|The Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition will be on display to the public from May 5-September 30, 2023.
SAN MARCOS- April 18, 2023 – A collaboration between The Watershed Association, Terry Zee Lee, and The San Marcos Arts Commission, The Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition features the work of 30+ national and local artists to raise awareness of threatened Texas springs and the vital connection of water to life.
The 50+ art kite collection debuted last spring in Austin, TX, as the inaugural event of the Watershed Association’s program, Art4Water. The collection, now featuring four new kites created by San Marcos artists, will be hosted in three San Marcos locations from May 5 through September 30, 2023.
Art4Water is an initiative that advocates for environmental protection through the lens of art and leans on artists as storytellers and environmental translators. The Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition brings together artists and their work to reflect our shared love and respect for Texas’ great springs–their history, value, and the threats to their existence.
“Art shapes culture and changes people and communities. Art tells a universally powerful story that communicates the value of water beyond words,” said David Baker, Founder of The Watershed Association and Art4Water. “This exhibition is designed to tell the stories of our springs and the value of water.”
The exhibition, which will transform three San Marcos buildings into a colorful oasis for contemplation and creativity, is free to the public and features water-inspired works created by artists from around the country.
“The Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition is a natural fit for San Marcos,”says Jamey Poole the Chair of the San Marcos Arts Commission. “At a time when many Central Texas springs are in peril, Art4Water brings together arts and environmentalism- two values which our community holds dear- in a dazzling meaningful way. The Arts Commission is thrilled for San Marcos to host this engaging show.”
The Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition will begin with a public gallery activation on
Friday, May 5, from 6-9 pm, at the San Marcos Public Library. Those in attendance will experience 50+ Art Kites, complimentary light bites and mocktails, an artist meet and greet and live music by Big Cedar Fever!
To learn more about the Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition and to RSVP for the Gallery Opening, please visit www.art4water.com
The entire exhibit can be enjoyed during business hours from May – September 2023 at these three locations across San Marcos:
San Marcos Public Library: 625 E Hopkins Street
San Marcos Activity Center: 501 E Hopkins Street
The Meadows Center for Water & the Environment: 211 San Marcos Springs Drive
About The Watershed Association
The Watershed Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in December 1996 to address the critical water issues in the region and to protect and preserve clean flowing water in Jacob’s Well and Cypress Creek. The association works to create a greater understanding of the many benefits that flow from a respectful relationship with land and water. By bringing awareness to the relationship between the natural environment and people, we seek to create partnerships and activate stewardship to expand the impact of conservation, carrying it beyond the measure of acres and dollars to activate a holistic approach to regenerative ecosystem health and wellbeing.
About The San Marcos Arts Commission
About the San Marcos Arts Commission: the San Marcos Arts Commission’s mission is to support and contribute to the artistic vitality, diverse cultural heritage, and economic prosperity of our city in an effort to distinguish it from other communities while promoting tourism in San Marcos. Its programs include the Mural Arts Program, disbursement of annual Arts and Cultural Grants, and recommending placement and funding of public art.
The Watershed Association is a non-profit organization located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, born out of a love for water.