Art on the Rock
Art on the Rock
Lime Kiln and Hillard Road
Art on the Rock is an open studio tour of eight creative spaces with two dozen artists in the Lime Kiln/Hillard area of San Marcos which has become the home to many artists and makers. Visit each studio to experience colorful and creative San Marcos! From pottery to stained glass, textiles to paintings you're sure to leave feeling like a member of the local art scene and possibly with a new piece of your own.
Red Zipper Art Studio
120B Woodland Trail, SMTX 78666
Owned by Teri Muse
Teri Muse, of the Red Zipper Art Studio, is an artist whose work is infused with color and texture. Muse's pieces are often influenced by the sensual lines of calligraphy. Collage plays an important role in her rich encaustics.
Rio Claro Studio
127 Hunter's Glen Drive, SMTX 78666
Owned by Stevie Black and Adriana "Gigi" Mederos
Multimedia artist couple, Gigi Mederos and Stevie Black, have been supportive of each other's individual styles and interests in a variety of media, while also creating collaborative design works at the Rio Claro Studio. Some of the artworks at the Rio Claro Studio include hand-painted silks, paintings, drawings, prints, textile arts, photography, jewelry and fair-trade gifts.
GUEST ARTISTS are printmaker Jeff Dell, metalsmith Thomas Myers, fused glass artist Deb Gibson and young artist-in-residence Rowena Brown.
229 Merrywood Lane, SMTX 78666
Owned by Jolea and Peter Arcidiacono
Another artist couple of the Rock are the Arcidiaconos. Lively and delightful Jolea creates beautiful and intriguing ceramics that spark the imagination while Peter makes rugged, enigmatic, self-assertive wood sculptures.
GUEST ARTIST is ceramicist Carol Schwartz.
Eye of the Dog Art Center
405 Valley View west, SMTX 78666
Owned by Beverly and BillyRay Mangham
Beverly and Billy Ray of the Eye of the Dog are the art pioneers of the Rock, where they established their well-loved Art Center. They specialize in ceramics and are home to a number of resident artists. This local favorite offers classes, exhibits and a number of well-attended annual events.
GUEST ARTISTS are ceramicists Madeline DeStefano and Ty Johnson.
1616 Alpine Trail, SMTX 78666
Owned by Cecy and Travis Holcomb
Established in 2007, Holcombville Pottery is a busy studio specializing in hand-made, beautiful, functional and colorful pottery for the home. Cecy shares her knowledge and expertise through classes and demonstrations.
GUEST ARTIST is jeweler Lacy Weyler of Dalton Designs.
River City Glassworks
400 Anchor Hill Road, SMTX 78666
Owned by Kathryn Welch
Kathryn Welch of the River City Glassworks specializes in well-crafted, artistic, custom residential and commercial stained-glass pieces. She also repairs and restores stained glass and offers classes on all levels.
GUEST ARTISTS are Lisa Smith ceramics and assemblage artist and glass artist Gerald Kurten.
Diana Seidel Potter
1000 Settler's Road, SMTX 78666
Owned by Diana Seidel
Seidel specializes in stoneware pottery that is as elegant and ergonomically designed as it is functional. Her work is characterized by graceful forms and the subtlety and nuance of color in the layers of glazes and stains used.
Tree Haus Studios
371 Vally View Road West, SMTX 78666
Owned by Bridget Hauser
The versatile ceramics of Bridget Hauser embrace a range from the functional to the sculptural - sometimes in the same piece! Hauser has a keen eye for detail and her pieces have exquisitely crafted renditions of natural forms.
GUEST ARTISTS are ceramicists Lebeth Lammers, Rebeccah Polk, Lindsey Browning and Ryan Pederson.
What's Near Here?
Thigh High Gardens is a Permaculture design based farm located on the outskirts of San Marcos, TX.
The Wetlands Boardwalk allows visitors to walk through a self-guided trail that explains the effects of exotic and invasive species on the habitat, as well as, offering a close up view of the abundant plant and animal life that thrive here.