Arts Explosion

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross

About Arts Explosion

Arts Explosion is an annual program held the third week of July. Teaching artists engage with students and teach various artistic disciplines that challenge each person’s creativity and imagination. Displayed art at the end of the week highlights the students’ talents at the Family Night Reception.

Early sign-up for Arts Explosion will begin in April and May. Limited scholarships are available for students who qualify. Events are on Chisholm Trail Arts Council’s Facebook page. Please “like us” on Facebook and stay informed! We hope to see YOUR child at Arts Explosion. Thank you for sharing them with CTAC and exposing them to the ART world!

Program History


Arts Explosion (AE) first began around 1991. Classes were held at the Simmons Center for several years, but once the program outgrew this space, AE was moved to the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.


Originally, Arts Explosion focused on students who had completed third, fourth, and fifth grades. The AE program has recently expanded to include ALL ages – kindergarten through teens. Arts Explosions hosts approximately 150 students each year!


Arts Explosion July 15-19, 2024



2024 Schedule & Prices:  




GROUP I   (3rd – 5th grades, just completed grade)
$70  – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – LIMITED SPACE


GROUP II (K – 2nd grades) – FULL 
$45  – 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm


GROUP III (6th – 12th grades) – FULL 
$45  – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


*Early enrollment ends June 30th; Late enrollment +$10 starts July 1st.


**Limited scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance; please call for info.


Register for Arts Explosion

To register, please contact the CTAC office for more information. 580-252-4160.