Where Art Blooms
The Spicewood Arts mission is to provide the residents of Spicewood, TX, and surrounding cities an opportunity to experience, enjoy, and support the visual, performing, and literary arts.
Our Past Year + Looking Forward!
Wow! 2020 has been a challenge for all of us at Spicewood Arts. We were fortunate to be able to host 4 performances and 1 Art Trek. Unfortunately, we were not able to have our fan favorite, the Spicewood Arts Festival, in October 2020, nor our Annual Gala in February 2021. Luckily, we held a very successful Gala in February 2020 right before lockdown and raised donations to fully fund our 2021 Scholarships. With that in mind, we are now asking for help to fund 2022 Scholarships. Please consider a donation to our organization.
Now on to this year’s planned events – 6 Performances and 2 Art Treks! We must support our local artists and as they say the “Show Must Go On!” Please take time to watch the video which showcases our performers for this year’s season. We are certain there are shows that you will not want to miss and consider purchasing a season ticket for great savings!
We continue to fulfill our mission to entertain, educate & inspire our community through the arts! We welcome your support and look forward to seeing you at one of our events this season!
Our Featured Events
Spicewood Live is a series of performances featuring local talent. First up this season is Emily Gimble!
Discover Spicewood Live!
Our all-inclusive Art Treks take us to all sorts of interesting destinations showcasing the best Central Texas art and history.
Spicewood Arts Festival
Spicewood Arts Festival is a free, annual juried art celebration typically held outdoors on the last weekend of October.
Featured Artist – Debra Mostue
Debra’s featured creation is a watercolor that she created of a Painted Bunting. Framed prints are available for sale in various sizes as well as notecards. Debra created the Facebook group titled: the “Spacewood Art Society on the Other Side of Weird”
Debra began selling her framed watercolors at Art Markets and along the way, she met many other artisans. In December of 2017, as a way to keep track of her new artisan friends, Debra started the “Spacewood” group on Facebook. Since then, the group has grown and now “Spacewood” has become a success story with over 2,000 members internationally.
Managing the “Spacewood” group has served as a sincere way for Debra to help others overcome their fear of creative expression. Please read our official “Welcome” to the group where Debra explains in a lighthearted and fun way how the group got such a goofy name. Spacewood has one basic rule: If it could not hang on the wall of an Elementary School, we do not want it in Spacewood.
Please visit the Spacewood Art Society On The Other Side Of Weird at: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1506452442757049?ref=share
In 1984, a friend introduced Debra to painting with watercolors and she was captivated by the translucence and iridescence of the medium, so watercolors became her preferred method for artistic expression. Creativity in many forms, comes naturally for Debra. Along with painting watercolors, she also loves to write poetry, sing, dance, cook, landscape, sew, decorate her home and re-purpose found objects into beautiful works of art.
In 1991 Debra moved to Spicewood, Texas. She enjoys traveling around the Lone Star State and visiting the various Texas State Parks. She especially enjoys South Llano River State Park and it’s four Bird Blinds which attract many migrating species of birds. Debra studied watercolors in college and she has also taken many watercolor workshops
In 1998 Debra started the Mostue Insurance Agency. In the year 2000, she painted a watercolor of a Mockingbird and then she sent it to her customers as a Christmas card. That endeavor started a tradition, and every Christmas Debra painted a watercolor of a local Texas bird.
Debra loves to teach watercolors and she especially enjoys working with children! It is rewarding for her to guide and encourage others to let go of the fear and create. Her greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the look on the face of her students when they create something with their own unique and God given imagination.
As a country girl at heart, Debra missed her rural roots, so in the year 2018 she sold her Insurance Agency and moved west to the small town of Mason, Texas. Debra bought a home that was built in 1947 and she spent a year and a half bringing it back to life with a touch of her own creativity and interior design.
Debra’s passion for birds gave wings to her desire to share their beauty and majesty with others through her work. She especially loves to paint birds that are native to Texas and to educate folks about the various species. Debra has become skilled at framing her own work and she has found that framing her art is rewarding and an enjoyable creative outlet in itself. Plus, it enables Debra to share her framed works of art with more people at a very economical price.
Debra’s tidbit of advice to fellow artisans is: Creativity is medicine for your soul and the essence of your unique individuality. Just like the birds, let go of the fear that grounds you, dust off your feathers and take flight so that you can “Create Before It Is Too Late”.
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The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.