Your Guide to November

Updated: Nov 7, 2019

It’s November in East Texas!

Are you thankful you are an artist, musician or general creative in a small town or underdeveloped artistic community? Maybe you’ve never thought about it…but here are several reasons you should be counting your blessing you are contributing to the arts in East Texas. First, East Texas communities are vibrant with life, color, and character. The many cities, towns, and communities that make up East Texas give creatives room to grow without the hefty price tag of living in Austin or Portland. Many cities like Tyler and Nacogdoches are budding artistic centers that promote art and culture for their growing Millennial residences.

Second, East Texas is the perfect platform if you are trying to start or propel your career as an artist. Regardless of if you are a painter, musician or poet, East Texas will cultivate your talents in a distinct community of like-minded people. You just need to meet these people! That is why etx creatives has launched a monthly calendar, which makes it easier to find creative events for connecting.

Lastly, do not be afraid to make your mark defining East Texas as the next cultural oasis. Samantha West writes in her article How Artists Are Changing Small-Town America, that the future in small-town fine art is to, “invest time and talent into the place you call home; a place where museums and galleries do not line the city center but where art is rich, rooted, and alive.” Read the rest of her article at

Before you continue to November’s Monthly Planner, take a moment to ‘save the date’ for etx creative’s Call for artists, poets, and musicians: Open until November 15th: learn more or register at

*This is a call for artists, poets, and musicians for an exhibition which begins on January 18th, 2020. This will be our one year anniversary celebrating our first etx creatives showcase. Details about the event coming soon. Only work from East Texans will be featured. The deadline for submissions is November 15th at midnight.

Your etx creatives Monthly Planner: November

Conscious, the zine. November Call for Poetry

Open call: submit to

5% Show

Location: Arcadia - Martin Walker Building Downtown Tyler

Details: Saturday, November 2nd from 7pm - 9pm.

Adult Art: Miniature Art

Location: Judy B. McDonald Public Library - Nacogdoches Public Library

Details: Monday, November 4th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

etx creatives podcast

Available: Thursday, November 7th at

Details: Inspiring a Community with Artist and Professor Derrick White

Novel Ideas Book Club at Goodman Museum

Location: Goodman-LeGrand Museum, Tyler, TX

Details: Thursday, November 7th from 7pm -9pm.

Poetry Night

Location: Bosslight Bookstore, Nacogdoches, TX

Details: Thursday, November 7th, 6:30 pm - 9pm.

Out of the Loop: True Stories about life in Tyler and East Texas

Location: Liberty Hall, Tyler, Texas

Details: November 8th from 7- 9pm

Winnesboro Art & Wine Festival

Location: Winnesboro, Texas

Details: November 8-9, 2019

Gallery Main Street’s exhibition Hello Future!

Location: Gallery Main Street in Downtown Tyler

Details: Opening Saturday, November 9th

“A Night of Jazz” with Maryah and Martin

Location: Marshall Regional Arts Council

Details: Saturday, November 9th at 6:30pm.

2nd Saturday Shenanigans

Location: The Black Squirrel Studios

Details: Saturday, November 9th at 6:30pm.

Books, Books & More Books: Works by MANUAL

Location: Tyler Museum of Art

Details: Last chance to see this exhibition. Closing Sunday, November 10th

Writer’s Circle at Tyler Public Library

Location: Tyler Public Library

Details: Every Wednesday from 12pm - 2pm.

Destress and Draw with etx creatives

Location: University Center, UT Tyler

Details: etx creatives November Meet up, 11am -2 pm.

etx creatives blog post

Available: Thursday, November 14th at

Details: To be announced

Call for artists, poets, and musicians: Open until November 15th: learn more or register at

Texas State University Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

Location: UT Tyler’s Meadows Gallery

Details: Last day to view the exhibition is Friday, November 15th.

The Market Arts and Crafts Bazaar

Location: Henderson, Texas

Details: Saturday, November 16th.

etx creatives podcast

Available: Thursday, November 21st at

Details: To be announced

Josh Dorman - The art of Listening: Portraits from the Memory Bridge Project

Location: Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Details: Open for viewing all month!

etx creatives December Monthly Planner

Available: Thursday, December 5th at

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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