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Art Scared from the San Marcos Art League returns to Square


Art Scared from the San Marcos Art Leagues returns to the plaza on Saturday.

From elementary to high school, you will be able to paint a section of a designated window with an autumn or Halloween themed picture. The painted windows will remain on display for the public to enjoy until early November.

“Last year’s event was such a success, we knew we wanted to do it again,” said Nancy Brown, director of the San Marcos Art Center at SMAL. “Our objective remains twofold,” she added. “First, to complement the San Marcos area student art program, and second, to encourage increased engagement in downtown San Marcos institutions.”

SMAL is working with area schools, the San Marcos Downtown Association, San Marcos Main Street and other sponsors to bring the event back and provide supplies and prizes. SMAL said all attendees will receive recognition and leave the event with a gift bag, extra painting supplies and brushes to create more art at home.

About 60 window spaces have been identified at participating businesses around the plaza, said SMAL, adding that 20 spaces will be grouped together and allocated to elementary, middle and high school students.

Windows will be allocated to participating students to paint with the help of at least one parent or teacher on Saturday. Family-friendly imagery, wearing masks and safe social distancing practices will be observed, along with staggered painting times for elementary, middle and high school students.

Saturday’s event takes place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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