Art in the Square celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend. Southlake Women’s Club [link to their website] has grown this local fundraiser event into a nationally ranked fine arts festival that has raised over $2,000,000 for Northeast Tarrant County charities benefiting women and children. The Parkview Residences is a proud supporter of Art in the Square, and we look forward to being a part of the festival for years to come. This time next year, Parkview owners will be able to walk out their front door and take a short stroll to enjoy the weekend-long event!
Over 150 local and national artists were showcased this year. Thousands of people came to Southlake Town Square from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond to take part in the festivities, which were all free to the public. Strolling through tents bursting with colourful artwork, we spotted a few Parkview owners shopping for a one-of-a-kind piece to display in their new luxury condominium. It was a real treat to be able to talk to the artists about their work as well. We especially loved William Colburn’s bold metal sculptures and Jo Moncrief’s captivating abstract paintings.
After cruising through the artwork, we hit the spectacular food court to sample some enticing food and beverage options from local eateries. Taziki’s gryo plate hit the spot, as did the mouthwatering ribs from FeedStore BBQ. Le Bistro offered a great selection of local craft beers, including our personal favourite, the Dallas Blonde American Blonde Ale from Deep Ellum Brewing.
Art in the Square’s Kid’s Corner offered fun, family-friendly activities including face painting, colored hairspray, and hands-on art experiences like sugar art and oil coloring. On the opposite side of Town Square, the Kid Zone offered children more thrills, with a zip line, bungee, and rock climbing.
Art in the Square also featured live entertainment on two stages throughout the weekend. Friday night’s high-energy headliner, Walton Stout Band, got everyone out of their seats and dancing in the street. On Saturday night, headliners A Thousand Horses set the tone with their distinct mix of southern rock and contemporary country.
Many thanks are due to the incredible volunteers who made Art in the Square’s 20th anniversary a great success. Their joy and enthusiasm is a huge reason this event continues to draw the neighborhood together, building Southlake’s reputation as a community full of life, fun, and entertainment.
Festivities and special events like Art in the Square take place throughout the year, offering great opportunities to meet neighbors, enjoy time with friends, and socialize close to home. If you’d like to learn more about purchasing a luxury condominium in the heart of Southlake Town Square, contact us today.