Featuring Local, Regional, and National Artists


The Arts Council has a variety of spaces and venues showcasing local and regional visual artists.

Exhibits encompass a full spectrum of artists’ professional experience: from beginning amateur to seasoned professional, our mission is to assist all levels of artist in continued learning through exhibition opportunity.

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We have one outdoor and five indoor galleries: The NorthLight Gallery, Galleria At The Forum, West End Studio, What’s Up Downstairs, The Patio, and The Sculpture Garden.  Throughout the summer we also have our free interactive kids' exhibit, ArtZeum.

All gallery exhibits are open to the public FREE OF CHARGE during regular open hours.


Sculpture Garden @ The Kemp

The Sculpture Garden is an annual, year-long exhibit featuring the work of artists from around the country. It's open free of charge to the public during all Kemp open hours.

Red River Photography Club: March 25 – June 4, 2022

Photographic travels along Texas State Highway 287 from Clarendon to Decatur

Lorenka Campos- Galleria @ The Forum

Featuring work from internationally-acclaimed digital artist Lorenka Campos.

Derrick Holt III: April 8 - June 18

An exhibition of works by Wichita Falls artist Derrick Holt.

Ron Hamer: April 29 - June 11

Contemporary expressionist painting from Wichita Falls artist Ron Hamer.


Jim Livingston: June 17 – August 19

Jim Livingston has taken more than 2000 images of the Flora Kemp tomb over the past 40 years. This retrospective will feature some of his favorites from this collection.

Shawn Ramos: June 24 - September 2

A menagerie of animals, blending technical structure and fantasy.



The Arts Council has a variety of open call opportunities for artists throughout the year.

Cowboy True

Sculpture Garden

Mystery Art

In addtition we host up to 22 solo and group exhibits in our 4 dedicated gallery spaces each year, plus community exhibits in several off-site locations.  To be considered for an exhibition in one of these spaces, please send 4-5 samples of artwork and a short artist statement or biography to the contact information below (see the bottom of this page for contact information on galleries).


At The Kemp
• The NorthLight gallery is dedicated to our most experienced artists.
• The West End Studio and What’s Up Downstairs Galleries typically feature a varying level of emerging artists and smaller professional exhibits.
• The Patio gallery and our other auxiliary spaces feature community programming. In addition, we’re pleased to highlight the work of our gift shop artists at our off-site space on Maplewood Avenue.
• The Sculpture Garden is the home to 11 permanent pieces, as well as our annual juried exhibit featuring 10 national and international artists. These pieces remain on the grounds for a full calendar year, changing each May.

At The Forum
• The Galleria at The Forum exclusively features women artists in reference to the building’s former history as the home of The Woman’s Forum.

For more information about our exhibits please contact:
Kristine Thueson
Program Coordinator
(940) 767-2787