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Join us to Celebrate the Artists and Artisans of West Texas


Celebration of the Arts (COA), organized by the Arts Council of Midland, returns for our thirty-eighth year! COA is the cornerstone fine art, fine craft event in the Permian Basin, and is the longest running downtown event in Midland, Texas. COA has a strong reputation locally, with community support year after year, and draws out of town visitors. The festival hosts local entertainers and performers, non-profit organizations, family-friendly activities, and special events throughout the weekend. On Friday evening, we hold a ticketed Premier Party showcasing our juried visual artists to sponsors and ticketed guests. On the following Saturday & Sunday, the festival opens to the general public. Beat the heat inside the air conditioned Al G Langford Chaparral Center and enjoy a great time with the family!  

Premiere Party:  Friday, July 15, 2022  |  7 - 10PM  |  Ticketed Event
Festival Day: Saturday, July 16, 2022  |  10AM - 5PM  |  Free Admission
Festival Day: Sunday, July 17, 2022  |  Noon - 5PM  |  Free Admission

Cinch your tickets and join us for the evening of July 15th for a boot-scootin’ good time at our Premier Party! Enjoy a wide assortment of down-home cooking for a hard-working wrangler and pony up to the bar to quench your thirst. Afterward you’ve got your fill, boogie on over to our juried artists’ booths to shop their artwork before the festival opens to the public, and make sure to wrangle up some good art for your home on the range! Meander around the live art demonstrations, enjoy live music, and bid on any one of 50 pieces of art in our silent auction benefiting the Arts Council of Midland!

We are excited to celebrate local Midland artist, Mary Lambeth, as our 2022 Distinguished Artist! Make sure to stop by her booth to enjoy her beautiful large format watercolor works of nature, Her floral work is spectacular!


Learn more about becoming a Sponsor or Underwriter Today by Clicking the Links Below

2022 Sponsors

Boy howdy, we have some fine art supporters!


Karen & Spencer Beal

Mary Lou Cassidy

Sewell Family of Companies 

Douglas Scharbauer

Lissa Noël Wagner



Mr. & Mrs. Barry A. Beal

Kay Bird

Community National Bank

Diamondback Energy

Henry Resources LLC

Mary Beth Anton & Jeff Hewett

Nancy Gibson

Rosalind Redfern Grover

Lone Star State Bank

Midland College Foundation

Parallel Petroleum LLC

Randee & Jack Rathbone

Marcia & Trey Walker


Deborah & Earl Baldridge III

EJ Baldridge

Mary W. de Compiegne

Cathy Eastham Fine Jewelry

Julia Z. Edwards

Kay & Bill Musar

Janet & Tony Sam

Gregory Smith

Shelley & Chip Smith


Gretchen & James Bakke | Nellwyn & Brad Barnett | Suzie & Kirk Boyd  

Mr. & Dr. Andy Chandler | Michele & Joe Cobb | Michele & Dan Corrales 

Leslie Dean | Stephanie & Mike Feagan | Catherine S. Graham | Kari & Tim Hair | Jason Griffin 

Mary Griffith | Joan Helen Holt | Cheri & Scott Jones | Dee & Giles Kemp | Barbara & Jim Leeton 

Kimberly & Gabe McClelland | Lou & Mike Paulson | Megan & Joel Revis | Cynthia Savage 

Sally & Buddy Sipes | Vandergriff Group Architects SP | John Williams | Jane Wolf


The Bosworth Company | City of Midland | Community National Bank 

Crumbl Cookies | DoubleTree by Hilton | Domino's Pizza | Fox24 | KMID | KOSA | KWES 

McAllister's Deli | Midland College | Midland Reporter-Telegram | Museum of the Southwest

 Pristine Organic Cleaners | Sibley Nature Center | Standard Sales | TexRocks | Tall City Brewing Co.  Target of Odessa | T&T Donuts | United Groceries | West Texas Radio Group



Art Experiences

Mary B. Kennedy

Harlin the Balloon Man

Karen & Spencer Beal

Distinguished Artist Poster

Mr. & Dr. Andy Chandler

2022 juried artists

The Best in the West

Mary Lambeth | Midland, TX  Distinguished Artist 2022

Janvier Ngamijiyaremye | Lewisville, TX  -  First Place Award

Kayla Barker | Midland, TX  -  Second Place Award

Melissa Orsini | Little Rock, AR  -  Third Place Award

Jim Brightwell | Caddo Mills, TX  -  Honorable Mention 

Ryan Minchew | Midland, TX  -  Joan Baskin Memorial Award


Bobbie McCrea | Lake Travis, TX

Kathy Davies | Slaton, TX

Michael Moore | Hallettsville, TX

Gary Sanchez | Albuqerque, NM

Jeannette Teel | Allen, TX

Alice Johnson | Buda, TX

Dorothy Dudek | Tucumcari, NM

Mary Lou Christie | Tahlequah, OK

Randy Bryant | Midland, TX

Pama Monfries | Lago Vista, TX

Roy Cavarretta | Hallettsville, TX

James Medders | Stephenville, TX

Blanche Cavarretta | Hallettsville, TX

Karen Granfeldt | Lubbock, TX

Wayne Wise | Dublin, TX

Laurie Dellis | Amarillo, TX

Olga Mauldin | Midland, TX

Phyllis Gunderson | Pecos, NM

Jay Ybarra | Webster, TX

Liz Bartlett Culp | Midland, TX

Cheryl Roush | Midland, TX

Peter Wu | Missouri City, TX

Chandra Bosanac |  Midland, TX

Kimberly Bowen | Parker, CO

Bonnie Siebert | Woodson, TX

Mark Leonard | Tulsa, OK

Boz Droca | Houston, TX

Karen May | Midlothian, TX

Janet Pontious | Midland, TX

John Glass | Deming, NM

Robert Priddy | Mullin, TX

Richard Acosta | Odessa, TX

Tif Holmes | Lubbock, TX

Kim Shaklee | Brighton, CO

Aron Kapembeza | Dallas, TX

Jon Welborn | Pittsburg, TX

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