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A Winter Wonderland With Southern Charm

Submitted by on January 13, 2016 – 3:10 pm
The Holiday season in Baytown will be a busy on at Christmas on Texas Avenue Santa’s Workshop

The Holiday season in Baytown will be as busy as Santa’s Workshop; however, unlike Santa, the activity doesn’t end on Christmas Day!

As the holiday season approached, our calendars filled with activities ,from parties, to shopping trips, from family gatherings to visits with Santa. Baytown Texas becomes a Southern Winter Wonderland each year when The Art League of Baytown hosts their annual Christmas on Texas Avenue as well as a variety of Holiday events to get even the grumpiest Grinch in the holiday spirit!

The Art League of Baytown has spent more than sixty years building an organization that has proven itself time and again. Some members have been a part of this organization since its beginning in 1954. In 2008, with the generous support of the City of Baytown, the Art League contributed to and acquired its home at 110 W. Texas Avenue and it became The Art Center of Baytown. As part of its mission to give back to the community, the Art League of Baytown created an inspiring venue for artists to gather, share, and encourage each other through art and friendship.

The Holiday season in Baytown will be a busy on at Christmas on Texas Avenue Santa’s Workshop

The Baytown community opened its arms to welcome visitors to the 18th annual Christmas on Texas Avenue Event, December 5 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Historic Shopping District of Old Goose Creek. The City of Baytown began a revitalization of this historic area a few years ago and continues toward that goal by constructing Town Square Park midway on Texas Avenue in the shopping district. The park will have an ice skating rink during winter months and during the holiday season there will be a central area where a large Christmas Tree will stand. In the spring and summer months, the park will have a beautiful fountain surrounded by manicured grounds, park benches and quaint street lights and sidewalks, perfect for quiet contemplations or family outings.

In the Spring of 2016, The Art League of Baytown will be hosting a venue for the FotoFest 2016 Biennial. It is the first time FotoFest will have a venue in Baytown. The Art League wanted to show off its beautiful Art Center ,and this afforded an opportunity to invite the world to our community. FotoFest is a prestigious international photography event that has been a part of the Houston art scene since 1980, and it brings in thousands of visitors to the area. The Art League is very excited about holding this event, entitled Elemental Observations: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water which keeps in line with this year’s FotoFest theme Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of Our Planet. FotoFest draws more than 250,000 visitors during its six week run from March 12 – April 24, 2016.

The Holiday season in Baytown will be a busy on at Christmas on Texas Avenue Santa’s Workshop

It is one of the world’s longest-running, largest, and most respected international photographic art events.

For more information on The Art League of Baytown and the Art Center, visit http:// art-league-of-baytown.org 

or call (281) 427-2222.

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