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

  • Remembering The Fallen (5/25/2022 - 5/29/2022)

    Remembering The Fallen


    Memorial Day is the time we, as a Nation, set aside to remember those who have fallen in service to our country. On May 25-29, the Museum of the American G.I. will be “Remembering the Fallen'' with special exhibits and displays. Visit the Vietnam Heroes Exhibit to see the 3,417 dog tags honoring all Texas Veterans who died or were missing in action in Vietnam. Learn about the Gold Star Aggies from WWI to Desert Storm. Walk through the Remembrance Crosses dedicated to the Gold Star from the Brazos Valley. For more information, visit Museum of the American G.I


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  • Shark Tale (5/27/2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Shark Tale

    On Friday, May 27th the George Bush Museum and Library will be kicking off the Summer Film Series with the movie "Shark Tale". 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.
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  • The Sweet Delilah Swim Club (6/2/2022 - 6/19/2022)

    The Sweet Delilah Swim Club


    Five women, whose friendships began on their college swim team, meet for a long weekend every August at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, to catch up and re-connect. They are Sheree, the team captain, who is the organizer of the group; Dinah, a wisecracking overachiever; Lexie, pampered and outspoken and desperately trying to hold back the hands of time; sweet and eager-to-please Jeri Neal; and self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette.  As their lives unfold and the years pass, these five women increasingly rely on one another, through advice, support, and hysterical repartee, to get through life's challenges. The play focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years and is an hilarious and touching comedy about the strength of friendship. To learn more and buy tickets now, visit Unity Theatre


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  • Steel Magnolias (6/9/2022 - 6/25/2022)

    Steel Magnolias


    The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. To learn more and buy tickets, visit Stage Center Theatre


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  • Steel Magnolias (6/9/2022 7:30 PM - 6/11/2022 9:30 PM)

    Steel Magnolias

    Steel Magnolias. Written by Robert Harling. Directed by Micaela Eagle. Thursdays through SaturdaysJune 9-25 at 7:30pm. Sunday Matinee June 19 at 2pm.

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  • Newsies (6/10/2022 - 6/16/2022)


    Auditions will be held April 18-19, 2022. 

    Find updates and information at The Theatre Company of Bryan-College Station


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  • World of Color (6/17/2022 - 6/18/2022)

    World of Color


    The Theme category for the quilt competition will be “A World of Color.” The Care Quilt Challenge category will be “Color Outside the Box.” The Theme category for the quilt competition will be “A World of Color.” There will be a wide assortment of quilt categories, from traditional to art quilts. The show will have vendor booths, quilt appraisals, quilts for sale, and more. Featured Quilter is Christa Watson of For more information, visit the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild


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  • Wish Upon A Butterfly (6/26/2022 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

    Wish Upon A Butterfly


    Monarch butterflies will fill the skies again on Saturday, June 26th at Wish Upon a Butterfly, an annual fundraiser at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History. This symbolic event highlights the elegant monarch, the Texas state insect.  This year, because of COVID-19 concerns, Wish Upon a Butterfly will be a drive-through event from 9 am -11 am. Visitors will drive to the Brazos Center Park Pavilion where Museum staff, dressed in butterfly attire to add to the fun, will hand out purchased butterflies to release at home!  Participants will also receive an activity/craft packet that they can enjoy with their families. For more information on how to be a sponsor, or to purchase a butterfly, call 979-776-2195 or visit Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History


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