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Stark Museum of Art
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October 2019 - November 2019
October 8, 2019
Oct. 8 - Nov. 2, 2019 (9am - 5pm)
Shangri La Garden’s 10th Annual Scarecrow Festival is back and more festive than ever! This year’s festival takes place from October 8 through November 2, 2019 and features dozens of unique scarecrow designs, fall flowering displays, thousands of pumpkins, and autumn decorations displayed throughout Shangri La Gardens. Created by talented people…Read more...
October 12, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
**Get on our waitlist!** Do wolves really howl at the moon? Bring the family as we explore wolves and their reputation in folklore. We will talk about some unique residents who live at Shangri La Gardens and play a game that demonstrates the importance of wolves in an ecosystem. Participants…Read more...
October 19, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
**Get on our waitlist!** Join us the day before our annual symphony to listen to nature’s version of this musical event. We will listen for the beautiful tones made by the wildlife in the gardens and read a story based on the rhythm of the bayou. Participants will build their own…Read more...
Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10am – 4pm
Take your drawing to the next dimension!! During this 6-hour workshop, participants will create an original drawing and convert it to a 3-dimensional relief sculpture. Participants will use a variety of papers to create a multi-layered interpretation of their drawing. Each finished sculpture will be enclosed in an 8 x 8…Read more...
October 20, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:00pm
An Evening of sights and sounds! The Symphony of Southeast Texas, directed by Maestro, Chelsea Tipton, returns to Shangri La Gardens at the peak of Scarecrow Festival once again to indulge patrons with a festive evening of seasonal nature and magnificent music. BUY TICKETS …Read more...
October 25, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019 (12-1 p.m.)
Join The W.H. Stark House Interpretation & Programming Manager, Joshua Cole, for a free lunchtime lecture on the story of the 18th Amendment – which banned the sale, production, and transportation of “intoxicating liquors” – and the Volstead Act created to enforce it. Texans played a major role in the…Read more...
October 26, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
There are invaders trying to take over the gardens! Bring the family as we go on a mission to identify some of the invasive species found at Shangri La Gardens. We will go on a scavenger hunt to discover where these species like to lurk, and then learn about…Read more...
Saturday, October. 26, 2016 (11am - 2pm)
Join us one Saturday a month for a come-and-go live animal presentation called Up Close with Nature (March – October) from 11am – 2pm as our Wildlife Curator, Robert Morgan, features one or more live animals that call Shangri La home. During this exciting & informative drop-by program, you will ‘meet’…Read more...
October 29, 2019
Tuesday evenings, October 29, November 5, 12, and 19 (4:30- 5:30 p.m.)
Learn how to create realistic charcoal drawings during this four-week class for students in 9th – 12th grades. Students will work with compressed and vine charcoal while learning techniques to create realistic renderings. The class will culminate with a matted 11 x 14 drawing that students will be…Read more...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:30pm
THE BOYS ARE BACK! They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story…Read more...