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Art Gallery

ART EXTRAVAGANZA

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The Kirby-Hill House Educational Foundation Inc. will host its annual Art Extravaganza on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 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

Teachers, you will need to click to download a copy of the Inventory 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 festivities and award winners from previous Art Extravaganza events, please click below.  

Art Show
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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 22nd through Friday, May 10th. 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 2024 Traveling Exhibition are:

 Monday, April 22nd - Friday, April 26th

Hardin County Courthouse Rotunda

Monday, April 29th - Friday, May 3rd

Monday, May 6th - Friday May 10th

Locations TBD

Artworks will be displayed at the school campus of the Best of Show Student winner and/or first & second place winning teachers.

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Traveling Exhibition
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Artist Demonstrations

The Kirby is 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 outdoor booth spaces for rent to local vendors during the Art Extravaganza event. 

 

Booth rental fees are $20 for non-electric sites and $25 for electric.

 

Please read the "Booth Rental Guidelines" linked below for more information and BEFORE you reserve your booth space. 

 

 If this document fails to answer your questions please call or email us.

Booth Rental Information

Booth reservations go on sale at 8am on Tuesday, March 5th.

We will accept booth reservations until 5pm on Tuesday, April 16th or until all available booth spaces have been reserved.

Booth spaces will be limited, so mark your calendar and come back soon!

Booth Rental
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