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Smithville's Richard D. Latham Cultural District

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 Cultural District Program.

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


Main Street Repaving

A paving Contractor will be applying seal coat and re-striping traffic lines and parking spaces on Main Street, NW 2nd, and NE 2nd  (weather permittin...

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Burn Ban in effect

BURN BAN is in effect as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2022 through Monday, October 24, 2022. See order here.

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Road Closure: SH 95

A section of SH95 from FM 2571 to Loop 230 is scheduled to be closed nightly on Friday, 10/7 and Saturday, 10/8 from 8:00PM to 7:00AM. A detour has been es...

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