Miracle on Oakes St.

 

 

Miracle on Oakes St. 

                                                                                                                                

They say everything is bigger in Texas. Another more seasonally appropriate phrase states; everything Christmas is bigger in San Angelo. Nothing in Texas shines brighter than this city in December.

Our traditions bring in thousands of visitors from neighboring communities. They are welcomed on arrival by an abundance of holiday lights and warm smiles. Events such as Christmas at Fort Concho, The Railroad Museum’s Santa Fe Christmas and numerous performances including Ballet San Angelo’s Nutcracker add to the rich traditions that have made people fall instantly in love with San Angelo for generations. 

Where does the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts fit in all this Christmas culture? Why, right smack dab in the center. Between the neon lights of Downtown and the parade grounds of Fort Concho, you will find The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and the Oakes Street Galleries. For the last decade, the museum’s Education Department spends the first part of December hanging thousands of Christmas lights, arranging SAMFA’s dollhouse collection, displaying dozens of Nativity scenes and hundreds of Christmas art projects in the 1,000 square foot Coop Gallery. The exhibit, named Christmas at The Coop, has become a holiday tradition for many people in the Concho Valley. The free Christmas exhibit allows families to have fun, learn and engage in holiday cheer for no cost. Art activities, movies, free pictures with Santa Claus and tons of fun things to look at are part of SAMFA’s idea to thank the community and say a loud Merry Christmas!

This year we are extending the Christmas cheer to rest the galleries on Oakes street and naming this new holiday tradition Miracle on Oakes Street. Not only will Christmas at the Coop be open, but so will Studio Rio, Gallery Verde and The Gas Station. SAMFA staff will have artwork for sale at the Gas Station (located directly beside the Coop Gallery) live music, artist demos, NEW FREE activities with Concho Clay Studio including glazing a cookie plate for Santa during Family Day on December 11th or making an ornament during December 16th’s Downtown Strong. Depending on the date (there are 3 different dates to enjoy Miracle on Oakes) you can see artists demos, enjoy beer from Plateau Brewery and BBQ  from Southernsmoke BBQ in Studio Rio. Gallery Verde will be hosting Folk and Traditional Artists in its exhibition space.

Miracle on Oakes Street will be open Thursday December 9th, 5 – 8 pm; Saturday December 11th, 10 – 2 pm; and Thursday December 16th from 5 – 8 pm. Scroll down to see when each gallery will be open and what specific activities will be showcased on each date. Check back for updates and for more information contact Bekah @ education@samfa.org.

 

 


 

December 16th:

Join us for Food and Drinks from our partners at Plateau Brewery and Southern Smoke BBQ! Purchase Tickets for food online now or pay for a plate at the event. 


 

Countdown to Miracle on Oakes St. 

Win daily prizes and countdown with us during the 12 Days until Miracle on Oakes Street Social Media Giveaway. Starting Sunday, November 28th and continuing until the Grand Opening Thursday, December 9th help SAMFA spread holiday cheer and win special holiday prizes!

Join us on our Facebook and Instagram @samfalove to join in on the countdown Starting Sunday, Nov 28th!

 

 

 


What's Happening Where, And at What Time? Check below for dates and times for holiday activities!  

Main Museum  

December 11th: 10am- 2pm 

  • Open and Free to the public! Tours and Gallery Hunts available in the exhibit. 

Concho Clay Studio 

December 9th:

  • Matching Mugs Date Night (Registration Requied) : 6pm - 8pm
  • FREE Decorate a Cookie Plate for Santa. Kiln Firing included! 5pm - 8pm (Located in The Coop Gallery)

December 11th:

  • Free Ornament Painting: 10am - 2pm (Located in the Coop Gallery & Studio Rio) 

December 16th:

  • Free Ornament Painting: 5pm - 8pm (Located in the Coop Gallery & Studio Rio)

 

 

             

 

 

 


Gas Station

 

December 9th: 5pm - 8pm

  • SAMFA Staff Art SaleThe San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts has a number of talented artists working for us, so why not showcase our talented crew.
  • Live Music

December 16th: 5pm - 8pm

  • SAMFA Staff Art SaleThe San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts has a number of talented artists working for us, so why not showcase our talented crew.
  • Live Music: Kit Wyatt 6 -7 pm

 

 


 Coop Gallery   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
December 9th: 5pm - 8pm

  • Christmas exhibit
  • Pictures with Santa
  • Christmas Art Contest
  • Art Activities
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Mulled wine

December 11th: 10am- 2pm 

  • Christmas Exhibit
  • Pics with Santa
  • Art activities
  • YMCA Christmas Art Show
  • Junior League Christmas Book Giveaway will be handing out FREE Christmas books
  • Jr. League Kids in the Kitchen SNACKTIVITY

December 16th: 5pm - 8pm

  • Exhibit will be open
  • Christmas Movies projected
  • Pics with Santa
  • Art Activity
  • Concho Clay Activity 

 Studio Rio

   

December 9th: 5pm - 8pm

  • Small Works Show : Debbie Carroll, Suzanne Horner, and Emi Rhian - You can find paintings, ceramics, and glass works in their show.

December 11th: 10am- 2pm 

    • Small Works Show : Debbie Carroll, Suzanne Horner, and Emi Rhian - You can find paintings, ceramics, and glass works in their show.
     

December 16th: 5pm - 8pm


 

Gallery Verde  

  

December 9th: 5pm - 8pm

  • Stop by on while enjoying the festivities and see paintings from EnPleinAirTexas 2021. There will also be a variety of works from local artists on display. Open and Free to the public

December 11th: 10am- 2pm 

  • Stop by on while enjoying the festivities and see paintings from EnPleinAirTexas 2021. There will also be a variety of works from local artists on display. Open and Free to the Public

December 16th: 5pm - 8pm

  • Stop by on while enjoying the festivities and see paintings from EnPleinAirTexas 2021. There will also be a variety of works from local artists on display. Open and Free to the public  

A Special Thanks to our Partners!