It’s March in East Texas!

Being a creative sometimes…well actually most of the time…means thinking outside of the box. When Fine Art students were polled at a local university, their primary concern centered around showing or exhibiting their art. Thinking generally art is exhibited in galleries or museums, business lobbies or courtyards, pop-up shows and exhibitions or at local colleges and cafes. What are some out-of-the-box locations? Whether you are a fine artist, musician, writer or freelance creative how can you reach a new audience? How can you engage the outlying East Texan and spark a new artistic minded conversation with them?

Etx creatives came up with a few ideas, but we would love to hear from you! Share your ideas with other creatives in East Texas. What have you tried? Did it work? If not, what are some of your ideas? Will you regroup and try again?

Public transportation. I know what you’re thinking…. “It’s East Texas! What public transportation!?!?” Tyler and Longview have a bus system, and many of our bigger city artists get exposure by displaying prints or digital work in city buses, cabs or on roadways. Also consider your local City Chamber’s Office or Municipal building.

A Shopping Center. Whether it is the Broadway Square Mall in Tyler, The Longview Mall, the Lufkin Mall or any mall or shopping center in East Texas, malls provide excellent exposure. If you’re an artist, you can submit a proposal to have your work displayed. If you’re a musician, you can ask to play your music to gain public awareness and put yourself in front of new people. Some venues even allow writers or poets to display vinyl excerpts of their work on walls and windows.

Other Venuses to consider: Churches, University or College Galleries and Spaces, Libraries, Bookstores, Beauty Salons, Architecture Firms, Interior Design Businesses, Law Offices, Convention and Event Centers, Airports and Private Clubs.

Where have you displayed your art? Have you ever played music or recited your work in an unconventional place? Where? Even if it was not in a progressive way, where in East Texas have you had success reaching a new audience? Let us know!

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Your etx creatives Monthly Planner: March!


PLAN AHEAD! Apr 25, 2020

Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization

2020 Time to Write Conference

The Jeffersonian Institute, Jefferson, Texas

PLAN AHEAD! May 2, 2020

3rd Annual Festival of Books

Winnsboro, Texas

PLAN AHEAD! June 12, 2020

East Texas Writing Festival

LeTourneau University Longview, Texas

PLAN AHEAD! July 18, 2020

15th Annual Summer Writing Conference

Tyler Junior College – West Campus Tyler, Texas


Mar 14, 2020

Live & Local: Jazz Connection

Fresh by Brookshires, Tyler, Texas

Mar 21, 2020

Piney Woods Music & Arts Festival

Crockett, Texas

Mar 26, 2020

Old-Time Music and Dulcimer Festival

Museum for East Texas Culture, Palestine, Texas

Mar 28, 2020

9th Annual Mudbugs & Music

Longview Exhibition Center, Longview, Texas


Mar 21, 2020

Dancing with Dinos

Naranjo Museum Spring Gala, Lufkin, Texas

Mar 27, 2020

Puttin’ on the Ritz Square & Round Dance Festival

Henderson Civic Center, Henderson, Texas


May 01, 2020

Rose City Steppers 2020 Linedance Workshop

The Meeting Place, Tyler, Texas


March 12, 2020

Talking Tales

Tyler Public Library, Tyler, Texas

Mar 27, 2020

9 to 5 The Musical

Historic Texas Theatre, Palestine, Texas

Fine Art:

Mar 5 – April 7, 2020

Caldwell Arts Academy Student Exhibition

Gallery Main Street, Downtown Tyler, Texas

March, 2020

Linda Lucas Hardy Solo Exhibit

Winnsboro Center of the Arts, Winnsboro,Texas


April 11, 2020

Van Go Art Fair

Van, Texas

Creative – Fun – Informative:

Mar 6, 2020

Outside the Box Small Business Fair

WorkHub, Tyler, Texas

Mar 7, 2020

Small Quilts, Big Impact – Speaker Donna Mikesch

March 2020 Meeting Tyler Public Library, Tyler, Texas

Mar 21, 2020

Creativity: Building Brain Connections

Champions for Children of Smith, Tyler, Texas

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

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