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ArtWalk: Great Gurney Race

  • Center for Contemporary Arts 220 Cypress Street Abilene, TX, 79601 United States (map)

This month’s theme: 2nd annual Great Gurney Race benefiting Global Samaritan Resources. Entertainment, food, drinks, music and prizes for all donors, volunteers and participants! The Center-coordinated monthly mini arts festival features different themes that highlight the best of the visual and performing arts in Abilene.  Every second Thursday, Abilene’s Downtown Cultural District comes alive with anywhere between 800 to 1400 individuals.  ArtWalk is a family-friendly event that enables a broad cross-section of the community to enjoy free offerings of art and entertainment that involve over 120 businesses and organizations annually.  Visitors come from Abilene, the Big Country, and even further to see the work of the artists and performers and to shop and eat downtown. 

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 |



The NCCIL is open late for ArtWalk night! Tour the Peter Brown art exhibition, do an art activity and check out the gift shop.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 |




Grace After Dark on ArtWalk night. Free wristband pick-up begins at 7 p.m. - limited to 100 people! Short films on The Grace rooftop begin at dark (approx. 8:30 pm). This event is a collaboration with the Historic Paramount Theatre.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. │325.673.4587 │

Earlier Event: October 10
ArtWalk night at The Grace
Later Event: October 11
"Sylvia" auditions