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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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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Fall for the Arts Oct. 4

Fall for the Arts is a collaborative effort between CBS Radio, Dallas Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Business Council for the Arts, TACA and Art Council of Ft. Worth.

Fall For The Arts is a free all-ages celebration of all the arts North Texas has to offer. Fall For the Arts will also complement the Crow Collection of Asian Art‘s 15th Anniversary sculpture garden grand re-opening; Target free first Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture CenterDallas Black Dance Theatre‘s DanceAfrica including a parade from the Dallas Museum of Art toAnnette Strauss Artist Square; and free architectural tours of the Winspear Opera House and Dallas Theater Center Wyly Theatre at AT&T Performing Arts Center.

Also, be sure not to miss Art in the Park, a collection of over 30+ local, regional and national juried artists programmed by 500 Inc.





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Irving Main Street Event Sept. 20


  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 12 to 8 p.m.
  • Irving Heritage District, 217 S. Main St.Irving, TX 75060
  • Free Admission, Free Parking


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 wide variety of vendors selling crafts, jewelry, décor, apparel and more.  ATMs will be available onsite.

The Irving Art Association invites you to drop by their booth, which will feature art activities and art for sale.

The Irving Parks & Recreation Department and the Sathya Sai International Organization have partnered to host a youth art exhibit featuring the works of Irving’s youth.  The theme of this exhibit is Attitude of Gratitude, and participants are challenged to express that for which they are most thankful.  View the pieces in the Youth Art Exhibit tent located inside of Heritage Park on both Friday and Saturday.



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Oaktopia 2014: Art, Music & Culture in Denton


http://WWW.OAKTOPIAFEST.COM/  A great music lineup! Plus, live performance art and exhibitions, vendors of all flavors, food trucks of all colors…


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Dallas Indie Festival June 19-22


Dallas Indie Festival

combines film, art, music and food for a four-day multi-genre festival.

June 19-22, 2014


More than 10 films will screen repeatedly throughout the festival. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets go to www.DallasIndieFestival.com

Featured artists include Roger Beveal who has been called the Andy Warhol of the digital age whose larger than life iPhone mixes both media as well as creative interpretation and Sarah Manning from Dallas who layers acrylic paint and mixed media. Other media include: ceramics, drawing, fashion, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, leather, metalwork, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, sculpture, wood and other unique vendors.
Folk singer Vanessa Peters has played over 1,000 shows in 11 countries and has received accolades from abroad as well as her home town of Dallas and joins other musical talents including Catamaran, Dynamite, Kaela Sinclair, Lauren Grant, Lazy Summer and Sarah Sellers throughout the weekend.

Eat Joe’s Dawgs Food Truck, Enticed Shaved Ice Truck, Flatlanders Taco Company, Good Karma Food Truck, Gypsy Scoops Ice Cream Truck, Horns N Snouts BBQ Co., Jack’s Chowhoud Food Truck, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, The Guava Tree Food Truck, The Lab Food Truck, Tutta’s Pizza Food Truck and What’s Cookin Chef Food Truck will be on-site to nourish festival goers.

For more information, please contact Adam Zoblotsky at 214.908.6990 or director@dallasindiefestival.com




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Keller Summer Nights – Art on the Avenue



June 5, 12, 19, 26 • Keller Summer Nights; Music, Art & Movies – Join us for Art on the Avenue on Thursday nights in June, 2014. 10 – 20 artists will be showcased.

Display your art and demonstrate if you’d like. Sales are permitted, no commission will be charged. Reserve your tent for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks — Dates are June 5, 12, 19 & 26. Set up time: 6:15 pm, tent fee is $20 perweek. No crafts please. Contact Libby at 817-743-400 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com. http://cityofkeller/publicarts

FREE to the public.

Call for Artists KSN poster

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Wildflower! Art and Music Festival May 16-18


Wildflower! is an award-winning, multi-day eclectic arts and music festival featuring six performance stages, the Wild! Marketplace, the Taste of Texas Food Garden, the family friendly Kidz Korner, and a whole lot more! Friday, May 16 – 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 17 – 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday, May 18 – 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Not only music and food, but arts and crafts vendors too!


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Homegrown Music & Arts Festival May 10


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 14 acts with ties to the state of Texas performing many genres and styles of music on two main stages.
The 5th Annual Homegrown Festival will once again fill vibrant downtown Dallas with music and art at Main Street Garden Park on Saturday May 10th. 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.

Tickets are $20 online and at the gate the day of event. As a family friendly bonus, kids under the age of 10 are absolutely FREE!

– See more at: http://homegrownfest.com

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Allen Arts Festival May 9 – 11

Allen Arts Alliance logo

Allen Arts Festival

May 9, 2014 -May 11, 2014
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, 970 Garden Park Dr, Allen, TX 75013


The Allen Arts Festival at Watters Creek will take place on May 9-11, Friday to Sunday, in the heart of this resort-style shopping development in Allen, Texas. The venue is a perfect destination for this three-day outdoor festival for many people living in and around the DFW areas. The beautiful landscape for this one of a kind art exhibition offers many accessible shopping and dining options for families celebrating the weekend for Mother’s Day. Highlights of the festival will include a ticketed Pre-Event Reception with Artists, tented artists booths around the Village Green area showcasing a variety of styles and mediums (including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, glass, clay, metal, digital art, mixed media, etc.), and live entertainment from selected cover bands and local arts organizations. Hours: May 9 – 4:00 p.m. until sundown; May 10 – 10:00 a.m. until sundown; May 11 – Noon until 7:00 p.m.

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Texas Scottish Festival features Celtic Arts


Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games
MAY 2 – 4, 2014
5:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday
9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday
Location: Arlington, TX, Maverick Stadium

The Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games are renowned for its outstanding musical entertainment. The Festival has featured some of the top Scottish performers and groups in the world. The Hammer! The Festival will again be hosting full range of Scottish Athletic competitions. Top professional athletes will be invited as well as a full range of amateur and novice competitions. Other regularly scheduled events include – Fireworks, a Scotch Whisky Tasting and Seminar, Professional, Amateur, and Novice Athletics, Scottish Fiddle Workshop, Children’s Games and Activities, Genealogy and HistorySeminars, Kirking and Church services, a Gaelic Language Seminar, Scottish Military Living History Encampment,Scottish Country Dancing, a Bonniest Knee’s Contest, a Medieval Scotland Area, Celtic Music, a Photo Contest, an All-Scottish Breed Dog Show, Scotch Ale Brewing Competition,, a Shortbread Contest, Celtic Art, a Pub tent, a feature Ceilidh, and much much more.

The Festival and Games are open to the general public and is an event for the entire family with most activities scheduled continuously for each day. Musical entertainment is continuous in several areas including the largest Pub tent in North America. An attendance again in excess of 50,000 is expected for the three day event. Many people may discover they are a wee bit Scottish as they visit the colorful Family-Clan tents associated with a Scottish Gathering. Hours: 5:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday; 9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday

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Mayfest May 1 – 4


Fort Worth Mayfest
May 1 – 4, 2014
Thursday and Friday 3:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Worth, TX, Trinity Park
Description: All kinds of fun happening every day of Mayfest! Entertainment – 3 Music Stages; 4 Performing Arts Stages; and Special Attraction Shows. Mayfest Run – Mayfest 2014 Run; 1K, 5K, 10K distances through the scenic Trinity Park. The Zone – Human Maze, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Bungee Jumping, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and more. The Market – over 60 booths of Handcrafted Jewelry, Paintings, Sculptures, Garden Art, and Stained Glass as well as specialty gift items. The Children’s Area – Tom Thumb Childrens Area critically acclaimed and award winning area is home to over 20 booths of FREE activities for children ages 3 – 12. The Range – Duck Races, Carnival Rides, Performing Arts, Leisure Time Stage. Food and Beverage – All the best in festival food from turkey legs to funnel cakes to jambalaya and crawfish to tacos. Hours: Thursday and Friday 3:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.



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