Homegrown talent and national ingenuity, historic moments and historical milestones - the museums and galleries of Southeast Texas pay homage to them all. Whether you're looking to take home a masterpiece from a local artist or explore the rich history of the area's pioneers (or both), we guarantee you'll come away inspired and impressed. Here are some of our favorite area artists:

Betty Smith Creative Works

View and purchase art from a Beaumont artist at Betty Smith Creative Works. Betty's fine art reflects regional subjects, and her murals can be found on display windows throughout Southeast Texas. Betty is also specializes in portraiture, private instruction, consultation, design and face painting.

Summer Lydick

Summer's paintings feature vibrant colors and pleasing patterns. A collection of some of her local notable portraits can be found at the arrival gate of the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. View more of Summer's artwork on her website.

Blazek artwork at Burns Antik Haus

Joey Blazek

Showcasing images of the Coast South, Joey's pieces capture the character of our people, landscape and wildlife. His artwork can be found on display (and is available for purchase) at Burns Antik Haus on Calder Avenue. Learn more here.

D Troppy

Beaumont native, Darrell Troppy, is known for his engaging and colorful oil paintings along with his encaustic and mixed-media pieces. His artwork has been displayed in the Louvre. Learn more about Darrell here.

If you're in town, be sure to stop by Beaumont's art galleries and museums to explore more regional artwork.