March for the Arts

March 2018 is proclaimed by a number of organizations as a celebration of The Arts that take place in schools.  Our Round Rock ISD Council for the Arts has declared March 2018 as March for the Arts and our community is invited to join us at the many school and community arts events across Round Rock to grow your engagement, participation and support!  Be sure to be part of this initative by downloading and using our March for the Arts calendar. See the detailed information below to guide your March for the Arts experience.  Share your experience using #marchforthearts.

In Round Rock ISD, We observe three celebrations within our arts disciplines:

Music in Our Schools Month – Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM®” is the National Association of Music Education (NAfME) annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. Music In Our Schools Month® began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.

Theatre in Our Schools Month – The Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society have partnered with the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) to sponsor Theatre in Our Schools (TIOS), a campaign designed to raise public awareness of the impact of theatre education and draw attention to the need for more access to quality programs for all students. TIOS presentations and advocacy may happen anytime in schools, theatres, and other public spaces. However, we recognize and promote March as the official TIOS month, with a series of community- and school-based events and celebrations nationwide.

Youth Art Month – Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. It was created in 1961 by ACMI, a non-profit association of art and craft materials manufacturers, in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA).  In RRISD, we celebrate Youth Art Month in multiple ways.  During March, many campuses host Gallery Night Exhibitions that showcase the work of students K-12, Elementary Art Faculty host a district-wide student exhibition at the Performing Arts Center with an opening reception attended by 700+ parents, student artists and community members along with selling YAM t-shirts to over 1000 people in our community each year.

For a full listing, visit our community calendar and use our March for the Arts calendar alongside checking out some of the incredible offerings this month within Round Rock ISD and the larger Round Rock arts community:

March 1 – Big Art Day is an art happening to raise awareness of art education and art as a creative force in our communities on a BIG statewide scale. It is an attempt by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) to engage all art educators, their students and communities in a single day art event.  Campuses are hosting Big Art Day events include:

  • Big Art Day at Stony Point High School – Exhibition of VASE work in the B Wing Display / Reception from 8:15-8:45 am – Community is invited to join us!
  • Big Art Day – Rock on with Kindness – Canyon Creek Elementary students will bring and decorate a rock with a kind word to share in the community. Found rocks will be tracked.
  • Big Art Day Photo Fun in Round Rock – Art students divide into teams and compete in a photo scavenger hunt. They will walk from C.D. Fulkes Middle School to downtown Main in Round Rock. 8:30am-12:30 pm
  • Big Art Day Mural – Union Hill Elementary Art Club will meet and host a mural making from 2:50-4:00pm in celebration of Big Art Day.

Check for more listings.

See all the RRISD Fine Arts Events.

March 2 – See some dance with Round Rock High School Dragonette’s Spring Show at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center.

March 3 – See local art at IMAGINE – Texas State University.

March 4 – Begin the March for the Arts Instagram Challenge.  Use #marchforthearts

March 5 – Volunteer at the Round Rock ISD Career Fair and share/learn about working in the arts!

March 6 – Make an Impact and support the RRISD Fine Arts Program with donation to support student learning in the arts.

March 7 – View the Youth Art Month (YAM) Exhibition at the Round Rock City Hall.

March 8 – Visit an Arts Integration Academy and see how the arts impact learning.

March 9 – Catch a concert – Williamson County Symphony Orchestra at First UMC Round Rock.

March 10 – Watch a play – tonight is Harvey at Sam Bass Theatre.

March 11 – See the sculptures on Chisholm Trail.

March 12 – See the RRISD Youth Art Month Billboard on IH 35, exit 251 Southbound.

March 13 – See the exhibition at The Baca Center .

March 14 – Get a great art book from the Round Rock Public Library.

March 15 – Go to an Art Party at Papi’s Pies.

March 16 – Check out a local paint your own pottery shop and make some art!

March 17 – Visit Artspace’s Transformation Exhibition from 10:00-5:00 pm.

March 18 – Check out a local park and practice your photography skills.

March 19 – Check out the mural on Mays (2001 N. Mays Street, Unit 6 , Round Rock, TX 78664).

March 20 – Take a photo in historic downtown Round Rock, enjoy something to eat and drink.

March 21 – Take a pic – How are you doing on the March for the Arts Instagram Challenge? #marchforthearts

March 22 – Take it outside and draw/sketch what you see on a beautiful spring day.

March 23 – See some dance at McNeil High School Majestic’s Spring Show at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center.

March 24 – Hunt an egg at The Williamson Museum on the Chisholm Trail.

March 25 – Hear some samples of Opera at the Round Rock Symphony at the Klett Performing Arts Center.

March 26 – See a one-act play performance with Cedar Ridge High School Theatre.

March 27 – See a one-act play performance with Westwood High School Theatre.

March 28 – See some student art at the Round Rock ISD Elementary Art Exhibition at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center.

March 29 – Check out the sculpture in downtown Round Rock through a self-guided walking tour.

March 30 – Sit along Brushy Creek and journal or sketch.

March 31 – Round Rock Empty Bowls Painting Party at Cordovan Art School.