Garland’s Granville Arts Center has a new exhibit, and it’s sure to leave you feeling crafty and creative! Come check out work from Artists ‘Round Texas, a visual arts group promoting art in the community through their monthly art programs and field trips. You’ll see everything from paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, sculpture, pottery and art jewelry created by members from around the Metroplex. 9am-5pm. Free.
Time’s almost up! Scoot on over to the Dallas Museum of Art to see Luc Tuymans before the exhibit closes on Sep 5. This is the first U.S. exhibition of the Belgian artist’s work, and it includes 80 paintings from 1978 to the present. His deceptively simple figurative paintings continue to inspire emerging artists today—and it is sure to inspire you too! 11am-5pm. $10 adults; $7 seniors; $5 students; children younger than 12 free.
Impressed by that triple toe-loop, that impressive quadruple axel or that long-gliding triple lutz? Yeah, Evan Lysacek blew us all away! Well now you can meet the 2010 Winter Olympic Gold Medalist in person at the Meet and Greet at the Village at Allen, from 5-6pm. He’ll sign autographs and perform a skating demonstration on the artificial ice near the Grove Pavilion. Get those cameras ready!
Try exploring a different kind of art for the afternoon! Come out to the Irving Arts Center to peruse the winning artwork from the Third Annual Transportation Art Contest, in which students ages 6-18 were challenged to create 2-D artwork using the theme Global Vision: Transportation for the World. Might just inspire you to create some artwork of your own. 9am-5pm. Free.
Interested in getting to know the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art? Come out for Collection Connections at 1:30pm, where you’ll take an in-depth look at a different work of art each month. A trained volunteer will be in the galleries with interactive materials for all ages to discover. Free with museum admission ($10 adults; $7 seniors and students; kids younger than 12 free).
Ever wonder about the early days of our great state? The first immigrants to North Texas arrived in the 1830s, mostly from Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas and other upper Southern and Midwestern states. Come to the North Texas History Center in McKinney between 11am and 4pm for Pioneering Roots, an exhibit that will take you back in time. The exhibit uses first person stories and artifacts from North Texas pioneers to highlight the people who settled the area and the lives they lived. $8 per family; $4 adults; $2 child/senior.