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Art Gallery


2023 Art Extravaganza Flyer

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!

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Art Show

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

Teacher Inventory Form

Click to download a copy of the form in either Sheets or Excel.  No need to do both.
Instructions for how to send us your completed form using either format are on the form itself. 

 Note: Whichever format you choose, we recommend completing your Inventory Form on a laptop or desktop. It tends not to display properly on a mobile device.

Information For Public

To see pictures of the event and award winners from last year’s exhibition please click here.

Art Show

Traveling Exhibition

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:

 Monday April 24th - Friday May 5th

Hardin County Courthouse Rotunda

Monday May 8th - Friday May 12th

TBD - Works will be displayed at the school district

and/or campus of the Best of Show Student winner

Traveling Exhibition

Artist Demonstrations

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 or email us for more information about how to participate.

Artist Demos

Booth Rental

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.

Booth Rental Information

Booth Rental
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