Check out these four stories for details on the latest happenings in downtown Bastrop.

New downtown Bastrop shop In The Sticks sells unique wares by local artists

Downtown Bastrop's newest shop, In The Sticks, opened just in time for the Heroes & Hotrods show Nov. 10.

Local business owner and artist Alan Barnette—who also started Prima Dora on South Congress Avenue in Austin—offers a range of merchandise made by artists, with an emphasis on artists from Central Texas.

Howdy Y'all Tattoo opens in downtown Bastrop

Locals Sheldon Bird Swaney and Jay Guzman combined efforts to open Howdy Y'all Tattoo in Bastrop in early November.

Swaney and Guzman, along with artist Alex Asad and apprentice Van Jauregui, offer a variety of tattoo styles—from surrealism to realism, mandala to traditional and much more.

Bastrop Economic Development Corporation discusses budget, approves downtown lighting project

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation approved the expenditure of $164,000 to fund the downtown lighting project at the Nov. 13 meeting. The project includes uplighting trees downtown and additional lighting toward Ferry Park.

Found Fine Art to bring curated collections to Bastrop

Found Fine Art opened in downtown Bastrop. Gallery officials will spotlight artistic mediums, techniques and themes showcased in their collections throughout the year.