A Guide to the Round Rock Art Scene

Like our neighbors in Austin, we have a deep appreciation for the arts in Round Rock, Texas. Over the years, we have grown into a flourishing art hub with art from all mediums. From captivating sculptures to live music on Main Street, Round Rock has an iconic art scene that beckons to be explored! 

Art Galleries and Museums

Begin your art exploration by visiting our art galleries, museums, and city facilities. A perfect first stop would be the Downtowner Gallery located in the heart of downtown Round Rock. The Downtowner Gallery is an art gallery and public venue that promotes and supports artistic expression. They have rotating exhibits from hundreds of artists from all backgrounds. You can also see artwork in the Round Rock Library, City Hall, Tiemann Art Gallery, Allen R. Baca Center, and more. View enduring pieces at these unique locations!

Music in Round Rock 

Music on Main in Downtown Round Rock, Photo by: @roundrocktexas

Round Rock was just named a Music Friendly Community in Texas. It was recognized as a city that fosters the musical community and offers local and visiting artists opportunities to play and develop their talents. Many artists live in Round Rock and play at community events like Music on Main in Prete Plaza and Beaujolais Nights. If you want to find additional live music during your visit, make sure to check out the Round Rock Arts and Culture Facebook Page for weekly music updates.

Murals & Sculptures

Saunter through the streets of Round Rock and admire our sculpture installations and scenery. We have handpicked sculptures throughout the city that bring beauty to our landscape. Take a sculpture stroll with our curated guide.

We also have captivating murals and photo walls throughout the city! We have interchangeable canvas art that hangs on the walls surrounding Prete Plaza. There are also murals at the following locations: Dell Diamond, Round Rock Sports Center, The Kenney Fort Pub, Round Rock Library, Round Rock Tavern, Salt Traders, Rudy’s, 620’s Healthy Hub, and more!

performing arts

Photo by: @roundtherocktx

To be or not to be, that is the question. Well, we know these performing art locations are the places to be! We have an array of locations to participate in and watch the performing arts. We have the Sam Bass Theatre, Penfold Theatre, Centennial Plaza, Central Texas Philharmonic, Round Rock Community Choir, and more!

Art-Friendly Businesses  

Artwork in Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

Our local businesses are big supporters of artists in Round Rock! Here are some local businesses that support the arts.

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions:  Has authentic African artifacts and artwork throughout the resort and convention center. They also have an Amatuli Market with live music, art vendors, and hand-crafted cocktails.

Papi’s Pies:  Has award winning cherry pies and an extraordinary art gallery with artwork from local artists!

Piranha Records: Experience groovy vibes while perusing through Piranha Records! This record shop is a hidden treasure in Round Rock and has plenty of vinyl records and products to explore.

The Ruby Hotel: The Ruby Hotel is very involved in the arts and always looks for ways to showcase local artists. They have live music lineups, an artist of the month feature, and a charming mural to pose by.

Bass Pro Shops: Did you know Bass Pro Shops has artwork on display? They have art installations throughout the shop, and they have an underwater-themed bowling alley where you can bowl under the sea!

Arts & Culture Events 

Photo by: Round Rock Arts and Culture

The City of Round Rock hosts many art-centric events that bring thousands of people from across the county each year. Here are some of our upcoming events!  

Chalk Walk (October 1-2): The streets come alive with art during our chalk walk show! This 2-day free festival draws in people from all walks of life. There will be artists creating custom street chalk murals in the parking lot of Dell Diamond. There will also be live music, theatrical performances, kid-friendly activities, and vendors!

PopUp Art Show (October 23rd): This art show features 12 plus local and regional arts that are selling and demonstrating their art. This will be once a month throughout the year.

Round Rock DiwaliFest (October 23rd): Diwali is a celebration of light! Celebrate the triumph of good over evil with delicious foods, cultural dances, and custom Rangoli (sand art)!

Beaujolais Nights (November 18th): Round Rock was named the “center of the universe on Beaujolais day” by Georges Dubeouf. This highly anticipated event is a sophisticated soiree where guests can enjoy jazz and crack open the first bottle of wine from this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau!

Model Train Show (TBD): This is a treasured holiday tradition in Round Rock, and it is happening again this year! The annual Tinplate Tracker Model Train Show has exquisite displays and is a delight for families and visitors to enjoy!

For more arts and culture events click, here.

Create your own art 

Photo by: Painting with a Twist

Get your creative juices flowing and create a masterpiece of your own. Round Rock has creative outlets for all artists! Channel your inner Picasso at Painting with a Twist, mold a creation like Michelangelo at the Ceramic Lodge, or craft the night away like Chip & Joanna at Board & Brush!

We can’t wait for you to explore the art scene in Round Rock,Texas. Our city is your blank canvas, so add some color to your trip!

*Make sure to check covid-19 policies before planning your trip to Round Rock.*