Exhibit and Auction celebrating artists of all types



  • Mystery Art is an annual exhibit and auction of works by local and regional artists of all levels.
  • Artwork is donated by the artist and their name is hidden and becomes a mystery.
  • On the first day of the exhibit artwork is judged and awards are given.
  • Artwork is displayed in the NorthLight Gallery for 3 weeks.
  • Artwork is auctioned throughout the event with a Final Auction Night celebration Friday, October 22.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (check back for updates!)

  • Wednesday, September 8 @ 5:00 PM

    Artwork Deadline

    Drop off at The Kemp

    • Be sure artwork is labeled "top" and signed ON THE BACK
    • Entry forms available from the link above or at the front desk of The Kemp

  • Friday, October 1 @ 6:30 PM

    First Taste Dinner & Preview Party
    An exclusive first look at the artwork while enjoying a delicious meal in the gallery

    Experience a gourmet dining event while enjoying an exclusive first look at the month-long Mystery Art Exhibit.

    Three Courses from Chef Kyle Dalka of Progress & Provisions
    •Burrata & Tomato Salad charred tomato, burrata, basil, orange & balsamic dressing
    •Wagyu Beef & Black Truffle Raviolis buerre monte, parmesan, aged balsamic
    •Pistachio Cake with roasted strawberries

    •BYOB (wine and beer only)
    •Free Wine Tasting (glass/bottle available to purchase) from OG Cellars

  • Thursday, October 7 @ 5:30-7:30 PM

    Artists' Reception
    FREE! Celebrate 184 artists and get an up-close look at the artwork

    •Awards will be posted in the gallery
    • Make your bids in realtime

  • Thursday, October 14 @ 5:30-7:30 PM

    Art On Tap: Wichita Falls Poetry Society
    FREE! Join us for readings and discussion of poems written in response to pieces from the exhibit

    • Poetry Society will debut their special anniversary book, “A Celebration of Poetry: 90 Poems for 90 Years” and have poetry readings from the book

  • Thursday, October 21 @ 5:30-7:30 PM

    Art On Tap: Late Hours
    FREE! The gallery will be open late for final after-hours chance at viewing the artwork before the auction event.

  • Friday, October 22 @ 6:00-8:00 PM

    Immersive Art Experience! Final Auction Night Celebration

    FREE! Your last chance to take a look at the artwork and fight to the finish to own your favorite pieces - Come and Go on your own schedule

    • Immerse yourself in visual art, music, poetry and more in our vibrant digital art room
    • Make your bids in realtime online (no live auction, no maximum bids)

    • Online bidding ends at 8 PM!  


For more information about Mystery Art please contact:
Kristine Thueson
Program Coordinator
(940) 767-2787