The Cultural Arts Program of Hays County Government Center is devoted to celebrating and encouraging local artistic endeavors. The mission of the program is to present a series of exhibitions that reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of the metropolitan area, as well as to promote the county's cultural and economic initiatives. The artworks on display at the Government Center may be available for purchase by the organization or artist, provided that the pieces remain on display until the end of the exhibition. Organizations or individuals interested in exhibiting at the Government Center must submit a proposal to the Art Committee.
The Art Committee may reschedule or cancel an exhibition at any time before its start date. The Art Committee will select artworks that are appropriate in subject matter and quality for the functions of the Government Center. The County will take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of the artworks, but is not responsible for damage or theft, except in cases covered by the Fine Arts insurance policy. If approved in writing by the building manager, the Art Committee may allow a lender to install the exhibition under its supervision or provide at least one person to help set up the exhibition.
The Art Committee may cancel an exhibition on display if it determines that it is necessary to protect the artwork or because of an unexpected use of the building. If a complaint is received stating that a particular artwork is mocking, vulgar, rude, or offensive to visitors, the Art Committee will review it and make a decision to move or remove it. Public art will not be displayed in courtrooms or administrative offices located on the first, second, or third floors. The organization or artist lending artworks for an exhibition at the Hays County Government Center must adequately replace artworks removed from an exhibition before its completion, with approval from the Art Committee. The Art Committee is solely responsible for curating exhibitions at the Government Center, with absolute discretion when selecting and placing artworks. Hays County offers a wide variety of special events and exhibitions throughout the year.
From solo shows to group exhibitions, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a unique piece of art to add to your collection or just want to explore local talent, these events are sure to provide an unforgettable experience. From traditional mediums such as painting and sculpture to more modern forms such as digital media and installation art, these events offer something for everyone. The Cultural Arts Program of Hays County Government Center provides a platform for local artists to showcase their work and share their stories with visitors from all over. With its commitment to promoting cultural diversity and economic initiatives, this program is sure to bring out some of the best talent in Hays County.