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As of August 1, 2023, the information on this page is no longer up to date. For current information, please follow this link: Cultural District.



Smithville's Richard D. Latham Cultural District

In 2013, through a partnership between the Lost Pines Artisans Alliance and the City of Smithville, the Richard D. Latham Cultural District was established on September 5, 2013 through the Texas Commission on the Arts. It became the 25th community to achieve that standing. This designation illustrates Smithville's welcoming attitude towards art and culture, and opens the door to many funding opportunities.

In 2015, the Smithville City Council, the Lost Pines Artisans Alliance, and the Cultural District Steering Committee adopted the Cultural District Business Plan to set goals, highlight partnerships, and provide a framework for additional action items.

For more information, contact Jill Strube at 512-237-3282 and check out what's new at the Richard D. Latham Cultural District!

Download the Form to Sponsor a Cultural District Project!

Call for Entries for Sculpture on Main 2022-2023

Artists, the Smithville Sculpture on Main is accepting applications for outdoor sculptures. Please click on this link for full details and the application form.

Submission Deadline: 10:00 AM, October 29, 2022

Application fee: Each artist may enter up to three works for consideration. An entry fee of $25 is required for the first sculpture entered and $10 each for the second and third entries

A $250 stipend per each accepted sculpture will be issued for delivery, installation, and removal of sculptures. 

Prizes: First Place: $500, Second Place: $300, and Third Place: $200.

ARTISTS! Submit ideas for public art using THIS FORM. Send to Community Engagement Coordinator via email or mail to:

Cultural District (attn: Andy Esquivel)
PO Box 449
Smithville, TX 78957


Smithville Cultural District Public Meetings / Workshops

November 8, 2022 Agenda
November 8, 2022 Meeting Notes
October 13, 2022 Workshop Agenda/Flier

May 18, 2022 Meeting Notes

December 14, 2021 Agenda/Flier

June 22, 2021 Agenda
June 22, 2021: Meeting Notes

November 19, 2020 Agenda
November 19, 2020: Meeting Notes
November 19, 2020: Proposed Budget
YouTube link to November 19, 2020 meeting

April, 2020 -- Canceled due to COVID-19

December 10, 2019

November 19, 2019


Extended Burn Ban Order: 9/14-10/10/23

The extended Burn Ban Order approved in Commissioners Court on 9/11/2023. The extended Order will go into effect on, September 14, 2023, at 5:00 PM, and...

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ERCOT issues Conservation Appeal

TXANS Update—August 24, 2023: ERCOT has issued a Conservation Appeal for today, Aug. 24, from 3 – 10 p.m. due to extreme temperatures, continue...

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Burn Ban Extended

Burn Ban has been extended through September 14, 2023.

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