Art at the Soul of Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is gathering place for artists and art collectors.
by Dave Cathey Published: April 1, 2012

FREDERICKSBURG, TX — Even a short tour of the Texas Hill Country in spring makes it obvious how artists were drawn to it.

Abundant wildflowers, dramatic limestone cliffs and idyllic streams are fuel for an artist low on inspiration.

So, the evolution of the community included the rise of art galleries.

Classically trained artists from Dresden, Friedrich Richard Petri and Hermann Lungkwitz, were among the earliest German pioneers to Fredericksburg, in 1850. The town has become a gathering place for artists, art lovers and collectors.

Year-round special events in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County bring together creators and patrons of both performing and visual arts.

More than a dozen galleries in Gillespie County offer styles and media in work by Texas artists and artisans, from painting and photography, to monumental sculpture and pottery, to textile arts and wood crafting. Among the many working art studios here is a producer of stained glass windows and ecclesiastical art.

Galleries like Cowboy Bronze, Fredericksburg Art Gallery, Galeria 19 Fine Art, Insight Gallery, RS Hanna Gallery, The Fredericksburg Good Art Co., Whistle Pik Galleries offer a wide range of styles and media from both local and international artists.


by Dave Cathey
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