The Smithville Music Festival began as a concept to raise awareness and resources for the innovative programs designed by the people of Smithville with an ultimate goal of establishing a multi-purpose community center in one of Smithville historic buildings, such their old hotel or school house – centered around a theme of re-appropriating our divided past to pave the way towards a more united future. This new center will strive to nurture and inspire creativity while also addressing the
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.