Smithville's Richard D. Latham Cultural District
In 2013, Smithville applied (Cultural District Application) to become a Cultural District through the Texas Commission on the Arts and it became the 25th community to achieve that standing. On September 5, 2013, the Richard D. Latham Cultural District was established.
This designation illustrates Smithville's welcoming attitude towards art and culture, and opens the door to many funding opportunities. In Fall of 2015, through a partnership between the Smithville City Council, Lost Pines Artisans Association, and Cultural District Steering Committee the Cultural District Business Plan was adopted 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 website!
Click here 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! Please submit your ideas for public art.
1. Fill out this form.
2. Email the form to the Community Engagement Coordinator via email OR,
3. Mail the form to:
CITY OF SMITHVILLE
Cultural District (attn: Andy Esquivel)
PO Box 449
Smithville, TX 78957
Smithville Cultural District Public Meetings / Workshops
December 14, 2021 Agenda/Flier
June 22, 2021 Agenda/Flier
June 22, 2021: Meeting Notes Pending
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
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