Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.
On the beautiful brick interior walls of the Lancaster Theatre, visitors can find an ever-changing variety of beautiful works of art in media ranging from photography to paintings to sculpture. Many of the works on display are available for purchase. The gallery features the work of local and regional artists on a bimonthly rotation.
About Anastasia Smith
Anastasia was raised in Katy, TX where she began drawing at a very early age. When she entered her school years she quickly found a home in the arts department where her natural talents were encouraged and groomed by her teachers and supportive family.
After graduating with various awards for excellency in art, she attended the prestigious Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, NJ where she worked her way through their Sequential Arts and Illustration curriculum. After three sleepless years she was one of only 22 out of an original class of 179 to complete the difficult course study and graduate in 2002.
Anastasia has worked as a cartoonist and is currently the lead artist on a role-playing game that is in development. She is also beginning a children’s book based on a bedtime story from her husband’s youth. Her work can be found in several private homes and collections. While comic work is a major part of her life, Anastasia also works extensively in other genres. Wildlife art, fantasy art and pet portraiture are currently the main focus of her time, although she does dabble in batiking and jewelry design. Her weapons of choice are watercolor, acrylics and color pencil.
Many of her artworks are inspired by the photos she takes with her trusty Canon. She considers herself an amateur photographer, but enjoys capturing the beauty of nature. She has lived in Grapevine for eight years and you can often see her wandering around town with her camera around her neck.
Art Exhibit Viewing Times: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and during other special events.