The Arts

Music, dancing, painting, etc.
  • Awards are given to artists in a wide variety of categories, including multimedia, music, visual arts, dance, literature, journalism, architecture, theater, and more.
  • The Texas state musicians are selected for one-year appointments by the Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artist Committee.
  • The Texas state artists are selected for one-year appointments by the Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artist Committee.
  • Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 82, 43rd Legislature, Regular Session (1933) authorized appointment of a committee by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House to designate an outstanding and recognized poet, who is also a citizen of the state of Texas, as poet laureate.
  • Texas has been calling itself the Third Coast of filmmaking–third after the West Coast and the East Coast–since about 1978.
  • The Armadillo World Headquarters was all about music, a shared tolerance for marijuana, psychedelic drugs, and cold beer.

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