BIG BEND ARTS COUNCIL www . bigbendartscouncil . org ; info @ bigbendartscouncil . org The Arts Council supports and promotes the arts in the Big Bend region through events , activities , and exhibits . Events and exhibits are held at various and changing venues throughout the region and are supported by local artists and volunteers . Check the website for the locations of upcoming events and for membership information .
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“ Road Trip to Big Bend ,” 48x36 ” acrylic on canvas , by Tom Curry
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Sul Ross State University
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From 1921-1950 , Alpine was home to an artist colony , hosting artists of the regionalist style . Several murals were created during that era , one of which can be viewed in the old post office , located across from the county courthouse on North 7th Street . This valley town continues to add to its repertoire of murals and outdoor art , inviting visitors to get lost on an ambling walking tour .
“ Veneration ,” 7x9 ” colored pencil , by Joni Powers
A map of the murals , with forty-four locations , is available at Alpine Visitor Center at 106 N 3rd Street . Art galleries are open on , and around , the main strip of Holland Avenue , showing work from dozens of artists on any given day . Alpine Railroad Park , a small public park across from the Amtrak train station , displays a growing number of artworks , including sculptures and a mural , amongst its gardens carefully landscaped with native plants . Murphy Avenue is home to yet another row of galleries and artists , proof that this town is committed to supporting Big Bend arts . The Museum of the Big Bend , located on the campus of Sul Ross State University , hosts multiple exhibits each year , including the western showstopper Trappings of Texas .
1 / CATCHLIGHT ART GALLERY 117 W . Holland Ave . / 432.837.9422 catchlightartgallery . com The mission of CatchLight Art Gallery is to encourage creativity by providing a venue for local artists to display and sell their work and to promote Alpine as an art destination . Opened in 2007 , the gallery currently shows the work of over a dozen local artists . Media includes watercolor , oil painting , acrylic painting , jewelry , stained glass , ceramics , photography , fiber arts and mixed media .
2 / CURRY STUDIO & GALLERY 104 West Murphy / 432.386.2348 / tomcurrystudio . com tomcurrystudio @ gmail . com Studio , gallery and sculpture garden displaying the work of internationally known artistillustrator-sculptor Tom Curry . Open daily 10-6 most days .
3 / FRANCOIS FINE ARTS GALLERY Sul Ross State University Campus , Fine Arts Building / 432.837.8218 Rotating student BFA and MA exhibitions , National Ceramics invitational and invited artists .
4 / GALERIA SIBLEY 103 W . Holland Ave . / sibley1 @ me . com Open by appt . and available for special events .
5 / GALLERY ON THE SQUARE 115 W . Holland / 432.837.7203 gotsart . com Gallery on the Square represents a collection of fine art by local and regional Big Bend artists .
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