The Hays CISD Performing Arts Center (PAC) is a magnificent facility situated in the heart of the school district, boasting a capacity of nearly 1000 people in the auditorium. It is equipped with a cutting-edge sound and video system, as well as two conference rooms for meetings. The artwork displayed in these public areas must be suitable for an office environment and for public officials, county employees, and citizens who carry out business transactions in the building to view. Artworks will not be exhibited in courtrooms or in administrative offices located on the first, second, or third floor.
The works of art presented in these public areas must be appropriate for an office environment and for public officials, county employees, and citizens who carry out business transactions in the building to view. Kate Johnson spoke at the opening of the Hays County Art Show at the Hays Government Center building on October 16. The Arts Committee may invite organizations or individuals to submit a proposal for an exhibition at the Government Center. The Arts Committee may reschedule or cancel an exhibition at their discretion before the start date of the exhibition. The Hays County Government Center does not serve as a gallery or museum and is visited by citizens with diverse opinions and backgrounds who are there to do business with the county.
Works of art that are exhibited at the Hays County Government Center can be sold by the organization or artist that lends the material, provided that the works of art sold remain on display until the end of the exhibition. Artworks that are showcased at the Hays County Government Center throughout an exhibition will remain in place until the end of the exhibition, unless the Arts Committee approves their early removal. If a complaint is received that a particular piece of art is mocking, vulgar, appalling, or offensive to visitors, it will be reviewed by the county judge and a decision will be made. The Cultural Arts Program presents a series of ongoing exhibitions at the Hays County Government Center to showcase local artistic efforts and encourage public dialogue, understanding and appreciation of visual arts.
Hays County does not receive commissions or compensation for the sale of works of art displayed at the Hays County Government Center. Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by grants from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Texas Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Works of art submitted in electronic format may be shown without audio portion, if any, at the discretion of the Arts Committee and as needed to carry out its business activities at the Hays County Government Center. The Arts Committee is solely responsible for curating an exhibition at the Hays County Government Center, with absolute discretion over selection and location of works of art.