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.

Kid’s Nature Class 2023 – Journaling & Watercolor

Bastrop County Nature Park 375 Riverside Drive, Bastrop, TX, United States

Join Pines & Prairies Land Trust at the Colorado River Refuge in Bastrop County, Texas, for a morning outdoors learning about keeping a nature journal,...

Art Immersion 2023

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

Art Immersion Weekend is Lost Pines Art Center's annual art conference, offering workshops and master classes in a specific medium or theme each year in...

Art Immersion: 800 Years of Japanese Tradition: Shibori

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

Dive into the world of Shibori fabric dyeing, at Mary Nichols Art Center in Smithville, Texas, with guest Instructor, Lynne Brotman. Class will be held...

Intro to Soft Pastels 2023

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

Spend three hours in this class learning how to create art using soft pastels at the historic Mary Nichols Art Center in Smithville, Texas. This...

LPAA Paint & Sip – Sunflowers 2023

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

Join LPAA artist Robin Lively and learn how to use bold stroke with bold colors to create a beautiful sunflower painting at the historic Mary...

Event Series Smithville Art Crawl 2023

Smithville Art Crawl 2023

Downtown Smithville Smithville, TX, United States

Lumberyard Studio presents The Smithville Art Crawl in historic downtown Smithville, Texas for a self-guided crawl through the neighborhood's art-centric businesses, featuring local Smithville makers....

Retrospective Art of Samantha Beverly

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

Join The Clever Tiger in Elgin, Texas on May 28, 2023, in celebrating the art of Samantha Beverly as well as her graduation and acceptance...

Out, Loud, and Proud Fashion & Art Show 2023

Vibe Tribe 1105 Main Street, Bastrop, TX, United States

Bastrop County Pride 2023 is kicking off the Pride weekend with the amazing Bastrop Pride's Original Variety Drag Show in historic downtown Bastrop, Texas. Local...

Summer Luna Market 2023

Elgin Memorial Park Elgin, TX, United States

Come enjoy the stellar artisan market experience and the very best date night in Elgin, Texas at Elgin Memorial Park. Luna Market showcases local women...

Summer Luna Market 2023

Elgin Memorial Park Elgin, TX, United States

Come enjoy the Summer Luna Market, an stellar artisan market experience, and the very best date night in Elgin, Texas at Elgin Memorial Park. Luna...

Ancestral Memory Jugs Exhibition & Talks 2023

Kerr-Wilson House 1303 Pine St, Bastrop, TX, United States

Ancestral Memory Jugs created by descendants of the Freedom Colonies in Bastrop County will be on exhibit at the historic Kerr-Wilson House in Bastrop, Texas...

LPAC Youth Acrylic Painting

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

Youth Instructor Adrienne Cullins will teach this fun, one day acrylic painting workshop on June 24, 2023, at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop,...

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...