The Kirby-Hill House Educational Foundation Inc. will host its annual Art Extravaganza on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am - 4pm.
Below you will find information about the many ways you can participate in this event. If the information you find here does not answer all your questions, please reach out to us via phone or email and we'll be happy to help!
Artists of nearly all ages are invited to enter artworks into our Art Show for the chance to win a cash prize and take home a Best of Show award, Gold Medals, or 1st-3rd place ribbons.
Artworks will be displayed inside the Kirby-Hill House during the Art Extravaganza event and in locations around Southeast Texas as part of a Traveling Exhibition in the weeks following the event.
Please view the information in the links below for contest rules, entry forms, and other information you will find useful when creating or selecting artwork to submit for the Art Show.
General Information (all entries)
Information For Teachers
Information For Public
To see pictures of the event and award winners from last year’s exhibition please click here.
In addition to being on display at the Kirby-Hill House during the Art Extravaganza event, artwork that receives a Gold Medal or Best of Show award will participate in a Traveling Exhibition that will tour Southeast Texas locations from Monday, April 24th through Friday, May 12th. This traveling exhibition will be presented for a period of at least one week in each location before moving to the next location.
Locations for the 2023 Traveling Exhibition are yet to be determined and will be announced here on our website at a later date.
The Kirby is hoping to make this a new addition to the 2023 Art Extravaganza and we could use your help!
We are looking for few local artists/artisans who are interested in demonstrating their artistic process and techniques for and interacting with members of the public during the Art Extravaganza. Demonstrations can be informal and ongoing throughout the event, or may scheduled for a specific timeframe within the day. We would love to work with artists who are interested in volunteering their time or who are willing to make a demonstration in exchange for a 50% reduced booth rental fee.
If you are interested (or know someone who might be) please call us or click on the "Join Us!" button below for more information about how to participate.
The Kirby offers booth spaces for rent during the Art Extravaganza event in hopes of providing an opportunity for local artisans and crafters to connect with buyers in the local community. All merchandise must be the original concept and creation of the vendor. Mass produced, commercial or imported products, items produced from a kit, or garage sale type items are NOT permitted. Merchandise offered for sale must be handmade or significantly enhanced/altered from its original state since the purpose of this event is to promote local artists and their handmade arts and crafts. Please read the "Booth Rental Guidelines" linked below for more information.
If you have questions about whether or not your products are acceptable for this event, please feel free to call or email.