Ann Brennan Vela's Exhibition February 16 - March 9

“Painting one's perceptions, is the sharing of one's personal impressions with the viewer” – Vela

 ARTS for Rural Texas is pleased to announce Anne Brennan Vela’s “Out of Context” exhibition, at our Ross Gallery in Fayetteville, conveniently located between Austin and Houston. "Out of Context" exhibition reflects the pushing of boundaries and exploring the creative possibilities of art. Anne begins with a blank canvas and a clear mind, to take herself on an artistic journey to an unknown masterpiece. By bending the conventional rules of art and not allowing the paint to have boundaries, Anne expresses her original artistry through her creativity. In this series "Line Dancing" she has spent the past year working on both paper and canvas. Anne strives to omit seeing realistic forms in her works. Her mission is to allow her art to begin a conversation and take on a personal meaning and interpretation to the viewer. 

Artist, and native Texan, Ann Brennan Vela has expressed her passion for the arts for over 40 years. Currently living in San Antonio, Anne is a member of the Texas Watercolor Society, American & National Watercolor Society, the San Antonio Art League & Museum, and the New Braunfels Art League. 

“There is nothing more wonderful than viewing a piece of art that speaks to your soul and I hope that my art may do that for others.” – Anne Brennan Vela.

Please join us for the opening reception, Saturday, February 16th, 2019 5PM – 7PM at the ARTS For Rural Texas. Admission is free and open to the public.

A portion of the proceeds supports the Arts For Rural Texas. 


Jazz Brunch II

Come enjoy the music and the food! Sunday, March 3, 11am - 2pm

Award winning classical pianist and organist Robert Sanders will perform at the Grand Fayette Hotel. 

In his 60 year career, Sanders has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He has appeared as a guest lecturer and performer at the Zeit Music Festival in Freiburg, Germany. Most recently, Sanders received a special invitation to be President Alvaro Uribe Velez’s guest and perform at Columbia’s Independence Bicentennial Celebration in Bogota, Columbia.

Sanders has become a bit of a legend over 60 years of composing, performing, lecturing, producing and directing in the jazz and R&B genres. He has collaborated on music for the movie “Lord of the Rings”, and performed with the Houston and Dallas Symphony.

Brunch Menu

Come and enjoy a special Mardi Gras buffet!

-Mimosas and Bloody Marys

-Fresh baked biscuits with sausage gravy

-Bagels with smoked salmon spread

-Italian and Tex-Mex frittatas

-Cream brûlée French toast

-Corn beef hash

-Southern sweet potatoes

-Maple-bacon spiral sliced ham

-Fresh baked chocolate and almond  croissants

-Strawberries crème fresh

Make a reservation today!


One Art-filled Fayette County Weekend. Two Big Shows.

For the first time, two Fayette County organizations have joined forces to create one art filled weekend. 

ARTWALK, a project of Arts for Rural Texas, is located on the historical town square in Fayetteville, and the Round Top Arts Festival is held inside the event barns at The Compound located at 2550 S. State Highway 237 in Round Top. These two juried shows are just a few miles apart and feature 100+ artists, overall. The collaboration

has blended two, historically fine shows into one big art filled weekend, creating the opportunity for visitors from further afield to stay in Fayette County over the weekend, taking advantage of not only the art, but all that is offered throughout the countryside from quaint and sophisticated B&Bs to fine art galleries, fine and countrified dining options and top notch music, performed in any number of venues from Round Top and Fayetteville to La Grange.

ARTWALK  on Fayetteville’s historic town square and THE ROUND TOP ARTS FESTIVAL at The Compound With over 100 artists participating in both juried shows.

Friday May 3 Ticketed Preview at The Compound 5-8 pm Both Shows:
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 11-4

*Under tents on Fayetteville’s historic Town Square *In the big barns of The Compound located at 2550 S. State Highway 237 2 mi. South of Round Top 


ARTWALK: Free-will donations at the Information booths 


Round Top Arts Festival: $10 Adults, children under 12 free.


Both shows benefit the projects and programs for children by Arts for Rural Texas.