Arts Alliance of Central Texas and Sol'stice Garden Expressions

present the 1st Annual



an exciting live plein air, juried art show and silent auction art event

Featuring an "Alice in Wonderland" Themed art exhibit, Live Music, Performances and Children's Activities


Saturday, APRIL 18, 2020, 10-6pm


Live painting by local artists popping up all around this creative native plant and sculpture garden setting in Dripping Springs, TX.  Resident and juried artworks will also be on exhibit in the main gallery and available for purchase. Bid sheets for the live paintings will be available throughout the day. A White Rabbit silent auction will also be taking place with contributions from our sponsors and artists.


Live local music and performances happening all day with Children's activities in the morning, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Watch Live painting, 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the afternoon.  Celebrate with an Artist and Patron Closing reception and silent auction winner artwork presentation beginning at 5:00pm


Enjoy the day in the beautiful setting that is Sol'stice Garden Expressions, who is generously sponsoring the AAoCT Visual Arts event.  The mission of the AAoCT is to enrich the cultural life of area residents by providing art education, art activities, and artistic entertainment.  Sol'stice shares this same mission, making this event a perfect collaboration. Thanks to the generosity and support of local businesses and residents, all proceeds of this event will go directly to support the arts in our community and these local artists.


All in the Golden Afternoon


Call for Plein Air Artists


Arts Alliance of Central Texas is seeking qualified artists to participate in a plein air event for our Artists in Wonderland event. Live painting will take place 1:00pm to 4:00pm and a silent auction will be held at 5:00pm awarding the highest bidder your fine art piece. Sponsorship guaranteed with $100 minimum bid. Artist will be chosen by a panel of the AAoCT members.


Theme: Landscape, live event painting

Medium: Various painting mediums, including mixed media

Canvas size: Min 12"X12" and Max 24"X24"

Submission deadline: March 20, 2020

Artist notification: March 27, 2020

Event date: April 18

Entry fee: $35 (Fee refunded for first 15 selected artists)

Artist event split: 50% artist, 50% AAoCT, guaranteed $50 for the artists

Artist supplies: Painting set-up and materials for producing a piece of artwork


Included in participation:

  • 4X4 workspace in a beautiful garden setting with live music

  • Promotion of artists and event on AAoCT social media, emails and promotional materials

  • Artist in Wonderland T-shirt

  • Artist lounge available

  • Silent auction bid sheets will include artist biography

  • Network reception following live painting

Call for Art: Juried Art Show


Arts Alliance of Central Texas is seeking 30 original artworks in all forms of media for a juried art show held in the Sol'stice Garden Expressions indoor art gallery. Pieces must be focused on the Alice in Wonderland theme. A panel of jurors will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Winners will be presented at the reception April 18 at 5:00pm. All pieces will be available for a sale in the Sol'stice Gallery, sales split with AAoCT.


Theme: Alice in Wonderland

Medium: All mediums

Canvas size: Min 6"X6" Max 16"X20" (with exception to sculptures. Please contact us)

Submission deadline: April 6, 2020

Artist notification: April 10, 2020

Event date: April 18

Entry fee: $35.00

Artist event split: 50% artist, 50% AAoCT


Included in participation:

  • Exhibit space inside featured gallery

  • Promotion of artists and event on AAoCT social media

  • Artist in Wonderland T-shirt

  • Artist lounge available

  • Network reception following live painting

Artwork also appreciated for donation to our White Rabbit Silent Auction

Call to Sponsors


The support of local businesses is a recognized and valued aspect of life in Dripping
Springs. With this support, our community thrives. The mission of the Arts Alliance of
Central Texas is to enrich the cultural life of area residents by providing art education, art
activities, and artistic entertainment. Working together, our community provides a vibrant
and creative place with opportunities for our local artists. We are seeking sponsors for our
first annual "Artists in Wonderland" an exciting Plein Air event!

Cheshire Cat minimum donation of $250

Sponsor the Artists! Your business information will be included on our website and social
media postings. You will have the opportunity to display business information during the day
of the event. You will receive an Artists in Wonderland T-shirt and reserved VIP seating
during the event. Sponsor by March 10th and receive logo space on our Artists in
Wonderland T-Shirt.


Mad Hatter: Donate a piece of Art

The more art, the merrier! Please submit artwork with a minimum value of $50 to our White Rabbit Silent Auction. Email us: for more information.


White Rabbit Silent Auction $50 min. value

Donate an item for our silent auction. Email us: for more information.



Wonderland $10 and up!

Make a Donation to AAoCT and make Central Texas a more WONDERFUL, more Artful Land!

To purchase a sponsorship, please click HERE. Thank you for your support!


"If you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you. Is that a bargain?" - Lewis Carroll


Even though art is subjective, whether it is perceived as good or bad, it's importance in our culture, society and history should be a priority, Promoting and encouraging creative endeavors, developing appreciation, and visual literacy are key components of continued relevancy of the visual arts.

What are our objectives?

  • educating the community in the development of skills

  • exposing the many elements and variety of materials available to the art world

  • developing opportunities to display, exhibit and participate in artistic events

  • raising community interest in the visual arts and supporting those that want to participate and educate.

To meet these objectives, we will develop workshops, classes, juried shows and other artistic opportunities in our community.

Copyright 2020 by The Arts Alliance of Central Texas. All rights reserved. AAoCT is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Your support of the arts is invaluable and appreciated. 

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