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Fort Davis

Calf – Ricardo Robles

  Fort Davis started as a garrison town that supported the military fort built in 1854 to defend the region. Today, the Fort Davis National Historic Site is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian war’s frontier military post in the Southwest; and the town has become a charming reminder of life in the old west. Several art galleries showcase fine examples of western painting, sculpture, and striking photography by regional artists and locals.

Davis Mountains State Park is just four miles northwest of town and offers an extensive array of hiking trails, campsites, and some of the most scenic views in the region. It’s a great place to experience the area’s natural beauty and landscape.  

Just 17 miles northwest of Fort Davis is the McDonald Observatory, one of the world’s leading centers for astronomical research, teaching and public education. It boasts a cutting-edge Visitors Center and offers daytime, twilight and evening programs. Visit for details.  

For information on lodging, art, and dining, visit

PO Box 2167, Fort Davis 79734
Regional landscapes in pastels & in oils, wildlife & nature art. A working fine art studio across from Old Spanish Trail Gallery, where Lindy is Artist-in-Residence. Call Lindy (806)789-6513 or Jim (432)249-1359 to see originals at the studio/gallery complex 20 minutes SW of Fort Davis. Buy Lindy Cook Severns cards & reproductions online at We ship art!


At Crow’s Nest Ranch est.1905 / /  432.249.1968 / 401 Crows Nest Rd.
Fine art meets history on a heritage Davis Mts ranch. Original art and sculpture by nationally recognized artists Wayne Baize, Artist-in-Residence Lindy Cook Severns, watercolorist Tim Oliver, plein air painter Dina Gregory.  Also Priscilla Wiggins, Ricardo Robles, Joyce Runyan, Stephen G. Jones. Local artists include Roxa Robison, Ginger Lemons, Joni Powers and potter John Davis. Open daily by appointment. Call or text to set up a visit at your convenience. Allow time to kick back and enjoy our hospitality & mountain ranch scenery. We’re inside the Scenic Loop, 16 mi. SW of Ft D and a mile off Hwy 166 about 20 minutes from town. Bring your camera! Wheelchair accessible and dog friendly.
301 E. Cavalry Road (just north of the Post Office) / 713.557.4147 /
A spacious, suitably lit gallery displaying the work of photographer Robert Haspel. Typical gallery hours are 10-5 daily. I am always present when the gallery is open and enjoy hearing visitor comments and sharing my thoughts. A wide variety of subject matter and styles are displayed; with around 90 framed pieces shown at any one time, and a similar number of matted prints available.
In the historic Paint Box building
205 North State Street
Lanna Duncan 432-940-8104; Beth Francell 432-426-3236; Patty Moreland 512-627-5943, Cathy Rhudy 432-249-1611
This working studio and gallery features the art of Lanna Duncan, Beth Francell, Patty Moreland and Cathy Rhudy, all local artists who paint and showcase their work in this historic space. The artist’s work in oils, pastels and watercolors inspired by the scenic landscapes of west Texas and New Mexico as well as native plants, animals and other subjects of interest to them.
The studio is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 PM.  But… being a working studio, the artists often come in other days and may be open at that time.  Please call one of the numbers above if the studio is not open and you would like to see it. All four artists live within a few blocks of the studio and would be happy to open it if they are in town.
502 N. State Street
(across from Stone Village Market)
White Rhino Emporium was named after the rare agave victoriae-reginae or “White Rhino”.  We feature local artist’s works such as Lindy Severns’ enhanced prints and mini originals; Pauline Hernandez’ pottery; and cards, jewelry, photography, and multimedia art by various other local artists.