Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA)


Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA), a non-profit organization, is located in Gainesville, TX, about 70 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth. The purpose of GAVA is to stimulate interest and knowledge of the visual arts for adults and children in the Gainesville and Cooke County, Texas, area.

The group meets at the Visual Arts Department of North Central Texas College (NCTC) on the fourth Thursday of the month, September through May, at 6:30 p.m. Each meeting consists of a business meeting as well as a demonstration by an artist. The public is invited to attend.

GAVA also offers art workshops by demonstrators as well as by members.

GAVA organizes exhibits at local businesses for its artists and also promotes youth art by offering a scholarship and through its Genelle Merrrick Children’s Art Award, gives annual awards to Cooke County school children whose art has been recognized as exemplary and shown at the North Central Texas College Spring exhibit.

Contact info:

Gainesville Area Visual Arts​ P.O. Box 495, Gainesville, Texas, 76241
Email:     Phone: (940) 372-8176

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