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Old 04-15-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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Brenham is a good artsy town...with a very lively theater and antique scene. It's situated midpoint between Houston and Austin.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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I could see Eastland become an art town.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Castroville? i dunno, never been, but a town that holds a wine tasting on the square each Fri nite, has got to be a bit artsy
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Don't forget Marfa! It is most definitely an artsy town, with the Chinati Foundation.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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What do you think are the best small towns in Tx. for artists.
Live in the New Orleans now, but have had enough of the slime, and the grime and da crime. Want to open a gallery is a small Tx. town
that would have tourists/visitors/locals that would be interested in art or
at least have some possibilities. I like Gruene, New Braunfels, Wimberley,
Fredericksburg, Georgetown, & Salado, but all the popular places like these
have no places to lease or anything to buy that is reasonable. Any suggestions would be appreciated. No big cities like D/FW or Houston. Thanks Tommy
I am looking too and will come back with info as found!
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Rockport, TX on Aransas Bay has a pretty active art scene and a few festivals each year.

Wimberley is another good location, and with its Market Days running most of the year, which attracts big crowds, an artist may not even need a store front. http://www.shopmarketdays.com/

Edit: I just realized how old this thread is, still it may be useful to some.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I am looking too and will come back with info as found!
Probably never heard of it, it's tiny. Edom, Texas in East Texas. Not much there, but some artists/craftsy people love it. Places like Rockport and Marfa are better known.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Probably never heard of it, it's tiny. Edom, Texas in East Texas. Not much there, but some artists/craftsy people love it. Places like Rockport and Marfa are better known.
Edom gets my vote as well. It has gotten quite a reputation as an artist haven in the last few years. Very small, but relatively close to Tyler for big city conveniences. A beautiful place to live, too.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:37 PM
 
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Marfa and it is not even close. Home to the Judd and Chinati foundations, plus the Lannan. Home to the most significant collections of American minimalist art in the world, probably the only place in Texas that is on a global art map, and that would include huge cities like Dallas and Houston. Only the Menil and the Rothko Chapel in Houston and the Kimball in Fort Worth (very different kind of collections, but amazing) can compare with what they have in Marfa. Best independent bookstore in Texas, great NPR station, proximity to the most spectacular scenery in the state. It has gotten pricey and there is strangely no good coffee, but for art towns in Texas, heck for art towns in the world, Marfa is in a league of it own!
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Well I know Marfa is pretty popular and has an ideal artsy scene and it's a small town. But I'd like to advertise for my hometown. I wouldn't consider it a small "town" but it is a small city. Longview,Texas has a pretty good artsy scene and it's in a good location in the middle of East Texas. Right off I-20, Not to far from Dallas and Shreveport,LA. Check out some of these links on the art scene in Longview

ARTS! Longview | Longview, East Texas Theatre, Music, Ballet, and Museums
Art Walk Longview, Texas
Longview Museum of Fine Arts - Home of contemporary, regional and national art.
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