Denton has everything. A great music scene, food of every kind, craft beer and not one, but two universities. And soon, Denton will have a children’s museum. Opening Fall of 2018, Explorium Denton Children’s Museum brings learning and fun together. The mission? Disregard the usual ‘don’t touch’ rules and teach kiddos through interaction instead. Located […]
Stepping inside Hanabi Ramen & Izayaka is like being transported to an entirely different time and place. The restaurant’s minimalistic décor, the complex and enticing smells drifting from the kitchen, and the large family-style tables in the center of the dining room work together to create a unique dining experience. In fact, letting their patrons […]
The North Texas Fair & Rodeo will celebrate its 90th year in 2018. Many things have changed, but one thing has not: hats. A sea of cowboy hats will be visible everywhere. Some will wear one from their collection at home, while others will purchase one from a vendor at the fair. George Stetson manufactured […]
The walls are filled with bright and colorful artwork. Each piece is a physical representation of the talent many Dentonites possess. Owner Robin Huttash opened A Creative Art Studio to inspire support for local art and in turn, the artistic hub brought Denton’s creativity to life. The gallery features affordable artwork from 45 local artists. […]
What: Winners of the 29th Annual VAST Juried Member’s Exhibition
When: Currently on display through August 15th
Where: UNT on the Square 109 North Elm Street, Denton
The Visual Arts Society of Texas Announced Winners of its 29th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, July 24 – August 15, 2018. The awards were announced at the opening reception on July 24.
Cash Award Winners: Deanna Wood, The Lives of Birds, artist’s book – $500 Best of Show Andrea Albright Memorial Award Lin Hampton, Women with Lattitude, oil – $400 First Place Corky Stuckenbruck Memorial Award Angelia Ford, Billy, John, and Ruth, uv polymer print altered with watercolor – $300 Second Place Susan K. Vaughan Memorial Award Kathie Chan, Aspen, mixed media – $200 Third Place Jervis Underwood Memorial Award Nel Dorn Byrd, Meter Mates, watercolor – $175 Fourth Place Ray and Eloise Sears Award Lin Hampton, Women with Lattitude, oil – $150 Pride of Denton Kimberly Karl Award Gail Williamson Cope, Bear Spotting, acrylic – $100 Honorable Mention 1 Johnny and Jo Williams Award Ray Sears, Bon Appetit, photography – $100 Honorable Mention 2 Pauline Morris and Mary Sigle Memorial Award Tesa Morin, Appreciation or Appropriation? photography on fabric-$100 Honorable Mention 3 SOHO Salon Award Darla Bostick, Thirsty Too, mixed media – $100 Honorable Mention 4 Jeanne Heartsill Memorial Award David Blow, Tranquility, digital archival photo – $100 Honorable Mention 5 Larry Musick Memorial Award
Merchandise Award Winners: Barbara Lindley, Blackberry Fields, watercolor – $150 Jack Richeson and Co, Inc. Gift Certificate Award I John Howington, Marking Time, oil on wood – $125 Jack Richeson and Co, Inc. Gift Certificate Award II Joan McDermott, Curiosity, oil – $100 Jack Richeson and Co, Inc. Gift Certificate Award III Aurora Cabrera, Untitled, watercolor – $100 Voertman’s Gift Certificate Award
VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in an exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for the north Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists.
Take a 6-week journey to learn the ins and outs of drag. All genders and abilities welcome! From makeup and wigs, to choosing a name, constructing an act to costuming, you’ll learn everything you need to know for the stage! Every Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Qs. There will be a final showcase on September 16th at Qs. $125/full series $25 drop in
Sound Values is a radio show hosted by Mikey LaCroix, also known as Kind Beats. This show digs deeper into the background of local musicians, from jazz artists to hip-hop, one will always learn about the craft of music and of course snacks.
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.
Guests in Denton, like the 128,000 people who choose to live here, have something quite definitive in common: we all seek uniquely customized, Denton-centric adventures in our internationally acclaimed way-cool vibe. We call this vibe original, independent.
Original is a spirit manifested in the physical fabric of our city. It is creative energy fueled for the past 125 years 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.