The Alamo Ranch Artists League (ARAL) is a volunteer group made up of residents of Hill Country Retreat - a Del Webb active adut community located in Alamo Ranch near Culebra Road and 1604, San Antonio, Texas. The club was formed with the goal of promoting the talents of the artisans who live in our community.
ARAL holds regular workshops taught by talented artists from both the community and the surrounding area to teach a variety of crafts and artistic skills. Workshops provide an opportunity for all to try new things, explore their creative side and learn from the "pros". Workshop projects are picked from ARAL member suggestions and all materials are furnished for a small fee so that each attendee leaves with a completed item they created. At this time workshop attendance is open to Hill Country Retreat residents only.
The highlight of ARAL's activities is its annual Arts & Crafts Festival in October. The Festival, in it's ninth year, has become a major community event being open to the public and free. It is held at the beautiful Hill Country Retreat Resort and is a two day weekend festival. With over 60 vendors it is a venue for ARAL members to showcase their creative works alongside some of the most talented artisans from the San Antonio and surrounding areas.
What sets the ARAL Festival apart from many other "craft shows" is that all our artists are selected through a jurying process. This assures that we have a great mix of hand crafted, quality, original items including home décor, wearable art, jewelry, art, personal accessories and much, much more. It's a "one-stop" shopping experience for yourself and all your gift-giving needs.
ARAL members, resident volunteers and charity members contribute many hours to make our show a success. Besides the fabulous shopping there is a large raffle (vendor donated items) with all profits donated to the our charity partner San Antonio, door prizes, free parking and great food. The festival is also supported by our community Golf Cart Club and HCR Lions Club.
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