The Ellen Noel Art Museum hosted its largest community art day today, named "Art a la Carte".
Hundreds of guests toured new exhibitions, tried their hand at creating their own masterpieces, watched live artist demonstrations and had the opportunity to hear from artist Judy Youngblood during a gallery talk.
Every year has a different theme. This year's theme is weather.
"The weather theme comes from two exhibits that we have. Charles Birchfield and Judy Youngblood. Every 3rd grader in Ector County is going to come here on a field trip and tour those exhibits. So today's activities are also all weather-related to go along with that," said Annie Stanley, Exhibition and Outreach Coordinator for the Ellen Noel Art Museum.
Museum directors say free events like this are an opportunity for them to connect with people who may be unfamiliar or bored with the traditional museum setting.
Their goal is to expose more people to unique cultural experiences, regardless of socioeconomic background.