Get Artsy in Denton, Texas

CREATIVITY AND ARTISTRY ARE INFUSED INTO EVERY ELEMENT OF DENTON.

After all, where else can you attend premier art shows for little to no cost or experience history and inspiring views all within a ten-mile radius? Use this list to build the ultimate Denton arts experience. Browse a local art gallery to enjoy fine art made by Dentonites and other talented Texans.

Voertman’s

What better place to find great art supplies than Voertman’s? The on-campus UNT bookstore has everything you need, no matter what kind of art you’re creating.
Voertman’s: 1314 W Hickory St, (940) 387-1313, Voertmans.TextbookTech.com

Greater Denton Arts Council

While the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center has limited hours due to COVID-19, you can still experience the beautiful art exhibits, which have been put online. For their latest Covid-19 protocols and updates, please visit their website.

34th Annual Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Exhibition
Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 34th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Youth Art Month: Recent Works by Denton ISD Elementary Students
Coming Soon: March 2021
National Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. Families and children can enjoy the work of Denton Independent School District Elementary school students in this delightful exhibition. 

UNT CoLabUNT CoLab

UNT CoLab is a retail boutique featuring uniquely curated selections of local and alumni-made goods that are Mean Green and Denton inspired! They also host a variety of exhibitions in their gallery space.
UNT CoLab: 207 N Elm St, (940) 369-8257, colab.unt.edu

UNT Union Art Gallery

From UNT: "In the interest of helping keep our community healthy and safe, all events will be canceled, postponed to a later date, or, when possible, a virtual experience will be created."
For updated protocols, hours, and exhibition information, please visit their website.

UNT College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) Galleries

From UNT: "The Galleries are closed to the public through the Spring 2021 semester."
Home to CVAD Gallery, Cora Stafford Gallery, and the Paul Voertman Gallery the CVAD Art Galleries at UNT support the educational mission of the university, enrich the aesthetic environment and serve as a cultural resource for the public. With a focus on curatorial projects involving contemporary art, each of the three galleries inspires and empowers student and community audiences through the viewing experience, fosters students' confidence in the public display of their artworks and presents and promotes the artist's voice.
For updated protocols, hours, and exhibition information, please visit their website.

TWU Visual Arts Galleries

Currently open by appointment only.
Home to The East | West Galleries and 010 Student Gallery the Department of Visuals Arts at Texas Woman's University displays students' work year-round. 
For updated protocols, hours, and exhibition information, please visit their website.

Paint En Plein Air

"En plein air" is a French expression that means “in the open air.” It is used by artists to describe the art of outdoor painting, capturing landscapes and views in natural light. Denton is full of scenery that can inspire your next painting. Grab your easel and supplies and head to one of our many lakes, parks, or even the downtown square to flex your creative muscles.

 

Parks & Trails

If you are interested in outdoor adventures, Denton is home to some of the best parks, lakes, and trails in North Texas. On land, there are places to enjoy hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Birding and stargazing are also popular in Denton County. Enjoy being on the water?...

Downtown Square

Shops, restaurants, bars, event venues, and more line the streets of downtown Denton while many annual events and festivals take place in and around the area. Historic architecture has been preserved or restored on the Square, with most of the area holding a place on the National Register...