Exhibit and Auction celebrating artists of all types

What is Mystery Art?

Mystery Art is an annual exhibit and auction of works by local and regional artists of all levels.

  1. An annual exhibit and auction by local and regional artists of all ages and levels.
  2. Funds raised by Mystery Art support our Artist and Education programming throughout the year.
  3. Artwork is donated by the artist and their name is hidden during the exhibit: it’s a mystery!
  4. Artwork is displayed in the North Light Gallery for 3 weeks.
  5. Awards are given at the beginning of the exhibit.
  6. Artwork is available for purchase through our online Silent Auction.
  7. Artwork awarded a cash prize is automatically entered in the end-of-exhibit Live Auction.
This year’s Mystery Art exhibit runs October 5 through October 24, 2024.

How Do I Enter Mystery Art?

Call For Entries and Guidelines can be downloaded HERE (bit.ly/MA2024Entry).  Entries will be accepted until Thursday, August 29.

Categories are: Abstract, Allegory, Nature, Portrait, Scenic, and Still Life.  The Guidelines sheet includes a definition of each of these categories.

Entries are accepted in Adult (18 and up) and Youth (17 and Under) divisions.

For guideline and entry questions, please contact Kristine at [email protected] or 940-767-2787 ext 202.

Mystery Art Events for 2024

  • 9:00am-8:00pm

    Thursday, August 29
    Arwork Deadline: Final artwork dropoff at the Kemp


    October 5-October 17
    Exhibit and online bidding open to the public

  • 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Thursday, October 10

    Wichita Falls Poetry Society
    eading at 6:00 PM

  • 5:30pm-8:00pm

    Thursday, October 17
    Artist Reception & Live Auction Event
    Silent bidding open until 7:00 PM

    Live auction at 7:00 PM


    October 18-October 24
    Artists' names revealed
    Exhibit open to the public during all open business hours

  • 9:00am-8:00pm

    Thursday, October 25
    Artwork available for pick up!


Click the button below for the Mystery Art Online Silent Auction!

Click here for silent auction!

Participating Artists for 2023

These 177 artists donated artwork to the 2023 Mystery Art Auction!

This free community exhibit is funded solely through generous artist donation and partner sponsorship.

Would you like to sponsor Mystery Art?  Click the button for support options or contact Charlene Swanner at [email protected].
Support Mystery Art


For more information about Mystery Art please contact:
Kristine Thueson
Arts & Education Programming
(940) 767-2787 ext 202
[email protected]