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Our State Our Stage2023-03-13T10:09:21-06:00
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About the Event

It’s time for young people to take the stage at the 88th Texas Legislature! Young artists and art enthusiasts are invited to join us at the Texas Capitol as we celebrate young artists, learn how art inspires change, and share with lawmakers YOUR vision for our state as a young Texan.

Find Us at the Capitol

Parking Info

We recommend the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage. Parking is free for the first 2 hours, then it is $1 for each half hour thereafter. The maximum daily charge is $12. From the parking garage, it will take you 10-15 minutes to walk to the Capitol. Here is a link to parking options and a parking meter map around the Capitol.

Bus Parking and Loading

The bus driver will unload all passengers in the designated Loading area above. Bus parking is available on San Jacinto St and Trinity St.

Loading and unloading on Trinity Street can be hazardous. Please use extreme caution when crossing Trinity Street.

Click here for more information. 

The Capitol Visitors Center

If you need to use the restroom, we recommend visiting the Capitol Visitors Center (marked CVC on the map above).

Learn more about the center here.

Run of Show

Buses will arrive by 10a and participants will check in and pick up swag bags!

We welcome you to a day full of art, community, and youth power.

Choose your first workshop!

Workshop Options:

Raise Your Voice: Learn how to make your own DIY magazine (a “zine”) to share your ideas and make your voice heard!

Share Your Vision: Add to our collaborative art piece by writing or drawing your priorities for our state on a mini-cardboard replica of the Capitol!

Leave Your Mark: Fold origami to hang along the Capitol walkway and create take-home paper beads to remember Our State Our Stage!

Gallery Walk: Celebrate our youth artists by visiting their tables and viewing their art!

Gather together to cheer on our performers!

Hear music, spoken word, and more from youth artists.

Choose your second workshop!

Options repeat from rotation #1.

*We will invite our elected officials to join us during this rotation to celebrate our artists and hear from you!

Gather together to cheer on our performers!

Hear music, spoken word, and more from youth artists.

Choose your final workshop!

Options repeat from rotation #1.

We will wrap up our time together with one last celebration of all our artists and a group picture to commemorate the day.

Lunch from Jason’s Deli will be provided for all registered participants.

Buses for Dallas and Houston will depart at 3p. All other participants are welcome to leave on your own schedule.

What to Bring

  • Check the weather,
  • Wear comfy clothes and shoes,
  • Bring sunscreen,
  • And pack your favorite snacks and water bottle. We will also have snacks and water available!

Join Us on Socials!

Follow us and use the hashtags #txlege and #OurStateOurStage!

Questions? Contact Us!

Maggie Stern

General Event Contact



Rachel Myles

DFW Bus Lead



Abby Trino

Houston Bus Lead



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