Third Thursday: Textile Makers Night


August 15, 2024 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy after-hours exhibition access and tap into your creative side.

Event Details

Join us after work every Third Thursday for special extended Museum hours from 5 to 7 p.m.! Explore the exhibitions, enjoy food and drinks in The Star Cafe, and connect to the story of Texas. Different activities are offered each month. Museum garage parking is free after 5 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of creativity and fun with our Textile Makers Night. Explore the world of textiles through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and freestyle recycled crafts. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a newbie to the world of crafts, this event has something for every skill level.

Museum exhibition galleries will be open for exploration between 5 and 7 p.m. All activities are included in the price of exhibition admission. Onsite exhibition admission ticket sales end at 6:50 p.m.

Featured Activities:

5 to 7 p.m.

  • Freestyle CraftingAustin Creative Reuse will lead a drop-in freestyle craft to encourage and celebrate your own Imagination Creation. You'll have access to a wide variety of non-traditional craft materials (hello, bottle caps!) and the freedom to follow wherever the inspiration takes you. Finished creations are yours to take home and display with pride!
  • Screen Printing Demonstration — Learn about the process of screen printing with artist David Espinoza of EternoSteeLo Culture. Visitors will have an opportunity to screen print a commemorative tote bag featuring graphics from the Carros y Cultura: Lowriding Legacies in Texas exhibition.
  • Craft Corner — Create a decorative yarn star in the Third Thursday Craft Corner with Bullock Museum staff.
About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, live performances, and experiential activities visitors are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

About the Artists

Austin Creative Reuse is a local non-profit that is dedicated to saving materials from the landfill. ACR bridges the gap between imagination and reality with affordable workshops taught by local artists, as well as our store, filled with unique tools and materials for as low as 5¢!

EternoSteeLo Culture is a streetwear brand that celebrates the Mexican American culture, with an urban twist. Heavily influenced by the lowrider community, EternoSteeLo also began curating large lowrider events in San Antonio, TX in 2018 which have paved the way for the local vendor community to show their work to thousands of attendees. EternoSteeLo has also become the go-to for many local businesses and fellow artist Merch needs.

Your Support Matters

Help us continue to share the story of Texas with a tax-deductible donation.

Enjoy discounts, exclusive programs, and free access to exhibitions year-round by becoming a member of the Bullock Museum.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.

Carros y Cultura: Lowriding Legacies in Texas is sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.