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Downtown Tyler

Hit the Bricks Aug. 8th: Sip & Shop Downtown Tyler

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For the month of August, Hit the Bricks will be partially online with all restaurants and stores reopen to the public. Follow Downtown Tyler and Hit the Bricks on Facebook for updates and more information.

And don’t forget your mask – help end this madness and wear a mask when out in public! Get a cool one at Brands & Threads Apparel Co., now located at 316 S. Broadway (across the street from their old location). Check out their cool stuff at their new store or at facebook.com/BrandsandThreads. They are open 9am-1pm.

Show your support for Tyler’s businesses by being part of Visit Tyler’s Rose City Strong campaign by downloading the Rose City Strong Facebook profile frame. Go to your Facebook page and select “Update Profile Photo,” then select “Add a Frame” and search for Rose City Strong.

Activities

See what’s new as Tyler gets ready to go Back to School! Play games! Win Prizes! Shop Local Online!

A completely free & online event, Sip & Shop Texas is sending you on a virtual scavenger hunt (posted August 7th) to win prizes! See how UT-Tyler is preparing for the upcoming school year – and what amazing things TJC’s Earth & Science Center as well as Caldwell Zoo and E Student Group – have in store for all of Tyler’s virtual learners!

There is also an opportunity for you to support small business and shop local, online with Sip & Shop’s Hit the Bricks festival vendors.

Prizes include a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to the Earth and Space Science Center featuring Hudnall Planetarium; a Swag Bag Full of Goodies from UT-Tyler; one admission ticket to ESCAPOLOGY! The Live Escape Game; Tickets to Caldwell Zoo; A Back to School Gift Box for your favorite teacher; and Jewelry from Sip & Shop Texas!

There are 3 Ways to Win:

Snap a picture of you or your family in front of one of downtown Tyler’s colorful murals! Stay safe & Socially distanced.

Have fun in the online scavenger hunt through the Hit the Bricks Back to School Event. This is completely free & online.

Email SipandShopTexas@gmail.com proof of purchase from any of our Sip & Shop Festival Vendors or businesses located on or around the square in Downtown Tyler!

Go to SipandShopTexas.com to play. Winners announced Monday, August 10th.


Take a virtual tour of the Goodman LeGrand House and Museum while listening to the audio tour from our Roses and Weeds podcast. The museum is open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Capacity limit of 5 visitors at a time.

Gallery Main Street is now open inside the new atrium at Plaza Tower. Experience the newest art exhibit by John Deaton. All art is available for purchase. Gallery open to the public from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Get one free ticket to The Art and Science of Arachnids at Discovery Science Place by checking out a spider-themed book at the Tyler Public Library! Bring your book (any book about or featuring arachnids/spiders- fiction or nonfiction) to the DSP and learn all about arachnids in art, science, and culture. Get up close to almost 100 live spiders from around the globe!

Bring your empty flower pots to Moss and they will fill them up for you!

Main Street Monday: Episode 8Business: Culture ETXAddress: 118 W Erwin

Posted by Downtown Tyler, Texas on Monday, August 3, 2020

Culture ETX will be doing their first Iron+Ember Saturday BBQ Series pop-up on from 11 a.m. until they are sold out!

Liberty Hall is celebrating its 90th anniversary! Join them on Facebook Live for Liberty Live: Concerts from the Couch. The lineup is: 11 a.m.: Michael Paul Jones from Blindpursuit; 11:30 a.m.: Lucas Kelm; 12 Noon: Owen Tiner; 12:30 p.m.: Max Mcruiz.

Watch KLTV’sOne Texas: Songs from Home” concert.

Clint & The Cosmic Wake will be live at ETX Brewing from 8-10pm. There is no cover and all ages are welcome as well as your four-legged friends.

Restaurants

1948 Coffee & Juice Co. is now open offering a full espresso bar, cold-pressed juices, smoothie bowls, vegan eats, organic and gluten-free options, and more! Also, downtown’s Urban Market, which is in 1948 Coffee’s area, offers goods and food from all over the world.

Andy’s Frozen Custard, located at 110 S. College Ave., is open 11am-12 midnight.

Black Pearl, located at 106 W. Erwin St., is still closed however their Food Menu & Cocktails are available at Ricks on the Square after 4pm.

Culture ETX, located at 118 W. Erwin St., is open from 5-10pm.

Don Juan on The Square, located at 113 E. Erwin St., is open 11am-9pm.

The Foundry Coffee House, located at 202 S. Broadway Ave., is open 7am-6pm. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Porch at  ETX Brewery, located at 221 S. Broadway Ave., is open 11am-11:30pm. They offer beer to-go too!

SportsZone, located at 115 E. Erwin St., is open at 3pm-1am.

Rhea’s Hot Links, located at 204 S. Fannin St., is open from 9am-5:30pm. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Rick’s on the Square, located at 104 W. Erwin St., is open 4pm-1am.

Tapatio’s Grill Chicken, located at 614 W. Valentine St., is open 10am-11pm.

True Vine on the Square, located 110 S. College Ave. Suite 102, is open 4-8pm. They offer beer to-go by an individualized Pick Six option. Pick six 12oz cans or six 16oz cans or two 12oz and four 16oz, or three of each, the limit does not exist (well okay it exists up to 288 ounces per day, but you get it.) Order online or in-person for pickup. Be sure to try the new “Galactic Minotaurt Gose” variation – total cucumber and watermelon yumminess!

There are usually a few Food Trucks hanging around Downtown as well so there’s no excuse to leave hungry with all of the dining options because in Downtown you can have your cake and eat it too.

Shopping

Backbone Hair + Beauty, located at 235 S. Broadway, is open 9am-5pm. Get a stylish new hairdo along with experiencing a downtown jibe in this hip new hair salon. They also sell a line of cool t-shirts and hair products.

Brands & Threads Apparel Co. is now located at 316 S. Broadway (across the street from their old location). Check out their cool stuff at their new store or at facebook.com/BrandsandThreads. They are open 9am-1pm. And to note, they are offering VERY COOL custom-made masks too!

Moss: Where Flowers are Fair, located at 237 S. Broadway Ave., is open 10am-3pm.

Salvation Army Thrift Shop, is open to treasure and bargain hunters alike. They are located at 723 N. Broadway, open 10am-5pm.

Personalized Candles Available…Let us us know what you need or come check out our pre made personalization..:@urbandeauxcandle @downtowntyler

Posted by Urban Deaux Candle Co. & Mercantile Store on Sunday, August 2, 2020

Urban Deaux Candle Co. & Mercantile Store and 903 Closet is located at 317 S. Bois D’Arc Ave. and open 11am-6pm. They offer PERSONALIZED candles! Drop by the shop to order your’s today.

Ye Olde City Antiques is open again at 302 E. Locust after a recent fire took out part of their showroom. They will offer hidden bricks with discounts for all Hit the Brick shoppers.

Museums & More

Take a virtual tour of the Goodman LeGrand House and Museum while listening to the audio tour from our Roses and Weeds podcast. The museum is open for visitors 11am-4pm. Capacity limit of 5 visitors at a time.

Smith County Historical Society is open by appointments only.

Gallery Main Street is now located in the lobby of Plaza Tower. Go to DowntownTyler.org to view and purchase artwork in the current exhibit.

More Info

Hit the Bricks is held rain or shine, cold or hot, and even amid pandemics. Help us support our local Downtown businesses during this time. For more information, visit the event on Facebook or download the FREE app “EGuide Tyler TX.”

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Art

Think Outside the Box with “Beauty & The Box”

Keep Tyler Beautiful started the Beauty in the Box program in 2015 as a way to support local artists and bring artwork to all corners of Tyler. The Beauty and the Box program connects sponsors with local artists and transforms traffic signal boxes in Tyler into pieces of art. The artwork, submitted by local artists, is transformed into a vinyl wrap that covers the traffic signal box. If you are interested in sponsoring a box or submitting artwork for the program, please fill out the contact form or call (903)531-1335.

To add more boxes or additional info on any boxes, please email eguidemagazine@gmail.com.   #KeepTylerBeautiful  #BeautyandtheBox

Located at Broadway Avenue and Old Troup Highway: Sponsored by Henry & Peters, P.C. Artwork by David Di Paolo.


Located at Troup Highway and Golden Road: Sponsored by Linda Davidson. Artwork by Linda Davidson.


Located at Old Bullard Road and Rieck Road: Sponsored by Pamela Walters. Artwork by Sam Brown.


The traffic signal box at Old Jacksonville Highway and WSW Loop 323 has been sponsored by the Mildred Floyd Garden Club in memory of Marsha Harrison and other late members of the garden club.

Before her passing, Marsha presented the idea of sponsoring a box to her club and brought her original photograph to be considered as the image. The photograph is of the American flag flying over Marsha’s family lake house on Lake Tyler. “The box is intended to serve as a loving memorial to Marsha and the other lovely ladies we have lost in the past years,” a club spokesperson said.

Marsha Harrison had a strong presence in the Tyler community and is remembered for her involvement in many organizations. She participated in the Tyler Rose Festival, Tyler Chamber of Commerce, the Parks Board, the Transportation Board, the Tyler Symphony League and the Cattle Barons. She was also a member of the Tyler Literary Club, the Mildred Floyd Garden Club and was one of the original co-founders of the Discovery Science Place.

“The Beauty and the Box program has had a very positive impact on the community and has reached so many people,” says Keep Tyler Beautiful Coordinator Angela Bennis. “We feel very privileged that the Mildred Floyd Garden Club has chosen to honor Marsha and others through this program.”


Located at Front Street and Glenwood Boulevard; Sponsored by Linebarger Attorneys at Law. Artwork, photograph of the American Flag, is by Dorothy Hersey.


Located at South Broadway Avenue and East Heritage Drive: Sponsored by East Texas Fasteners. Artwork by Valeria Barnhill.


Located at East Front Street and Old Henderson Highway: Artwork and sponsored by Linda Davidson.


Located at South Beckham Avenue and East Houston Street: Sponsored by Tyler Museum of Art. Artwork by Courtney Wrenn.


 

Located at East Fifth Street and South Fleishel Avenue: Sponsored by Tyler Junior College. Artwork by Tom Hooten.


Located at University Boulevard and Lazy Creek Drive: Sponsored by Ogle Constructions. Artwork by John York.


Located at Loop 323 and Paluxy Drive: Sponsored by Champions for Children. Artwork by Susan Sellars.


Located near Bergfeld Park on South Broadway in Tyler.


 

Located at 5th and Beckham St: ‘Daisy”is sponsored by Ogle Construction. Artist unknown.


Located on Broadway and Old Grande: Sponsored by Ogle Construction. Artwork by Joel Joel Nichols.


Location unknown. Sponsored by Linda Davidson. Artist is unknown.


Located at Broadway and Amherst St. Sponsored by Alzheimer Alliance of Smith County. Artist is unknown.


Location unknown. Sponsored by City of Tyler Call to Serve. Artist is unknown.


Location unknown. Sponsored by Goosehead Insurance – Phaup Agency. Artist unknown.


Located at Elm St. and Broadway, downtown Tyler in front of the FREE parking garage.


Located at the intersection of Grande and Old Jacksonville: Sponsored by Latta Family Dentistry.

Location is unknown: Sponsored by CMC Neptune. Artist is unknown.


Location is unknown: Sponsored by Ogle Construction. Artist is unknown.


Located at Old Troup Hwy and Donnybrook in front of the Firestation: Sponsored by Ogle Construction. Artist is unknown.


Location is unknown: Sponsored by Ogle Construction. Artist is unknown.


Located at Gentry Pkwy and MLK Jr. Blvd.: Sponsored by Linda Davidson. Artist is unknown.


Located at N. Broadway and Erwin St., Downtown Tyler: Sponsored by Tab & Bonnie Beall. Artist is unknown.


Located on the corner of S. Broadway & Chimney Rock: Sponsored by Col. & Mrs. Robert Spivey. Artist is Diane Ditzler Frossard.


Location is unknown: Sponsored by Gregory Real Estate & Property Management. Artist is unknown.


Location is unknown: Sponsored by Four Seasons Garden Club. Artist is unknown.


Location and sponsorship is in front of Marvin United Methodist Church: Artist is Artwork by Linda Davidson.


Location is unknown: Sponsored by Dunn Transmission. Artist is unknown.


Located on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Southtown Drive: Sponsored by Cooperative Teachers Credit Union. Artist is William Wright.


Keep Tyler Beautiful is always looking for more sponsors to help expand this program. Fill out the form to become a sponsor HERE!

Sponsors receive:

  • Choice of one piece of artwork submitted to the Main Street Art Gallery for installation as a traffic box wrap.
  • Choice of installation locations from those available.
  • Logo and Sponsor name on the Keep Tyler Beautiful webpage.
  • City of Tyler issued press release with the Sponsors name and location of the sponsored box.

If you are interested in sponsoring a box or submitting artwork for the program, please fill out our contact form or call (903)531-1335.

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Daytrip to Tyler

Blooms & Booms Tour: Tour The Pineywoods of East Texas

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This is provided complimentary by Visit Tyler

Tour the entire Piney Woods area on this unique tour! Click the image to check out this great tour featuring Roseland Plantation, Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, shopping, Rose Gardens, American Freedom Museum, and tons more!

Travel to the piney woods of East Texas, and you’ll find yourself in a place unlike any other in the Lone Star State.

Rolling hills, pine forests, and magnificent lakes can be found within the Texas Piney Woods region, where the warmth of Southern hospitality is alive and well. Stop and smell the roses at the largest rose garden in the nation, located in Tyler. Known as the Rose Capital of America, Tyler is a beautiful stop on this East Texas tour. Cruise the brick streets of the Historic Azalea District featuring miles of blooming azaleas and dogwoods, Then it’s full steam ahead to Palestine. Home of the Official Railroad of Texas, visit the Victorian train depot, more than 1800 historical sites, and prepare for a little sensory overload when it comes to the flavors of East Texas. Henderson, voted as one of the “prettiest little towns in Texas,” is another great stop on this East Texas road trip.

East Texas is a hidden gem and a great place for your next group tour.

And don’t forget East Texas’ boomtown, Kilgore, known as the “City of Stars,” a nickname given to it because over 60 oil derricks that dot the Kilgore skyline, all topped with lighted stars.

Join us on this self-guided tour to see for yourself what everyone is raving about!

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