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The Benini Studio and Sculpture Ranch

377 Shiloh Rd, Johnson City, Texas 78636 USA

  • Independent
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible

“Awesome live/work space and gallery”

Located in the Texas Hill Country, six miles west of Johnson City, about an hour’s drive from Austin and from San Antonio. The project is open for visitations from ten to six Friday, Saturday and Sunday.. We do live and work on the ranch so if you are travelling or need to check another day, call us.. Originally established in Central Florida in 1978 as Benini’s studio, this fine arts project has evolved into a facility that includes a 14,000 sq.ft. Studios Building with a fine arts library, exhibit galleries featuring 40 years of Benini’s paintings, and guest Italian artists, as well as the Sculpture Ranch on the surrounding 140 acres.  The term Sculpture Ranch was chosen to reflect the strong environment of the Texas Hill Country. The area was settled by Germans in 1847 with the help of a treaty with the Comanches in the region. The Texas Hill Country is a preferred destination of Texans and out-of-state tourists, known for charming villages, wildflowers, longhorns and mountain vistas. Proximity to Austin and San Antonio allows easy accessibility to two international airports and major highways.  The Mediterranean-like setting provides a showcase for contemporary talent as national and international artists are placing large-scale, contemporary sculpture on the grounds. Many of the sculptures are for sale. In the event of a preference for commissioned works, collectors can also work directly with the artists. The sculptures are accessible by roadways, or by walk paths. Plenty of parking is available at the Studios Building. Most school buses and smaller buses can continue throughout the ranch. Call ahead for transportation need with larger buses.

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Reviewed by
Johanna Flato

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September 16, 2014

Instead of the museum districts in the big Texas cities, head for the hill country to get your art fix! Next up, Marfa.

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novocin1

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September 12, 2014

Didn't get to see it. Only open 10-6 on the first weekend of every month.

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The Benini Studio and Sculpture Ranch

377 Shiloh Rd
Johnson City, Texas
78636 USA

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  • Private Parking
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