Great Garden Cities Trip Raffle

Victoria, British Columbia

Trip for Two to Butchart Gardens • 4 Days & 3 Nights •  Airfare and Hotel Stay Included

Enjoy stay at the luxurious Empress Hotel, explore beautiful gardens, high tea and a $400 gift card toward fine dining and/or Willow Stream Spa.

Tickets: $50 • Draw Date: August 17, 2017

Some restrictions may apply. Trip subject to availability & must be taken between Oct 1, 2017- Apr 15, 2018. Prize not redeemable for cash. Ticket price is not tax deductible. Travelers must have valid passport. Trip must be booked within 60 days of draw date and 30 days prior to travel. Winner is responsible for any charge fees after initial purchase of airfare. Winner is responsible for purchase of travel and medical insurance.


Community Art Day

June 24 • 10-12pm • Summer Time Fun • FREE

Help us celebrate summer in the classrooms and garden with fun, hands-on art stations and demonstrations.

July 15 • 10-12pm • Pop Art! • FREE

Learn about the world of Pop Art and artists like Andy Warhol while you create your own Pop Art Masterpieces.

Sept 23 • 10am-1pm • Arte a la Carte Community Art Day • FREE

Enjoy an art-filled day in the garden and museum studio classrooms. Hands-on art stations, artist demonstrations and other fun activities. Learn all about the upcoming year's classes, workshops and events. 


Summer Art Camp

Calling all junior artists! Spark your imagination and spend a week exploring the Museum's galleries, creating amazing art and making new friends • Advanced Registration Required

Click here for Summer Art Camp Application

June 19-23 • 9:15-Noon • Ages 6-8 & 9-12 • $100

Creatures! - Design and paint a paper maché animal, bug or other cool creature of your choice.

Ceramics - Learn to hand build and throw on the wheel as you make a variety of cool things from clay.

 June 26-30 • 9:15-Noon • Ages 6-8 & 9-12 • $90

Painting - Explore traditional painting techniques in the classroom and garden.

Paper Madness - Enjoy a variety of fun art projects -all using paper. Origami, pop-up cards and books.

July 10-14 • 9:15-Noon • Ages 6-8 & 9-12 • $90

3D Design - Make fun 3D objects including sculptures and 3D prints using our own 3D printing lab & 3Doodlers.

Art & Imagination - Mermaids, Fairies, Spacemen, Robots! Create original artwork based on fantasy.

July 17-21 • 9:15-Noon • Ages 6-8 & 9-12 • $90

Art Journey - Take a trip with a different artist each day and make something in their style.

Textiles - Make a variety of neat things from yarn & fabric.



(Teen Artist Residency Program)

Intensive one week summer art programs of art and design are geared to offer unique art experiences in a museum setting working with artists Herb Williams (June 12-16) & Dagan Sherman (July 24-28). Each program will provide opportunities for students ages 13-17 to create unique, artist-led work. 

Click here for TARP Application

July 12-16 • 1-4:30pm • $90

Accepted students will work with artist Herb Williams creating large installation along with smaller works using crayons.

July 24-28 • 1-4:30pm • $90

Accepted students will work with artist Dagan Sherman in a week-long printmaking experience inspired by Andy Warhol.


Teen 3D Design Workshop

July 15 • 1-4pm • $35

Explore the world of 3D Printing in our 3D printing lab.


Movies Under the Stars

 Aug 18 • 8:30pm • FREE for ages 17+ • Andy on the Small Screen. Join us in the garden at dusk for a "Farewell to Andy" event, complete with snacks, drinks and some surprise cameos featuring Andy himself.


Coffee & Culture

Variety of video presentations and local speakers discussing topics geared to provoke the interest of the inquisitive active adult. FREE coffee and snacks. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays • 10:30am

June 27 • "A Queer Vision of Love & Marriage" - Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan, TED Talks

July 11 • "Half a Million Secrets" - Frank Warren, TED Talks

July 25 • "Want to be Happier? Stay in the Moment" - Matt Killingworth, TED Talks

Aug 8 • "Mental Health: What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's" - Lisa Genova. TED Talks

Aug 22 • "What Young Women believe about their own Sexual Pleasure" - Peggy Orenstein, TED Talks

Sept 12 • "Violence Against Women: It's a Man's Issue" - Jackson Katz, TED Talks

Sept 26 • "Let's Try Emotional Correctness" - Sally Kohn, TED Talks


Thursday Nights

Knit & Stitch

Help create a post modern sewing circle. Knitters, Quilters, Stitchers-or those who would like to be! All are invited to bring current projects to work on while we share techniques and ideas. FREE • 6pm

July 6 • Star Spangle Banner

Aug 3 • Project Plans

Sept 7 • Remembrance



Put a team together, test your knowledge and earn PRIZES! FREE refreshments and snacks. • 7pm

July 13 • Patriotic Theme

Aug 10 • Back to School

Sept 14 • American History Events


Exhibition Opening/Lecture Talk

Sept 21 • 6pm • FREE • The Work of Annita Delano Exhibition Opening


Kaffee Haus

Enjoy FREE coffee and snacks while listening to live acoustic musical performances or film. 

June 22 • 6:30pm • West Texas Talent: Broadway Music

June 29 • 6:30pm • West Texas Talent: Spoken Word & Monolougue

July 27 • 6pm • Musical Performance: Acoustic Guitar

Aug 24 • 6pm • OC Film: I See Something: Written & directed by Jame Fite from Big Spring, TX

Sept 28 • 5:30pm • OC Film: Oliver Stone's World Trade Center


Book Talk

Join us for third Thursdays @ the Museum for an exciting new program, Book Talk. Participate in discussions of topical books and articles related to Art, current Museum exhibitions and community events, led by a variety of partners from UTPB, the Ector County Library and more! FREE • 7pm

Jun 15 & July 20  

 Andy Warhol articles

Discussion facilitated by Daniel Zies, Curator, the Ellen Noël Art Museum

Aug 17 & Sept 21        

Falling Man: A Novel” by Don Delillo

Discussion facilitated by Dr. Roland Spickermann, Associate Professor of History, UTPB

Oct 19 & Nov 16          

Theft by Finding” by David Sedaris

Discussion facilitated by Randy Ham, Director, Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities. *Sedaris will be at the Wagner Noël on November 7, 2017