Texas. It’s known for its outdoor activities and historic sites. The Round Rock, a large stone in Brushy Creek, marks the site where wagons made low-water crossings in the 19th century. Nearby, Chisholm Trail Crossing Park has plaques detailing the city’s cattle-driving history. It is one of the fastest growing cities in America, nationally recognized as one of the country’s most livable towns. Numerous restaurants, hotels, shopping, and Austin are near historic Main Street a short distance east of I-35.

PLUS…

Allan Houser Exhibition of many large sculptures is on display at Centennial Plaza in Round Rock.  Allan Houser, an American Master (Chiricahua Apache, 1914 – 1994), is possibly the most significant Native American sculptor on the 20th Century.

Admission is FREE for visitors to this outdoor event!