Texas Art Festivals
Texas has a wide-ranging art scene - from new age sculpture to watercolor outdoor scenes. Every type of art and every type of artist can be found in the Lone Star State. Texas' many art festivals are an excellent way to witness this art first hand.
First Night Austin
Held each year on New Year's Eve, First Night Austin includes an afternoon family festival, a procession down Congress Avenue, and a night-time art show and festival which features steet corners and storefronts converted into art galleries and stages.
Art Past Dark
Bolstered by the blossoming Texas Hill Country art scene, Art Past Dark is a two weekend-long celebration of arts, antiques and music in Fredericksburg.
Cottonwood Art Festival
Held in Cottonwood Park in Richardson, just outside of Dallas, the Cottonwood Art Festival is an outdoor art festival featuring over 200 artists from across the United States, England, and Canada, as well as live music, including country, rock, jazz, blues, swing and folk.
Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts
A three-day celebration of visual and performing arts, the Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts has quickly become of favorite annual event for residents and visitors alike.
Main Street Arts Festival
Fort Worth's Mainstreet Arts Festival features over 200 artists displaying and selling their wares. The festival also features live music, street performers, food vendors and family activities.
Held over Memorial Day weekend each year for over three decades, the Dallas Art Fest features a "run for the arts," live music, children's activities and fine artists from across the country.
Benefitting the Center for Hearing and Speech, Via Colori is a free street painting festival featuring more than 175 artists. During the event, these artists will transfer their original masterpieces directly onto the streets of Houston's Allen Parkway and Bagby in and around Sam Houston Park. The event also features live music, great food and other entertainment.
Tablerock Festival of Salado
Founded in 1979 to promote cultural arts in Central Texas, the Tablerock Festival of Salado offers a variety of seasonal performances in the historic Tablerock Amphitheater near Salado Creek.
Keepin' It Weird Festival
Austin's annual Keepin' It Weird Festival celebrates all of the odd, crazy, irreverent and funky things that make Austin a unique place to visit and live.
Round Rock's Main Street Stroll
Held in downtown Round Rock the first Thursday of every month, the Main Street Stroll is a free, family-oriented event featuring artists, musicians and street performers.
Corpus Christi's Seashore Marketplace is a showcase for arts & crafts and features live music, food and more. The event takes place at the Balli Park Pavilion on North Padre Island.
Billed as "An East Texas Celebration of the Arts," Longview's Alley Fest has something for everyone, including an art show, live music, a chili cookoff, and 10k, 5k and 1-mile races.
Art City Austin
Art City Austin, formerly known as the Austin Fine Arts Festival, displays original artwork in a variety of mediums and genre. The festival also includes live music, food, kids' entertainment, art activities and artist demonstrations.
Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
Held annually for nearly 20 years, Richardson's Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival has developed a reputation for providing high-caliber live music. The event also boasts a songwriter school, arts & crafts sale, food court, kids corner and more.
Arts Encounters at the Beninis
Held throughout the year, Arts Encounters allow the public to visit with artists and view their work at the Benini Sculpture Ranch located just outside of Johnson City.
Old Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
Featuring a variety of musicians, artists and craftsmen on Austin's famed Sixth Street (originally named Pecan Street), the Old Pecan Street Arts Festival is a one-of-a-kind event.