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The 2023 Buda Arts Festival kicks off featuring live art competitions, art vendors, fine art events, dance performances, live music, family activities, and more!

Story by Tierra Neubaum

FOX 7 Austin

September 12, 2023

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"Thousands of food insecure Hays County residents will soon be able to enjoy a meal, thanks to a fundraiser that has brought art and the community together to make it happen. "

Story by Brittany Anderson

Hays Free Press

January 25, 2023

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"The Hays County Food Bank is thrilled to have the support of the Inspired Minds Art Center," Community Relations Coordinator Iris Tate said. "This year's fundraiser gave the opportunity to highlight local artists and restaurants while raising enough funds to provide 18,000 meals for our neighbors in need."

Story by Zara Flores

Community Impact Newspaper

Feb. 18, 2022

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"With one in seven Hays County residents food insecure, Inspired Minds Art Center is raising funds for the Hays County Food Bank while celebrating its first anniversary Jan. 30"

Story by Megan Wehring

Hays Free Press

January 20, 2021

“I have been a resident of Buda for over 40 years.” Steven Harris said, “In that time, I’ve witnessed impressive growth in the city [and] in the emerging art scene highlighted by the addition of art galleries, art supply store, artist collectives and most notably, the Inspired Minds Art Center.

Story by Maggie Gillespie

City of Buda

Oct. 27, 2020

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"Despite all that has been thrown their way, Whiteside and Guerra remain hopeful and encourage the community to use an artistic platform as a creative outlet during this time."

Story by Megan Wehring

Hays Free Press

June 10, 2020

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"When we closed our doors, I think Susan and I were feeling lost and upset and like this might be the end. But, you can't give up. We had to pivot like a lot of businesses were doing."

Story by Sahar Chmais

Hays Free Press

April 15, 2020


"Opening the arts center would not have been possible without the support of city officials, the community and the need for art in the area.'

Story by Evelin Garcia

Community Impact Newspaper

February 11, 2020

"Buda is really making a name for itself as an arts hub"

Story by City of Buda Communications Director,

David Marino

January 23, 2020

"Gallery, classes, work space: A unique art facility comes to Hays County"

Story by KXAN News reporter, Tahera Rahman

January 1, 2020

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"Art center coming to old city hall"

We Need you!

Come to Buda City Hall to Speak Up for Art!  On August 6th, 2019, Buda City Council will decide whether or not to award the lease of the former city hall building in Downtown Buda to Inspired Minds Art Center in collaboration with Hill Country Theatre.  


June 12, 2019

Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

Signed, sealed, delivered - 100 pages of truth💥 It's all up to the community now! Email your Buda City Council Members and Mayor and let them know that YOU WANT MORE ART in #downtownbuda !!!

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