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Recent Rhode Island transplant Ronnie Borden helped launch the first Art UnHitched outdoor exhibition on Saturday, Oct. 20. COURTESY PHOTO.


Local artists and craftsmen will display and sell their work at a new art market debuting this weekend near downtown San Marcos.

Sponsored by the San Marcos Arts Commission, the Art UnHitched market will be held for the first time 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at The Hitch food trailer park, 312 E. Hopkins St.

Organizers intend to host the market at least monthly depending on how it received, said San Marcos Arts Commission member Charlotte Wattigny. Exhibitors at the inaugural Art UnHitched  are expected to include artists of all types including painters, sculptors, jewelers and musicians as well as performance and culinary artists.

“We have so many talented artists who need a place to exhibit and sell their works in San Marcos that we’d like to see it become a monthly event,” Wattigny said.

The idea for an arts market was planted at a recent Art2Art, a quarterly social held by the Arts Commission as an outreach to local creative types. San Marcos artist Ronnie Borden, who moved here this year from Rhode Island, pressed Wattigny to start a regular event for artists to sell their work.

“I’ve shown at Gruene Market Days and been to Wimberley Market Days. Why not have a similar venue right here in San Marcos? We can start small to test the waters, and hopefully someday we’ll be part of the Central Texas Market Days,” Borden said.

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5 thoughts on “Organizers hope outdoor art market takes hold

  1. Could I please get info on being one of the artist exhibitors? My phone # is 393-4621

  2. I hope that the artists had a successful weekend, and that the event will be repeated. The variety and quality of the art work was wonderful!

  3. Cori,

    Agree completely. Much variety and talent in the San Marcos arts scene. I liked Rene Perez’s San Marcos-centric work. This one is of a mermaid of Ralph the swimming pig chillin at the Spring Lake dam spillway.

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