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Any author is welcome to participate.

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This is who we are

DEAR Texas

DEAR Texas is a nonprofit 501.c.3 organization that supports reading programs by donating books to Title 1 Schools & Libraries in Texas.

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Laguna Madre Art League

​ We are a dedicated group of artists and fine art patrons primarily located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Being located in the Texas Gulf Coast region, we are blessed with an array of historic and cultural events, flocks of colorful migrating birds, beautiful sunsets over the Lower Laguna Madre Bay, an abundance of fresh seafood to enjoy and beautiful sandy beaches to stroll leisurely.

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This is what we do


The Port Isabel Art & Book Festival is a festival designed to support and promote the artistic community of South Texas. The money raised for this event will go to DEAR Texas, a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of reading & writing


To give Artist & Authors a place that they can meet and share ideas, crafts, and knowledge to build a strong arts community in South Texas. Our goal is to create an annual event that Texans from across this great state will want to attend and support.


During the event, we will provide a space where the education of Texans on our rich history and to inspire the future artist in all formats.