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The Price Center will join nearly two dozen other downtown galleries, shops, eateries, watering holes, and non-profit organizations to present the Downtown Association SMTX’s April installment of the Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout. Live music, pop-up markets and gallery shows, a film showing, free pedicabs, business of the month, door prizes and lots of retail and food and beverage specials are among the highlights planned for the April 19th event. Activities at the Price Center will feature a book signing by two local authors, new art shows, and live music by Tracy Weinberg & Friends. As always, the Center’s activities will run from 6-9 p.m., are free, open to all, and complimentary refreshments will be served.

Activities planned throughout the downtown area for the night include several opportunities to hear and see live music, art show openings, a showing of “Reefer Madness,” live poetry readings, close encounters with reptiles, and lots of retail and food and beverage specials. The Downtown Association, the presenters of the event, will have a booth with a punch card to win a grand prize. The Association is also sponsoring free pedicabs for the night to travel to and from various Walkabout participants. The Farmers Market and Sustainable San Marcos are also slated to be present with a mini-market of produce and starter plants for purchase. You can learn more about specific activities planned at each of these location by visiting or on Facebook @smtxthirdthursday. The full list of April’s Third Thursday Walkabout participants follows.

  • 218 Co-Op Gallery

  • AquaBrew

  • Cardinal Frame

  • Crafthouse

  • Dahlia Woods Gallery

  • Downtown Association

  • Gil’s Broiler

  • KnD’s

  • KZSM

  • Magdelena’s Tamales

  • Mobile Phone Geeks

  • Movemint PediCabs

  • One & Only Tattoo

  • Paper Bear

  • Price Center

  • San Marcos Art League

  • San Marcos Cinema Club

  • Sean Patrick’s

  • Splash Coworking

  • Stellar Café

  • Vagabond Vintage

At the Price Center, local illuminator, poet, and calligrapher Michael Hannon will have a solo preview display in the Center’s historic 1893 Room of an assortment of his styles and works in advance of a six-week workshop he will be teaching at the Center titled “Beginning Gothic Calligraphy with Illumination” beginning May 9. The workshop is being offered in conjunction with the the LifeLong Learning Organization of San Marcos.

Local friends, lifelong supporters of the river, and now co-authors Fraye Stokes and Mary McBeth will be in the Main Parlor to sign and sell hard-and-softcover copies of their newly published book “Splash Tails,” written to help teach children the importance of being good river stewards.

In addition, “Spring Fever,” a community art show celebrating spring, hangs in the Center’s Tea Room and stairwell galleries, a solo show by abstract expressionist Veronique Hahn hangs in the 1910 Room, and new works from SMCISD K-12 students are on display in the Main Parlor.

For more information about Price Center Walkabout activities, current solo art shows, or to submit art to be considered for a future exhibit, please stop by the Price Center, at 222 W. San Antonio St. in Downtown San Marcos, Mon. – Fri., 9-5 p.m., call 512-392-2900 or visit

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