Bastrop prides itself on its deep connection to Hispanic culture and heritage, which is why, if you’re in town this April, a stop by this festival is an absolute must. Join us at the very first Festival De La Cultura, a two-day celebration of Hispanic heritage. This family-friendly, authentic fiesta will feature a wide array of talented artists, authentic cuisine, and much more.

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Monarch Art Gallery


A gallery and gift shop located in the Bridges Emporium on Main Street offering creations of art in a variety of mediums. Four different artists contribute to this gallery! The artists and their mediums include: Marlene Outlaw of Bastrop featuring Mosaics and decorative pottery painted in alcohol ink, Jo Watts of Smithville features beautiful pottery, silk art and watercolors. Evonne Winter of Smithville specializes in wire wrapped copper jewelry, and Jody Martin of Kyle exhibits giclee prints of her award winning pastels. This collaboration of artists will impress you and you are sure to find art that fits your needs and wants. Check us out on Facebook for updates. Monarch Art Gallery.