The Public Arts League of Salado (PALS) will hold the annual fundraiser Taste of Salado on April 25 at the Venue in Salado.
The event will be preceded by three days of public art in action as well as ticketed events, collectively known as “Immerse & Emerge.”
Three Texas-based stone carvers, Bob Ragan, Larry Hullum and Matt Johnson, will participate in a stone carving competition April 23-25 on the grounds of The Venue next to Salado Creek.
Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, visit with the artists, and watch them work.
The sculptures, including the winning piece, will be auctioned at the Taste of Salado April 25.
Original art from several Salado artists including Ronnie Wells, Larry Prellop, Gail Allard II, Troy Kelley, Michael Pritchett and Melissa Paxton will be sold at auction during the Taste of Salado.
Artists in Action will be working throughout town all weekend. Visitors can stroll through the Village, stopping at specific galleries and locations to see the artists working and visit with them about their processes and techniques.
PALS will present Blue Lapis Light, the world-renowned aerial dance troupe at 9 p.m. April 24. This year’s performance will be a new work by Director Sally Jacques that will last 45 minutes. General Admission is $19.95. Premium is $29.95.
The Taste of Salado will be the weekend’s culminating event on April 25. Ticket holders will enjoy a “taste” of the culinary and fine arts communities of Salado. Twelve local restaurants and establishments will be highlighted during the evening.
Tickets for the April 25 Taste of Salado can be purchased on the Eventbrite website for $29.95 or at the Salado Tourism Office beginning for $30. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $35.
A special package for the Immerse & Emerge weekend event is also available for the arts connoisseur.
The Collector’s Weekend Passport with Progressive Dinner can be purchased online for $199.95. This passport includes a four course progressive dinner on April 24; a special meet-and-greet with a Blue Lapis Light dancer that evening; a hand-blown, limited edition tumbler from Salado Glassworks; general admission to the Blue Lapis Light performance April 24; and admission to the Taste of Salado on April 25. This Passport (a $250 value) is recommended as a way to experience the Immerse & Emerge weekend to its fullest.
PALS has partnered with Blue Lapis Light and the Salado I.S.D. to hold a free Blue Lapis Light Children’s Workshop in the school gymnasium on the morning of April 25. Children ages 6-12 can sign up for the 10-10:45 a.m. time slot. Teenagers ages 13-18 can participate from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Reservations will only be accepted on the “Blue Lapis Lights Children’s Workshop” Facebook Event page.
For tickets and more information, visit www.salado.com.