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Arts Festival

Artsfest logo 2023

TJC Arts Fest is an annual collaboration of the College’s art, music, theatre, communication studies, dance, visual communications, and honors departments, as well as The Bell Tower Arts Journal, International Day, and the Tyler Museum of Art.

Held each year throughout the month of April, Arts Fest offers a variety of events, including performances, exhibits, student film screenings, guest speakers and more, at various times and locations across the TJC campus and at the museum.

Student involvement is key to the festival’s success; and each year, a competition is held among TJC students, to create an original Arts Fest logo. This year’s logo design winner is Haley Wilmeth, a TJC game and simulation graduate from Tyler. Wilmeth is now working on her associate degree in art.

TJC’s 32nd annual International Day will be held Tuesday, April 16, in the Apache Rooms of Rogers Student Center. In addition to an up-close look at music, food, and customs from around the world, the event will also include an opportunity for visitors to renew or apply for U.S. passports.

All Arts Fest events are open to the public, but tickets are required for some performances.

Saxophone player in the TJC Jazz band
Print makers at TJC Arts Festival
Speech performance at TJC Arts Festival
Story telling at TJC Arts Festival
TJC Theatre presents Hamlet
Choir spring concert at TJC arts festival

Arts Festival Calendar of Events

Extended Events

Art Club Food Drive

The Art Club is conducting a Food Drive to benefit those in need living in our area through the East Texas CARES Food Pantry. Non-perishable donations may be dropped off in the Jenkins Hall Art Department Lobby or pick-ups may be scheduled by calling (903) 510-2233.

  • Jenkins Hall Art Department Lobby
  • April 1 – April 29 

Tyler Museum of Art April Exhibitions

  • The Artistic Legacy of Buck Schiwetz

This exhibit explores the life and artistic career of Edward Muegge (E. M.) “Buck” Schiwetz. Born in Cuero, Texas in 1898, Schiwetz spent his entire life creating, including stints in advertising and architecture. This exhibition features works in varying mediums documenting Schiwetz’s artistic interests throughout his career.

  • 20th Annual High School Art Exhibition

Now in its twentieth year, this exhibition celebrates young artists from all across East Texas along with their mentors. Presenting a variety of subjects in a number of different styles, this annual exhibition is always a community favorite.

Glass Case Gallery Exhibition

  • Soshua Goode | Artifacts created and found by the North Texas artist
    • April 8 - May 2

The Beauty of Art and Medicine VII exhibition

  • RNHS Bldg., Faulconer Floor
    • Showcasing 5 local artists chosen by a panel of jurors