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Arts and Leisure

Musician performing on stage
Live music at the Victory Grill in Austin


So you really DO think you can dance? Texas thinks you can, too! The state celebrates its music, arts, and dance year round with live performances, concerts, festivals, and a thriving historic dance hall culture, giving you and your partner plenty of opportunities to cut a rug and scoot your boots. Two left feet? Relax instead and listen to the accordion wheeze of biergarten music around the gazebo, Mozart beneath the stars, or Mariachis on the courthouse lawn. Communities across the state sponsor musical performances, many of them outdoors, to suit all tastes from baroque to big band, and much of it is free! Looking for inspiration? Local artists and craftspeople exhibit routinely all over the state, offering insight, imagination, and made-in-Texas canvases, sculptures, photographs, and wares, making art some of the state's most valued home grown handiwork. Feeling creative? "All art requires courage," says Houston Museum of Fine Art photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. So don't be shy, participate or spectate but be seen on the Texas art scene.

Upcoming Events

  • November 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    100 W. Columbia Street
    P. O. Box 25
    San Augustine  Texas  75972
    United States

    The Main Street Junk in the Trunk Trades Days event will be held in downtown San Augustine around the courthouse square. The Main Street Program is seeking vendors and shoppers to participate. Call 936-201-9798 or 936-275-3172

  • November 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

    Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards festival
    119 W. Austin St.
    Jefferson  Texas  75657
    United States

    Top independent Country Music musicians from around the world perform and compete for Texas Sounds awards. This is our music, true American Country, performed by international artists who love the music and the love state of Texas!