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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    Doll Selfie at LSA

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Morganne Cameron
    Photos courtesy of Darien Orr

    Barbie Does Dentoning!

    Greetings from Little d, the cool North Texas city packed with creative aesthetics, culture, history, and unforgettable experiences. Denton is an original culture of arts, music, entertainment, shopping and community. Visitors are captivated by the city’s local businesses, shops, and deep-seated history, because it is here that self-discovery and inspiration permeate the city’s sense of […]

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    Arts & Jazz crowd courtesy Denton Festival Foundation

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Olivia Sylvain

    Getting Jazzy with It

    The sounds of saxophones, trumpets and drums resonate through Quakertown Park and electrify the city. Crowds gather on the grass to see all-day music. Nightly concerts feature world-renown headliners, this year Randy Brecker, Dr. John the Night Tripper and Denton’s own Grammy winners Brave Combo. An array of cold beer combines with aromas of everything […]

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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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    All Events
    FINAL FIGHT: Can you survive the Zombie Apocolypse @ Final Fight
    Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

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    Like The Walking Dead? Come out and live it, in live-action zombie apocalypse survival event. Come see if you can complete the missions or become Zombie Food..

    Experience the latest in combat simulation with the most realistic tactical laser tag equiptment available.

    All shooters need to sign a waiver (parent if under 18)

    Age limit is 13 years old.

    This live-action zombie apocalypse survival event will be every Friday and Saturday night in October from dark until midnight.

    One Trail $15 or buy two trails for $20


    Karaoke Night @ Muddy Jakes
    Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

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    Head out to Muddy Jakes Every Friday Night for Karaoke Night!

    Day of the Dead: Una Exhibicion @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Oct 10 all-day

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    In partnership with Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, the Greater Denton Arts Council presents an exhibition of traditional and contemporary ofrendas honoring departed loved ones and ancestors. Altars will be presented by the Tri County Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, students of the Hispanic Honor Society and Denton Independent School District, Denton Public Library, Ghosts of Denton and more. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to bring a personal item of remembrance to add to our community altar.

    Permanence and Impermanence @ UNT Art Gallery
    Oct 10 all-day

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    The work in this exhibition has been organized around ideas of permanence and impermanence, with each of the selected artists challenging our expectations of what is constant and what is mutable. The notions of permanence and impermanence influence our observation and comprehension and may be measured in terms of a lifetime (ongoing) or half-life (decreasing). The artists remind us that when considering environmental change, what may appear to be temporary may in fact inadvertently become longstanding; and conversely, the ground underneath our feet, although seemingly steadfast, may be shifting.

    UNT homecoming game @ Apogee Stadium
    Oct 10 all-day

    UNT football

    Come out and support the UNT Mean Green for their homecoming game against Portland State!


    Denton Community Market @ Denton County Historical Park
    Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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    The Denton Community Market is every Saturday April – November, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    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

    6th annual Bonnie & Clyde Days @ Historic Pilot Point Square
    Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
    6th annual Bonnie & Clyde Days @ Historic Pilot Point Square  | Pilot Point | Texas | United States

    Come out to the historic Pilot Point town square, as we celebrate the 6th annual BONNIE & CLYDE DAYS! Pilot Point, Texas, was the location of the filming of the famous “bank robbery scene” in the 1968 movie “Bonnie and Clyde” starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. Additionally, Pilot Point (and neighboring towns and counties) was actually the stomping-grounds of Bonnie and Clyde and their cohorts, as well as other well-known outlaws (the James Gang, the Younger Brothers, Quantrill’s Raiders and others). The Festival is hosted by Pilot Point’s Main Street Program. For vendor info, click here. For photos and press, click here. Download a sponsor packet here.

    starts at 7:30am! Click here to download registration forms. More info here. Register now – T-Shirts to the first 50 to sign up!

    Click here to download a PDF with SPONSOR and ENTRY FORMS.

    Pilot Point, Texas, is just north of Denton. (See map here).


    Art Show/ Yard Sell/ Art Mixer
    Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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    Come hang out with local Artists while they sell their artwork and other miscellaneous cool stuff!
    Friday 10AM-4PM
    Saturday 10AM-PM

    —–Local Artists—–

    Alison O’Meara w/ The Violet Vinyl/ Violet Vinyl Creations

    Crystal Pistols & Lew Morris w/ Subcultural Collisions & Rescued Hollywood

    Jared Caraway *Saturday only*

    Matthew Sallack w/ Otter Illustration *Friday only*

    Michael Freeman w/ Freeman Fine Arts

    Shauna Crawford representing the Art of Phil Martinez

    Global Cardboard Challenge @ North Branch Denton Public LIbrary
    Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Denton Public Library

    Bring your imagination to the Explorium’s second annual cardboard challenge. Based on the movie Caine’s Arcade, the Imagination Foundation hosts this worldwide event every year as a global day of play. We will have lots of supplies but feel free to bring your own boxes, tape and box cutters if you have a special project you want to work on.

    Counter Narratives @ UNT on the Square
    Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


    This Homecoming 2015 Alumni Showcase features UNT Alumni who have achieved regional and national recognition in their careers, this exhibition celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the University of North Texas’ founding in 1890. The College of Visual Arts and Design began as the Art Department at North Texas State Normal College in the early 1900s, offering one drawing course in 1901 and growing since the 1940s to support 16 degree programs and large-scale exhibitions of art, making the visual arts program at UNT one of the largest and most comprehensive programs in the nation. Come out to UNT on the Square and see Counter Narratives!


    Denton Live Magazine Spring-Summer 2015

    Welcome to Denton, Texas.

    Guests in Denton, like the nearly 125,000 people who choose to live here, have something quite definitive in common: we all seek uniquely-customized, Dentoncentric adventures within the cool vibe for which Denton has gained international acclaim. We call it original, independent.

    Original is a spirit manifested in the physical fabric of our city. It is energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, business community, the North Texas Horse Country, and our vibrant, no-faux-about-it downtown square. 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. Denton is known around the world for the music 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.

    People come to Denton in pursuit of their passions. Take local artist Darien Orr. She gained Etsy fame when her “Barbie and Ken Live the Denton Life” photographic note card series took off several years ago. Now Barbie is stepping out of the note cards and authentically “dentoning” (the experience of enjoying/discovering/exploring all that the great City of Denton, TX has to offer). Scores of female and male Barbie dolls in various states of restyle sit in neat lines in her studio. Clothing and shoes just their size are piled to the side, all part of her new product line called Dentoning Dolls. Every doll is unique, rescued from someone’s discards then thoughtfully bathed, styled and dressed to fit into the many nuances of Denton life. People adopt their Dentoning Doll, each with a name, a background, an official dentoning tee shirt, and a hashtag for sharing its dentoning adventures on Instagram. The dolls come packaged in a clear box, the background an artistic image of our Courthouse.

    “Denton has cool things to offer,” Darien says while showing off a doll whose body was made in 1966. “Dentoning Dolls are a cool way of getting people interested in the bigger Denton experience.”

    See what I mean? Original. Independent. And Darien is one among hundreds whose expressions are visual or musical or architectural or environmental or something that is so unique it has no label or category.

    Now it’s your turn. This is your adventure. So, create! Make it original. Embrace independence. Go enjoy Denton!

    Kim Phillips,

    Vice President
    Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau

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