• Julia Dailey

It’s January in East Texas!

Looking forward: January’s promising events in East Texas! Welcome to 2020! Etx creatives is excited for the new opportunities 2020 has in store for East Texas, and we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the amazing fellowship and contributions our followers and friends made in 2019. East Texas has many new projects lined up this year in the arts, and plenty of events for creatives to take advantage of. Across the nation many individuals participate in a New Year’s Resolution, I know I do. This year, instead of vowing to lose 10 pounds, clean up my diet or save up money, I am dedicating my resolution to promoting the arts in East Texas. I am unsure how I am going to achieve this yet, but I find it fitting to dedicate, volunteer or promote, in some way, at least two creative events this year that feed my soul. Please consider doing something creative, artistic or musical for you community and share your art resolution with us on our website:, Facebook:, or Instagram:!

Need inspiration? Check out Debbie Cannatella’s story at Cannatella “helped the city of Tyler, Tx design and open the city’s first fine arts gallery, Gallery Main Street. She also helped organize the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition.” See the rest of her story at

It is important to remember that resources from other communities, states and countries are easily accessible to us via the World Wide Web. Use it for the resource it is, but I caution you not to rely on it! Think critically and share you discoveries with etx creatives so we can create a dynamic and educational community together! This month take take to check out Artwork Archive’s post, “Why Artists Fail at New Year’s Resolutions.” While it is geared to Fine Artists, the post can be reflective for general creatives, musicians and writers.

Before you continue to January’s Monthly Planner, take a moment to ‘save the date’ for etx creative’s Music, poetry, and special exhibition opening, "Drawing a Line from Your Place to Mine" is juried by Wesley Berg, artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Time & Location

Jan 18, 2020, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PMWorkHub, 7922 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75703, USA

Register for early bird pricing here:

Your etx creatives Monthly Planner: January


PLAN AHEAD! May 2, 2020

3rd Annual Festival of Books

Winnsboro, Texas

PLAN AHEAD! Apr 25, 2020

Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization

2020 Time to Write Conference

The Jeffersonian Institute, Jefferson, Texas


Jan 6, 2020

Rolling Waves of Scotland

Fine Arts at First Presbyterian, Tyler, Texas

Jan 9, 2020

ETX Brewing Co.

UT Tyler Jazz’s Monthly Community Jazz Jam

Downtown, Tyler, Texas

Jan 10, 2020

Quitman Public Library

2nd Friday Acoustic Jam Circle

Quitman, Texas

Jan 18, 2020

Winnsboro Center for the Arts

Eliza Gilkyson on the Bowery Stage

Winnsboro, Texas

Jan 25, 2020

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Brahm’s First Piano Concerto

UT Tyler Cowan Center, Tyler, Texas

Jan 25, 2020

Liberty Hall Theater

Robert Ellis: Texas Piano Man with Special Guest Jamie McDell

Downtown, Tyler, Texas

Jan 10, 2020

Longview Public Library

Sounds & Stacks: Hungrytown

Longview, Texas

Questions, please call (903) 237-1346 to speak with Leah.


Jan 30, 2020

ARTrageous Studios & Initiative

Smith County Social Dance Society

Lindale, Texas


Jan 17, 2020

ArtsView Children’s Theatre

ArtsView’s Got Talent Performance

Longview, Texas

Jan 21, 2020

Angelina Arts Alliance

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Lufkin, Texas

Jan 27-28, 2020

Tyler Civic Theatre

AUDITIONS for the Mark Twain Show

Looking for 3 cast members!

Fine Art:

Jan 8, 2020

Longview Museum of Fine Arts

ABC Art Group

Longview, Texas

Jan 10, 2020

Showcasing East Texas Artists

Gold Leaf Art Gallery & Frame Shop, Tyler, Texas

Jan 25, 2020

211 Gallery – Local Art Gallery & Studio

Days of Old

Athens, Texas

PLAN AHEAD! Feb 21, 2020

KilGogh Arts Festival

Kilgore, Texas

Creative – Fun – Informative:

Jan 24, 2020

Tyler Rose Garden Center

24th Annual Gem and Jewelry Show

Tyler, Texas


Jan 18, 2020

Art, Music & Poetry – Drawing a Line from Your Place to Mine

WorkHub, Tyler, Texas

Jan 9, 2020

Tyler Public Library

Talking Tales

Tyler, Texas

Make sure to check out the Edom Art Emporium for fun 2020 events!

Continue to check back with us each month. As we grow so will the list of events! Together we can make East Texas a fine arts district to rival any metropolitan area.

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