Art Getaway

Art Getaway

Art Getaway is an immersive event held at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas, on the third Saturday of every other month from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Experience a variety of hands-on activities, including classes and workshops, make-and-take masterpieces, and a kid’s arts & crafts table. Plus, enjoy artist demonstrations, music, exhibits, and more, guaranteed to pique the creativity in everyone! All ages are welcome. Admission is FREE! (Some classes may require a registration fee.)

Our next Art Getaway will be held on:
Saturday, May 18th, 12-5:00pm

Painting Mandalas

12-2:00pm; ($40, supplies provided) Mandalas are an ancient meditative art form in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions.  Historically it represented deities, the universe, or personal enlightenment.  Member artist Gerardo Cordova will show you application, design, and color mixes to create your own unique mandala circle to take home.   All supplies are provided, ages 16 and up are welcome.

Wesak Full Moon Meditation Ceremony

2:30-4:00; ($25)  For 2019, May 18th is a very special and auspicious time that marks the bridging of both the Eastern traditions of Gautama, The Buddha, with the Western traditions of Jesus, The Christ. Together they form a sacred union that sets the course for humanity’s destiny in the coming year. Held high in the Himalayan mountains, several hundred miles west of Llasa, India, Wesak is celebrated worldwide as Buddha’s birthday. Often referred to as the “Journey toward Home,” the Wesak Festival is believed to be a time of personal liberation, awakening, and transformation. Participate in this ancient tradition and discover the “Secret” behind Wesak with Denise Rodgers, M.Div., Chaplain for Serenity Hospice, and facilitator of the Mind, Body, & Spirit Self-Empowerment Programs which have been offered over the past 25 years.. Ages 16 and up are welcome.

Demo~ Sketches and Giveaways with Vicky Balcou

2:00-4:00, Free! Artist Vicky Balcou will create quick and complex figures and real time sketches right before your eyes.  Her unique drawings will be given away to visitors at her table.  

Kids Crafts of India


1-4:00pm (Free! Donations Welcome).  Kids of all ages can enjoy some craft time in the Kids Room as we celebrate India!  Member artist and youth instructor, Louise Placek, will lead kids in creating Rakhi bracelets (traditionally for siblings or friendships), and paper marbling.  The possibilities are endless in the Kids Room!  All supplies provided.

Glass Art Demonstrations in the Silo


1:00-4:00; Free! Glass artists, Jeff Schneider and Glenn Andrews, will begin with a short discussion in the Art of the Pines Gallery about their works that are featured in our Glass Show happening at the Art Center. They will then invite everyone to venture out to the Glass Silo (anytime between 1-4pm) for live demonstrations.  Watch their mastery unfold of shaping molten glass into beautiful works of art!


Temporary Henna Tattoos with Nisha!

12:00-5:00; (Cost: $10/person) Henna tattoos are an ancient tradition in India and Egypt, and have been used for religious ceremonies, weddings, and body adornment. Henna is plant based and non-toxic. All ages are welcome. Nisha from Nisha Henna Arts in Austin is a master of henna design and application. Learn more about Nisha here:

Community Table- Artistic Doodling

1:00-4:00p; (Free! Donations welcome).  Give yourself the gift of a stress-free afternoon! Join Tracy Loring anytime between 1-4 PM at the Community Table for this free artistic doodling project. She will guide you through how to create an intuitive watercolor painting and discover hidden objects through doodling. You don’t want to miss this fun, relaxing event!

Live Performance- Agni Dance of Austin


4:00-5:00, (Free! Donations welcome). Bring the whole family for a live Bollywood performance from Agni Dance of Austin!  They will perform a special piece, then teach a few steps so the audience can join in.  Don’t miss this amazing show!  All ages welcome.  Performance will be in the Art of the Pines Gallery, and seating will be available.

Treats and more at Tough Cookie Coffee Bar!

Get your fill of sweets and more at Tough Cookie Coffee Bar, now located in the Art Center!  Enjoy their full coffee and tea menu, with light fare cuisine, and friendly service.

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