Texas Arts and Music Festival

The sixth annual Texas Arts & Music Festival in historic Downtown Brenham is just around the corner! Join us October 16-17, 2021, for a family-friendly weekend of art, music, street food, and activities in the streets of Downtown Brenham.

Each year, the Texas Arts & Music Festival brings live music and world-renowned mural artists for live art installations for the public to enjoy. This year’s featured artist is Levi Ponce. Ponce works with traditional and digital media to develop large-scale graphics and artwork for clients like Activision, AT&T, Sony, Toyota, 23 and Me, Dunkin’ Donuts, iHeartRadio, Modelo, Mun2, and many others.

This year the festival is once again teaming up with the City of Brenham’s popular concert series, Hot Nights, Cool Tunes. On Saturday, October 16, Jordan Matthew Young will take the stage at 7:00pm. Fans of The Voice will recognize Young from Blake’s team on season 20. The concert, along with the festival, are family-friendly and free to the public. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy live music and delicious food and refreshments from local restaurants and food trucks.


The Art Village will be open on Saturday, 10am-8pm and Sunday, 11am-2pm. Artists and Craftsmen from across Texas will be set up offering their unique handmade creations to the public.

Sam Houston Mural

The Texas Arts & Music Festival is the perfect weekend to enjoy all that historic Downtown Brenham has to offer! Check out our lodging partners, and plan your weekend now.

Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange

7 thoughts on “Texas Arts and Music Festival”

  1. I was just wondering why the mural of Sam Houston on the side of a building in Brenham had obviously been defaced.But someone chose to put it on here and in a brochure I saw.So what does the darkened eyes and blood streaming down mean anyway ??? I personally don’t think he shud be depicted in this way.Please tell me why !!!!

    1. Thanks for reaching out. Actually, the mural has not been defaced and the artist, Tra Slaughter, intended for it to look like that. You may not know, but Sam Houston, was baptized nearby in Independence, TX and his wife lived there until her death in Independence as well. Sam Houston lived with an Indian tribe for several years as a young boy. His Indian name was Black Raven, hence the large black Raven to the left of his head and the war paint on his face. The other bird is the Texas state bird, mockingbird.

  2. I am interested in any art and craft markets you will be holding in 2022 please send me dates and info that I can built my calender for the year.
    I create using Western Texas Cedar.

    1. Hi Nigel,
      In addition to the Texas Arts & Music Festival, we great arts & crafts markets hosted in our county! Check out the Brenham Farmer & Artisan Market (DowntownBrenham.com/FarmersMarket), the Burton Farmers Market (https://www.facebook.com/burtonfarmersandartisansmarket), the Small Town Shopping Expo (https://www.facebook.com/smalltownshoppingexpo), and the Farmers Market at Washington-On-The-Brazos State Historic Site (http://wheretexasbecametexas.org/). Additionally, our Washington County Expo Center occasionally hosts private markets at their facility.

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