As these images illustrate, The East Texas Art League believes in the power and passion of the visual arts. Formed during the summer of 2001, the organization incorporated and obtained an IRS 501c non-profit status the following year. Our membership grew from 30 charter members to a current, active membership of 70.
The lower floor houses two galleries, Austin Street and Gallery Hall, as well as three classrooms, a library, gift shop, kitchen, and restroom. One of the three classrooms is utilized only for ceramics. Austin Street Gallery offers 6-8 exhibits per year, featuring national, regional, and local artists. Here you'll enjoy two and three-dimensional works of art representing a wide diversity of styles and media that ranges from the profoundly abstract to the hauntingly realistic
East Texas Art League Building on Austin St.
Adult classes - offered during the summer, fall, and spring, - are taught by qualified artists talented in drawing, watercolor, pastels, ceramics, and mosaics. Classes in other media will be added as instructors become available. The Center’s educational facilities also host school age art programs. These hands-on, artistic opportunities - offered to area students - explore the subjects of drawing, painting, design, printmaking, and ceramics. Each year, a special Austin Street Gallery exhibit features their evocative work.
Renovations to the 2nd floor continue at a gradual pace. Future plans for the remaining floor space include artist studios, an "in-house" resident artist apartment, and additional classrooms.
The Art Center is operated strictly by a volunteer work force. Its programs are supported by donations, art and gift shop sales, rent from the studio space, and fundraising activities.Please let us know if you'd like to donate time, money, etc. to help support the Center and its diverse activities. Your interest and help are very much appreciated. Many of the artworks on display in our galleries are available for purchase. Our featured artists also eagerly accept work assignments on commission. Please contact us at the Center at 409 / 384-2404 if you have any questions or suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you. Even better yet, come see us and enjoy our beautiful art work!
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In the summer of 2002, we purchased the old Morgan Hotel, a two story structure (located near downtown Jasper) dating back to the early 20th century. Thanks to a grant from the City of Jasper, the bottom floor was renovated and opened as the East Texas Regional Art Center in the spring of 2003. For the first time in its history, the City of Jasper, Texas offered a facility dedicated to the support and cultivation of visual artists and their work.