My Trip to the Round Top Antiques Fair - Part 2
OMG my life feels like the title of my blog! I’m sitting in the most beautiful home in Lourmarin in the south of France as I write this! It’s definitely a “pinch me” experience! I’ll begin my blog tomorrow with what I’m doing in Lourmarin, but today…it’s all about Round Top Texas!
My second day at Round Top started early! After coffee, I headed to take a tour of the Round Top Festival Concert Hall. I had no idea what I was about to witness, but suffice it to say that it was a jaw dropping experience as you can see from the pictures below!
“Located in historic Round Top, Texas, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts and its sole project, Round Top Festival Institute, were founded in 1971 by world-renowned concert pianist James Dick. Begun with a handful of gifted young pianists in rented space on the town square, the project is now an internationally acclaimed music institute for aspiring young musicians and distinguished faculty.
Since 1971, with the help of its patrons and friends, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts has developed superb year round education and performance programs. It has also created a unique 210-acre campus "Festival Hill" containing major performance facilities, historic houses, extensive gardens, parks and nature preserves. Through its singular collection of rare books, manuscripts, archival material, music and historic recordings, photographs and objects, Round Top Festival Institute is also known as an important center for research and scholarly study.”
Be sure to click through the pictures to see more about the Round Top Festival Institute!
I had the amazing experience of listening to James Dick play the piano and it was so beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes! The James Dick Institute for the Performing Arts is such a worthy cause for promoting the arts, whether it is music of any kind, painting, gardening or photography the Institute is supporting it. Please be sure to check out their website.
My time in Round Top was short, but in record time, I met so many amazing people who immediately inspired me, including Amanda Barkley, Rob and Linda Rosembaum, Angela West (jewelry design), Leah Mallasko, clothing design,Andrea Schutter-Riebeling (super power Realtor) and Shannon Dowell Design. A really special thanks to Pandora de Balthazar for inviting me to Dinner Under the Stars!
Here are a few more pictures from my trip! These pictures are from the Round Top Festival Institute. It’s such a beautiful property so if you have the chance, take the time to go to Round Top Antiques Fair and visit the Round Top Festival Institute!
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Have you been to the Round Top Antiques Fair? Leave a comment below and let me know! Thanks so much for reading today!