Great Garden Cities Trip Raffle

Brandywine Valley, PA

Longwood Gardens • Winterthur Museum Garden & Library • Hagley Museum • Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art

Trip for Two • 5 Days & 4 Nights • Airfare Included Tickets: $50 (Each) | Draw Date Aug 3

Experience a stay in one of Brandywine Valley’s Historical Inns, SUV rental, visit the many gardens, wineries and sites. Enjoy fine dinning, shopping, and a $500 gift card toward dining & other entertainment the Valley has to offer.


Summer Art Camps

Join us for a fun summer of art camps for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Students get to explore two different themes during their camp. Classes fill quickly so register today!

June 11-15 • 9:15am-Noon • Ages 6-8 & 9-12 • $100

Ceramics-Learn to hand build and throw on the wheel as you make a variety of cool things from clay.

Art & Imagination- Mermaids, Fairies, Spacemen, and Robots! Create original artwork based on fantasy.

June 18-22 • 9:15am-Noon • Ages 6-8 & 9-12 • $90

Art to Wear-Create customized clothing and accessories (in conjunction with the Celebrate Texas Fashion exhibition). Students need to bring a pair of jeans that will be “tattooed” with designs.

Art Journey-Take a trip with a different artist each day and make something in their style.

July 9-13 • 9:15am-Noon • Ages 6-8 & 9-12 • $90

Zoology-Draw, paint, sculpt: create a different animal each day .

3D Design-Make fun 3-D objects including sculptures and 3D printed objects.

July 16-20 • 9:15am-Noon • Ages 6-8 & 9-12 • $90

Art for Public Places-Make art that is intended to be shared in your garden, home or community.

Painting-Explore traditional painting techniques in the classroom and garden.


ENAM Art Club

July 23-27 • 9:15am-4:15 • Ages 6-8 & 9-12 • $225

Join us for a new all day art experience that combines classes with other fun creative activities including movies, games, sketch books and a few behind the scenes tours. Lunch and snacks not included.


Community Art Day @ MCH Farmer's Market

June 23 • July 28 • Aug 25 • Sept 22

9am-12pm • FREE

Join the Ellen Noël Art Museum on fourth Saturdays at the Medical Center Hospital Farmer’s Market for fun art activities.  Look for our booth in the KIDS ACTIVITY section. Enjoy a morning of visiting local produce and ware vendors and get the chance to make your very own artwork!


Movies Under the Stars

Aug 24 • 8:45pm • FREE • Ages 18+

Join us in the garden, Friday, Aug 24 at dusk (8:45) for the classic Texas Summer Movie, “Dazed and Confused”. This coming-of-age film “follows the mayhem of a group of rowdy teenagers in Austin, Texas celebrating the last day of high school in 1976”. By director Richard Linklater. Rated R, ages 18 + only.  Refreshments and snacks provided. No pets please. 



Yoga at the Museum

Visit the museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at Museum Members only • 8-9am

June 13 • June 20

July 11 • July 18

Aug 1 • Aug 8 • Aug 15 • Aug 22




Thursday Nights

Join us Thursday nights, when the Ellen Noël Art Museum is open till 8pm. Thursday Night Live offers a wide variety of experiences for all visitors with  musical performances, scholarly discussions, films, art workshops and social circles. Check out our calendar to see what is on this Thursday Night Live! 


Knit & Stitch

Help create a post modern sewing circle. Knitters, Quilters, Stitchers-or those who would like to be! All are invited to bring current projects to work on while we share techniques and ideas. 

July 5 • 6pm FREE Fidget Quilts

Aug 2 • 6pm FREE Back to School


Exhibition Opening/Lecture Talk

July 19 • 6pm • FREECut Up/Cut Out Exhibition Opening Reception

Join us for the an evening of light h’orderves and refreshments, as you explore this collaborative exhibition featuring artworks from all over the world.


Music Night

June 28 • 6:30pm FREE

Join us for in the garden with Dirty Mike and the Spicy Boiz, the newest band in the Permian Basin.  Snacks and beverages will be provided. Come join us for this FREE event…and bring lots of friends.

Aug 9 • 6:30pm FREE

Enjoy a special performance with singer/songwriter Charles Silverman for an evening of refreshments and acoustical guitar performance.


West Texas Film Festival Series

This year the Ellen Noël Art Museum is collaborating with the Odessa College Mass Media Department and the West Texas Film Festival to show films submitted to the festival in our museum.

June 21  • 6:30pm • FREE

Charade (1963) a romantic comedy mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, and Jacques Marin. It spans three genres: suspense thriller, romance and comedy. Music by Henry Mancini.  The film is “the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made.” 


July 26 • 6:30pm • FREE

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) A comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a farce about an inadequate florist's assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. The film's concept is thought to be based on a 1932 story called "Green Thoughts", by John Collier, about a man-eating plant. However, Dennis McDougal in Jack Nicholson's biography suggests that Charles B. Griffith may have been influenced by Arthur C. Clarke's sci-fi short story, "The Reluctant Orchid. The film stars Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles and Dick Miller. 

the-little-shop-of-horrors- poster.jpg

Lecture Series

June 14 • 6:30pm • FREE
Elena Dulger • “Where Are You From? No-What Are You?”

Hear from a young professional in the Oil & Gas Industry, whose story includes immigration, US Air Force service and a travel addiction. 

Aug 16 • 6:30pm • FREE
Gino Solla • Director of the Ector County Health Department
Join us as we hear Mr. Solla’s quest, through education and advocacy, to give Ector County a better, healthier life.  


Book Talk

Aug 16 • 7pm • FREE

How to be Both, by Ali Smith

How to be Both is a novel all about art’s versatility. It’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real—and all life’s givens get given a second chance.

Enjoy discussions of topical books and articles related to Art, current Museum exhibitions and community events, led by a variety of community partners from UTPB and more!