Join us on the 19th for another installation of the Downtown Walkabout. If you haven't made it out yet for one of these events, it's really worth checking out. Lots of folks out and about, shops open late and live music in Kissing Alley. It's a great family oriented and community focused event. This month we'll be playing around with some batty things, so be sure to stop by to say hi and see what we're up to.
Our very own Karen Cross came up with the theme for the August installment of Third Thursday. This month it's all about being "Too Cool for School". 218 Artist Carol Schwartz has many cool talents (and often teaches them!) but this month she has offered to demonstrate how to make simple cloth napkins.
The 218 family decided early on to try to keep our waste to a minimum and Carol has been instrumental in making that a reality. She proposed cloth napkins, reusable wooden plates and now she has even made us a bunch of amazing clay cups. All these efforts have kept our event waste to a barely-there level. Stop by on Thursday, August 17th to see a bunch of new work in the gallery and learn a bit about how small changes can make a real difference to resource consumption.
BREAKING NEWS!: There will be free electric cab service circling the downtown area. You can park at the Lions Club lot to avoid downtown parking and ride in style over to the heart of the Walkabout. You can also jump on at a designated spot and get over to Walkabout participants who are slightly further out like The Price Center and The Good Stuff Community Store.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the monthly Third Thursday Downtown Walkabouts. We'll be open during each of them and are planning out something special to boot! This month we'll have Christine set up with a table of tin and tools to show you some of the techniques she uses to create her upcycled jewelry.
218 Co-op Gallery will host a Grand Opening Party during May's Downtown Walkabout. Stop by to check out the first artist co-op in San Marcos.
Fourteen area artists have come together to create the vibrant, artist-owned 218 Co-op Gallery. Housed in one of SMTX's historic downtown buildings, the gallery’s vintage brick and plaster walls provide a warm backdrop for the eclectic mix of art, jewelry, sculpture and functional wares. Part gallery shop and part exhibit space, the folks at 218 are working hard to create a venue where you can see, experience and buy quality, hand crafted pieces. Keeping things truly local is our goal.
Margaret Adie—Found Object Sculpture, Silver Jewelry, Photography
Ruby Dale Austin—Textiles, Sculpture
Stevie Black—Photography, Printmaking
Karen Cross—Paper Sculpture, Jewelry
Margaret Falletta—Ceramic Sculpture
Kevin Huffaker—Metalwork sculpture
Christine Terrell—Jewelry, Printmaking
Please join us for our Preview Party and art show. 218 Studioworks is transitioning to 218 Co-op Gallery in May, but we thought it would be fun to get our members together in April for a little pre-Grand Opening show. Stop by during Third Thurday to say hi, meet the group and find some great art to add your collection. While you're out, be sure to also swing by the other venues around town who are also part of Third Thursday like Dahlia Woods Gallery, The Price Center and many of our great downtown businesses.
218studioworks is excited to host this great comedy duo in San Marcos for one night only! Limited seating in a great small artful environment. You won't want to miss this!
"Epic photo with visual artist Ender Martos and some AMAZING folks we met at 218studioworks. This place was created by Kevin Huffaker and his wife. They provide San Marcos Artists with an awesome space to show their work and make money from it. These guys are a gem; they are the type of ultra, super nice people you can find in Downtown San Marcos — with Romina Olson, Downtown San Marcos and SMTX in San Marcos, Texas."
More than 20 artist's showcasing their work as part of the 2nd call for artists submission for the wonderful San Martian Art Book. Opening Monday, December 19th at 6pm-9pm, and running three nights. Come support local art and perhaps get something original as a gift for yourself or someone else! We'll have hot buttered rum, cookies, and great art!
Hours: Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 6-9pm through December 16th.
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