April 17 - 18, 2021
From the Rockport Center for the Arts:
“Featuring 30 local artists, the event will be held at the Fulton Convention Center and includes a two-day show, Saturday and Sunday, April 17–18, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., with a VIP-Preview Party Friday evening, April 16, from 6–8:30 p.m.
“The event is an expanded version of our traditional Studio Tour that celebrates local artists, hosted each spring since 2018,” said Luis Purón, executive director for RCA. “Although we love the intimate nature of guests being able to visit with artists in their personal studios, we have found it necessary to set it up differently to provide more safety precautions for guests, participants and volunteers. We think this is a great format that puts safety first without sacrificing artistic quality while also being able to handle larger groups than would be feasible in a small art studio.”
Throughout the weekend, guests may stroll through the spacious Fulton Convention Center in social distancing style while viewing and purchasing new work for their own private collections. Works will be available for collection at a variety of price points. Attendees will also enjoy viewing artist demonstrations in various mediums throughout the two-day event.
The convention center layout allows for social distancing with spacious aisles between booths. Hand sanitization stations will be placed throughout the building, new air purifiers will filter the air, and occupancy in the building will be limited to ensure a safe and enjoyable shopping experience for guests. Due to a standing Aransas County order, guests will be asked to wear face masks while inside the facility. CDC protocols for cleaning and disinfecting will also be followed.
The event kicks off Friday evening, April 16, from 6–8:30 p.m., with a special VIP-Preview Party at the convention center featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres by A Taste of the Mediterranean, live music by Third Coast Jazz, and valet parking. Individual tickets to the VIP Preview Party are $100 per person and are now available for purchase. The spring-themed kickoff party is underwritten by generous patrons of the Arts residing in Rockport’s creative community. Patrons attending the VIP Preview Party will get to see the work first, and have the opportunity to acquire it that evening directly from the artists before the event opens to the public on Saturday, April 17.
Single-day tickets are now on sale for the weekend Art Fair, Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18, for $5 per person, ages 13 and up; children 12 and under are free. Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.
Sponsors for the 1st Annual Rockport Spring Art Fair include:
- Presenting Sponsor: Salemi’s Ace Hardware
- Ullberg Sponsor: Teal Construction Company
- Moroles Sponsor: Richter Architects
- Osborne Sponsors: Baker Law, 1st Community Bank
- Umlauf Sponsors: Luce Properties LLC, Karen Mella Realtor
- Media Partners: KIII-TV, iHeart Radio
- Government Support: Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Rockport Texas, Aransas County
For a list of participating artists and more information on the Spring Art Fair and VIP-Preview Party, go online to www.rockportartcenter.com or call (361) 729-5519.
About Rockport Center for the Arts
Rockport Center for the Arts has moved temporarily to 401 S. Austin Street at the Baker Law Building, first floor, while awaiting the completion of a new facility in June 2022. Hours of operation for the temporary galleries are Tuesday–Thursday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday and Sat 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon–4 p.m. Admission is free. Visit rockportartcenter.com, follow RCA on Facebook, or call (361) 729-5519 for more information.”
On View: April 17, 2021 | 10 am – 5 pm
402 N Fulton Beach Rd, Fulton, TX 78358
Fulton, 78358 Texas