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Victoria Art Scene Growing

As the art scene in Victoria continues to grow to new heights, especially in the last decade with mural works, VC Art Exhibits, and art festivals like the Art Car Parade and works by Free Art Victoria, the Museum of the Coastal Bend continues its tradition, started 14 years ago, of highlighting local artisans at their aptly dubbed 'Original Artisan Market.'

Original Artisan Works in Victoria at the Museum of the Coastal Bend

Now in its 14th year, the annual spring Original Artisan Market at the Museum of the Coastal Bend features one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day, spring gardening, and graduations.

When and how much does it cost to get in?

As always, just like their exhibits inside of the historic Museum of the Coastal Bend, admission will be free and open to the public on May 6th from 11am to 6pm.

What kinds of art can we expect at the Museum of the Coastal Bend Artisan Market?

Artisans like Mr. G. Van Dusen, who has spent years on his craft, hand turning each and every piece of wood he uses for his handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pens. Or well-known local wildlife photographer, Cheryl Johnson, who this year began to publish a children's book series which is flying off shelves. And these are just a few of our local community member artists who will be there to sell, like Gerry Bernard who graduated from Victoria College with an art degree and in turn, is one of the female artists behind the many beautiful bowls you can buy during the Victoria College Empty Bowls event that raises money for hungry children will be there. For a full list of artisans, you can click here.

Why shop local in Victoria when it comes to art?

When you purchase art from local artisans you are not only buying a one-of-a-kind piece of art but you are supporting the artist's craft and helping to see Victoria's art community only get bigger and better.

Photo Courtesy of Sue Prudhomme of the MCB/VC
Photo Courtesy of Sue Prudhomme of the MCB/VC


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