Long-established art guilds in the Highland Lakes nurture local creative spirits in a variety of forms with classes, summer camps, and gallery space for members to share and sell their work. You don’t have to be an expert to join their ranks: These palleted passels and crafty creators embrace anyone with an interest in art.
318 Main St. in Marble Falls
OPEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
The Highland Arts Guild & Gallery hosts annual spring and fall art shows and summer children’s lessons. Lessons for adults, demonstrations, workshops, and exhibits are year-round.
112 W. Chamberlin St. in Kingsland
OPEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday-Sunday
In addition to arts and crafts for sale, the Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts hosts an annual Christmas Market the second weekend in November, Market Days on the first Saturday each month from May through October, workshops on the second Saturday of each month from January through October, and Open Craft Circles on the second and fourth Sundays each month.
17534 Texas 29 East in Buchanan Dam
OPEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Buchanan Arts & Crafts displays and sells original art and handcrafted items and offers art classes as well. Special events include Game Days in April and October and a Christmas Bazaar on the second Saturday in December.
503 Bessemer Ave. in Llano
OPEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Llano Fine Art Guild offers demonstrations, workshops, open painting sessions, and an art camp for kids. It hosts an annual Mardi Gras Masked Ball as a main fundraiser each year.