Located 30 miles south of Dallas, just off the historic Waxahachie town square, is Webb Gallery, established in 1987 as a place to house the eccentric folk-art collection of Bruce Webb and his wife, Julie. It has evolved into a museum of curiosities, pieces by self-taught artists, objects from old fraternal lodges, and carnival memorabilia that the Webbs have collected in their journeys across Texas, the Deep South, and the Midwest. All the unusual items are housed in a 10,000 square-foot, cast-iron-front building -- and new stuff is added every week.
Art-show openings at Webb Gallery are never a stuffy affair; the events usually feature not only an appearance by the artist, but live music and libations from local breweries, too. The gallery also features a library housing some of the Webbs’ favorite books, which helped inspire them to showcase outsider art, should you be looking for a little light reading.