Arts & Entertainment in Taylor, Texas
Arts and inspiration. Taylor is experiencing an exciting performing arts movement. Special events held throughout the year include performances by the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra and Taylor Folkloric Dance Collaborative. Taylorites can learn to move to the groove with dance lessons taught by private dance schools.
Through a partnership with the community, the Taylor Artist Guild promotes the arts by inspiring and guiding artists, finding talent and expanding creativity, and connecting Taylor residents with the local area artists.
Thousands descend upon Taylor for the community’s annual Taylor Zest Fest, sponsored by the Main Street Program. Usually held the first Saturday in May, the family-oriented event is held in Taylor’s Historic Downtown District and offers something for everyone. The Kid Fest delights children with a variety of activities, including pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, bounce houses and much more. The festival also features unique arts and crafts, artisan goods, plants, baked goods and retail merchandise. A variety of foods and drinks are available for those wanting a break from the festivities. At least two stages showcase the talent of local musicians throughout the day and into the early evening.
The Taylor Public Library offers quality customer service, professional research and reference, and a wide array of books and materials at no charge to the citizens of Taylor and at a nominal cost to surrounding area residents. The library offers a wide variety of programs, such as the Summer Reading Program for children, computers with Internet service, free Wi-Fi and movies for the family.
Quilters of all levels will love the newly formed Blackland Quilting Guild, giving Taylor and Thorndale quilters the chance to collaborate on projects, donate to charities and connect with fellow artisans.
The newly remodeled Fred Switzer Senior Activity Center is a popular destination, offering seniors a wide range of activities and a nice place to meet new people and socialize. It has also given the much-needed services of the Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels a permanent location.