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A new Call for Art is being put out by the Price Center’s Arts Committee asking for works inspired by your roots, ancestry, or heritage. The new two-month community art show will serve as a companion to a special new installation by San Marcos’ own Indigenous Cultures Institute, (ICI) which will focus on the origins and ancestors of our indigenous peoples. Both shows will hang throughout the Center galleries Oct. 2 – November 27.

“Exploring Our Roots: The Threads that Tie us Together” is open to all area artists. All media will be accepted for the new show, and 1 piece of artwork may be submitted on Sept. 28 or 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A $10 application fee applies, and the Price Center retains a 20% commission on any works sold.

Following another historic Sacred Springs Virtual Powwow event, ICI is bringing a unique 3-part display to the Price Center. Through photographs, powwow regalia, ceremonial jewelry, video, and art, the story of the Indigenous community in San Marcos, the annual powwow, and Indigenous Arts Summer Encounter will be displayed in a culturally authentic and stunning exhibit you won’t want to miss.

“We’re honored that the Price Center is curating our sacred items and look forward to sharing our culture with our entire San Marcos community,” says Dr. Mario Garza, the Institute’s Board of Elders Chair, who is providing his personal Traditional Dancer’s regalia.

A special community art project open to everyone will feature the making of prayer ties in celebration of the recent repatriation of Indigenous People in San Marcos.

The Price Center’s current gallery show, “Face & Places,” features a fun vibrant display of all types of media, subjects, and styles. The 114-piece show compliments a unique solo photography show by Christopher Paul Cardoza featuring some of San Marcos’ familiar faces and favorite places. Both shows are free and open to the public daily through Sept. 25.

Rotating Art Shows are created, curated, and conducted by the Price Center Arts Committee and funded in part through a grant from the San Marcos Arts Commission.

For more information about art shows at the Price Center, please call 512-392-2900, stop by the Center at 222 W. San Antonio St., or visit or Facebook @ Price Center & Garden.


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