Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2018

    Children’s Museum gets rid of ‘Don’t Touch’ rule

    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 […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2018

    Denton’s newest Asian restaurant brings a taste of Tokyo Ramen to town

    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 […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2018

    North Texas Fair & Rodeo cowboys up for the 90th time this August

    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 […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2018

    Take Home or Make Your Own Piece of Denton

    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. […]

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    COMING UP

    All Events

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    2018 John Weinkein Juried Student Exhibition @ Texas Woman's University Gallery

    Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    2018 John Weinkein Juried Student Exhibition @ Texas Woman's University Gallery | Denton | Texas | United States

    TWU is pleased to announce its annual John Weinkein Juried Student Art Exhibition, a prestigious exhibition, in honor of previous Visual Art Department Chair John Weinkein, who passed in 2009. The exhibition will feature current TWU Visual Art students from the Studio Arts, Graphic Design, Art Education, and Art History Programs.

    For several years, the John Weinkein Exhibition has served as a great opportunity for TWU’s students to exhibit their artwork in a professional gallery for the Denton art community. This year’s guest juror is Kalee Appleton, TWU alumni, who will be selecting works of art for the exhibition as well as giving prizes to chosen students in the exhibition.

    Texas Woman’s University, East | West Galleries, Department of Visual Arts
    300 Texas Street, Denton TX 76201
    Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Juror: Kalee Appleton
    Opening Reception: October 13, 5-7 p.m.

    Kahlo Rivera 100 Exhibit @ UNT on the Square

    Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

    KahloRivera100 is a graphic design exhibition in homage to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, courtesy of the Consulate of Mexico in Dallas.


    Events included with this exhibition include:

    Public reception

    Friday, Oct. 5, 7-9 pm

    Documentary Screening

    Friday. Oct. 12, 5-8 pm
    Documentary is “Frida Kahlo: A Ribbon Around a Bomb” with Sara Cardona, Executive Director, Teatro Dallas

    Staged Reading

    Monday, Oct. 29, 5-8 pm
    Teatro Dallas presents a staged reading of “Conversation with Diego Rivera: The Monster in his Labyrinth”, moderated by Sara Cardon and Cora Cardona Hurst

    Open Studio @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

    Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Open Studio @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    Are you lacking inspiration? Do you want to get out of the house or just need more workspace? The Greater Denton Arts Council is here for you! Artists are invited to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center on Fridays between 10 AM and 3 PM to join our open studio. We provide a comfortable environment with plenty of room and natural light that allows your creative juices to flow freely. Participants must bring their own supplies.

    If you would like to attend an open studio, please fill out the form at the link below. Open studio is free of charge. Space is limited; first come, first serve basis. Questions? Email education@dentonarts.com

    I Come as One, but Stand as 10,000 @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

    Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    I Come as One, but Stand as 10,000 @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    I COME AS ONE, BUT STAND AS 10,000
    By: Tyrone Geter
    Meadows Gallery, Patterson – Appleton Arts Center
    Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6 – 8 PM
    September 8 – December 8, 2018

    I Come As One, But Stand As 10,000 features works by renowned Columbia, South Carolina artist Tyrone Geter. In his works Geter explores the struggles and hardships women of color have to face globally. Geter’s pieces are inspired his mother and her life of dealing with the racism, intolerance, and poverty of 20th century in America. Geter’s works celebrate women and their stories by making them the focal point of his pieces, but avoids the objectification of his female subjects.

    On North Texas @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

    Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    On North Texas @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    Greater Denton Arts Council, Film Photographic, and Denton Camera Exchange presents ON NORTH TEXAS
    By: DFW Photographers
    Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Opening Reception: Friday, September 14
    September 15 – November 24, 2018

    Film Photographic’s Jason Lee and Denton Camera Exchange’s Armand Kohandani have curated a list of 18 film photographers from the DFW area to capture images of the places and spaces that are important to them. Each artist will have two pieces on display during the exhibition.

    Under Tension @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

    Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Under Tension @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    UNDER TENSION
    By: Amie Adelman
    Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Opening Reception: Friday, September, 7, 6-8 PM
    September 8 – December 15, 2018

    UNT Professor and Fibers Program Coordinator Amie Adelman returns to GDAC for the first time since completing her installation in Festival Hall’s Foyer last fall. Adelman showcases her mastery of fibers on canvas and in the space, exploring patterns and colors.

    TWU Soccer vs Eastern New Mexico @ Texas Woman's University

    Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm

    TWU Soccer vs Eastern New Mexico @ Texas Woman's University | Denton | Texas | United States

    Come out and support your TWU Soccer team as they host Eastern New Mexico!

    Admission is FREE for all TWU Students / Staff / Faculty, with faculty and staff also granted three free admission passes for guests.

    Ticket Prices

    Adults – $5
    Senior/Youth – $3
    12 & Under – FREE

    Park After Dark @ Denton County Historical Park

    Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Park After Dark @ Denton County Historical Park | Denton | Texas | United States

    Just in time for Halloween, join the Denton County Office of History & Culture for two nights of mystery and mayhem at the fourth annual PARK AFTER DARK on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 from 6:30-9 PM at the Denton County Historical Park (317 W Mulberry Street, Denton, TX).

    On the night of Saturday November 22, 1919 an argument took place outside the Bayless residence, an argument that ended in death… Does the ghost of Mr. Bayless still roam the halls?

    Find out for yourself! Travel through the Bayless-Selby House to hear the accounts of key witnesses, town gossips, and stories from our own volunteers who have experienced more than a few unusual instances inside the house.

    No reservation is required. The tours are FREE, but cash donations are always accepted! Tours will be given to groups of 15 -20 every fifteen minutes. Don’t miss this chance to experience the PARK AFTER DARK!

    Denton Bike Friday Night Social Ride @ Denton Bicycle Shop

    Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

    Denton Bike Friday Night Social Ride @ Denton Bicycle Shop | Denton | Texas | United States

    Denton Bike Friday Night Social Ride

    • Join us every Friday night at 7:00 pm here at the shop for a casual social ride through downtown Denton! Get to know the shop staff, and make some new friends!

    • Appx. 10 miles, no drop.

    • All rider types and bicycles are welcome!

    Free Beer Friday @ Discover Denton Welcome Center

    Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Friday means beer at the Discover Denton Welcome Center! Every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Discover Denton Welcome Center hosts a variety of brewers that offer beer samples for FREE!

    At 7 p.m., the brewers step into the DentonRadio.com studio for a quick interview to learn about their story, their beer, and their craft.

    After sampling, head to the Bearded Monk to get a full pint of the featured beer!

    Stay up-to-date on all things craft beer with the Free Beer Friday podcast, now available on iTunes – apple.co/2rRG1qC & Google Play – bit.ly/2qhnuCI

    Brewing up at the Discover Denton Welcome Center:

    October 5 | Pint Hub
    October 12  | On-location at the Monk for the Anniversary Shotgun Guinness World Record attempt
    October 19 | TBA
    October 26 | Oak Cliff Brewing
    November 2| NTX Beer Week
    Get your beer on!

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    THE MAGAZINE

    #DENTON: Where Original Meets Independent

    CVB LogoDenton.  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.

    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.

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