Big Bend Arts Council


  PO Box 1764, Alpine, TX  79831

NOTICE: Gallery on the Square is temporarily closed  through the end of March to support efforts to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We hope you'll visit us once we reopen. Thanks for your continued support of local arts. 

Current Show: Second Annual Print Show

   The Second Annual Print Show at Gallery on the Square is underway through April 21st, hosting a variety of print methods by print makers and printers throughout the Big Bend. A reception was planned for April 3 from 5 to 8 pm at the gallery; however, since the Gallery on the Square is closed in support of community efforts to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, this date will be rescheduled.

  Featured artwork includes aquatint, monoprint, engraving, collagraph, woodcut, stamp, etching, linocut, variable, stencil, stone, lithography, digital prints (archival ink), screen printing, 3D printing, and giclee reproductions.

   For more Information, click on the links below, or contact the gallery at 432-837-7203 or

Visit Us 

(Online Only for Now!)

Gallery On The Square

115 West Holland Ave

Alpine, TX  79830

across from the train depot

Coming Up! R3: Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose Show

The 2020 R3 Art Show is the next planned BBAC show at Gallery on the Square. Curator Lori Griffin encourages all artists to give it a try. Although the show celebrates recycling and reusing products that might otherwise be discarded, re-purposing is the most important thing to remember when creating a piece for this show. Artists must change / modify the usual purpose or use of the material. Above is an example of art for this year's show by Lois. 
 The show is currently scheduled to run April 23rd to June 11th. If the gallery reopens before then, artwork must be delivered before April 21st. Stay tuned for more details in the prospectus and entry form, available soon on our website. Need inspiration or directions? Need to ask a question? Call Lori Griffin at 432-301-9663. 

Summer Is All about the Clay.

Clayworks 2020 will follow the R3 show. Stay tuned for upcoming news about how to enter this annual summer event for BBAC members, as well as details about the cup invitational.  Click the image for the promo flyer.

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

Ready to join us? Click here