Our mission... to promote public interest in the arts,support and encourage artists and make the arts available and visible for the entire community
Texas Artists Museum is a non-profit organization chartered in 1972 by a group of visionaries dedicated to building a working museum for Southeast Texas. Professor Harry Ahysen and Normaj Broussard spearheaded an ongoing fund raising campaign.
In 1983 citizens of Port Arthur voted to donate 1.56 acres at the Highway 73 and Ninth Avenue intersection to the arts. On February 24, 1987, a lease was signed with the city. Construction on the building, designed by Moore, Stansbury & Vaught Architects, Inc., was completed by the end of the year.
One of the original goals of the charter group was to promote an Art Museum that would preserve works of Texas Artists and be a working museum to be used by all art groups to serve all the people of the area. That goal is still being met through its permanent collection, solo and group exhibitions of Texas artists, continuous fine and liberal workshops for children and adults, cultural and holiday events, entertainment and serving as a meeting place for local art groups. The Museum also spotlights the performing arts in its monthly Second Sunday program, featuring performances by area vocal, dance, musical, and drama groups.
Whether you are an artist, art collector or art lover, Texas Artists Museum is an inspiring place to express your creativity and support the arts. Admission is free to visit the galleries, exhibitions, Artist Receptions and Second Sundays at the Museum.
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Board of Directors
Elsa Holton -President Sam Haviland
Nadine Kebodeaux- Vice President Arnulfo "Arnie" Hernandez
Janice Terrell - Secretary Bill Holton
Barbara Haviland- Treasurer John Sigona
Rosie Crenshaw- Parliamentarian Alice Windle
AnnE Dentler W. J. "BIll" Windle