Texas State Parks

Arts in the Parks - header image

Artwork showing man's torso decorated with desert images


Artists have always drawn inspiration from nature. You, too, can be inspired by nature!

Take a photograph, paint a scene, craft a haiku or poem, film a tribute, or compose a song based on your experience at a state park.

Photo of boy standing by water from aboveGet outside, use your imag­i­na­tion, and create!


Left: My blue eyed brother by Joy C., 13, Blanco State Park.

Right: Habitat by Kailee M., 18, Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

Visit a Park:  Art Events

Painting of heron on a bank next to waterFrom kids’ ac­ti­vi­ties to pho­tog­ra­phy work­shops, you can find an art event that in­ter­ests you at a nearby state park!

Visit our calendar to find Arts & Crafts events or  Photography events near you.

Learn how the Arts in the Parks program began.


 Heron by the Water by Sophia M, 9, Brazos Bend State Park.

How to Start:  Ideas

For kids

For all

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