If you live in Burleson, Lee, or Washington counties or near Lake Somerville in Texas you might be interested in an organization called Arts at the Lake. The mission statement of the organization is as follows:
Our mission is to create a premier Texas art destination where creativity in all art
forms is encouraged, showcased and shared. We will achieve this by attracting
artists, artisans, musicians and performers in and outside of Texas.
The Arts at the Lake organization hosts many annual events throughout the year such as a Festival of the Arts. You can read more about the organization including how to become a member by going to http://www.artsatthelake.org. Monthly meetings are held to plan future events. The organization promotes a mentoring program for children and adults for a wide array of arts and crafts, providing classes, exhibitions and performances, and providing public events so citizens may enjoy, learn about and purchase quality items from artists and artisans. They also plan to raise revenue in order to purchase land and build a facility showcasing fine arts events.
The organization is planning an Art Trail for this fall. The Art Trail will run along Highway 36 from Brenham to Milano. The idea of the Art Trail is to bring people from outside and within the area to view, buy and appreciate the works of local artists. The group is looking for musicians, sculptors, potters, dollmakers, and painters to participate in this two-day event. There will be extensive advertising of the event. They are in need of the sponsorship of local restaurants, B & B’s, hotels, and motels along the way.
Be sure to check out their website to get more information. The next meeting will be August 3rd.