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Arts in the Parks Program Frames the Beauty of Texas State Parks
AUSTIN— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Arts in the Parks program welcomes its second year and is spreading statewide. The program enables visitors to showcase the beauty of Texas state parks through art, photography, writing, videography and music.
“We are really excited to see our park staff embracing arts in our parks,” said Chris Holmes, Director of Interpretive Services for the State Parks Division. “The natural and cultural setting of state parks affords us all a way to express our creativity. We saw some incredible and touching work by children inspired by certain parks last year and can’t wait to see more this year.”
When the program launched last year, it aimed to motivate Texans of all ages to use their imagination and connect with the outdoors through art. This year, the program is expanding to more parks and will host workshops taught by professional artists.
For the second time, Texas state parks are partnering with the “Get to Know” organization and launching the “Get to Know” Texas State Parks Youth Art Contest. Now open, the contest runs through Nov. 1 and is open to youth (19 and younger), giving them an opportunity to get outside and share their outdoor experiences through art, writing, photography, video and music. Prizes include digital and underwater cameras, camcorders, art supplies, binoculars, fishing rods, writing supplies and more.
For more arts and crafts events coming to state parks, visit the TPWD “Arts and Crafts” calendar page.
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