Boots & BBQ, one of The Arts Council's annual fundraisers that is low-key and offers a fun afternoon of music, art, and entertainment! Enjoy delicious BBQ and view recent work from our artists in residence. They’ll even have items for purchase to add to your home, give as a gift, or enjoy in your office!
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Empty Bowls, Jr. began in 2013 as a way to directly support local in-school food pantries and The Arts Council programs. Students and art educators from more than 25 Brazos Valley schools have created hundreds of handmade, artistic bowls to donate for this event with the purpose of “kids helping kids.” Due to Covid, this event is more important than ever! With your help families struggling to meet a basic need can afford food to feed their loved ones.
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Celebrate the Arts is The Arts Council’s largest and most important annual fundraiser. Proceeds raised during the event help The Arts Council achieve its mission of making the arts accessible to all citizens and visitors of the Brazos Valley. Over the past year alone, The Arts Council has awarded over $400,000 in direct funding support to non-profit arts, culture, and heritage organizations throughout the region.
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The Bryan - College Station Community Showcase
The Bryan – College Station Community Showcase explores those moments through the work of more than 30 local artists. When brought together, these individual stories tell a larger narrative indicative of a united experience. With pieces inspired by nature, childhood memories, grief, friendship, and even pop culture references, the emotional range of this exhibit is sure to capture the hearts of many. Not only diverse in topic, the artwork on display includes an array of styles and mediums. Visitors will enjoy oil, acrylic, watercolor, and digital paintings, as well as pencil and pastel drawings, photographs, and more. This collection in all its different forms speaks to the uniqueness of the stories being told, which converge to create the beautiful puzzle of our community. Many of the featured artworks are for sale, which makes this exhibition a great place to encounter a new favorite local artist.
Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global exhibition that explores the life of one of the world’s most famous freedom fighters and political leaders.
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Directed by Jennifer Hargis, everyone’s favorite detective solves his most notorious case, with underwriting by Susan Irza.
Summer Film Series: "Invictus"
Join us at the George Bush Presidential Library and Musueum on August 12 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. Games and free refreshments (while supplies last) will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.
Carol Burnett Show: Auditions
Everyone is invited to come do some readings (auditions) for Troupe Over the Hill's upcoming CAROL BURNETT SHOW. The show will be September 23, 24, & 25. Details will be coming soon.
Movie Night at the Playhouse: "Second Hand Lions"
Join Troupe Over the Hill for Movie Night at the Playhouse! "Second Hand Lions" starring Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, & Haley Joel Osment tells the story of an introverted young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who is sent to live with his eccentric great uncles (Robert Duvall and Michael Caine) on a farm in Texas.
Back to School Book Sale!
Hundreds of books geared to young readers will go on sale August 20 at the Clara B. Mounce Library in Downtown Bryan. This special one-day sale features books for newborns to age 12. Shop board books. Chapter books. Graphic novels. Sci-fi. Teacher resource material will also be available.
Mystery Theatre: Who Killed Mama Lasagna
Join Troupe Over the Hill for Mystery Theatre: Who Killed Mama Lasagna, Friday, August 26 - Dinner & Show - 6:30 Dinner, 7:00 Show - $40 per person - Tonkawa Room, Hilltop Lakes. Saturday, August 27 - Show - 7:00 Show - $25 per person - Main Street Playhouse - 105 Main, Normangee.
Head Over Heels
HEAD OVER HEELS is a bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, and we are thrilled to be producing its Brazos Valley debut!Our musical tells the story of the Kingdom of Arcadia.
Summer Film Series: "Princess and the Frog"
Join us on at the George Presidential Library and Museum on September 23 at 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for our Summer Film Series showing of "Princess and the Frog." Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. Games and free refreshments (while supplies last) will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.