Cultural District

Select a gallery or museum below:


Calypso Gallery & Academy of Art

1133 N. 2nd St., Suite 102



We are a teaching art gallery and space for small gatherings.

Amy Graves Ryan Gallery

1642 Sayles Blvd., McMurry University campus



Located in the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center, this gallery features student, faculty and visiting art exhbitions of all kind.

The Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St.



"The Center" is in the heart of Abilene's Historic Downtown area. It is home to more than 70 artist members, many who have working gallery space in the facility. It houses four galleries that showcase exhibitions from contemporary artists working in a variety of media including photography.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St.



The Grace is a crown jewel in the Abilene art community and is known nationally as a true fine arts museum - with a special focus and commitment to Texas art and artists. The landmark building houses three museums: Art, History, and Children's.

Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery

Hardin-Simmons University



Located in the Frost Center for Visual Arts at Hardin-Simmons Univeristy, this space features student and faculty art exhibitions.

Jody Klotz Fine Art

1060 N. 2nd St.



Owner, Jody Klotz, is a skilled art dealer specializing in fine 19th and 20th Century European artwork. This Euro-inspired art gallery showcases some unique and special pieces.

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St.



The NCCIL (pronounced "nickel") is one of only three museums of its kind in the U.S. The NCCIL provides children the opportunity to fall in love with art through exhibits of original illustrations fromsome of the most beloved children's books and their artists.

Outdoor Exhbition and SculptTOUR
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Abilene is home to numerous outdoor sculptures placed throughout its Downtown Cultural District and elsewhere in town. Take a tour and see these wonderful pieces of large scale artwork and learn about the artists. Download the brochure (PDF).

River Oaks Gallery

3301 S. 14th St., Suite 26B



Abilene Frame-N-Art is home to the River Oaks Gallery. Owner, Linda Stricklin, an artist in her own right, showcases local talent and hosts artist receptions once a month rotating out shows to bring these talented artists to the community.

12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

1289 N. 2nd St.



For history buffs, this memorial museum displays and interprets an historical colection of WWII artifacts. It serves as a teaching facility for the study of WWII and provides academic access to historic materials along with educational programs for children.

Abilene Preservation League

Elks Arts Center, 1174 N. 1st St.


Taylor County History Center

133 William St., Buffalo Gap



This historic village gives visitors the chance to immerse themselves in history, dating from 1875 to 1925, while gaining an understanding of the forces that changed the region through traditional displays, special events, and lectures.

Frontier Texas!

625 N. 1st St.



Frontier Texas! brings together cutting-edge technology and history together, allowing visitors a 3D experience of life on the early Texas frontier.