Beauty In Bones
What Do We Have Here?
Silo House Restaurant
We have approximately 15 Artist Studios at any given time. Painting, pottery, sculpture, wood working, glass, metal, you name it and we probably have someone doing it. Our studio artists set their own shop hours, most are here on Saturdays and during events. When visiting, we encourage you to check every studio door, if it opens head inside and check it out!
Click on the images below to see the studio artist's website/facebook or information
Artist Studios at CFAC
This monthly event hosts a variety of artists and artisans from our local community and surrounding areas, sometimes even artists from farther way. We have anywhere from 20-30 art booths set up outside around the property with everything from paintings and pottery to handcrafted jewelry and mixed media pieces. Our mission is to involve and educate the community and visitors about the thriving art scene in West Texas.
First Saturdays are, of course, held on the first Saturday every month and go from 10am - 5pm. Admission is always free with Live Music, Kids Activities, and great Food from the Silo House and Homemade by Helen there's plenty to see and do during this event.
December First Saturday 2017
Events at The Chicken Farm
We host several events throughout the year with our primary focus to encourage new and established artists by Sharing the Art Spirit. Most of our information and advertising for these are done through our Monthly Newsletter and Facebook Events.
Second Thursday Concert in the Yard
Our mission to Share the Art Spirit doesn't stop with the visual world, art is in what you hear as well. Local and Texas based Musicians join us with a variety of genres: oldies, folk, country, rock, and more.
This only happens during the warmer months, May - October we host this FREE concert in our courtyard every second Thursday of the month. The Season Finale in October happens on the second Sunday in memory of Larry Ward, a beloved friend and musician.
The concerts start at 6:30 and unofficially end at 8:30, however if the musicians are feeling good we've been known to keep going till midnight. The only thing we ask if that you bring a chair and enjoy the music.
Annual Open House
The Art Center openend in 1971 and to celebrate that occassion we host our Annual Open House every November on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday following Thanksgiving.
This three day event brings artists from around Texas and Nationally to San Angelo and is one of our biggest events of the year. In addition to our 15 resident artists, 30-40 artists display their work and wares in outside booths while live music fills the air during this celebration.
Admission is free, there's wonderful food available from the Silo House and Homemade by Helen as well as complimentary hot cider and snacks in the StarKeeper Gallery.
Brooke & Lee
Ceramic Weekend - Biannual Competition
Every year in April The Chicken Farm Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, and Angelo State University get together and host three fantastic days of ceramic bliss!
Together we host ceramic workshops (free and paid), symposiums and talks with the artists, gallery openings, and we finish of the event with a good o'le fashioned Dinner and Dance right here at The Art Center.
Every other year is an International Ceramics Competition (next is 2018) and in the off years one to two invited and renowned ceramic artists are showcased at the museum (2017).
For more information check out www.samfa.org for the current and past year's show.
If you're interested in participation in workshops you can also make reservations and payments through the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.