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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. COA hosts local entertainers, non-profit organizations, family activities, and special events throughout the weekend. Friday night we hold a ticketed Premier Party showcasing visual artists. On Saturday & Sunday, the festival opens to the general public.

Beat the heat inside the air conditioned Al G Langford Chaparral Center! Located on the Midland College campus, the Chap Center will host over 60 artist booths, with interactive art crafts, performances by many organizations, and art-related lectures available throughout the festival weekend. Explore the food truck alley outside the Chap Center featuring a wide variety of local food trucks, catering to a wide variety of taste palettes.  

Premiere Party:  Friday, July 15, 2022   6 - 9PM ticketed event
Festival: Saturday, July 16, 2022   10AM - 6PM
Festival: Sunday, July 17, 2022  Noon - 5PM

Celebration of the Arts is produced by Arts Council of Midland, a non-profit organization focused on enriching lives with the Arts through community-wide advocacy, education, outreach and promotion!


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

Food truck application

Click the PDF icon below for the Information Sheet and Application

2022 Sponsors

Boy howdy, we have some fine art supporters!


Karen & Spencer Beal

Sewell Family of Companies 

Douglas Scharbauer

Lissa Noël Wagner



Mr. & Mrs. Barry A. Beal

Kay Bird

Diamondback Energy

Mary Beth Anton & Jeff Hewitt

Nancy Gibson

Rosalind Redfern Grover

Midland College Foundation

Parallel Petroleum LLC

Randee & Jack Rathbone

Marcia & Trey Walker


Deborah & Earl Baldridge III

EJ Baldridge

Julia Z. Edwards

Janet & Tony Sam

Gregory Smith

Shelley & Chip Smith

Tierra Company


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

Stephanie & Mike Feagan | Catherine S. Graham | Joan Helen Holt |  Cheri & Scott Jones 

Dee & Giles Kemp | Kimberly & Gabe McClelland | Lou & Mike Paulson | Megan & Joel Revis 

Sally & Buddy Sipes | Jane Wolf




Art Experiences

Mary B. Kennedy