Big Bend Arts Council


  PO Box 1764, Alpine, TX  79831

Current Show: Holiday Miniatures

   Running through January 9, 2020 is our annual Holiday Miniature Show at Gallery on the Square, featuring small original works of art by BBAC members. 

   Small works make great holiday gifts, and you can peruse the gallery's permanent exhibits for that extra special one! 

    The membership holiday party coincides with a reception for the event on Thursday, December 12, from 6 to 9 pm at Gallery On The Square.  This year, there are more than a dozen pieces of art to be awarded as door prizes, so come early and sign up to win! Refreshments will be served.

    Also on this date is an Alpine Starlight Shopping evening.  Look and listen for carolers out singing this night! Gallery hours are also extended to 9 pm on December 19th, when hot chocolate, hot apple cider, & Christmas cookies will put you in the holiday spirit!

MEMBER REMINDER:  Wednesday, December 11 at 11 am, the BBAC Critique group will meet at Carol Fairlie's Studio on Lockhart Ave (across from True Value Parking lot).

Around the Corner

   Around the corner from Gallery On the Square, at Cactus Gallery on 6th street next to the alley entrance, there is a special show and sale of art, including our BBAC member Emory Holman. Also exhibited is work by Charlie Bell, Marion Quick, Tommy Kozar and others.
   The gallery is open from 1 pm to 6 pm Thursdays through Sundays. Also at this location, Bell is presenting a paper making workshop on Saturday, December 14 from 1 to 5 pm at this location.  For more information, please contact Charlie Bell at 432-386-3182.

Come to the Membership Meetings!

   BBAC members are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly membership meetings which run through the spring (no meetings during the summer). 

   Meetings are generally held the third Sundays of each month at 2 pm at the Museum of the Big Bend on the Sul Ross State University Campus. For more information, please email