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TPWD News Release — July 22, 2013

Art Becomes a New Feature at Texas State Parks


AUSTIN — Grab your paintbrushes, easels, and cameras and head to a local state park to participate in the new Arts in the Park events.

Media ranging from drawing, photography, and music will be available for visitors at parks around the state.

The Arts in the Parks program is one of many new projects and coming events that will be featured at Texas state parks. The goal of this program is to provide diverse opportunities to Texans of all ages to get outside, use their imagination and connect with the outdoors though art.

To kick off this new program, Texas state parks are partnering with the “Get to Know” organization and launching the “Get to Know” Texas State Parks Youth Art Contest.  The contest will be open to youth (19 and younger) and gives them an opportunity to go outdoors and share their outdoor experiences through art, writing, photography, video and music.

The contest runs from now until November 1.  Instructions on how to enter are available online on the “Get to Know” website, and all submitted entries will be displayed on the Texas State Parks Gallery.

Participants will have a chance to win prizes at the national level, including digital camera, underwater camcorders, art supplies, binoculars, fishing rods, writing supplies and more, as well as special Texas prize packages that will be announced.

For more arts and crafts events coming to state parks, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife “Arts and Crafts” calendar page.