Whether you find yourself in Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville or one of our smaller communities, there’s always something fun going on in Bastrop County. The area’s best events bring live music, great food, and unique activities to town, year after year, so when you find one you love, you can make it an annual tradition.

LPAC Intermediate Drawing Teen-Adult

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

By popular demand, LPAC's resident instructor Tobin Bortner is offering an Intermediate Level drawing workshop over three days  (June 27-29, 2023) for teens at the...

LPAA Paint & Sip Horses 2023

Mary Nichols Art Center 301 Burleson, Smithville, TX, United States

Learn techniques with step-by-step instructions for painting horses from artist Robyn Lively at the historic Mary Nichols Art Center in Smithville, Texas. Lost Pines Artisans...

Opening Reception: Works by da-gang qu & T.R. Rodriquez

Main Gallery Smithville 200 Main St, Smithville, TX, United States

Main Gallery Smithville TX will showcase new works by da-gang-qu and T.R. Rodriquez, alongside Main Gallery favorites Felice House, Malou Flato, Judy Paul, and Dana...

Art After Dark – August 2023

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

Join Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas for a special night with longtime member, author, and gallery owner, Jeffrey Stayton, who will present his...

Art After Dark AUG2023

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas, has a special night for you on Aug. 5.  Longtime Member, author, and co-owner of Painted Bunting Gallery...

LPAC – Glass Fusing 2023 – Photo Frame

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

Memories of special occasions need to have a special frame by making an artful fused glass picture frame to display that special 5×7 photo at...

Central Texas Walking Art Tour 2023

Downtown Bastrop 1311 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX, United States

BYE BYE Summer is a celebration of art and culture in the art hub of Central Texas in historic downtown Bastrop. This is a series...

Event Series ENWS Natural Pottery 2023

ENWS Natural Pottery 2023

Earth Native Wilderness School - Woodview Lane entrance 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX, United States

Join the class to learn more about natural pottery from Earth Native Wilderness School in Cedar Creek, Texas, during this hands-on, two days of instruction...

3rd annual Smithville Artist/Maker Market on Main 2023

704 Main 704 Main Street, Smithville, TX, United States

Please join the Smithville community for its 3rd annual Artist/Maker Market on Main. Enjoy an afternoon of music, art, crafts, one of kind treasures, and...

Bastrop Art Fest 2023

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

Bastrop Art Fest is our annual Fall Festival, with art and craft vendors, artist demonstrations, live music and lots of interactive art activities. Make your...

Art After Dark – December 2023

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

As part of Bastrop, Texas' Lost Pines Christmas, the Lost Pines Art Center is doing a special Holiday Edition of Art After Dark with a...

Art After Dark – Holiday Edition 2023

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

Join the Lost Pines Art Center for the opening reception of three new shows including the Members Showcase, the Featured Artist Exhibition and the annual...

Blurred Lines Sip n Paint 2024

The Clever Tiger: Art Studio & Gallery 32 N Main St, Elgin, TX, United States

Gather with fellow artists for step-by-step painting instructions at The Clever Tiger in Elgin, Texas, on Jan. 18, 2024. All the tools and instruction will...

Blow Your Own Glass – Wine Tumblers

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

The next available Blow Your Own Glass sessions will be Jan. 20, 2024, and will feature wine tumblers at the Lost Pines Art Center in...

Art After Dark 2024: February

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

The Lost Pines Art Center is hosting a special Mardi Gras edition of Art After Dark on Feb. 3 in Bastrop, Texas! Enjoy their Featured...

Figurative Showcase 2024

Found Fine Art 912 Water Street, Bastrop, TX, United States

Join Found Fine Art as they explore the world of figurative art in Bastrop, Texas. This event will showcase the art of Angela Mia, figurative...

Smithville’s 2024 Empty Bowl Project

Smithville Recreation Center 106 Gazley, Smithville, United States

Smithville Empty Bowl will serve soups from local restaurants on March 23 at the Smithville Recreation Center in Smithville, Texas. Each person will receive their...

Bob Parvin Art Exhibit and Opening Reception

Museum & Visitor Center of Bastrop County Historical Society 904 Main St,, TX, Bastrop, TX, United States

Witness four decades of of Bastrop County through the lens of an award-winning photographer on Thursday, April 25, 2024, in Bastrop, Texas, for an evening...

Festival De La Cultura 2024

Mayfest Hill Park 25 American Legion Drive, Bastrop, TX, United States

Bastrop County will host its first Festival De La Cultura, a celebration of the rich Hispanic heritage within Central Texas. In partnership with the City...

Bastrop Bird Lover Weekend 2024

Downtown Bastrop 1311 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX, United States

Bastrop, Texas is not just a city, it's a Bird City Texas! Come celebrate with everything birdy. You’ll see bird-themed art shows, vote for your...

Explore Elgin Arts & Culture 2024

Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX, United States

Celebrate for four days of arts and culture in historic downtown Elgin, Texas, with Elgin Music Festival, La Cultura Market, Sip Shop & Stroll, Music...

Blow Your Own Glass 2024 – Wine Tumblers

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

Learning the art of glass blowing is a great way to spend Mother’s Day Saturday at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas. All...

Planting Joy – Yard Bomb Mural Unveiling

James Long Railroad Park 100 First Street, Smithville, TX, United States

Head to downtown Smithville, Texas for the unveiling of the latest artistic endeavor by the Smithville Yarn Bombers titled "Planting Joy - A Botanical Theme...

Artist in Studio: Wesley Wofford

Found Fine Art 912 Water Street, Bastrop, TX, United States

Meet sculptor Wesley Wofford who created "Harriet Tubman-The Journey to Freedom" on June 1, 2024, where he will discuss the work, the inspiration, and the...

LPAC Youth Art Camp 2024 (age 8-17)

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas, is offering an immersive 3-morning art camp for youth, combining the natural world with creative projects, educational demonstrations...

Patches of Color Historic Quilt Show 2024

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX, United States

Join Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas, for a special evening on July 18, 2024, for a reception celebrating the historic quilts from Dock...