Creative Arts Building
Underscoring the unlimited creativity of Texans
Perfect preserves. Quaint quilts. Wonderful woodworking.
Visitors to the State Fair of Texas find all of these, and more, in the Creative Arts Building. In fact, they find on display here the blue-ribbon winners (and their runners-up) from across the state in such categories as needlepoint, photography, chocolate recipes, cheese concoctions and good ol' chili, among many others.
Built in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial Exhibition, the building previously bore the name of the Foods Building. It offers 17,000 square feet of exhibition space and also contains a 250-seat theater.
In addition to showcasing the creative arts of creative Texans, the Creative Arts Building is the home for many cooking demonstrations.
You'll find the Creative Arts Building along Nimitz Avenue, next to The Embarcadero.