Lost Pines Artisans Alliance


LPAA Gallery on Main/Visitor Center 206 Main Street
Friday 1:30-5pm - Saturday 10am-5pm - Sunday 1:30-5pm

LPAA on Facebook

Smithville Empty Bowl Project

Helping Feed People in Need
April 15, 2017 - 11am-2pm

Mary Nichols Art Center
301 Burleson, Smithville, TX 78957
(512) 360-7397

The Empty Bowl Project is a national grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to organizations working to end hunger and food insecurity. The Smithville Food Pantry, Smithville Community Gardens, Lost Pines Artisan's Alliance & Angels Unware are working together to bring a fun, informative day to the citizens of Smithville and the surrounding areas. Join us on Saturday, April 15, 11am - 2pm, for a fun day of speakers, music and wonderful local food. Soups and breads are donated by local restaurants.
Smithville Empty Bowl Website

Smithville Empty Bowl on Facebook

Art Raffle and Sponsor Bowls

"Bright Moments" by Enid Wood

A pastel painting by Enid Wood that has been donated to the Smithville Empty Bowl Project. It will be raffled with the drawing at the event. "Bright Moments" and is 9" x 12" (unframed size) and is matted and framed. It will be on display at the SV library. See enidwood.com for information about the artist and her work. Raffle tickets will be available at: the LPAA Gallery at 206 Main St, Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce on First St, and the Smithville Public Library on Main St. Raffleickets will sell for $5 for 1 ticket or 5 tickets for $20.

Pictured above are two bowls created by Elaine Cearley in mosaic. Those will be part of the silent auction at the event.

Above are two examples of some of the sponsorship bowls for this year. Anyone donating between $100 and $250 will receive a similar bowl.

Richard D. Latham Cultural Center

Ribbon Cutting of LPAA Gallery on Main and
Richard D. Latham Cultural District Visitor Information Center


Mary Nichols Art Center

Jon Snyder installs outdoor paintings created
by LPAA members at the Mary Nichols Art Center.


LPAA Mary Nichols Art Center

Come and see our gift boutique which includes many affordable items that are perfect for those special occasion gifts. All items are hand produced by local artists.

LPAA Gallery on Main Hours:

Friday 1:30-5pm - Saturday 10am-5pm - Sunday 1:30-5pm

Map and Directions to LPAA Gallery on Main

Map and Directions to Mary Nichols Art Center




Smithville was named a
Cultural District in 2013 by the
Texas Commission on the Arts.
visit the new website for detailed information. Smithville
is bursting with artists and the arts!


Get Involved!

The Lost Pines Artisans Alliance welcomes members from all walks of life who have an interest in the arts

The Benefits of Membership:

socialize with other artists and art afficionados at the LPAA Gallery on Main receptions
attend demonstrations and art showings at the LPAA Gallery on Main and LPAA special events

exhibit your work in the LPAA Gallery on Main, a beatiful gallery location on Main Street, Smithville
help promote sales at the LPAA Gallery on Main by serving as a docent one or more days each month
become a Featured Artist through LPAA's Featured Artist Program

Community Events & Involvement:
be involved in the development and execution of public art in the Smithville Area through LPAA's "The Possibility of Public Art in Smithville" Program
support community activities through donations of your artwork to charitable causes

Artist Benefits:
link on LPAA website to your personal webpage
classroom space available at the LPAA Mary Nichols Art Center at 301 Burleson for a small fee
exhibit your work year round in LPAA Gallery on Main Street, Smithville

Join Today

2012 Lost Pines Artisans Alliance and respective artists.