By Amanda Lattimer
According to members of the San Marcos Art Market, one of the biggest reasons it keeps growing is because of the rapid population growth of San Marcos. Ronnie Borden, one of the founders of the art market, explains that every year he sees new engagement and customers at the Art Market.
“There weren’t that many art venues for local artists to have a place to sell their art…now it has gotten bigger and we are more promoting of the arts,” said Borden.
Borden also said that the San Marcos Art Market is unique because of how affordable it is. Compared to other venues and markets near the Austin area, San Marcos is more inviting to artists that may be new to selling work.
Below is a graphic of how rapid the population has grown in San Marcos. Data was collected from the United States Census Bureau.