KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 12, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
This weekend, from dusk to dawn, residents can enjoy Art in the Park at Katy’s Central Green Park at the south end of LaCenterra. Guests can come and go, walk among student and professional masterpieces to celebrate art as a community.
USA bench | By Steven Sladic, part of the Autism Awareness Program. Photo by: Debi Beauregard.
Take a Stroll Among the Art
This weekend, stroll among local works of art at Katy’s Central Green Park at the south end of LaCenterra and near Cinco Ranch High School. Take a selfie or be inspired to purchase an original piece.
The theme of the Art Walk is “It’s Spring! Love is in the Air!” The free event, sponsored by the Art Museum TX and Willow Fork Drainage District, will celebrate spring and of course, art.
“Art inspires us and brings us joy,” says Wendy Duncan, President of Board of Directors for Willow Fork Drainage District (WFDD). “The Board of Directors of Willow Fork Drainage is pleased to provide Central Green as a venue for our community to enjoy the work of local artists.”
Art in the Park Starts Tonight
Art in the Park runs through this weekend, starting at 5:30 p.m. on the Friday, March 12 and will go through 5:30 p.m. on the Sunday, March 14. The event will close in the evenings at dusk.
“It’s critical to support the arts,” says Yvonne Arceneaux, Central Green Park’s General Manager, “especially, to teach art to children.”
Katy children play a big part in the special exhibit. About a year before the pandemic the park held a similar event where professional artists taught local students painting techniques. The students painted park benches that are now on display at the park as well as the new Art Museum TX in LaCenterra, across from Alamo Drafthouse.
A few of the benches have already sold, but some benches will remain at the park. Benches from the Art Walk can be purchased through Art Museum TX.
Joker bench | By community kids at Central Green Park and Alfred Hernandez. Photo by Debi Beauregard.
Celebrate, Support Local Artists
In addition to the benches, there will be art on display by popular, professional artists Cedric Ingram and Vanessa Rojas.
As the nation marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no better time to come together safely as a community and celebrate something as beautiful as art.
Art Inspires Through a Pandemic
“If we learned anything from COVID it should be how important the arts are,” says Arceneaux. “It takes artists to move the world forward and keep us inspired and entertained.”
Learn more about the new, local-centric art museum in LaCenterra at their website.
For more information on Central Green Park and their upcoming events, visit their website.
At Governor Abbott’s recommendation, they are not requiring masks but are suggesting them. The board is asking for those who attend to be responsible and respect social distancing.