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Kerrville

Texas Masters of Fine Art and Craft

May 17-29

Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker St.

An exhibition of some of the finest professional artists and craftspeople from around the state, the Texas Masters is now in its 19th year and has established a reputation as a prestigious sale in a beautiful venue, produced and managed by the artists.

texasmasters.com

Dallas

"Lynda Benglis"

May 21-Sept. 18

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St.

Throughout her five-decades-long career, Lynda Benglis has created sculptures in a wide range of materials that explore the physicality of form and its effects on the viewer. For her exhibition at the Nasher, Benglis highlights three bodies of work in media as diverse as traditional bronze and decorative glitter.

nashersculpturecenter.org/art/exhibitions/exhibition/id/1701?lynda-benglis

Mesquite

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Concert

May 21

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents "An Ode To Joy," a concert showcasing a symphony of joyous melodies.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2020/mesquite-symphony-orchestra-presents-an-ode-to-joy

Abilene

Historic Saturday Shootouts

May 21, 28; June 4, 25; July 2

Frontier Texas, 625 N. First St.

In 1884, the young town of Abilene decided to enforce laws prohibiting gambling and alcohol leading to a shootout at the Cattlemen's Exchange. This event is reenacted in a short drama at high noon on certain Saturdays in May, June, and July.

frontiertexas.com

Elgin

Explore Elgin Arts and Culture

May 21

Historic Downtown Elgin

Local studios' doors are open to the public, and downtown businesses host artists from all over Central Texas for a day filled with artists demonstrations, live music, and hands-on activities in historic downtown Elgin. Featured studios are Studio 621, Earthen Metals, and the Clever Tiger. Art mediums include jewelry, ornamental metalsmithing, watercolors, glass, blacksmithing, geologic creations, photography, paper and fiber arts, ceramic tiles, sculpture, film, and woodworking.

elgintx.com

Kerrville

Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show

May 26-July 9

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

The nation's finest gourd artists compete in a variety of categories at this annual show.

kacckerrville.com

San Antonio

"The Sons of Charlie Russell: The Cowboy Artists of America"

May 27-Sept. 5

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.

Since their founding in 1965, the Cowboy Artists of America have maintained an artistic style of representational realism that continues to define the canon of traditional western American art popularized by the turn-of-the-century artist-illustrators who made the West their subject and calling. The outgrowth of stylistic devices, core themes, observational perspective, and detailed brushwork and sculpting from the likes of Remington and Russell to the Cowboy Artists of America serves as a unifying visual link that unites the artists across generations and provides a core set of criteria for what traditional western art looks like. "The Sons of Charlie Russell: Cowboy Artists of America" highlights these continuities to tell the story of the evolution of contemporary western art in the modern era.

briscoemuseum.org/sons

Corsicana

10 Year Celebration for 100 West

May 27-29

100 West and Samuels Buildings, 100 West Third Ave.

Celebrating work by more than 100 artists and writers during their residency stay at 100 West in Corsicana, the 10th anniversary gala weekend includes open studios in two campus sites, art installations in two exhibit spaces with art and book retail offerings, an art auction, author talks, readings, film screenings, and a commemorative party on historic downtown Corsicana’s brick streets.

corsicanaresidency.org

Kerrville

"Heaven's Declare: Artwork of the Sky"

June 1-July 9

Museum of Western Art, 1553 Bandera Highway

Debuting at the Museum of Western Art, this spellbinding exhibit features 11 nationally known artists who present their views of the heavens, cloud formations, and spectacular skies. 

museumofwesternart.com

Ingram

Texas Watercolor Society Exhibit

June 1-30

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Since 1949, the Texas Watercolor Society has exhibited and promoted some of the best artists working in the unique and vibrant medium of watercolor. This is the organization's 73rd annual national show.

hcaf.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

June 3

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Midland

Family Fridays

June 3-July 29

Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave.

Spend Fridays at Blakemore Planetarium, with curated activities, multiple dome shows on a 360-degree state-of-the-art Digistar 5 system, and guided Cimarex Science on a Sphere tours.

museumsw.org/planetarium

Waxahachie

Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes

June 4-5

Ellis County Museum, 201 S. College St.

Queen Anne, Victorian, Gothic Revival, Bungalow, Romanesque, and Greek Revival are a few of the architectural styles celebrated during the 52nd annual Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes. Tour a special selection of five private homes and get the inside scoop on restoration triumphs, DIY recommendations, and local ghost lore. Visit historically recognized buildings such as the Ellis County Museum, Sims Library, the Ellis County Courthouse, and the Ellis County Museum on the downtown square.

gingerbreadtrail.net

Grapevine

Dairy Day at Nash Farm

June 4

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Bring the family to Nash Farm and enjoy learning about dairy processes including milking, butter churning, and cheese making.

grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm

Garland

"Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy"

June 6-Aug. 15

Garland City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

"Manufacturing Victory" tells the inspiring story of the Home Front effort that produced tanks, planes, ships, and guns with staggering speed and unparalleled energy during World War II. The exhibit includes compelling artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and interactive audio-video components that immerse visitors in the story of America’s mighty industrial war engine.

visitgarlandtx.com/manufacturing-victory

Nacogdoches

Blueberry Festival of Quilts

June 10-11

Come enjoy beautifully created quilts made by members of the Nacogdoches Quilters Guild. This festival is part of the annual Texas Blueberry Festival and takes place June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 11th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church.

texasblueberryfestival.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

June 11

Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, 198 Kempner St.

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

Bryan

Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Show

June 17-18

Brazos County Expo Center, 5827 Leonard Road

In a new and bigger location this year, the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Show's theme for the judged quilt show is “World of Color.” There is a wide assortment of quilt categories, from traditional to art quilts, and the show has vendor booths, quilt appraisals, and quilts for sale.

bbquiltguild.org

Rockport

The Rockport-Fulton Art Colony Symposium

June 17-19

Rockport Cultural Arts District

Experience the longest-standing Texas art colony in Rockport-Fulton. Plein air painters capture the windswept trees, lighthouse, harbors with shrimp and oyster boats, bait stands, and historic buildings that have inspired artists since 1948. Bring your brushes and camera to join in the celebration of 74 years of creativity. Attend a free symposium with art historians, colony founders, and artists in conjunction with the release of a book chronicling the history of the colony. Keynote speakers are William and Linda Reaves, renowned Texas art historians and authors.

rockportculturalartsdistrict.com

Mckinney

Wine and Walls MuralFest

June 18-19

MillHouse McKinney at the Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St., Suite 1000

Watch muralists paint original designs on the historic Cotton Mill. You can sip wine from local wineries, try tasty morsels from food vendors, and shop for art, jewelry, and handmade products from local and regional vendors. Take home your own original mobile mural by bidding on your favorite artist or design during the festival.

millhousefoundation.org/muralfest

San Angelo

American Plains Artists Show

June 23-Aug. 7

Fort Concho National Historc Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Covering themes of the American Great Plains, this annual Western art show includes 100 paintings and sculptures.

fortconcho.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

July 1

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Rockport

Art Festival

July 2-3

Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 1500 E. Laurel St.

A two-day, juried outdoor festival shines a light on fine art and master crafts. Over 120 artists from all over Texas and beyond sell their work to over 10,000 visitors. In addition to viewing and purchasing art, visitors to the festival can enjoy a tasty array of food truck options as well as an air-conditioned entertainment tent with live music throughout the weekend and a beer garden. The festival is family friendly, with a dedicated children's activity tent and live music just for the little ones.

rockportartcenter.com/artfest

Brownwood

Lehnis' Ridikkulus Rails

July 2

Lehnis Railroad Museum and Visitor Center, 700 E. Adams St.

Attention wizards and Muggles, the Lehnis Railroad Museum is celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday. Join in for a day of Harry Potter-themed fun. Stop by Ollivander’s wand shop to make your own wand, sign up for a potions class, and bottle gillyweed. Happee Birthdae, Harry!

visitbrownwood.com/event/lehnis-riddikulus-rails

Del Rio

First Friday Art Walk

June 3, July 1, Aug. 5

Downtown Del Rio, South Main Street

Del Rio presents a monthly art walk that invites visitors to explore the art galleries and city's art district. The event also offers food trucks, vendors, and music.

drchamber.com

Temple

"¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues"

July 9-Oct. 8

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

For nearly a century, baseball has been a crucial social and cultural force in Latino communities across the United States. And, for just as long, Latino/a players have had a huge impact on the game. To celebrate this history, the Smithsonian Institution illustrates in "¡Pleibol!" how generations of Latinos/as have helped make the game what it is today. From youth and community teams to the Major League, the exhibition reveals how baseball brings people together regardless of race, class, or gender. These inspirational baseball stories reflect larger themes in American history that connect us all, on and off the diamond.

templeparks.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

July 9

Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, 198 Kempner St.

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

Kerrville

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center Art Exhibits

July 14-Aug. 13

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

The Kerr Arts and Cultural Center presents three separate art exhibits in three separate galleries—the James Avery Gallery, Aline Cornels Gallery, and James and SJ Derby Gallery—spanning 6,500 square feet and supporting a wide variety of installations and media.

kacckerrville.com

San Angelo

"Banjara Textiles from a Private Collection"

July 14-Sept. 11

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

This exhibition features exquisite traditional textiles made by the Banjara tribe of the Indian subcontinent.

samfa.org

"Towards a 21st Century Abstraction"

July 14-Sept. 11

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents an array of contemporary artwork themed around the work of abstract artists.

samfa.org

Ennis

Quilt Show

July 15-16

Sokol, 2622 SH 34

The Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County invites you to their annual quilt show.

visitennis.org

Laredo

International Sister Cities Festival 

July 15-17

Sames Auto Arena, 6700 Arena Blvd.

Over a span of three days, the Sames Auto Arena is transformed into an indoor mercado featuring artisans from all over Mexico selling a variety of different products from leather goods, home décor, jewelry, clothing, and delicious food and candies from their native city. With an annual average of 200 exhibitors, the festival has grown tremendously over the past couple of years and hit 25,000 visitors in 2019.

visitlaredo.com/p/things-to-do/events/laredosistercitiesfestival

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Aug. 5

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Salado

Art Fair

Aug. 6-7

Salado Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

The 56th annual Art Fair includes more than 50 artists from all over Texas. Listen to live music in the gazebo and meet and shop from an array of talented artists making ceramics, illustrations and drawings, jewelry, original paintings, photography, sculptors, stained glass, and textiles. Some artists are working on site and demonstrating their talents and techniques, so you can see them work in action. Admission is free.

salado.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

Aug. 13

Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, 198 Kempner St.

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

Mckinney

MillHouse Summer ArtFest

Aug. 27-28

MillHouse McKinney at the Cotton Mill, 610 Elm, Suite 1000

Beat the heat with art, wine, food, and fun. Explore juried art (indoors) by local artisans showcased against the grandeur of century-old architecture. Featured artists offer acrylic, oil, watercolor, pottery, and jewelry. Pit Pals Barbecue and other vendors bring delicious food. The facility is large and spacious with plenty of room to browse, shop, and relax with family and friends. Proceeds benefit the MillHouse Foundation to support small businesswomen in creative fields.

millhousefoundation.org/artfest

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