A Gift from the Bower: Opening Weekend

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2023 – Sunday, Apr. 23, 2023

11:00 AM – 07:00 PM

Join us at Locke Surls Center for Art and Nature @ Splendora Gardens (26041 Midline Rd, Cleveland, TX 77328) for A Gift From The Bower. Conceived by nationally-renowned artist James Surls, it is an outdoor, multi-disciplinary exhibition that takes place in natural galleries formed by small clearings in the woods of the Locke Surls Center for Art and Nature (LSCAN) in Southeast Texas. Originally conceived by artists James Surls and Charmaine Locke, the project is co-curated by Jack Massing and Xandra Eden to include newly commissioned works by fourteen artists and artist teams. Each of the artworks is being created in collaboration with musicians, performers, and writers to create a unique experience in nature.

About the event

The exhibition is located at Locke Surls Center for Art and Nature @ Splendora Gardens (26041 Midline Rd, Cleveland, TX 77328).

Free or pay-what-you-wish.
Advance registration opens March 15 here.
Shuttle bus and parking information will be available in March.


  • Hours and location vary by project, please visit our website for the most up-to-date information -
  • Exhibitions and public programs are free; ticketed performances are pay-what-you-wish.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • MetroRail: The MetroRail makes a stop a half-block south of the MATCH at the Ensemble/HCC Station. Mid-Main: Close to the MATCH is the Mid-Main Garage (directly to the south at the corner of Holman and Travis). This garage is accessible through Holman or Travis Street and is open 24 hours. Parking can be paid by credit card or cash at the designated pay machines. And lastly, Street Parking: Metered street parking is available in Midtown. Please read all parking signs carefully, as available street parking changes depending on the time of day.

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