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Shop local artisan crafts in the Museum

December  5th, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for its annual Holiday Showcase! Visitors at this free event will have a chance to purchase beautifully crafted items from local artists and authors for the holidays. Talented local artisans will be available to answer questions about the artistic works on sale.

Come enjoy live music, wine, and hors d'oeuvres while browsing the Museum gift shop & gallery! Shoppers can get in the Holiday spirit with this entertaining and unique experience and take the opportunity to view the Museum's new special exhibit, Steam, Smoke & Steel: Riding the Rails through Time.


 This exclusive in-house exhibit highlights the captivating history of trains. Explore the humble beginnings of railways, the North American westward expansion, and the myriad of ways trains have changed national and local life. Visitors will enjoy a beautiful diorama of local train history, stunning photographs, artifacts, and model trains. Partners include the City of College Station, Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, The Carnegie History Center, and private lenders.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is open to visitors Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm. Regular admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; children 3 and under are free.

Meet Our Artists

Brazos Glassworks

Need a stunning ornament for the tree or an elegant and thoughtful gift? Brazos Glassworks offers beautiful glass ornaments as well as jewelry, sun-catchers, and more.

Chef Denis Wood and Christi Hendricks

This sister duo showcases their creative and sweet handiwork together. Enjoy an enticing assortment of handmade items from hats and earrings to delicious baked goods.

Joana's Art

Enjoy beautifully made artwork from Joana Rocha, a talented artist. Her favorite medium is pastels but she also enjoys acrylics. Her animal art is captivating, and you will treasure one of her dog or horse creations.

Feisty Fenn Fibers

Fiber artist Diana North offers stylish knitwear, each a unique and delightful gift. Her works include a fun mix of colorful pieces such as scarves, hats, and bags.

Finishing Touch Jewelry

Self-taught jewelry artist Kathy Collier showcases a variety of beautiful jewelry sets, designed and created using semi-precious stones and glass beads. Choose from an offering of unique, traditional, and colorful jewelry.

Garret Leopold Wildlife Photography

An avid outdoorsman and wildlife photographer, Garret's photographs exquisitely capture the natural world. Browse vibrant prints of his favorite shots to find a special moment to take home.

Hailey E. Herrera

A talented local watercolor and mixed media artist, Hailey offers prints of her beautiful and impressive artwork. Her colorful fine art is a welcome addition to any home.

Intersections Textiles
Looking for an elegant gift? Choose from a wide variety of gorgeous handcrafted textiles and fiber art, produced by local weavers, spinners, and fiber artists.

JD Woodworks

Wood craftsman JD Bolich offers an impressive collection of handcrafted wooden spoons, spatulas, ladles, cutting boards, and 'fiddle bow' bread knives. All items are created for local raw materials and promise to be treasured for years.

Joy Pottery
Local talented pottery artists showcase a selection of beautiful handmade stoneware of all kinds, including mugs, bowls, and pitchers. Each piece is elegant and distinctive.

Mud Ponies Pottery
Amber Miller’s artistic pottery includes beautifully crafted platters, mugs, and ceramic ornaments. These and her other delightful treasures will brighten any home.

Porphyrio's Treasures

Love handcrafted felt artwork? Don't miss Rebecca Ingram's exquisitely designed and detailed felt pieces. Her ornaments are truly collectible works of art.

Speechless Art

Artists Xochital Flores’ crafts are a family affair, creations made by her and her two sons. Enjoy a unique opportunity to purchase impressive and creative recycled crafts.

Steel Wool Blacksmith

Anna & Thomas Shumate's metal jewelry and blacksmith creations make holiday shopping a pleasure. Select from a wide selection of artistic and stunning handcrafted necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and other charming gifts.

A zoomed-in photo of a golden reindeer ceramic.
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