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Makers. Artists. Performers

June 2, 2014

Makers Artists Performers to showcase diverse talent across San Marcos
Rebublished from mapssanmarcos.com.

Arts Advocates of San Marcos will host a free self-guided tour of galleries, temporary exhibition spaces and artist studios as part of the Makers Artists Performers (MAP) San Marcos event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14.
 
The MAP San Marcos tour will showcase a broad spectrum of the creative community including visual artists, musicians, artisans and dancers. In addition to artists’ spaces, several businesses in the downtown area will install temporary exhibitions and host live performances. Participating restaurants and cafes will serve lemony refreshments for tour goers.

"MAP San Marcos was inspired by the grassroots BEST art tours held in 2013,” said Billi London-Gray, co-director of Zosima Gallery and a member of Arts Advocates of San Marcos.

“These open-door events connect local artists with new audiences and draw people into the vibrant creative culture that makes this city unique.”

Stops will include the Art Squared market on the Hays County Courthouse lawn; shops, offices and restaurants around the square; and galleries and studios across the city. A closing reception will be held at the LBJ Museum, 131 N. Guadalupe St., where participants can win raffle prizes including artists’ works, gift cards and more.

“As an artist, I love living someplace with such a thriving and inclusive art community, and MAP San Marcos will help more people become part of it,” London-Gray said.

The event is free and open to the public. Guests can begin the self-guided tour at any point on the map, which will be updated as sites register at the event website, www.mapsanmarcos.com.

For additional information, including a list of participating sites and artists, visit the event website. To inquire about participating as a site or artist, contact Billi London-Gray by emailing billi@zosimagallery.com or by calling 214-641-6620.
 
Arts Advocates of San Marcos, the event host, is a volunteer organization whose mission is to broaden awareness and unify the community in support of the arts and arts education. Members include San Marcos musicians, writers, artists, educators, small business owners and other advocates for the arts.