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Much like its Little Free Library out front, the Price Center recently added a free Community Art Supply Closet to its upstairs maker space (aka the Multipurpose Room). The light and well-appointed space is often the site for artists' workshops, maker gatherings, and one-off creative classes. And now, thanks to the help of three interns from Texas State University this past term, the space also features a variety of donated supplies free to use when creating in the space.

The trio -- James Ball, Leslie Blanco, and Daniele Parker -- who were all pursuing their degrees in art education, cleaned, organized, and labeled the free art supply space, including several designated cabinets already filled with various supplies including drawing, painting, collaging, and mosaics. In addition, the group established a wish list for supplies and a set of easy and fun creative projects to provide a good running start for community art projects.

The free community art supply closet is used weekly and monthly during Open Studio Sessions on Wednesdays. It came in handy, and received some additional donations, during yesterday’s free beginner's oil painting workshop.

The Price Center recently received Best of Hays honors for 2023 as Best Art Gallery/Exhibit and Best Community Center/Social Venue. It was the fifth time the Center received acclaim. Rotating Community Sar Shows are offered on a bi-monthly basis and include a reception, a Brown Bag Luncheon, and often related workshops or community projects.

The Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, currently open 7 days a week for private rental, and open to the public W-F, Noon -5, and Sat., 10-3. Contributions to the free community art supply closet are always welcome. For more information, please call 512-392-2900, stop by the Center at 222 W. San Antonio St., or visit or Facebook @ Price Center & Garden and Instagram @smtxpricecenter.


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