Family Festival: Diwali

Family Festival: Diwali

Bring the whole family and explore Diwali, the Festival of Lights! 

Investigate collection artifacts and Enjoy traditional crafts, games, food and music from India!

Get a henna tattoo and take a swing at our "Rangoli- Piñata"!

Student artwork from Region 14 will be on view in the Stasney Center for Education.

This Family Festival is FREE and open to the public

Homeschool Family Friday

Homeschool Family Friday

Home based Educators and Students are invited to an artful afternoon of curriculum enrichment.

This FREE monthly family program allows adults and children to participate together in meaningful gallery and art-making experiences. 

Contact mmerck@theojac.org or 325.762.2936 to reserve your group's spot!

October's theme is the ancient Indian celebration, Diwali. Students will explore the origin, traditions, and culture of this Festival of Lights. After viewing pieces in the OJAC collection, students will have the option to create a classic Diwali style lantern called an Aakaash Kandil or a Thali Plate to decorate their table for the festival. 

Taco Tailgate at OJAC

Taco Tailgate at OJAC

Join us for the 4th annual, OJAC Taco Tailgate!

After School Drop-In

After School Drop-In

Drop in! after school at the OJAC

Students ages 5-12 (with accompanying adult) are invited to enjoy a FREE snack, story and craft together!

Come and go between 3:30-5 pm


This month, students will celebrate Native American Heritage Month while learning about Inuit culture! 

An Inuksuk Means Welcome! Students will read a book by Mary Wallace about the Inuit people and an ancient form of communication called an Inuksuk! 

Book Signing: Watt Casey Jr. Photography

Book Signing: Watt Casey Jr. Photography

 My Guitar is a Camera will be available for purchase November 1, 2017! 

"An exceptional body of work, this is a historical record of the fleeting nature of greatness and the moments when the worlds of the Delta, Texas, Chicago blues, rock 'n' roll, and jazz actually came together" - Steve Miller 

"My Guitar Is a Camera provides a rich visual history of the vibrant live music scene in Austin and beyond during the 1970s and early 1980s, allowing Casey's lens to reveal both the stage, awash in spotlights and crowd noise, and the more intimate backstage moments, where entertainers hold forth to interviewers and friends. As Outlaw Country's cosmic cowboys mixed with East Coast rockers, Chicago bluesmen, and West Coast hippies, Watt Casey roamed at will, capturing the people, places, and happenings that blended to foster Austin's emerging reputation as 'Live Music Capital of the World.' " 

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Watt M. Casey Jr. is a professional photographer and cattlemen from Albany, Texas.  His book, “My Guitar Is a Camera” will be featured at the 2017 Texas Book Festival in Austin November 4th and 5th. Watt will be on two panels discussing music and photographing musicians. His work is also featured in the Grammy's Museum touring exhibits Pride and Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Lee Hooker: King of the Boogie. His photographs also appear in numerous CDs, box sets, music books, and publicity material for various musicians including the Steve Miller Band and many publications.