2009-05-14 / Community News

New Website Promotes Texas Art and Tourism

Texas Tourism Week celebrates the incredible destinations and expansive cultural offerings that entice visitors to travel to cities and towns across our great state - and the arts are a big part of that draw. This year Texas Tourism Week is May 9 - 17, and to make it a little easier for travelers to discover original Texas art and original Texas artists, the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has launched an interactive map on the Texas Original (TxO) website (www.txoriginal.com).

"For many people, art is a major part of their travel experience - it's exploring an art museum, going to see a play at a local theater or purchasing art to display in their home as a unique souvenir from their travels," said Dr. Gary Gibbs, executive director of TCA.

Using the new interactive map, visitors can see where talented TxO artisans are located throughout Texas, find out how to visit their studios for a first-hand look at the artisans creating their work, and learn where to purchase works by TxO artisans.

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