Cowboys, Flappers and Mesmerizing Music
Family Fun All Day at Stark Cultural Venues, April 8

Bring the entire family to enjoy a full day of events at Stark Cultural Venues on Saturday, April 8. Saddle up for Western Family Day at the Stark Museum of Art. Join us for free fun with arts & crafts, face painting, living statues, music, gallery scavenger hunt, photo ops, a special performance by the LCM 5th grade choir and more.
Next, head across the street to The W.H. Stark House to explore 1920s fashion, history, economy and culture through family activities at 1920s Day. While you’re there, go on a full House tour and see the brand new exhibit, The World War I Home Front: Orange Goes Over the Top and learn about how the Stark Family and the Orange community supported the war effort.
Round out the evening at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center with a Concert in the Courtyard with acoustic guitarist, Shaun Hopper at 6:00 p.m. Shaun is unquestionably one of the finest acoustic-fingerstyle guitar players in America. Dazzling us with his fiery originals and covering everything from Chet Atkins to Andre Segovia and from The Beatles to Queen, Shaun never fails to mesmerize us all.
You don’t want to miss any of these fun and exciting events, so bring the whole family or invite your friends to spend the entire day in Orange on Saturday, April 8.

• Western Family Day – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get framed in one of our masterpieces with the larger than life bluebonnet photo booth.  Design your own mini adobe house or edible tipi. Go on a scavenger hunt through the Museum and win a prize. Enjoy face painting, games, music, and more.
• 1920’s Day: A Return to Normalcy – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Explore the early 1920s at The W.H. Stark House! How much did food cost? What did people earn? Be inspired by 1920s fashion and make a fascinator or a bow tie. Learn about the Great War and the impact it had on American life, or just mingle with hooch free cocktails (Thanks Prohibition!). So don’t be a canceled stamp, help us put on a party that’s the Cat’s Meow on April 8th.
• The World War I Home Front: Orange Goes Over the Top Exhibit – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This new exhibit at The W.H. Stark House shares stories of how the Stark family and the people of Orange supported the war effort. Learn about the active role the family took in boosting troop morale, helping the Red Cross, and supplying our troops abroad.
• Shaun Hopper Concert in the Courtyard – 6:00 p.m at Shangri La Gardens
Acoustic “fingerstyle” guitar player/wizard Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in sharp contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. Merging complex melodic lines, harmony and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind percussive technique, he mesmerizes everyone within earshot. The concert will also feature multi-instrumentalist performer Chris Sgammato. To purchase tickets, visit or call 409.886.5535.