art in beaumont, texas

You might expect a community that was once called home by musicians like George Jones and Janis Joplin, artists like Robert Rauschenberg and actors like G.W. Bailey to have a vibrant entertainment and arts community. And you'd be correct. Southeast Texas is a hotbed of talent. From music and live theater to visual arts - we've got it all.

We value our art and artists in this region and have several museums to prove it. Enjoy the view.

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From theatre shows to a night out for the symphony or the ballet, Beaumont has plenty of performing arts options.

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Outdoor art is inspired with sculptures, murals and architecture throughout the city.

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Have a budding artist on your hands? Let their creativity thrive at Free Family Arts Day!

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for the art enthusiast
AMSET Summer Exhibitions Open June 24

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents two dynamic exhibitions: tête-à-tête: Folk Art and Fine Art from the Permanent Collection, a curatorial examination of similarities and differences in how artists explore related subjects, and TERESA BAKER: shape, line, what the eye is doing, will be on view June 18 through September 4, 2016. An opening reception for both exhibitions will be held…Continue Reading

Quirky Beaumont Finds

From a 24-foot fire hydrant to the Muffler Man and of course the world famous Spindletop… there are quite a few quirky and fun things in our great city! Beaumont is home to some really cool items you won’t see anywhere else. So, grab your selfie stick, print out this list and get ready to have some fun! Roadside Attractions Big Beau Gator Country 21559 FM 365 Rd Beaumont, Tx 77705 You can’t miss…Continue Reading

A Guide to Downtown Beaumont's Historic District

Located in easternmost Texas (on the Louisiana border), Beaumont is known for its troves of antique shops , food scene and its historic past . Each year, the area sees thousands of visitors who come to check out the gorgeous downtown that’s loaded with historic architecture. A stroll in any direction takes you to some of the best-preserved buildings in the nation, many of which are on the National…Continue Reading

Coming Up: YMBL South Texas State Fair

Carnival rides, baby animals, fried food galore, calf roping and more. Yes, it’s rodeo time in Southeast Texas! The Young Mens Business League (YMBL) South Texas State Fair & Rodeo is returning once again and we have your complete family guide with everything you need to know to get the most out of one of the best times of the year in our area! Event Details: YMBL South Texas State Fair & Rodeo…Continue Reading

Black History Month: Felix "Fox" Harris

He’s known for making nothing into something. Turning trash into treasure. Taking the non-traditional approach to art and gaining high recognition in the Southeast Texas area. As we honor and celebrate the achievements by black Americans during Black History Month , Felix “Fox” Harris is one man who used his raw talent to make a big impact in our area. “Artists, creators, dreamers, whatever you…Continue Reading

Mark Your Calendars for Free Family Arts Days at AMSET

One of the best things about Beaumont and southeast Texas is the abundance of artistic talent found throughout the area. Perhaps it's because we start cultivating artists at a young age with programs like Free Family Arts Days at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas . Held quarterly, Free Family Arts Days take place on a Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is always free and kid-friendly…Continue Reading

Tales From the Grave

It’s almost like getting in a time machine and traveling back to big moments in time. Historical findings brought to life through sculptures, bringing new revelations about what may have happened way back when. Sounds cool, right? You can hear about this first hand from forensic artist and sculptor, Amanda Danning. Her last Beaumont visit was wildly popular and now she’s set to return! The…Continue Reading

Big & Little Kids Alike Enjoy Beaumont’s Spook-tacular October Events

Fun abounds in Beaumont this October with festivals galore. To help make planning easy, we've compiled a few of our favorites for you below. Be sure to share your pictures with us. Find us everywhere: @VisitBeaumontTX or use the hashtag #bmttx . Happy almost Halloween y'all! October 8 - November 1: Scarecrow Festival & Autumn Fair Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center (Orange) | (409)…Continue Reading

Learning The Art of Demitasse

The recent issue of McFaddin-Ward House's Viewpoints features a wonderful article, The Art of Demitasse by Sam Daleo, Jr. The article sheds light on the history and etiquette one would have possibly enjoyed as a dinner guest in the stately McFaddin home on Calder Avenue and the CVB appreciates Mr Daleo for sharing his knowledge with us. I encourage you to plan a visit to tour the home this summer.…Continue Reading

"Tiny" is An Understatement with "Exquisite Miniatures"

The term "tiny" is an understatement with "Exquisite Miniatures, " at the Museum of the Gulf Coast. Diminutive sea birds perch on pencil-thin pilings and bison roam in ranges of postage-stamp proportions. Brilliantly-colored nature scenes are just a few inches across and the entire show of framed paintings could fit in a suitcase. There's a basket of magnifying glasses at the door so viewers can…Continue Reading