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Arts & Museums
Escape from the 21st Century and journey back into the Great West aboard the Hill Country Flyer, a vintage passenger train making day-trip excursions every weekend year-round. Departing from Cedar Park, only 20 miles (32.18 kilometers) north of downtown Austin, each train ride offers 1920s coach cars for families on a budget and 1950s Pullman lounge cars for leisure travelers. Special excursion trains throughout the year include Christmas specials for children, mystery dinner trains for adults, and holiday rides to local festivals along the train route. The vintage train is operated by the dedicated volunteers from the Austin Steam Train Association, a community-based non-profit organization.
Located on the west side of the Square in the recently renovated Old Farmers State Bank Building. Stop by and take a look into the area's past and explore the rich heritage of the county. Open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, or by appointment.
A 1922 Seagraves fire engine that is in mint condition is one of the exhibits at this museum that also displays modern and vintage firefighting equipment, authentic photographs, and historical firefighter memorabilia.
Dedicated to promoting the interest and encouragement of creative art, this art guild features a gallery filled with works of art by local artisans and hosts numerous art shows throughout the year. A variety of educational and informational programs are available each month.
Found in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, across the street from the historic Blanco County Courthouse, Kirchman Gallery is filled with a selection contemporary fine art. New exhibitions are displays every four to six weeks. There are two locations: across for the courthouse and their newest location at 305 East Main (Highway 290 West).
Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The 1st Cavalry Division Museum also has a gift shop.
Laser shows and large format films are just some of the things to experience when visiting Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theater.
Visit this unique 140 acre ranch that has a Mediterranean style landscape and view the contemporary paintings and sculptures of artist Benini including innovative shaped paintings, surrealistic pieces, and multi-dimensional artworks on canvas. The ranch includes Benini's residence, guest house, and a 14,000 square foot building that houses numerous showrooms, studios, and a fine arts library.
Austin Art Space serves as both a work space and a showcase for artists. Many different genres of art are conceived and displayed here. The gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment. The studios are open on weekdays for artists. Call or see the website for more information.
This museum features art by local, national and international artists, with an emphasis on local creations. It houses frequent exhibitions as well as permanent collections, with a rotating selection of artwork and artists. Paintings tend to be of the modern, abstract, surreal or futuristic varieties, usually with imaginative use of color. The museum also showcases artists' other creations, including jewelry and furniture.
El Taller Gallery features an impressive collection of Southwest art at reasonable prices. A good majority of the work is by famed local artist and previous gallery owner Amado Pena, who paints Southwest and Mexican cultural scenes. The work of Native American artist R.C. Gorman is also featured. Other offerings of the gallery include Southwest-style jewelry, Mexican textiles, handmade Pueblo pottery and Zapotec Indian weavings.
The Austin Museum of Art offers two distinct art experiences. AMOA Downtown serves as the Museum's principal exhibition site and presents exhibitions and education programs that showcase 20th Century and contemporary art. These exhibitions offer something for everyone. To complement the exhibitions, the museum also presents a broad range of accessible and hands-on public education programs for people of all ages. In addition, the museum store offers a wide range of art-inspired gifts. This beloved site has been declared a national treasure and is on city, state, and national registries of historic places.