Boots & BBQ

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.

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

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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Upcoming Events

  • The Revolutionists (1/27/2022 7:00 PM - 1/30/2022 2:30 PM)

    The Revolutionists

    The Troupe's second performance, "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson, will take audiences to the French Revolution, where former queen Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte Corday, playwright Olympe de Gouges, and Caribbean spy Marianne Angelle try to beat back extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This irreverent comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world. Shows will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, January 27-29, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in the Blinn-Bryan Student Center Theatre. The Troupe will produce special high school performances on Friday, Jan. 28. The play is recommended for ages 13 and up.


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  • Killer Queen (1/30/2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Killer Queen

    The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra invites you to The Music of Queen Jan 30th from 5-7:00pm. We will, we will…rock you! The BVSO amplified with a full rock band performs classic Queen hits in a brilliant combination of power and high energy that reflects the iconic band’s place as one of the greatest in rock history. You will experience classics such as “We are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody” with full rich harmonies that only an orchestra can provide to make this concert unforgettable.


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  • Demystifying Watercolor (2/5/2022 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

    Demystifying Watercolor

    Join Navasota Artist-in-Resident, Lisa Nelson, for a how-to workshop on watercolor painting. If you are new to the medium or just always thought watercolor was too difficult, this is the class for you. Lisa will share some of her watercolor secrets and all levels of expertise are welcome!

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  • Bridget Kibbey and Alexi Kenney (2/12/2022 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Bridget Kibbey and Alexi Kenney

    Friends of Chamber Music will present Bridget Kibbey hailed by the press as a “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp” and violinist Alexi Kenney on Saturday, February 12, at 5 PM at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station. Their program, COUNTERPOINT IN MOTION, will feature well-known masterpieces in refreshingly unexpected sonic colors and textures.Live Concert and Forum are FREE and open to the public.To view a livestream of this event, register at Friends of Chamber Music website,


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  • Rent (2/16/2022 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)


    Wed & Thurs, Feb 16 & 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM

    Rudder Auditorium at Texas A&M University

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    For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. It has become more than a musical – it’s a cultural touchstone, a rite of passage and a source of joy and strength for millions. RENT has become a part of us forever. Whether you’ve never seen RENT or have completely lost count, you can’t miss it this time around – the 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is your final chance to experience this celebrated touring production. PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED This program features strong language, mature themes and adult situations.



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  • Living History Saturday (2/19/2022)

    Living History Saturday


    Washington-on-the-Brazos invites you to join Living History Saturday every third Saturday of the Month. Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836.  On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington. Experience a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.  The program features activities suited for the entire family. Free. (Activities may vary and some are weather dependent)


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  • Tigers Be Still (2/23/2022 5:30 PM - 2/25/2022 5:30 PM)

    Tigers Be Still

    In February and March, the Theatre Troupe's comedy will take a dark turn with Kim Rosenstock's "Tigers Be Still." The play follows the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, a young woman who recently earned her master's degree in art only to move back home with her family while sending out resumes. When a job offer finally comes, Sherry only needs her mother to come downstairs, her sister to get off the couch, her first therapy patient to do one of his take-home assignments, her new boss to leave his gun at home, and someone to catch the tiger that escaped the local zoo for everything to be perfect. Blinn will present the play at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 23-25, at the Bryan Campus Student Center Theatre and at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, March 2-4, at the Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts Performance Studies Black Box Theatre. The play is recommended for ages 13 and up.


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  • Romantic Piano- Charles Richard- Hamelin (2/27/2022 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Romantic Piano- Charles Richard- Hamelin

    The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra invites you to Romantic Piano Feb. 27 from 5-7:00pm. International Chopin Piano Competition Silver Medalist, Charles Richard-Hamelin, will perform one of the greatest piano concertos ever written, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the great pianists of our time performing this beautiful and exciting concerto. Also featured in this concert is the composition that Sibelius called “a confession of the soul”, Symphony No. 2 in D major


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  • Living History Day (3/26/2022 11:00 AM - 3/27/2022 7:00 PM)

    Living History Day

    March 26 - 27, 2022 • Museum of the American G.I.

    The Museum of the American G.I.’s Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactments, and watch on “Over the Top” WWI Trench battle! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone! Learn more at the Museum of the American G.I.


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  • Latin Flavor (3/27/2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Latin Flavor

    The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra invites you to Latin Flavor March 27 from 5-7:00pm. This evening is a very special one as some of Maestro Bussiki’s favorite compositions are featured in honor of his 25thAnniversary as conductor of the BVSO. This evening of “Latin flavored” music will have you wanting to get up and start dancing!


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