ALPINE, TEXAS GALLERIES
Alpine is the biggest town in the Big Bend. With a population of about 6,000 and lots of shops, restaurants, lodging and activities, it has a down-home feel. This is the heart of the last frontier. Cowboys still make a living here and the Western ethos inspires local art and culture, from hand-hammered jewelry to decorative wrought iron finishes made by real blacksmiths.
The downtown district hosts a growing gallery of outdoor murals in the alleyway between 5th and 6th Streets. Art is found indoors and outdoors from the beautiful grounds of Kokernot Municipal Park to the dozen-plus galleries and studios throughout town.
Visit the Museum of the Big Bend on Sul Ross State University campus to learn about the history, culture and layout of the entire Big Bend region.
From May through July, cheer the Alpine Cowboys professional baseball team at historic Kokernot Field.
Annual events include the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering (February), Trappings of Texas (April), Viva Big Bend Music Festival (July), Big Bend Ranch Rodeo (August), Artwalk (November), and Christmas Parade (December). Plus, the Downtown Association hosts several Heart of Alpine events each year.
Alpine is home to a unique blend of cultures, talents and energies that create a place where everyone feels at ease. Relax. Recharge. Enjoy.
For information about events, restaurants and lodging, go to www.visitalpinetx.com.
BIG BEND ARTS COUNCIL
The Arts Council supports and promotes the arts in the Big Bend region through events, activities and exhibits. Events and exhibits are held at various and changing venues throughout the region and are supported by local artists and volunteers. Check the website for the locations of upcoming events and for membership information.
2 / CATCHLIGHT ART GALLERY
117 W. Holland Ave. / 432.837.9422 / catchlightartgallery.com
The mission of CatchLight Art Gallery is to encourage creativity by providing a venue for local area artists to display and sell their work and to promote Alpine as an art destination. Opened in 2007, the gallery currently shows the work of over a dozen local artists. The media include watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting, jewelry, stained glass, ceramics, photography, fiber arts and mixed media.
3 / CHESHIRE CAT – ANTIQUES, ART & APPRAISALS
301 E. Avenue E. / 432.837.9466 / Cheshire Cat on Facebook
Art from yesterday and today. Western artifacts, jewelry and collectibles.
4 / CURRY STUDIO & GALLERY
104 West Murphy / 432.386.2348 / tomcurrystudio.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio, gallery and sculpture garden displaying the work of internationally-known artist-illustrator-sculptor Tom Curry. Open by appointment.
6 / FRANCOIS FINE ARTS GALLERY
Sul Ross State University Campus, Fine Arts Building / 432.837.8218
Rotating student BFA and MA exhibitions, National Ceramics invitational and invited artists.
7 / GALERIA SIBLEY
103 West Holland Ave. / email@example.com
Open by appt. and available for special events.
8 / GALLERY ON THE SQUARE
115 W. Holland / 432.837.7203 / bbacgallery.com
Gallery on the Square represents a collection of fine art by local and regional Big Bend artists.
9 / GET REAL ART FACTORY
432.381.6067 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Working studio and gallery, by appointment. All works by Paul Sundown, Santa Fe, NM born artist. Types of work include: abstract, figurative, tonal paintings; also works in wood, folk art, bright colors, Southwest flavor. Formerly carved furniture at Southwest Spanish Craftsmen.
10 / JUDY’S BREAD AND BREAKFAST CAFE & GALLERY
113 W. Holland Ave. / 432.837.9424
The Bread and Breakfast has been a favorite gathering place for local residents and visitors to socialize and enjoy fresh baked goods, breakfast or lunch. The gallery features local and regional artists. Showings change monthly and include special events presentations. 7am-2pm Mon-Sat, 8am-12pm Sun. Closed Tuesday.
11 / GALERIA MAÑANA
119 E. Holland Ave. / 512.965.6599 / www.photographymanana.com, Facebook: Galeria Mañana
Color and black & white photography and photo collages documenting and interpreting life in Texas and Mexico and in travels elsewhere. Artisanal clothing and gifts from Mexico.
12 / LA AZTECA
109 W. Holland Ave. / 432.837.1882
This elegant shop resembles those found in San Miguel de Allende, Sante Fe, and other colonial cities. La Azteca offers originals in contemporary and vintage sterling silver jewelry, antique silver objects, other small antiques, fine arts and crafts. Artists David Busey and Susana Sandoval-Busey design and create custom gold and silver jewelry.
13 / MUSEUM OF THE BIG BEND AT SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY
Miriam and Emmett McCoy Building; SRSU / 432.837.8143
In the original historic native rock museum are featured newly installed cultural, geologic and historic exhibits unique to the Big Bend region. A signature annual event is the Trappings of Texas exhibit featuring cowboy art, gear and artifacts. The museum is a treasure of the region, a key stop on any tour and an excellent way to start a visit to the region.
14 / OCOTILLO ENTERPRISES –
BOOKS, BEADS AND ROCKS (SINCE 1986)
205 North 5th Street / 432.837.5353 / Open 10-6 Mon-Fri; 12-6 Sat; 1-5 Sun.
A delicious selection of fine art and craft books, tools, supplies and ornamental elements is offered to the creative artist and artisan, including beads of all kinds, jewelry wire, cabochons, mineral specimens, and sculpting stone. Regional paintings and other artworks and personal adornments by owner and teacher, Judith Brueske, are displayed throughout the store (with additional representation at Galley On The Square). Instruction in wire wrapping and bead embroidery is available by arrangement.
15 / REATA RESTAURANT
203 North 5th St. / 432.837.9232 / www.reata.net
Reata features paintings and murals by Stylle Read on the north and south side of the restaurant. Western artifacts and private collection for viewing pleasure. Additional art shown by local artists.
16 / SMITH & WIFE, AND LAST FRONTIER MUSEUM/ANTELOPE LODGE
2310 W. Hwy 90 / 432.837.2451
Gems and handmade jewelry are the focus of Smith & Wife. Many Native American artists are represented, along with silversmiths from around the world. The Last Frontier Museum features rocks and gems of the Big Bend Region, including the amazing agates for which the area is known. You can even schedule a private field trip to find your own treasures! Open 9am to 9pm every day.
17 / THE STABLE PERFORMANCE CARS
522 W Holland Ave.
Gallery of Automotive Art within The Stable Showroom. Private collection is open to the public for viewing. Frames and unframed prints for sale of Wildlife, Performance Cars and David Kimble illustrations.
18 / WHITLOCK STUDIO OF FINE ART
110-B North 6th St. / nancywhitlockart.com
Located in a uniquely renovated, historic 1927 building, downtown Alpine. Featuring vibrant paintings in oil and pastel, ink drawings and videos inspired by the Chihuahuan Desert. Open 10-5 Thurs-Mon.