Relax after your trip into town the way many artists do, at a charming coffee shop downtown. Paradise Bistro & Coffee offers a variety of roasts and brews, as well as small bites and indulgences like blondies and even locally-sourced ice cream.
Any art lover who visits Granbury should make an appointment to view Gallery 206, the gallery of the late Cynthia Brants. The gallery celebrates her legacy, showcasing her unique paintings and prints.
Treat yourself to art of the culinary variety at Eighteen Ninety Grill, and don’t forget to stop into their wine tasting room and spice market downstairs. The beautifully decorated spaces are only upstaged by the food offerings.
For your evening plans, experience the performing arts at the newly renovated Granbury Opera House. Contact the Granbury Theatre Company box office ahead of time for show-times and tickets.
Enjoy a leisurely brunch at Christina’s boutique, or any of the other great selections in Granbury.
A shopping and walking tour of the Historic Granbury Square will intrigue your senses with art of many varieties. One of the highlights includes the whimsical Artefactz, which features the exquisite glass and jewelry work from artist Cynthia James, whose studio is located on premises.
For dinner, make reservations ahead of time at Let’s Eat in Bluff Dale, where Chef Curren Dodds serves up eclectic and elevated dishes at his dinner services on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Don’t let the white cinder block exterior fool you, this dining establishment consistently serves up dishes that raise the bar in Texas fine dining.
For your evening activities, be on the lookout for special events, which occur frequently in Granbury. Some suggestions include Barking Rocks Winery’s “First Friday” event, Last Saturday Gallery Night on the square, and D’Vine Wine’s “Corks & Canvass” classes, just to name a few.
YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS…
Originally built in 1886, the Opera House has been painstakingly renovated to the period, boasting elaborate imported chandeliers, elegant twin curved staircases, the original limestone walls, filigreed iron balcony railings, pressed tin-inspired acoustic ceiling tiles and currently hosts productions from the Granbury Theatre Company.
One of Granbury’s most well-known artists was famed modernist and Fort Worth native Cynthia Brants, who moved to Granbury in the late 1970s. Brant passed away in 2006 and her trust operates Gallery 206, which is happily open by appointment.
Home of the Lake Granbury Art Association, the Shanley House was originally built in the late 1800s as a gristmill. The center now yields award-winning art instead of grain and hosts exhibitions and workshops in a variety of mediums.
This art gallery features a variety of distinctive collectibles and gifts that can be worn or displayed. Your Private Collection also hosts frequent industry events, including limited engagement collections from artists from around the globe.
Artefactz creates one-of-a kind museum quality art, glass jewelry and sculptures. Working in dichroic glass, moldable precious metal clay, and found objects, artist Cynthia James creates works of art for your home as well as of the wearable variety.
Each month, the Galleries of Granbury produces the Last Saturday Gallery Night art walk. View art and demonstrations at galleries and other participating merchants.
The Langdon Center is a collaborative effort between Tarleton State University and the City of Granbury. It features film studies, concerts, fine art and photography exhibitions, and more.
UNIQUE LODGING OPTIONS
This un-hosted 2 bedroom 2 bath furnished guesthouse is nestled at the end of Bridge Street and provides privacy as well as peace and quiet to its guests, while located just blocks away from the historic square. The vintage inspired décor and artistic touches throughout are sure to charm even the most discerning guest.
This lakeside inn features 11 room and suites in two separate houses. The charming rooms and suites have all of the romance and charm of the Victorian Era and all of the luxuries of the twentieth century.
Lambert Street Guesthouse, Cottage and Annex offer an un-hosted Bed and Breakfast experience for those who like their privacy, and is located in the historic district just a couple of blocks from Granbury’s quaint square. The Guesthouse, a completely restored 1932 Craftsman Style Bungalow, features two private three-room units, each with its own entrance and full kitchen facilities. The Doyle St. Annex offers two lovely decorated bedrooms with private outside entrances.