Art Galleries & Studios in Denton, TX

Creative, vibrant, and inspiring

There is no shortage of visual art in Denton. See for yourself by visiting one of our art galleries or local businesses with rotating art displays. You will be sure to leave feeling inspired!

The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center offers two large galleries, an art studio, a dance rehearsal hall, and a sculpture garden. The centerpiece of the venue is Festival Hall, a 5,000 square foot event and exhibition space with soaring ceilings and original industrial hardware. Each year, the Greater Denton Arts Council (GDAC) presents over 20 exhibitions and welcomes over 15,000 students.

Embassy Suites has partnered with the GDAC to showcase our talented city in two exhibition spaces. One space near Houlihan’s Restaurant highlights artwork by local Denton artists. The other space, the hall on the way to the pool, is the space where our Denton ISD students share their amazing artistic talents.

Throughout the year GDAC partners with the Discover Denton Visitor Center to highlight local Denton artists at their location on the Historic Denton Downtown Square. The welcoming point for our city, this partnership helps share what Denton loves, art and culture, with all our visitors.

Discover the full list below.

010 Student Gallery

The 010 Student Gallery showcases the original work of TWU Department of Visual Arts students. Each semester, a selection of students from different concentrations are chosen to be featured in their own two-week exhibition at the TWU Student Union.

A Creative Art Studio

A Creative Art STUDIO opened in 2009 just off the historic square at 227 W Oak Street in Denton, Texas. It started as an art Studio for two artists but soon evolved into a Studio and Gallery. We feature fine art and handmade crafts and gifts made by our local artists. You will...

Armadillo Art Gallery

Armadillo Art Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery, partnering with Armadillo Ale Works and Envision Arts, located in historic Denton Texas.

Art Glass Ensembles

From design to construction to installation, we can create your custom piece of beautiful stained glass art. We also offer glass painting, silver stain, and color enameling for other stained glass studios.

Bearded Monk

The Bearded Monk is Denton’s first, craft beer only, bottle shop and growler fill bar. Located on McKinney St, at the north side of Downtown Denton’s Craft Beer District, The Bearded Monk is the place to have a beer or two while shopping for that perfect craft beer for your party...

Cora Stafford Gallery

The Cora Stafford Gallery features two spaces, showcasing M.F.A. thesis solo exhibitions, CVAD's annual Faculty Exhibition, and since 1969, the annual Voertman Student Juried Exhibition. The gallery is named after Dr. Cora Stafford, an imaginative and enlightened leader who...

Discover Denton Visitor Center

The Discover Denton Visitors Center located in the heart of downtown Denton is your one stop shop for maps, brochures, and souvenirs.

East | West Galleries

The East | West Galleries at Texas Woman’s University are dedicated to understanding and promoting contemporary art as a tool and catalyst for education. We consistently present exhibitions and programming that examine the cultural and social contexts around us, challenge...

Embassy Suites

Attached to the new 70,000 sq ft convention center, the AAA Four Diamond, LEED Gold Certified Embassy Suites offers spacious two-room suites, onsite dining, complimentary breakfast, evening reception and more. The hotel is located in the heart of Rayzor Ranch, with shops, dining,...

Herf's Denton County Tap House

Herf's has something for everyone offering kombucha, craft soda, and 48 beers and ciders on tap.

Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist brings wine, art and fun together in a unique experience. Painting with a Twist has events every week, check out the calendar, or plan a private gathering for Birthdays, Team Building or Bridal Parties! Hours vary day by day. Call/Text/Email for more...

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center is truly the arts engine of Denton. Built in 1929 and located between Denton’s Downtown Square and emerging innovation district, this historic building was originally the city’s steam power plant. Renovated in the 1980s, the Arts Center now...

Paul Voertman Gallery

Formerly the Lightwell Gallery, the Paul Voertman Gallery is a student-run gallery located on the first-floor atrium of the UNT Art Building. The Paul Voertman Gallery hosts weekly rotating exhibitions of student works and is known for hosting both impromptu and formal...

The UNT CoLab

The UNT CoLab is an event rental space that also offers a variety of events and exhibitions and a curated retail boutique of uniquely Denton and UNT-inspired goods.