Terlingua ( pop . 110 )
Terlingua / Lajitas / Study Butte
“ Casa Grande from Terlingua Ranch ,” 10x20 ” oil , by Theresa Wallace
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With Lajitas and Study Butte as neighbors , there ’ s more to this area than Terlingua . Of course , Terlingua Ghostown is a staple of Big Bend culture , featuring live music most on the porch of the Trading Post , and Earth and Fire Gallery , an artist cooperative representing locals who also work there . There are a handful of galleries tucked into this former mining district to view Big Bend inspired art , with shows throughout the year . Chisos Galeria , a recent addition in Study Butte , showcases local talent from photography and jewelry to leather work and paintings . Found desert objects , rusted from exposure , make frequent cameos in Terlingua art . Photography , especially night sky shots , reigns supreme when it comes to how this area ’ s talent interprets the mystery of Big Bend . A growing community located in the desolate flats of Terlingua Ranch off S Hwy 118 has made the Little Burro Store its focal point , with monthly Full Moon potlucks , weekly live music , and other events throughout the year . Live music can be heard most nights anywhere locals congregate , since artists and musicians comprise a large proportion of residents . Expressive memorials at the Terlingua and Lajitas cemeteries comprise living works of art , in homage to those who are dearly departed . The holiday of Dia de Los Muertos invites a grand display of art and theatre at Terlingua Cemetery , as people join the twenty-year tradition of lighting candles at the altars in , with art shows , music and general merrymaking amongst the mourning for those who were
“ Pablo ,” 11x17 ” soft pastel on paper , by Katherine Haynes lost the preceding year .
1 / BECOMING FINE ART STUDIO 23240 FM 170 ( across the creek from La Kiva ) / 432.371.2694 becomingfineart . com Featuring the arts of Antonio N . and Debra F . Guerrero , paintings , jewelry , ceramics , photography , sculpture , and much more .
2 / CHRISTINA ’ S WORLD # 5 Lajitas Boardwalk , Lajitas 432.424.3250 / ochrisb @ yahoo . com Jewelry & folk art featuring local artists , large “ Day of the Dead ” selection , eclectic wonders .
3 / EARTH AND FIRE GALLERY Ghost Town Road , Terlingua / 432.371.2637 Earth and Fire Gallery in the Ghost Town of Terlingua , Texas is a magical space . Nestled into a stacked rock structure located between the Starlight Theater and Y Poco Mas Cafe , this unique gallery is home to local Big Bend artists , and features mixed media , pointillism , photography , metal work , jewelry , pottery and more . Constantly changing , repeat visits are a must !
6 / PAINTED FEATHER STUDIO & GALLERY 999A Ghostown Rd / 405.795.3905 danileab1 @ gmail . com / paintedfeatherstudiogallery . com Paintings in acrylic by local artist Dani Bottenfield
7 / GALERIA CHISOS 53704 HWY 118 South , Terlingua / 432.371.2100 www . GaleriaChisos . com / kathygilles11 @ gmail . com Art gallery featuring original works by more than a dozen local artists - oil , acrylic & watercolor paintings , jewelry , photography , stained glass mosaics , leather and fabric items , notecards , soaps , and more . Galeria Chisos also offers an eclectic mix of crystals , gems , minerals , rocks & fossils from around the world . On site you will find a free museum room featuring the agates , rocks and minerals from the Big Bend region .
4 / QUILTS , ETC . Study Butte / 53670 Hwy . 118 South / 432.371.2292 Featuring original works by Big Bend artists . Original quilts by Marguerite Chanslor , Sarah Castle , Elsie Turbeville , Margaret Bley and many others . Original oil and watercolor paintings , jewelry , notecards , baby quilts and other items . Open daily 9 a . m . to 5 p . m ., closed Sundays and Wednesdays .
5 / TERLINGUA GALLERY 53539 State Highway 118 , At the crest of Bee Mountain , 1 mile north of the Junction of 118 & 170 , Terlingua , / 432.294.2206 bonnie . terlingua . gallery @ gmail . com / www . terlinguagallery . com Paintings of local scenes , Bonnie Wunderlich ’ s contemporary and vibrant paintings are exhibited at the Terlingua Gallery ( gallery built with adobe walls and floor ). bigbendartscouncil . org
BIG BEND GALLERIES & ARTISTS 2023