Next CTAL meeting:  April 6, 2021

zoom link available for meetings

First Tuesday every month at 6:30 p.m.

Cultural Activities Center

Email for more information or zoom link

Upcoming Guild workshops:

GUILD MEETINGS resumed meeting in January.

Mixed Media guild:  April 1st, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Metalsmithing guild:  April 20th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Painting guild:  April 27th, 6:00 p.m. NEW

DAYTIME media:  TBD (Different Presenter each month)


OPEN STUDIO "MEET-UP":  2nd & 4th Wednesdays

     11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. space available in the downstairs art room at the CAC for CTAL members.


Meet up with fellow CTAL members to exchange ideas or use the art room as a studio to collaborate on your creative works.  Free use of the space for CTAL members on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.   Bring your own supplies, projects and join the fun at the CAC.   Use the time to invite a fellow member to share ideas or assist in development of your concept.

CTAL artists are making connections within the community to serve the needs of several agencies.   Here's how:

1.  Helping raise funds for local food pantries--

     Through the making and selling of SOUPER BOWLS, these artists are donating time and talent so that you can learn about playing with clay, make a bowl or buy a bowl.   Bowls will go on sale in September and October but you can come learn about making bowls on Tuesdays with a CTAL artist OR PLAN A SOUPER BOWL PARTY (see the adult class offereings on this website).   

2.  Helping raise funds for victims of family violence to be safe--

     An upcoming exhibit for birdhouses (June) will feature fanciful birdhouses for sale in the Carabasi Gallery.  The proceeds will benefit the Cultural Activities Center and Families in Crisis, Inc. which operates two shelters in Bell county for the benefit of victims of family violence.  You can support both the CAC and Families in Crisis with the purchase of one of the birdhouses.   Watch for details.   

3.  Working toward sharing the creative process with local youth--

     CTAL artists also volunteer to support programming at the Cultural Activities Center aimed at youth who might never have experienced the sense of accomplishment possible in visual and performing arts.   These artists assist with teaching and designing projects for local groups and for the benefit of local school districts.

Central Texas Art League


The Central Texas Art League was formed to promote the creative visual arts in the central Texas area and is open to visual artists of all levels.

The mission of the Central Texas Art League shall be the promotion of the creative arts within the Central Texas area by means of exhibits, programs, classes, and similar activities that promote the practice and appreciation of the visual arts.

CTAL serves as a support organization of the Cultural Activities Center as the central location for programs to develop new and innovative ways to bring central Texas residents and the arts together by inspiring exploration, involvement, and enjoyment in the arts. As a CTAL member, you are entitled to attend all of our general meetings, use the CAC art room during open studio, and participate in all CTAL sponsored events, including member exhibits. Our members contribute through volunteer efforts to ensure our events are successful and beneficial to all.  New specialty guild meetings focus on a specific discipline with the Arts for members to share ideas, try new products and learn a new technique.  These meetings are Free to the CTAL members except for the cost of materials at some meetings.   

CTAL meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month in the downstairs art room at the CAC.  Programs from Artists are usually held at each meeting. Membership dues are paid annually beginning in July and include an individual membership to the CTAL at a rate of $40 plus at least  an Individual membership of $25.00 to the CAC (other levels of membership are available).  


Elena Abercrombie

Trish Alger

Wynona Alexander

Stephanie Atkinson

Margaret Bradburn

Pete Buotte

Cynthia Castillo

Stephanie Chambers

Hilde Cort

Reagan Cox

Sheron Driesener

Robert A. Guinn

Kil Cha Gullickson

Laurie Gehring

Jacqueline Holmes

Darrell Howard

Nancy Isett

Renee Jackson

Sally Jordan

Pamela Kanaby

Linda Knicely

Shawn Knuckles

Dale Koebnick

Lori Lamb

Brandon Luna

Ty McMurray

Angela Mowery

Tamara A. Olvera

Mary Black Pearson

Daune Price-Hannah

Berry Rodriguez

Chris Scherer

Hershall Seals

Barbara Cardinal-Sorge

Stephen Steger

Carolyn Todd

Lila Trollip

Sheri Wilson

Carla Wright

Jesse Wyman