Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    All Dogs Go to Dog Days of Denton

    Story by Laura Cortez Photos courtesy of Sheila Wilson I take center stage, wearing nothing but my hiking backpack and a bandana tied around my neck. Self-conscious? Naw. I’m feeling good. It is, after all, a warm September day. The sun even makes me glow, and everybody’s looking at me. Hey! I smell a corndog […]

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    MURAL_Mick_HousesMural- Kristen Watson

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    In Living Color: A Mural Tour of Denton

    Story and photos by Kristen Watson Welcome to Denton, an art mecca that’s home to painters, sculptors, printmakers and designers. Denton’s creative community cultivates the best art around, especially fantastic public art. From Fry Street to the Historic Downtown Denton Square to the halls of UNT, there’s a wall, fence or building to display every […]

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    Muttin Bustin'

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    It Ain’t Their First Rodeo

    Story by Danielle Garcia Photos courtesy of North Texas Fair & Rodeo Clouds of dirt fly through the air as the rodeo crowd goes wild. Samantha Tippit’s adrenaline rushes through her veins as the speed of her horse and the noise of the crowd picks up. Her blonde hair is blowing behind her. One wrong […]

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    MUST CREDIT Christopher Blumenshine 5

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    It is the Best of Times

    Story by Brittany Fholer Photos by Christopher Blumenshine ‘Tis a magical time. For thousands of years in the cold of winter, two symbols have come together as a celebration of life. Amidst the dreariness of the season, when many living things sleep or die off, evergreen trees stand out in their starkly contrasting color. Festooned […]

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    All Events
    When The Well is Dry, We Know the Worth: Neal Paustian @ Patterson Appleton Arts Center
    Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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    Starting November 13th, the Greater Denton Arts Council will present the thought provoking work of native Texan, Neal Paustian. In When the Well is Dry, We know the Worth, Paustian uses both steel and glass to highlight and raise awareness of the socio-political issue of water conservation, a growing problem across the United States. Using glass as a metaphor for water, the artist transforms glass and steel into poignant explorations of the fragility of both glass and our nation’s water supply.

    Neal Paustian received a BFA in Graphic Arts in 2002 from the University of Texas, Arlington, returning in 2011 to pursue an MFA in Glass. This exhibit will run through December 30th.


    Light, Space and Beauty @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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    Explore the playful, airy, sculptural and multi-media works of Cathy Breslaw. Breslaw holds an MFA from Claremont Graduate University and degrees from Howard University and George Washington University.

    Recent Works by Matthew Bourbon + Michael Furrh @ Murchison Performing Arts Center
    Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


    Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
    Explore recent works by artists Matthew Bourbon and Michael Furrh. Matthew Bourbon is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas. Bourbon holds degrees in art history and studio art from the University of California, Davis and earned his Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Michael Furrh received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of North Texas. He has taught at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, and currently works in the Art Department at Texas State University, San Marcos.
    A concurrent show of Matthew Bourbon’s work, Post Script, will be on display at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center throughout the duration of the Murchison exhibition.

    UNT College of Visual Arts + Design Annual CVAD Faculty & Staff Exhibition @ UNT on the Square
    Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The Annual Faculty & Staff Exhibition showcases artworks in all media by the accomplished artists working in the College of Visual Arts and Design, one of the most comprehensive university art programs in the nation.

    Reflecting the CVAD mission, the spirit of the region, and the dynamic growth of UNT and CVAD, this exhibition’s ever-expanding inclusiveness affords continuing opportunities for students and others to see and learn from all that CVAD offers.

    Typically shown concurrently in both the UNT Art Gallery on campus and UNT on the Square in Denton’s historic downtown, this year the exhibition will be entirely at UNT on the Square.

    Participating Artists:
    Jerry Austin | Martin Back | Laura Beard | Rachel Black | Ed Blackburn | Harlan W. Butt | Li-Fen Anny Chang | Susan Cheal | Kate Colin | Lauren Cross | Andrew DeCaen | Laura Drapac | Alicia Eggert | Christian Fagerlund | Vincent Falsetta | Rachel Fischer | Lari Gibbons | Karlyn Griffith | Robert Jessup | Bumin Kim | Liss LaFleur | Tom Leninger | Ana M. Lopez | Kathy Lovas | Adam Neese | Jill O’Brien | Deanna Ooley | Cassie Phan | Johnny Robertson | David Stout | Benjamin Terry | Michelle Thomas | James Thurman | Umut Demirguc Thurman |Watts | Ursula Willias

    UNT College of Visual Arts and Design

    Live Music at LSA Burger @ LSA Burger
    Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


    There will be live Music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night at LSA Burger on the Downtown Denton Square!

    Music starts at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m.

    Ghosts of Denton @ Downtown Denton
    Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm

    Ghosts of Denton poster

    Make reservations to take a Ghosts of Denton tour with supernatural tour guide Shelly Tucker. The Ghosts of Denton tours meet at Jupiter House Coffee (on the east side of the courthouse square) for a 90 minute haunted history tour at 8:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night.  There are so many stories, that Shelly tells different ones each night.  On any night you might hear the tales of the ghostly hooligan, the dead Comanche’s bones, the librarian who never “checked out,” or the man who survived the Goliad massacre to die in a suspicious fire.  Perhaps you’ll hear tales of Sam Bass and his friend/nemesis Jim Murphy (who some say still haunt the streets of Denton), or the blind sheriff who protects and serves from beyond the grave.  Does John Denton’s ghost protect the town that bears his name?  Take a tour and find out! These tours are fun for visitors and residents alike.

    For more information, visit ghostsofdenton.com.

    Stage Fright: Bar Band does the Band @ Dan's Silverleaf
    Nov 27 @ 9:00 pm

    Dan's Silverleaf; night venue; live music

    Ryan Thomas Becker (RTB2, Hares on the Mountain), Scott Danbom (centro-matic, Sarah Jaffe), Tony Ferraro (Satans of Soft Rock, Hares on the Mountain), Jeffrey Gruber (Descender), and Grady Don Sandlin (RTB2, Boxcar Bandits) team up as Bar Band to present the music of The Band at Dan’s Silver Leaf on Friday, November 27.

    Afternoons at Audacity @ Audacity Brew House
    Nov 28 all-day

    audacity beers

    Cold beer and hot tunes, every Saturday afternoon at Audacity Brew House.
    Brewery tours at 3 and 7pm (always free)
    Live music from 4 to 6 pm.

    Shop Small at The Bearded Monk @ The Bearded Monk
    Nov 28 all-day

    bearded monkey

    #SmallBizSat is Nov 28, and The Bearded Monk is going to celebrate with a #ShopSmallDenton Selfie event. Show your support by taking selfies with The #PlushedMonk or with your beer. Tag us in each photo and share them with #ShopSmallDenton.

    We’ll have great deals for your Holiday Shopping on amazing craft beer and locally made products from local artisans!

    Denton Community Market Final Day @ Denton County Historical Park
    Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Denton community mkt

    The Denton Community Market is every Saturday April – November, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the last Denton Community Market of the season, and will have extended hours, staying open until 3pm.

    The market is local art and produce market located @ Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. near downtown Denton, Texas. We are a community gathering space alive with live music by local artists, fresh local produce, locally-produced handmade arts and crafts, delicious on-site food, local business, community groups and more! We encourage you to come to any of our market days to join in on the fun.

    For more information, visit the Denton Community Market’s website at dentonmarket.org


    Denton. Original. Independent.

    Mull it over for a minute. Look at the image. Think about the words. What does it mean? What is it saying?

    This is our brand. It conveys in a single image the essence of this place:  Denton, Texas. Understanding our brand is the first step to understanding our vibe. And tuning to our vibe is the key to unlocking your own uniquely-customized, Denton-centric adventure.

    The word original is a broad application. It’s more a description of spirit than physical attribute, though the spirit is manifested in the physical fabric of our city. The creative energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, small business community, the North Texas Horse Country – it drives originality. Another example of our originality is our vibrant downtown. It’s the real thing, no faux about it. We hold fast to our history while progressively moving ahead. We hold originality in high regard.

    Independent is more of the same spirit and springs from the same attributes as original. Consider our burgeoning music scene, for instance. Denton is known around the world for the music movement that’s been organically evolving here for many years. Interestingly, though, there is not a specific “Denton sound” that anyone can identify in a word. That is


    the result of original and independent. The sound is a combination of individual sounds where writers, musicians, poets and venues have their own messages, rhythms, tunes and atmospheres. Listeners get the entire breadth, as varied or not as they choose. And again, in the surrounding horse country, we have the most diverse equine population and disciplines in one area than anywhere else on Planet Earth. That’s independent, and it results in a lively, energetic culture.

    The weathered appearance of the brand is quite intentional. Think about your favorite pair of jeans.

    They’re likely a bit worn-looking, because they are your favorite. They fit you perfectly, comfortably. And they wouldn’t fit anyone else in just the same way. Our brand says that’s how Denton fits too.

    Denton is a place where people come to pursue their passions, and we’ve shared their dreams and journeys for more than 150 years. You’ll see it in our year-round festivals, museums, galleries and shops. You’ll taste it in the delectable art of local chefs and unique dining.  You’ll feel it in our vibe.

    Welcome to Denton. Now get ready for something different, an experience no other has had before, because this one is yours: Original. Independent.

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