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.  Our galleries focus on artists from the regional Wichita Falls area, while our Sculpture Garden, Cowboy True, and Mystery Art exhibits are open to artists from around the world.

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.

Jul 18, 2023

Karen Stamper: July 14 - September 15

KAREN STAMPER is self-taught artist exploring works in multiple mediums and styles, finding inspiration in rich color, texture and movement.

Joy SouthFox: September 22 - December 1

This exhibition of paintings features an exploration of the natural world, primarily through animals both domestic and wild.

50+ Zone Quilters

The 50+ Zone charitable quilters group showcases pieces available in their annual sale happening this October.

WFAA: September 9 - November 11

The annual Wichita Falls Art Association Membership exhibit hosted each year at the Kemp Center for the Arts.




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.
• 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 galleries please contact:
Cassie Erazo
Education & Galleries
(940) 767-2787 ext 117
[email protected]