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Irving Main Street Event Sept. 16 & 17


Friday, Sept. 16, 6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17, noon to 6 p.m. 

Irving Heritage District 
217 S. Main St.
Irving, TX 75060

Free Admission and Free Parking


This annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving with attractions for all ages. Each year thousands of people attend this family affair, which offers live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, food and shopping.

Admission is free on both days!  Friday evening features live music and free children’s activities.  On Saturday the festival expands to include a car show, additional children’s entertainment and a Craft Marketplace with vendors selling crafts, jewelry, décor, apparel and more.


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Arlington to host inaugural Frame4Frame Festival Sept. 15-18

Frame4Frame promises to entertain, unite and foster greater appreciation for diversity by showcasing some of the Arlington area’s best in film, art and music. The inaugural festival runs Sept. 15-18.   http://frame4frame.org/
ARLINGTON – Dedicated to raising cultural awareness and appreciation for the diverse creative population in the Arlington area, the inaugural Frame4Frame Festival is set for Thursday, Sept. 15, through Sunday, Sept. 18. The festival will feature film, art and music at various locations in Arlington.
Sponsored by the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council (ACTC), the Arlington Film Society and the Arlington Museum of Art, the event is a first for the city. Festivities kick off with a host reception for filmmakers and film buffs at 7 p.m. at J. Gilligan’s, 400 E. Abram St. 
“It’s our way of supporting independent film and the outstanding filmmakers who come out of Arlington,” said James Hawthorne, festival director and organizer. “Arlington has a vibrant film community that includes individuals recognized by their peers as award winners and industry leaders.
“In addition to celebrating our outstanding film community, participants will be treated to a dozen of live music performances and an award-winning art exhibit. This will be a unique experience for the Arlington.”
The film portion will be at Studio Movie Grill in Arlington Highlands, 225 Merchants Row. Films kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, with a collection of short films and the red-carpet film A MAN CALLED JON by M. Legend Brown and featuring actress Irma P. Hall.
“More than 20 films from Arlington filmmakers and others from as far away as Switzerland will be screened,” Hawthorne said.
Additionally, music and art offerings include:
·      Twelve bands performing – Music starts at noon on Sept. 15 at South Street Patio, 400 E. South Street. Musical acts will include Jeffrey Austin, a former contestant, on NBC’s “The Voice” and jazz great Adonis Rose.
·      One art show – “Ulterior Motifs” will be on display at Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main St.
Go to www.frame4frame.org for the full festival lineup. Festival passes are $60-$100 with discounts offered to students and members of the sponsor organizations.
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Friday, Sept. 16        
7:00 p.m. 
Short Film Series
REMEMBERING #28            by Jared Christopher                   Arlington
On the one-year anniversary of his murder, friends, teachers and coaches remember Carl Wilson the Arlington Martin student and football player who touched so many.
THE BOX                     by Hugo Matz                                 Dallas
A man lives in denial about the tragic events that happened to his family. He finally comes to terms with his grim reality due to a simple delivery package: the box.
ONE FOR THE ROAD  by Danielle Wheeler/Mark Blitch         Fort Worth
A bickering brother and sister hit the road to reconnect after drifting apart over the years.
8:00 p.m.
Feature Narrative
A MAN CALLED JON    by M. Legend Brown                        Dallas
A MAN CALLED JON is a light-hearted dramedy about Pastor Jon Terrell Carson’s unusual style of worship.  Jon’s church is very traditional and is not accustomed to outbursts during the service.
Saturday, Sept. 17
1:00 p.m.
Short Films – Family 
PRIYANATH                 by Anietie Antia-Obong       Irving
Six-year-old Priyanath imagines himself to be a superhero taking down imaginary villains with his extraordinary powers. But when he learns of a real danger near his home, Priyanath must decide if he’s actually got what it takes to be a real-life superhero.
LITTLE SOCRATES                   by Jean-Patrick Mahoney          Arlington
LITTLE SOCRATES follows a 13-year-old boy as he gets a visit from his estranged father Robbie, as he is about to star in a school play about the death of Socrates. As the day unfolds, Jake begins to shed his idealized notions about his father and see him for the immature, damaged individual that he really is.
ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE             by bellopropello    Zurich, Switzerland
Plants are growing in paradise; one of them nicer, more beautiful and taller than all the others, which provokes a disciplinary action. Against all odds, there are consequences even in paradise.
MICAH’S MOMENT  by Jared Christopher                   Arlington
Micah Willis finally got a chance to carry the ball in a big game, at the home of his beloved Dallas Cowboys. What happened next inspired cheers, tears and a memory that will last a lifetime.
2:00 p.m.
Feature Documentary
LUTAH: A PASSION OF ARCHITECTURE        by Melinda Gandara                    Goleta, California
LUTAH explores the life of a remarkably versatile architect who left an impressive legacy. Initially eclipsed by her male contemporaries in the early 20th century, Lutah Maria Riggs navigated her way through the male-centric world of architecture and brought freshness to the established architectural styles of Southern California. Riggs blazed a trail for women, relying on the courage of her convictions and a hint of eccentricity. She pursued her passions and created a life of independence, an exceptional choice for a woman at that time. Never before seen photographs and journal entries from Riggs’s personal collection and candid interviews, this documentary reveals a side of Lutah Maria Riggs that has gone unnoticed.
3:05 p.m.
Short Films – Mixed
CRICKET                                  by Cydney Cox                   Arlington
A malicious cricket interrupts a man desperate for a quick, peaceful shower.
BABA YAGA              by Cydney Cox                   Arlington
A desperate father makes an unimaginable sacrifice in order to save his dying daughter.
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER        by Adam Karlson   Arlington
Two teenagers try to bury a body hours before prom, all while quoting Bob Dylan’s ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER.
UNDERGROUND                      by Joshua Gallas               Arlington
When two men from different cultures, beliefs and languages are captured and thrown into an underground cell, they must learn how to live with each other in order to survive.
THE CLOWN                by Ana Smith                      Grapevine
A man who is becoming a successful businessman believes that it is better for him to abandon his pregnant girlfriend who gives birth to his only son in order to achieve his big career dream.  Will that decision cost him later?
4:15 p.m.
Short Films – Mixed
LONGINUS                   by Grant Aymond/Matthew Merkl                  Dallas
LONGINUS is a story of a young man, who faces the collision between the sacred and profane, caught in the gradient between good and evil. Startled by a voice in the wilderness, he finds himself tugged between the chaos of the natural world and the order of sacred tradition.
THE GABRIELLA ORDER          by Robert Bell                                 Dallas
A lonely man gets more than he bargained for when he calls a random number in order to meet a beautiful stranger for the night.
BALL IS LIFE                 by Terry Bluez                      Arlington
BALL IS LIFE is the story of a young female basketball star on the verge of earning a Division I scholarship under the intense coaching of her overbearing father. But when her hoop dreams are jeopardized by an unplanned pregnancy, she must decide which is more important, Ball or Life?
WHEN DAMON MET ANGIE           by Hugo Matz                     Dallas
After a long night of drinking and partying, David and Jessica spend the night together, but problems arise when Damon (David’s personal demon) meets Angie (Jessica’s guardian angel).
MINOR SETBACK                               by Augustine Frizzell                     Dallas
High school dropouts and BFFs, Jessie and Angela come up with a brilliant excuse to skip out on work so they can spend a day at the beach. Laying in the sand, smokin’ fatties and eating donuts is so close they can almost taste it… until something unexpected goes down.
MOUSSE                     by John Hellberg               Stockholm, Sweden
What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?
Interesting Tidbit: The director is from Stockholm, Sweden.
6:20 p.m.
Feature Narrative
TRIPPIN’ TO THE ALTAR                      by David Reyes                  Austin
A couple hires a team of wannabe filmmakers to follow them during their engagement in this dramatic comedy. 
8:15 p.m.
Feature Narrative
DISASSOCIATIONVILLE           by James Christopher                  Austin, Texas
Chris, lost in his late twenties and scrambling to find a sense of identity, returns home to small-town Texas when he learns that his mother died. As he confronts the family, friends, life and love he abandoned, Chris must finally come to terms with his decision to run and try to take control of his own future.
Sunday, Sept. 18
4:00 p.m.
Feature Documentary
DADDY DON’T GO    by Emily Abt                                                            Brooklyn, New York
DADDY DON’T GO explores the crisis of fatherlessness in America by capturing two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them. And the odds are real – men living in poverty are more than twice as likely to become absent fathers than their middle-class peers (U.S. Census Bureau). DADDY DON’T GO illuminates the hardships that impoverished fathers face and provides compelling portraits of men who are unwavering in their commitment to parenthood despite those challenges.
The film is a tough but tender journey that aims to illuminate the everyday struggles of disadvantaged fathers. This intimate, verité film pays homage to every man who negates the “deadbeat dad” stereotype with a deep love for his children. By allowing the viewer extraordinary access into the daily lives of its subjects, DADDY DON’T GO will remove the negative lens through which underprivileged fathers are currently viewed and offer audiences a new image of the American family.
Interesting Tidbit: Actors Omar Epps and Malik Yoba are executive producers on this project. 
Main Sponsors: 
Arlington Cultural and Tourism Council
Arlington Museum of Art
Arlington Film Society
–press release http://frame4frame.org/

Submitted by Stephanie Patrick. Email: cottagepr@gmail.com

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Grovefest 2016 booth applications due Oct. 21


This year GroveFest will be Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Location: Dart Buckner Station, 5008 Elam Rd at S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas TX

The official deadline to submit an application is 5 pm, Friday, October 21; however there is no guarantee that booth space will still be available at that time.  Click here to complete the GroveFest 2016 Vendor/Booth Application. Rules are posted here. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Pleasant Grove.

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Freefall Festival 2016


The Freefall Festival is an arts festival held in Dallas that features exhibitions, spoken word events, experimental film, and performance art.

A festival of disputed ideals:

UTOPIA impossible states


PARADISE no time zone

See http://www.freefallfest.com for the complete schedule.

Associated Exhibits:

Thursday Sept. 8th 2-4 pm Reception
 El Centro College
(801 Main St. / downtown Dallas)
on view: 09.06 – 09.30.16
Saturday Sept. 17th 6-9 pm Reception
MFA Gallery
 (409A N. Tyler / Dallas / Oak Cliff)
(on view: 09.17 – 10.30.16)
Saturday Oct. 15th Reception
Angel Cabrales
Ro2 Art
(1501 S. Ervay / Dallas / The Cedars)
El Paso artist and conceptual sculptor Angel Cabrales is featured at Ro2 Art as part of Freefall Fest.
Saturday Oct. 29th 6-9 pm
Dystopian Dreams
 – closing reception
MFA Gallery
 (409A N. Tyler / Dallas / Oak Cliff)
(on view: 09.17 – 10.30.16)
Saturday Nov. 5th Reception
Paradise: No Time Zone

(800 Exposition Ave. / Dallas)
on view: 11.05 – 12.17.16
Saturday Nov. 19th Reception
Paradise vs. Utopia: Disputed Ideals

Ro2 Art
(1501 S. Ervay / Dallas / The Cedars)

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ArtsGoggle Registration Deadline Sept. 1


Saturday, October 8, 2016 | Noon to 10pm
 Join us as we celebrate the 14th anniversary of ArtsGoggle, 
the Near Southside’s most beloved community arts event.
What is ArtsGoggle?

Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

ArtsGoggle is unlike any event in Fort Worth, as residents from the nearby Fairmount, Mistletoe Heights, Berkeley Place, and Ryan Place neighborhoods are joined by medical district workers and visitors from throughout the region for a community arts festival focused in the Near Southside’s Park Place and Magnolia Villages. One of the event’s goals – along with celebrating art of all kinds – is to showcase the unique and memorable character of the Near Southside. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban neighborhood by foot or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.

ArtsGoggle prides itself in hosting a casual, approachable and vibrant environment to appreciate art and learn about the talents within our own community. For more than a decade, ArtsGoggle has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time. ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional visual artists, to display, sell and seek comment on their artwork.
Embracing all arts, the event also boasts an impressive program of performance art and music. The 2015 ArtsGoggle featured more than 100 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside. The entertainment at ArtsGoggle is diverse and showcases music from a variety of cultures and styles. The event partners with arts organizations across Fort Worth to draw attention to their programs. In years past ArtsGoggle has hosted the Fort Worth Opera for pop-up concerts; showcased Ballet Folklorico de Azteca for a colorful dance performance; and hosted The Bucket List Jazz Band, a band dedicated to the lifelong dream of 90-year-old Jim Milam to resurrect Dixieland Jazz.

Event hours are Noon to 10pm, a full day to offer patrons time to experience all that ArtsGoggle has to offer and will allow greater sales opportunities for our artists.

ArtsGoggle will focus on venues within the 2 mixed-use urban villages: Magnolia Village and Park Place Village. This condensed site map will provide a more manageable and enjoyable experience for our artists and patrons.

Each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event. In order to produce an even higher quality event with the same great neighborhood experience, we have implemented a $40 registration fee for artists. The money collected provides vital funding to support improved communications, pre-event promotions, programs, signage and more.

The event is committed to keeping artist’s fees affordable by requiring a registration fee of only $40, with no others fees to participate. Each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event. In order to produce an even higher quality event with the same great neighborhood experience, the money collected provides vital funding to support improved communications, pre-event promotions, programs, signage and more.

ArtsGoggle is free to the public, with no wristbands, tickets, admission costs. Unlike many popular for-profit events in Fort Worth, ArtsGoggle is produced by a not-for-profit community organization and thus has no need to produce revenue. Instead, the event is exclusively focused on creating an environment to appreciate and celebrate the arts. All funds raised for the event will be dedicated to producing a memorable and successful experience for artists, venues and patrons of all ages.

Near Southside, Inc., 1606 Mistletoe Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104


Gallery at Goggle
This fall, the Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Businesses open their doors to show off the work of a wide array of local artists.  Park Place Avenue will host GALLERY at GOGGLE, featuring fine art and gallery-quality artists inside each of the participating businesses in Park Place Village.  Participating businesses range from a windows and doors retailer to restaurants, a coworking space to a music school.  In support of the Fort Worth arts community, these businesses clear their walls, rearrange furniture, and transform their traditional work environments into a gallery space dedicated to displaying the work of ArtsGoggle artists.  Venues receive no compensation for hosting artists; in fact, the Park Place Village businesses go to great expense to become a venue, with many opening during off-hours and making adjustments to their spaces to accommodate artists.  This unique partnership between business and artist is a distinctive feature of ArtsGoggle, and furthers the conversation about the importance of art in our everyday environments.  GALLERY at GOGGLE will also include an outdoor street festival for artists and stage with live music and performace art throughtout the festival.
Artists with previous gallery experience who wish to participate indoors or outdoors at Park Place Village are able to request this location on their ArtsGoggle Artist Application.  Once requested, we will work with Park Place Village business owners to identify a venue for your art to be exhibited. We hope you will join us for this special ArtsGoggle experience unique to Park Place Village!
MAGNOLIA VILLAGE: Taking it to the Street
In addition to Gallery at Goggle, ArtsGoggle hosts an outdoor street party spreading more than a mile across the Magnolia Village. The street festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Avenue to South Main Street and fills 16 blocks with more 650 visual artists booths and three stages with music and performance art of all varieties.

Artists wanting to participate outdoors at the Magnolia Village street party can request this location on their ArtsGoggle Artist Application, and can now even request a specific block. All artists will be allotted a 10’x10′ space, unless a larger space is requested. Artists must provide all their own supplies including tent, tables and displays.  However, we are able to provide a small amount of electricity to each booth to power booth lights and small electric device. Tents will line the center of Magnolia Avenue, placed side-by-side and back-to-back with power running between the tents for easy access. More details are provided online in the artist application.
All ArtsGoggle participation details are below.
Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $40 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses. Check out our new, easy, step-by-step registration process.

TO GET STARTED Go to www.nearsouthsidefw.org

and create a user account by setting a username (your email) and password. When you login you’ll be able taken to a customized user portal where you can view the ArtsGoggle application and all future artist opportunities. You can access the log in link for your account from any page on the website always located at the upper right hand corner and you’ll be taken back to your user portal.

STEP 1 In the portal, click on the grey “Artist” tab and create an Artist Profile. You must have an artist profile before being able to access an artist application.
Artist profiles are used to keep a database of artist information on file with Near Southside, Inc. to notify you of future artist opportunities. When applicable, we will share your information with our business partners seeking artists for special projects such as murals, art exhibitions, or privately commissioned works. Please make sure to provide accurate information and high quality work sample photos, as the information in your artist profile is also used to evaluate the quality of your work for inclusion in ArtsGoggle. The profile should be easy to complete, but if you begin working on it and need to stop you are now able to SAVE YOUR PROGRESS and return at a later date to complete your work.
STEP 2 Purchase the ArtsGoggle Artist Application for $40 using our safe online payment system.
STEP 3 Fill out your ArtsGoggle Artist Application. Now that you have purchased the application it will always be accessible to you from your user portal. Like your artist profile, you’ll be able to return to your ArtsGoggle Artist Application at your convenience to finalize the details of your ArtsGoggle participation. This includes the ability to request a specific block placement and being placed near another participating artist. You can also return to update your work sample photo, artist statement and other information printed in the official ArtsGoggle Program. ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2016.  Artists who do not complete their application prior to September 1will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2017 call for artists


MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2017

April 20 – 23, 2017


Applications are now open for artists interested in showcasing their work at one of the top arts festivals in America.  Working exclusively through Zapplication.org, we will accept applications through October 14.

Number of Artists:  223, including 20 Emerging Artists

Historic Number of Applications Received: Approximately 1400 applications in 2016.

Jurors:  Five paid Art Professionals (local, regional or national), including two working artists.


We cordially invite you to apply to the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, scheduled for April 20-23, 2017, the largest, nationally ranked arts festival in the country. With a high tradition of providing top-shelf services to artists, artist awards totalling $10,500 and hundreds of thousands of affluent Metroplex buyers, MAIN ST. continues to forge new ground in terms of increased sales for artists.
Sporting an incredible Event Plaza in the center of Downtown, midway along brick-lined Main Street, Fort Worth’s signature festival features corner booth spaces, signature artist amenities (including at-booth lunch delivery), stress-free load-in process and available storage, plus an incredible array of online, print and smart phone conduits to appeal to an incredibly diverse and wealth-wielding public. MAIN ST. is a prime candidate for your tour through Texas and Oklahoma.


PLEASE NOTE:  Tiered application fee is $25 until 11:59 PM on August 14, 2016, $30 until 11:59 PM on September 14, 2016, and $35 until our deadline at 11:59 PM on October 14, 2016.


We are known for our friendly, Western-style, southern hospitality and for delivering a buying public to the doorsteps of our participants.  We provide marketing, “shelf space,” including an award-winning website with an in-depth Artist’s Gallery, an artist-centric iPhone app, an advance-purchase art buyers club with over $60,000 pledged each year, and direct-mail marketing programs focused on the artists….

Important Time and Date Information:

  • Show Dates: April 20-23, 2017 (32nd Year)
  • Artist hours of exhibition: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Thursday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM on Sunday (Note: the event itself doesn’t close until 10:00 PM on Thursday, 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 8:00 PM on Sunday.  Artists are invited to remain open as they wish during those later hours).
  • Application process opens: July 15, 2016
  • Application deadline: 11:59 PM Central Time, October 14, 2016
  • Artist Jury: November 3 & 4, 2016, at the Norris Conference Center located at 304 Houston Street, 76102.  Round one (November 3) will be open to the public.
  • Acceptance notification, contract and Artist Guide e-mailed: November 14, 2016
  • Accepted artists posted on Website: December 1, 2016
  • Artist registration packet and booth fees: Must be postmarked by December 5, 2016
  • Last day to cancel with refund: January 23, 2017
  • Load in: April 19, 2017
  • Artist Awards Ceremony and Breakfast: Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 AM

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Plano International Festival call for artists



Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Downtown Plano’s Haggard Park



Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the world with…

Cultural displays ~ Naturalization ceremony ~ Parade of flags

International art exhibit ~ Multicultural music and dance performances

Fitness and Wellness Fair Children’s educational activities ~ International fashion show

Ethnic food court ~ And much more!



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2016 Fall Arts Goggle call for artists




 Near Southside in Fort Worth

Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 12pm to 10pm


Artists, performers and musicians we are so excited to have your participation in this year’s event.

The visual artist application fee is $40.  Indoor and outdoor booths. Deadline is not specified but apply ASAP.


Celebrating 14 Years as the Near Southside’s Premier Arts Event

Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

For more information on artists booths see https://www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/artsgoggle

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Indie Summer Fair July 23 & 24 at South Fork Ranch


First annual Indie Summer Fair

Featuring food and drink, music and entertainment, shopping and local artisans, a kids’ zone and more, the two-day multi-cultural festival will take place later this month at Southfork Ranch.

Southfork Ranch
3400 Hogge Dr
Parker, Texas 75002

Early bird tickets are available for $8. Regular tickets are available for $10 each and will be available for purchase at the door. Children 12 and under are free and $5 discounts are available for military, disabled persons and seniors. For more information, visit Indie Summer Fair at on Facebook

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DayDreaming Art Fest July 9 in Bedford



Revolutionary Walls and Central Arts of Bedford are taking over a whole city block with over 50 artists of all styles as well as 3 live music acts and several food trucks. From 1-10 pm we will have face painting and even a bounce house for the kids! Come spend some time with good people and great art Saturday July 9th from 1-10pm.

2816 Central Dr., Bedford TX


Submitted by JC Phrey. Email: revolutionarywalls@gmail.com

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pARTy on Crockett June 18


Get Arty at pARTy

Don’t forget to mark your calendars! The 3rd annual pARTy on Crockett is coming up on Saturday, June 18th at noon. Come for interactive art, live music, and tasty food!

More Arty info » http://www.west-7th.com/event/party-on-crockett-2/

2900 Crockett Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Granbury’s Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts deadline July 17


38th Annual Harvest Moon – Festival of the Arts 2016

Oct. 15 &16, 2016

DEADLINE: 7/17/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4923

Working closely with the Granbury Arts Alliance, the historic Granbury Merchant’s Association has given full support and committment in continuing to return this long running and popular festival to its original format of showcasing artist made works.

We are looking for 80 artists with unique and diverse works to partner with us in this celebration of the arts in our beautiful, historic downtown square!

Along with the amazing works of art all around the square, there will be featured an interactive arts area for all ages, in addition to fantastic food and local musicians!

Artists will be welcomed with a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception on Friday evening.

The Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts promises to be a weekend full of Artful adventure!!!

Please consider joining us!

General Information
38th Annual Harvest Moon-Festival of the Arts

Saturday, October 15, 2016  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All artists must submit 4 photos of the items that will be sold, booth shots are encouaged, but not required.

A $500.00 Best of Show will be awarded by the Granbury Arts Alliance and the HGMA will offer free 10×20 booth space and jury bypass to the 5 top ranked artists who wish to participate in the Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts 2017.  A group of arts professionals will jury these awards on site during the festival.

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Junebug Summer Fair entry deadline June 1


Juried art show seeking artists and craftsmen to display and sell their work. This show will take place during the Junebug Summer Fair. It’s a one day show on June 18, 2016 that runs from 11am to 11pm. We are offering spaces to artists for $1, in homage to the man who re-ignighted our town, Ben Wheeler. He only charged $1 to any artist or craftsman who wanted to open up a shop in our town when he first started rebuilding it. So we are continuing the tradition for booth spaces to be only $1. However to hold a space you must write a check to us for $25 as a deposit. That original check WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU so long as you show up the day of the event, or if the event is cancelled due to bad weather.


We will not take a commission, what you sell is yours to keep. Please understand that space is limited so please enter soon, as we will fill quickly!

Deadline for Entries is June 1st, and if you qualify, the acceptance will go out within a day or two until we are at capacity so long as you meet our criterea and level of quality.

Apply if you: Paint, Sculpt, Make JEWELRY, Create Recycled Goods, Woodworking, Blown Glass, Pottery, Handmade Musical Instruments, etc…

Junebug Summer Fair
Saturday, June 18th, set up must be complete by 10am
or Friday evening
Booths must stay open till 9pm
Show runs 11am-11pm
The Forge Bar and Grill, 1610 FM 279, Ben Wheeler, TX.
Free Admission: 4-5 bands
Live Pottery/ Live weaving/ Live painting/ Henna art
Cost to be a Vendor: $1
Booth Deposit Fee (refunded at set-up): $25
Break down can begin immediately at 11pm or the next day
deposit check will be returned to you, all sales are yours to keep

Vendors include: Artists, Potters, Jewelers, Fair Trade, organic products/produce, henna art, photography, local farmers market vendors etc…

Send 2-4 high resolution photos of labeled art like this NAME_NAME OF PEICE_ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Send 1-3 photos of any Booths you may have had in the past.
Send your Artist Statement/ CV
If you wish to perform your art, please note that in your email

Email entries to: junebugsummerfair@gmail.com
our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1023662944376409/


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Visit Ernie Benton at the Highland Village Art Festival May 7

HVAF invite

Highland Village Art Festival

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Join us for the Highland Village Art Festival where we’ll have displays from over 30 outstanding gallery quality artists, artist demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and interactive children’s art activities.When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Highland Village (FM 2499 and Justin Road)
Free Admission and Parking
Visit Ernie in booth #35 in front of Chico’s
Musical performances will be held in the south courtyard between Patrizio and Chico’s.

The Highland Village Art Festival is a joint venture between the Highland Village Public Art Advisory Board and The Shops at Highland Village benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County.

Submitted by Ernie Benton. Email: ernie@strictlyearnest.com

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HomeGrown Music and Arts Festival May 14


HomeGrown Music and Arts Festival

Dallas’ first ALL local music and arts outdoor festival, now expanded to include many great bands with ties to Texas, continues to prove itself an annual celebration of Homegrown music, art and fun. This year it will again feature 12 acts with ties to the state of Texas performing many genres and styles of music on two main stages. The 7th Annual Homegrown Festival will once again fill vibrant downtown Dallas with music and art at Main Street Garden Park on Saturday, May 14th. The lush lawns, gardens and fountains scream music festival especially if you throw in live art demonstrations, a dog park, and local vendors selling art, wares, food and beverages.


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Mayfest in Fort Worth April 28 – May 1


 Mayfest is Fort Worth’s premier family-friendly festival! It’s the first weekend in May — the 2016 festival is set for April 28 – May 1, 2016.

Encompassing 33 acres along the Trinity River in Trinity Park, Mayfest has a myriad of activities for the whole family in one of the best greenspaces in town. Live music, festival food, carnival rides, bounce houses, free children’s activities, petting zoo, performing arts groups, paddleboats, rock-climbing, zip-lining, people-watching, art and gift market, 10K and 5K USATF certified runs, student art contest, and so much more. Come to Mayfest – you’ll have the time of your life!

April 28, April 29, April 30, May 1st



The Art & Gift Market is one area you won’t want to miss! With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and end-of-the-year celebrations just around the corner, you are sure to check off your shopping list! Vendors in The Art & Gift Market accept cash and credit card payments only so don’t forget your wallet.  To make your time here even more enjoyable,

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UTD 2016 Spring Arts Festival includes student exhibition


April 23 – May 13
Venue: Various locations
Ticket: Free
Season: 2015-16

The Spring Art Festival showcases the works of more than 600 students from more than 40 courses featuring classical, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances, as well as art exhibitions and receptions.





Friday, April 29th


Image by Kelsey Webb

Visual Arts Building

Awards Reception: April 29th, 2016, Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Exhibition Date: April 29th – May 9th, 2016


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The Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 1 – 3


The Deep Ellum Arts Festival is proud to celebrate its 22nd anniversary this year on from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. Voted “Best Festival in Dallas” by local polls and ranked by participating artists among the top 50 arts Festivals in the nation. The Festival is expanding this year by shifting three blocks east to now begin at Malcom X Blvd and end at Exposition Hall, outside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall, which will also serve at the Festival’s new headquarters. The Festival opens for lunch on Friday at 11 a.m., offering downtown office workers a special opportunity to preview the Festival during their lunch break.

With dozens of concessionaires and local restaurants, guests can enjoy a wide array of tasty local cuisines, beer, wine and cocktails while experiencing more than 200 juried fine artists. All artists will be displaying and selling their works, many of which will be created live. The exquisite collections showcased will include paintings, sculptures, murals, jewelry and other original works of art. Various Deep Ellum musicians and artists will be creating and inspiring live, local art to happen as they keep the spirit of Dallas alive in the Deep Ellum, TX Village area at the open lot located at the corner of Mail and Malcolm X Blvd. Food fares from popular Deep Ellum restaurants will also be available for purchase in this area.

The adult-oriented three-day Festival, which will cover six city blocks of Main Street in Dallas’ Entertainment District, will also feature more than 100 performances including bands and solo musicians from all over the metroplex and beyond performing only original music representing a variety of genres from four outdoor stages and two new indoor stages inside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall. Kicking off on April Fools’ Day, (inspiration for this years poster art) this year’s Festival will also feature street performers, jugglers and other whimsical characters throughout the weekend, along with Poetry Slam’s open mic, as well as The Deep Ellum Speakers Corner where each registered speaker will be given time to utilize their right to free speech on a topic of their choice, soap box-style!

The annual Deep Ellum Pet Parade will begin Sunday, April 3 at noon. For those looking to participate in the Pet Parade Awards Ceremony, registration begins at 11 a.m. at the dog park at Trunk and Commerce Street, with the parade starting at 12 p.m. and ending at he singer-songwriter stage at the corner of Hall and Main Street.

More information on http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com.

Submitted by Amber LaFrance. Email: amber@culture-hype.com

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Southlake ART IN THE SQUARE April 22 – 24



Friday, April 22,           4:00 – 10:30pm*

Saturday, April 23,      10:00am – 10:30pm*

Sunday, April 24,         11:00am – 6:00pm


Art in the Square is a family festival, with plenty of fun for children of all ages. The main draw of Art in the Square is the stunning array of artisans, both local and nationwide, both seasoned and emerging. More than 140 professional artists, including sculptors, photographers and jewelry makers, will exhibit and sell their work.

In addition to offering the best in visual arts, Art in the Square features a tremendous lineup of musicians and performing artists. Two stages feature continuous entertainment all weekend long. On the main stage, catch performances from some of the hottest acts, with styles ranging from Jazz and Blues, to Pop and Rock–and even Reggae, Motown, and Country. The gazebo stage features local talent and family entertainment. Past performances include The Southlake Swing Band, children’s story tellers,animal exhibitions, local school bands and dance studios, to name a few.


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2016 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival April 14 – 17



The 31st MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.) kicks off April 14 in Downtown Fort Worth, bringing thousands of spectators to experience the sounds, sights and tastes of the #1 ranked arts festival in Texas. Encompassing more than 27 city blocks, MAIN ST. will spotlight 208 jury-selected local and national artists, showcase nearly 140 chart-topping musical groups, offer culinary dishes from across the state, and provide arts-and-crafts activities for the entire family.

In the 1980s, MAIN ST. began as part of an urban revitalization campaign to reawaken the city’s core by showcasing Downtown Fort Worth’s shops and restaurants. Today, MAIN ST. is a multi-faceted festival that transforms downtown into an outdoor gallery and concert stage for four full days, bringing in more than $28 million in economic impact annually. It has been listed as one of the “Top 100 Events in North America” by the American Bus Association (ABA), is a three-time winner of the “Grand Pinnacle” Award from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), was named one of the nation’s 10 best art festivals by USA Today in 2015, and snagged Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s “Best of 2015” Reader’s Pick Festival award.


“Every year, MAIN ST. attracts thousands of art enthusiasts, culinary connoisseurs and musical gurus to Fort Worth for a weekend dedicated to art, food, music, and culture,” said Larry Anfin, chairman of the Festivals and Events Committee for Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., producer of MAIN ST. “It has been incredible to witness MAIN ST.’s transformation into one of the nation’s top outdoor arts festivals, and if the 2016 MAIN ST. is anything like the previous 30 years, it is certainly going to be an unforgettable event for all those involved.”



The prize-winning art will take main stage at the 31st MAIN ST. Of the 1,500 applications received, only 208 artists were selected to exhibit their art. Many of the award-winning artists from the 2015 festival will be exhibiting again in 2016, including Best Of Show-winner Terry Evans (wood), Merit Award-winner David Conn (printmaking), and Juror Award-winner Andrew Carson (sculpture). Mediums include jewelry, digital, mixed-media, leather, fiber, painting, sculpture, drawing/pastels, metalwork, photography, ceramic, wood and glass. By the end of the festival, more than $4.6 million worth of art is expected to be sold. Details including artist statements, booth numbers, contact information, and more can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “Fine Art Showcase.

The 2016 MAIN ST. musical lineup is teeming with local, regional and national talent, who will be taking the stage at four different locations in downtown, including the UT Arlington MAIN Stage, Sundance Square Stage, Star-Telegram Performing Arts Stage, and Frost ‘Locals-Only’ Stage. Starting at noon daily, nearly 140 headliners will bring a vast array of musical genres to the festival, ranging from jazz and country to Latin and blues. Headliners include funk-soul-jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker, Afro-Cuban jazz artist Poncho Sanchez, Texas soul singer Luke Wade, Austin-based rock group Band of Heathens, Celtic rockers The Killdares, multimedia troupe Squonk Opera, and many more. An entertainment schedule, performance dates and times, and musician biographies can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “Music on MAIN” page.

The food featured at this year’s MAIN ST. will give festivalgoers a chance to taste authentic Texas cuisine, including brisket sandwiches from Riscky’s BBQ, fajita nachos from Bobby’s Fajitas, Fletcher’s Corn Dogs, grilled chicken satay from Thai Tina’s, Baja Smoothies, gumbo from Crawfish Connection, Bahama Mamas from Schmidt’s German Village, and more. Times Ten Cellars’ “Wine Experience” tasting tent and the “Craft Brew Pavilion,” serving local, national and international craft beers, are also returning in 2016. Free “H20 To Go” water stations, sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District, will be positioned throughout the festival, and festivalgoers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to fill up and stay hydrated. A full list of participating restaurants and beverage vendors can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “Culinary Arts” page.

“MAIN ST. Creates!,” presented by Wells Fargo, is back for another year to encourage children to embrace their creative side. Anchoring the north end of the festival, the hands-on, arts-and-crafts outdoor art studio will open at 10 a.m. daily and feature balloon designing, fish printing, face painting, mural walls, jewelry designing, sand art, and more. Festivalgoers will find Tarrant County College’s “Young People’s Art Fair” located on the east side of “MAIN ST. Creates!,” where art from more than 200 ambitious young artists will be up for sale. A full list of activities, operating hours, and more can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “MAIN ST. Creates!” page.


Those interested in being a part of one of Fort Worth’s most beloved events can volunteer, become a MAIN ST. Collector, or join the Friends of the Festival program. Volunteers can assist with a variety of categories ranging from hospitality to merchandise sales, and receive perks including free t-shirts, food and beverages, merchandise discounts, and more. MAIN ST. Collectors enjoy exclusive art seminars, social events, valet parking, special dinners, VIP Skybox access, and more. The Friends of the Festival program provides businesses with networking opportunities, exposure through logo placements, dinners, Skybox access, commemorative merchandise, and more.


MAIN ST. is annually produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free to the public. The official hashtag for 2016 is #MainSt2016. Festival hours for 2016 are:

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 15, 2016: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 17, 2016: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

For additional event information, visit MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival online at:

Submitted by Brenna Jefferies. Email: blj@pavlovagency.com

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2016 Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 1 – 3



http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com/  FREE ADMISSION

Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district, 2900-3400 Main Street, Dallas TX 75226, will be transformed into one enormous street festival. Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 100 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from four different stages, the renowned Pet Parade, and enticing foods and drinks.

Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the works of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, leather and wood crafters, and other specialized fine artists, some of whom will be creating pieces on the spot.

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ArtsAlive call for artists (The Arts Center of Corpus Christi)


The Art Center of Corpus Christi, Texas is hosting Arts Alive! October 1-2, 2016.  Arts Alive! is not your typical arts festival.  Visitors will be encouraged to take an active part in all phases of art production and performance.  50 artists will be invited to show and sell their artwork along the beautiful bayfront of Corpus Christi.  Performances in music, dance, and theatre will be intimate and interactive, inviting each participant to “Celebrate the Art in YOU!” 

Flyer: ArtsAliveCallforEntries

Application Deadline: 5/31/16

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, 2016

(Artist arrival and set-up Sept. 30th)


For more information about Arts Alive! visit artcentercc.org/artsalive

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ZAPP’s 2016 Arts Festival Conference Oct. 6-7, 2016


ZAPP presents its annual conference on art festivals October 6-7, 2016 in Houston.

Mark your calendars for a unique conference designed exclusively for YOU, a member of the art fair and festival field! The 2016 Arts Festival Conference will be full of professional development for show administrators and artists; networking opportunities; arts and culture; discussion about the industry’s most pressing issues; and more.

We hope you’ll join us as we make our first-ever trek to Texas for the eighth annual event. More details are coming soon, but in the meantime, keep up with us on FacebookTwitter, and our blog.

For more about ZAPP, see https://www.zapplication.org/about-zapp.php

BONUS: Come for the conference and stay for the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown


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Red River Revel Arts Festival call for artists


Red River Revel Arts Festival

Shreveport, Louisiana

DEADLINE: 3/31/2016
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/1/2016 – 10/8/2016

The Red River Revel Arts Festival (the Revel, known by locals) is an eight-day annual festival of food, culture, art and music that takes place in Shreveport, Louisiana every October. Located in downtown Shreveport on the banks of the Red River, Shreveport’s Festival Plaza stretches a three-block corridor from Market Street to the river.  The festival features over 100 visual artists, four performance stages, 24 food booths, a children’s arts education area, a fourth grade arts education program, and a K-2nd grade arts education program.

2016 Red River Revel Hours:

Saturday, October 1 – Saturday, October 8

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – Wednesday

11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday & both Saturdays

*Preview Party – September 30, 2016 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This 8-day outdoor arts festival features:

· Local, Regional, & National Artists

· Tents with Sides Provided

· All Booths are Corner Booths

· Options to stay four (4) or eight (8) days

· Two (2) designated parking areas for artists

· 24-hour security

· Artist Hospitality with Free WIFI

$7,000 in cash awards

Direct sales and no commission

70% of artists earn $2,500 or more (artist survey data)

Ranked in Top 100 Fine Arts Festivals in the United States (Sunshine Artist Magazine)

Ranked in Top 100 Events in North America (The American Bus Association)

Ranked in Top 20 Events in the Southeast (Southeast Tourism Society)

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Dallas Observer’s 6th Annual Artopia Jan. 16


Dallas Observer’s 6th Annual Artopia is around the corner! Join us on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Centennial Hall at Fair Park for a sensory overload full of culture, fashion, visual arts, performing arts and so much more.

Features include Visual Art from Jeremy McKane, DR GORILLA, Fashion Shows from Adrienne Yunger, Beauty BeatBoi, Performances from Ishi, DJ Sober, and so much more!

January is National Creativity Month and we’re celebrating with a FLASH SALE! Get GA tickets for only $20, while supplies last.

BUY TICKETS https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1002457

Offer Ends: 1/10 @ 11:59pmLatino Cultural Center VIP includes: Food, Wine & Beer & Cocktail Sampling, Entertainment, complimentary valet PLUS access to exclusive VIP lounge with private bar and catered spread.

21+ with a Valid I.D.

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Wylie Arts Festival Dec. 6


The City of Wylie and the Public Arts Advisory Board are proud to present the Wylie Arts Festival on Dec. 5 in the FBC Wylie Event Center, 200 N. Ballard Avenue. Shop for fine art and handmade crafts; listen to the sounds of the season; and enjoy festive foods. Admission is free.

10 am – 5 pm, Wylie Arts Festival, First Baptist Church Events Ctr.
7:30 pm, Festival of Lights Christmas Parade, Historic Downtown on Ballard
Tree Lighting following parade, Olde City Park

More than 100 Art & Craft Vendors
The Wylie Arts Festival is the perfect opportunity to cross some names off your Christmas list or simply treat yourself. Stroll through the art and craft aisles in the FBC Wylie Event Center and shop from the vendors hand-picked by the Public Arts Board to ensure a diverse, unique selection of quality handmade fine art and craft items. From jewelry to home décor to clothing to paintings to gift items you will not find anywhere else, there is definitely something for everyone.




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Denison’s Dia de los Muertos Festival Nov. 7


Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mariachis –  Cinco de Mayo Dancers – Mexican Bingo – Street Mercado – Arts & Crafts  – Art Demos – Food Vendors – Music on Stage at Heritage Park – Puppet Parade

Main Street in Denison and Heritage Park – A Celebration of Life

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Coppell Arts Festival Oct. 31


Don’t forget! Saturday, 2-5pm in old town, the first ever Coppell Arts Festival! Come see your neighbors perform, exhibit and sell their art, participate in art activities for the kiddos, and much more! There will also be local food vendors in case you work up an appetite! RAIN OR SHINE!

In the Square at Old Town



The Festival is to feature a full compliment of local Coppell Artists from all genres of art, performing arts, fine arts, theatre, sculpture, music etc.

Also anticipated are food trucks, live performances, wonderful art for purchase and great fun for the whole family.


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North Lake College Arts & Literary Festival Oct. 12-15


The 2015 NLC Arts & Literary Festival will take place from October 12-15. Highlights include three visiting guest speakers, the annual Chalk It Up chalk art contest, art demonstrations, and two concerts. https://www.facebook.com/events/169086126764285/


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Edom Festival of the Arts

081515_Edom_Festival_postcard_6x4_FRONT_smOct. 17 & 18, 2015 10am-5pm.

 The quaint country community of Edom, Texas, serves as perfect contrast for the premiere art festival of East Texas since 1972.  A downtown lined with shops of local artists hints that there is something unique in Edom and that is its love affair with art. An  array of art, live music, a free children’s art workshop and a wide assortment of food offer something for everyone.


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2016 Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival call for artists


2016 Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival

May 13 – 15 http://bcfas.org/gulf-coast-art-festival/

Applications for the jury review open September 1, 2015 via Zapp. Application deadline is January 15th, 2016.

CLUTE – The Center for the Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that the 2016 Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival  will take place Friday, May 13 thru Sunday, May 15. After a successful launch last spring, the festival will return featuring many professional artists from near and far. Kids’ hands on art activities, live music, and great food will be available to people of all ages to enjoy.

     Something new for 2016 will be a Friday Night Art Stroll from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. This added festival event will feature an early preview of the art and an opportunity to visit with artists under the stars. Live music, drinks, and specialty food stations will enhance the “date night” atmosphere. Tickets for the Art Stroll will be $25. Food and drinks will be available.

     ATTENTION ARTISTS: Applications for jury review are now open on Zapplication.org. Booths space will be available inside and outside. All outside booths will be covered with a pitch-top canopy covering both artist booths and shopping walkways. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016. Artist amenities and services were rated “Awesome” by the 2015 Artists. Free parking, refreshments, booth sitter for short breaks, plus fast response to any concern or request.

     “This is going to be a festival of the arts that everyone can enjoy,” said The Center’s Executive Director, Wesley Copeland. “Families, young professionals, college students, Baby Boomers…everyone is welcome and will find interesting things to do. What better reason to get outside and have a great time?”

     Development and Marketing Director, Patty Swords stated, “Our goal is to provide the community and visiting tourists with a fun arts and cultural event. We are committed to establishing something special, which will become a celebrated annual event. Sponsors will have an opportunity to support The Center and the community while getting their name in front of thousands of people.”

The festival will feature high quality art in a variety of mediums. Paintings, drawings, woodworking, sculpture, glass, photography, jewelry, and more will be available for purchase in a range of prices. Artists must submit an application and digital photos by January 15, 2016 through zapplication.org for jury review.

     Along with a wide range of music, the festival will offer a variety of options for food and beverages. Festival hours are: Friday Night Art Stroll, 5pm – 10pm; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds from the Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival will benefit The Center, a 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization. Admission Saturday and Sunday is $5 for adults and kids twelve and under will get in free.  Sponsorships are now available.

     For more information about the Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival, contact Patty Swords, 979-265-7661 or pattys@bcfas.org.

     Owned and operated by the Brazosport Fine Arts Council, The Center for the Arts & Sciences is a 45,000 square foot cultural and educational complex. As the administrative umbrella, the organization has the responsibility of providing performance and exhibit space, as well as marketing and ticket sales, for its permanent residents and partner groups. The Center is considered a prime destination for tourists from around the U.S. and abroad.   

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Denton Arts and Jazz Fest April 24-26


35th Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

April 24, 2015, Friday, 5pm-11pm
April 25, 2015, Saturday, 10am-11pm
April 26 2015, Sunday, 11am-9pm

Denton’s Quakertown Park and Facilities
321 East McKinney (Corner of McKinney and Bell)
Denton, Texas 76201


HolderbyAn important aspect of the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is the juried art show. Artists and craftsmen representing Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Arkansas, Oregon and beyond. Fine art is housed inside the Denton Civic Center while Fine Art and Crafts are located immediately outside the building. Arts and Crafts are located in the north end of the park.


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Dallas Observer presents the 5th Annual Artopia

Dallas Observer will host the 5th Annual Artopia on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 8PM-11PM at Centennial Hall at Fair Park.

We are excited to announce music by French 75George Quartz and DJ Sober, as well as live art by Dr Gorilla Live Interpretive Painter, and photography by the amazing Jeremy McKane, have all been added to the evening’s celebration.

Artopia is a celebration of Dallas Culture & Art that incorporates food, drink, art, music and fashion into one evening.

Get your tickets before prices increase on 12/16!   BUY TICKETS

Latino Cultural Center VIP Ticket includes: Food, Wine & Beer & Cocktail Sampling, Entertainment PLUS access to exclusive VIP lounge with private bar and catered spread, as well as complimentary valet.

Keep the Party going at the Artopia Official After-Party at LEVU!

Dallas Observer Artopia 2015 is brought to You By: Bud Light, Barefoot Wines, Dear Clark Hair Salon

21+ with a Valid I.D.

© 2014 Dallas Observer, LP. All rights reserved.
2501 Oak Lawn Ave. , 7th Floor
Dallas, TX 75219


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ArtsGoggle Oct. 11


Saturday, October 11, 2012, 4-10 PM

 ArtsGoggle is held twice a year in spring and fall since 2003. This pedestrian-friendly event transforms Near Southside, Fort Worth into an art gallery with live music, food and more.

300+ artists | 80 bands | 60 venues     FREE EVENT





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