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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Monday, December 12th, 2011 - Sunday, December 18th, 2011

What's happening in art in the North Texas area (with emphasis on nonprofit visual arts groups). Find out where to go to appreciate, create, meet or learn about art!

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(Exhibit Openings & Receptions, Art Walks / Studio Tours, Festivals & Art Sales, Art Lectures & Conferences, Fundraisers and Paintouts)

Click on Art Events Calendar to see full details and links.

Monday, December 12
  • ChristmasFest
  • Print Happening with Moveable Type
Wednesday, December 14
  • David Jablonoswski artist talk
Thursday, December 15
  • The Wartime Escape opens
  • The Wartime Escape: The journey that saved Curious George opens
Friday, December 16
  • Michael Askew Photography; Reception
Saturday, December 17
  • "Gatherings" by Charley Mitcherson opening
  • r. matteo diago: every then and now Reception
  • The Night Art & Coffee Stole Christmas

  • Lectures are also held at several local art museums:
For more gallery openings see

Meetings and Demonstrations

Click on the Art Meetings Calendar to see details and links.

Monday, December 12
  • Arlington Visual Arts Association
  • Lake Granbury Art Association
  • Mesquite Creative Arts Club
  • Wise County Art Association, Bridgeport
Tuesday, December 13
  • Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild
  • Henderson County Art Club, Athens
Wednesday, December 14
  • Mid Cities Fine Artists
  • Southwestern Watercolor Society
Thursday, December 15
  • Artists of Eastland County
  • Irving Quilt Guild
  • Visual Artists of Cedar Hill (VACH)
Saturday, December 17
  • Articrafters

For the schedule for weekly ongoing art activity groups, see Painting, Drawing & Critique Groups.

Classes & Workshops

Note that classes and workshops require prior registration. Click on the Art Instruction Calendar to see details and links.

Monday, December 12
  • Irma Ward Oil classes
  • Barbara McFarland Monday evening classes
  • Beginning PMC: Silver Leaf Pendant
  • Life Drawing Sessions (live models)
  • Oil & Acrylic with Barbara McFarland
Tuesday, December 13
  • Irma Ward Oil classes
  • Community Sew Day
  • Quilter's Guild of Plano Community Sew Day
  • Technique Tuesday for Mixed Media
  • Watercolor with Bennie Wood
Wednesday, December 14
  • Irma Ward Oil classes
  • Women's Art Classes "Under the Tent" by Jo Dufo
  • Acrylic and Mixed Media Class
  • Creative Studio Night Workshops
  • Life Drawing Sessions (live models)
  • Kenneth Porter Acrylic Classes
Thursday, December 15
  • Women's Art Classes "Under the Tent" by Jo Dufo
Friday, December 16
  • Encaustic Fri./Sat. workdays/workshops
  • Friday Open Art Nights
  • Watercolor with Bennie Wood
Saturday, December 17
  • Encaustic Fri./Sat. workdays/workshops

See also these listings:

For painting groups see: Painting, Drawing & Critique Groups


Calls for entries and artist opportunities. Click on Art Deadlines Calendar to see full details and links or for more deadlines.

Friday, December 30
  • Zentangle-Inspired Art Exhibit
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  • Bishop Arts Saturday Market
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
  • The Path to Love
Sunday, January 8, 2012
  • Funky Finds Spring Fling Fort Worth
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
  • Plano Art Association 2012 Members Show
Monday, January 30, 2012
  • Hungarian Multicultural Center's International Exhibit in Budapest

TO ADD AN EVENT, contact or use the Submission Form. All notices are moderated.


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