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Rose City Artisans & Flower Market This Weekend

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Rose City Artisans & Flower Market opens Friday morning The Rose City Artisans & Flower Market is set for Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  It will be held on the beautiful grounds of the 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum at 624 N. Broadway Ave. in Downtown Tyler.  This event coincides with the first weekend of the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail. It is open to the public and admission is free. “This is a great opportunity for the entire family to enjoy the beautiful spring season and experience…

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Azalea Arts and Crafts Fair April 8th

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The highlights at this year’s Azalea Arts and Crafts Fair will be unique gifts and custom handmade accessories. Due to renovations at Bergfeld Park, the event has been moved to the Tyler Rose Garden located at 420 Rose Park Dr.  This event is set for Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. A limited number of booth spaces remain. More than 75 vendors are expected to attend the fair, offering a vast array of handmade items, ranging from photography, pottery and paintings to…

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2017 Downtown Tyler Film Festival now accepting entries

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The Downtown Tyler Film Festival (DTFF) is pleased to announce that the 2017 online submission cycle is open. Filmmakers can submit their entry online at www.TylerFilmFest.com. A celebration of storytelling through film, DTFF has grown to be an international film festival comprised of short films from around the world. Representatives from eight different countries have been accepted into past festivals, including England, Spain and Iran. The festival also seeks to grow local independent filmmaking and encourages East Texas filmmakers to submit their work. “We want to continue to plant the seeds of creativity in our community,” said Tara…

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Downtown Wine Swirl seeks art for limited-edition poster

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The City of Tyler Main Street Department is seeking artwork to feature in a commemorative limited-edition poster print as part of its fourth annual Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl. Artists are invited to submit images of their artwork in a contest to select a work of art to be reproduced for the print. The artist whose work is selected will receive a $250 prize and the honor of having their work represent the Wine Swirl online and in publications. “The Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl is a much-anticipated community event,” said City of Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell,…

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Third annual Senior Artist Showcase March 22nd

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Third annual Senior Artist Showcase comes back to the Tyler Senior Center It’s time for seniors to start gathering their artwork! The Tyler Senior Center will be hosting its third annual Senior Artist Showcase on March 22. Each senior (50 and better) will be allowed to submit two pieces per category: Landscape, Seascape, Wildlife, Portrait, Flora and Fauna, Macro/Micro, Abstract, Pen and Ink. These categories are for beginner, intermediate and advanced. Seniors may enter two pieces per category at $5 per entry. There will be a special reception and gallery viewing at the Tyler Senior Center, located at…

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Be cool…download our App for Free!

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Bored? Looking for something to do? Want to know who is playing live music around town? EGuide Magazine's free app is the #1 entertainment guide for Tyler, Texas and the north east Texas region. EGuide connects people to things to do in the area including live music, events, festivals, restaurants, theatre productions, art galleries, concerts, and more. The easy-to-use menu helps you find out what to do this weekend...all at your fingertips....and it is FREE! Download our free app here:

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Photography Contest Accepting Entries March 13-17

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Parks Department seeks entries for photography contest The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is seeking entries for the twelfth annual Life in Tyler photography contest. Entries will be accepted from March 13 to 17 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Photos will be exhibited at the Rose Garden Center during the 2017 Azalea Trails, March 24 through April 9. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for the “Best of Show” entry as well as first, second and third place for each category.  Photo categories include: Family and Friends Enjoying a Recreational Event Wildlife…

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Call for Artists: Downtown Mural Contest

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Downtown mural contest announced Local artists have the opportunity to win a cash prize and have their work on exhibit at a major Downtown Tyler entry corridor via a project announced by Invest in Tyler LLC and Heart of Tyler Inc. A call to artists for proposals for a mural can be found at the Heart of Tyler website, www.HeartofTyler.com. “Invest in Tyler, one of Tyler’s largest downtown property developers, is proud to support this project,” said Al Thead of Invest in Tyler LLC. “Our goal over the next three to five years is to renew, refresh and…

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Exhibit Opening: “Things with Wings” Downtown

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“Things with Wings” exhibit opens at Gallery Main Street Gallery Main Street’s newest exhibit, “Things with Wings,” will open with a reception for the public on Saturday, March 11, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Gallery, 110 W. Erwin St. “Things with Wings” feature 34 pieces by 20 area artists. The reception will feature an opportunity to meet the artists and purchase artwork. Best in Show will be announced at approximately 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. “We especially invite our guests to make it a complete evening by enjoying drinks and dining…

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Senior Art Exhibition Show at UTT

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The University of Texas at Tyler Announces Senior Art Exhibition Show The University of Texas at Tyler will feature the first of two Senior Exhibitions for the spring 2017 semester at the Meadows Gallery. “Come With” opens Monday, March 20. This show features six seniors and is in partial fulfillment of bachelor of fine arts degree. Student artists are Brittany Taylor of Hallsville, Alayna Goldsmith of Lindale, Allyson Castillo of Longview, Jerid Watson of Mineola, Nora Schreiber of Tyler and Harrison March of Waskom. A public reception with gallery talks by the artists is 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23…

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Robert Langham “Brickstreet Anthology:” At the Tyler Museum of Art

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The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday; the Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The Museum is supported by its Members, Tyler Junior College and the City of Tyler. For more information, call (903)595-1001 or visit tylermuseum.org. Acclaimed Local Photographer Langham Turns Lens on Tylerites with TMA’s “Brickstreet Anthology” A project more than two years in the making is coming to fruition with the Tyler Museum of Art’s first new exhibition of 2017. The…

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Sam Fontenot: Inside the Artist’s Studio

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Takin’ A Ride On Heavy Metal – Artist’s Bliss By Derrick White “Is the blacksmith a big, jolly guy who only gets mad when somebody burns down his barn?” This is a line from the film “Rustlers’ Rhapsody,” a 1985 western parody written and directed by Hugh Wilson and a highly underrated comedy. In a poke at 1960’s Spaghetti Westerns’ predictability – all horse opera towns are the same. Good guy Rex O’Herlihan (“The Singing Cowboy”) converses, “This town’s no different. The sheriff is stereotypical and so is the saloon owner with his mustache. Do you have a…

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