What: 12th Annual Texas Women for the Arts Meeting
The lowdown: Every year members of the Texas Women for the Arts, an offshoot of the Texas Cultural Trust, converge in a different Lone Star locale to explore the local scene and award thousands of dollars in grant money to deserving artists. For the first time in nearly a decade, Austin hosted the artsy affair, which took place May 8-10.
The three-day event included visits to Austin City Hall, the governor's mansion, Blanton Museum of Art, The Contemporary Austin's Laguna Gloria campus, Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, and more. During a special stop at The Canopy, attendees were treated to a tour of the studios and galleries that call the East Austin development home.
Texas Women for the Arts also awarded over $235,000 to 22 artists and arts organizations. The recipients will be announced in early June.
Who: Jennifer Ransom Rice, Caroline Haley, Chrissy Kleberg, Jen Hassin, Annie Downing, Diana Greenberg, Jessica Karlsruher, Laura Craddick, Natasha Valocchi, Erika Huddleston, Karen Oswalt, Lynne Averett, Mona Knopp, Janis Brous, Charlotte Tripplehorn, Lisa Kopecky, Torri Monk, and Vicki Fuller.