September 8, 2019 –
SeptemberFest turns 50
A Midland staple for families and art-lovers five decades in the making.
MIDLAND, TX: The Museum of the Southwest's annual three-day juried arts festival will celebrate its 50th year this September. Presented by Javaid and Vicky Anwar, SeptemberFest 2019: Fifty Years of Fest! will feature up to 70 artists’ booths, live entertainment, a petting zoo and a broad range of activities for the whole family. SeptemberFest serves as the Museum of the Southwest’s largest annual fundraiser; sponsoring or underwriting the event supports the year-round schedule of exhibitions, programs and activities the Museum provides for children, families and visitors.
This year's Friday evening Preview Party returns to the historic Turner Mansion and the festivities continue on the front lawn Friday, September 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. Tables are limited and must be purchased in advance.
Preview Party is made possible by Mary B. Kennedy & Lissa Noël Wagner. The evening guests will be the first to see the works of art displayed in rows of tents, all while enjoying cocktails, dinner, live music, a silent auction and a SeptemberFest photo exhibition. Thanks to the generosity of Karmen and Billy Bryant, visitors can stroll down memory lane all weekend through a special archival photo exhibition in honor of the Museum’s past and present sponsors, supporters and volunteers.
The festival begins Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 8 from noon to 5 p.m.