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
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
Mar 26, 2020
Old-Time Music and Dulcimer Festival
Museum for East Texas Culture, Palestine, Texas https://www.countylinemagazine.com/calendar/arts/palestine-old-time-music-dulcimer-festival---th-annual/event_09a71dbf-e712-5de3-8c23-5e96561eb1e0.html
Mar 28, 2020
9th Annual Mudbugs & Music
Longview Exhibition Center, Longview, Texas
Mar 21, 2020
Dancing with Dinos
Naranjo Museum Spring Gala, Lufkin, Texas https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dancing-with-dinos-naranjo-museum-spring-gala-tickets-90854912489?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Mar 27, 2020
Puttin’ on the Ritz Square & Round Dance Festival
Henderson Civic Center, Henderson, Texas https://www.countylinemagazine.com/calendar/puttin-on-the-ritz-square-round-dance-festival/event_681c9484-5bf7-11ea-88f2-5cb9017bff17.html
May 01, 2020
Rose City Steppers 2020 Linedance Workshop
The Meeting Place, Tyler, Texas
March 12, 2020
Tyler Public Library, Tyler, Texas
Mar 27, 2020
9 to 5 The Musical
Historic Texas Theatre, Palestine, Texas
Mar 5 – April 7, 2020
Caldwell Arts Academy Student Exhibition
Gallery Main Street, Downtown Tyler, Texas https://www.countylinemagazine.com/arts/
Linda Lucas Hardy Solo Exhibit
Winnsboro Center of the Arts, Winnsboro,Texas https://www.countylinemagazine.com/calendar/arts/linda-lucas-hardy-solo-exhibit/event_279e83b9-c481-533a-b186-bcbe565de2b7.html
April 11, 2020
Van Go Art Fair
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 https://www.facebook.com/events/503193177027968/
Mar 21, 2020
Creativity: Building Brain Connections
Champions for Children of Smith, Tyler, Texas https://www.facebook.com/events/555773685025429/
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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