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Dear Mom, Solo/Group Art Shows, Live Music & Dance Demos set for 3rd Thurs

Three new art shows -- including one honoring moms and another featuring a 100-year-old painter -- along with live music and a number of dance demonstrations -- will keep guests of the Price Center entertained during this month’s Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout. The Center will join nearly two dozen other downtown galleries, shops, eateries, watering holes, and non-profit organizations to present the Downtown Association SMTX’s May installment of Third Thursday this Thursday, May 17. 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, see and purchase art, enjoy special activities and save on various featured products, foods and beverages. In addition, the Downtown Association, the presenters of the event, will again have a booth distributing punch cards to encourage Walkabout participants to visit a minimum number of stops and participate in certain activities to qualify to win a grand prize. You can learn more about specific activities planned at each of these location by visiting or on Facebook @smtxthirdthursday.

The full list of May’s Third Thursday Walkabout participants follows.

  • 218 Co-Op Gallery

  • AquaBrew

  • Bike SMTX

  • Cardinal Frame

  • Crafthouse

  • Dahlia Woods Gallery

  • Downtown Association

  • Gil’s Broiler

  • Kissing Tree Tours - Courthouse Square

  • KnD’s

  • KZSM

  • League of Women Voters

  • Mobile Phone Geeks

  • Movemint PediCabs

  • One & Only Tattoo

  • Paper Bear

  • Price Center

  • Rattler Orchestra

  • San Marcos Art League

  • San Marcos Cinema Club

  • Sean Patrick’s

  • SMART Orchestra

  • Splash Coworking

  • Stellar Café

  • Vagabond Vintage

  • Voge Boutique (new this month)

At the Price Center, more than a dozen local artists’ tributes to moms and motherhood are on display in the historic 1893 in show titled “Dear Mom.” Local friends and fellow artists from Canyon Lake called the Art Chix and Dudes have a group show titled “What a Wonderful World” hanging in the Tea Room and Carmen Willey, who recently turned 100, has a solo, retrospective show of her watercolors and oils on display in the 1910 Room. A number of the artists participating in the current shows will be present to visit, and many will be selling art. Most of the works in each show are also available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefit the non-profit Price Center.

In addition, the Glad Hatters and Jane Willhelm will be playing live music, including “What a Wonderful World” and similar sounds in the Tea Room from 6-7 p.m., a series of dance demonstrations featuring performers from the Center’s weekly classes, including Tap, Clogging, Jazz, and Irish Set and will take place in the 1910 Room from 7-8 p.m. and Wilhelm and friends will play more music in the Tea Room again from 8-9.

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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