Come and  see what art can do for you, or what you can do for the Arts!
A 501(C) (3) Non Profit Corporation serving Mustang and North Padre Islands.
The Art Center for the Islands is a thriving center of the visual arts and more to Mustang Island, Padre Island and the neighboring communities.
Artists from all over the area, plus Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and( all points in between) plus Winter Texans from all over the United States and Canada enjoy taking classes and  workshops. Locals, tourists and artists also receive art instruction as well as finding treasures in the Galleries and Gift Shop area. See you soon!
A CENTER DEDICATED TO THE ARTS-The Art Center for the Islands…
Bringing the fun of making art to more people;
Adding new classes and workshops that broaden the scope of enjoyment of those who participate;
Offering scholarships to those who cannot afford classes – but who can benefit from the creativity that art allows;
Attracting well-known artists to conduct workshops that elevate the caliber and bring out latent artistic talent.
Featuring a gallery of fine art at reasonable prices.
We hold Classes & Workshops in a broad range of mediums ,so come ~ take a class or instruct one!
Our regular classes include: Watercolor, drawing, pastels, and creative & educational Youth Camps  for children.
And our periodic workshops offer:
Pottery, Oil, Acrylics, Creative Writing, Jewelry, Fiber and a whole range of subjects that our special guest artists offer.
We invite you to join us as we:
•     Strive to raise awareness of the value of art in everyday life;
•     Continue to improve the quality and diversity of artistic programs and events that we offer;
Take an active role in the community so that the Art Center contributions in  the arts and art education add a uniqueness  to the Islands.
>The Art Center participates in various other community projects such as the Celebration of Whooping Cranes & other Birds, Sandfest, the Songwriter’s Showcase, (in conjunction with), the Centers own Art Fest and the brand new PA Art About, a tour of Galleries & Studios in the area started to continue  the promotion  of Art Education & Awareness in the Community.  We also participate in hosting special traveling exhibits; the International Crane Foundation’s Children’s International Art Exchange-Crane Bird of Peace , The Coastal Bend Wildlife’s Photo Contest Exhibit (which runs every other year). Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association Photo Exhibit, (when they had nowhere to display photos other than on a computer in the Library)
The Art Center also has over 225 member artists who display their works of art for sale in the Galleries and Gift Shop. There are also another 175 non-artist members.

We continually strive to enhance the contribution the Art Center  can make in terms of enriching lives through art education and the value of art to the  community.
Inviting you to join us:
Become a member , take classes, hang your art or just enjoy all the Art & educational events we put on during the year…

First Fridays ~These are evening receptions for artists, students or a Traveling Exhibit, on the First Friday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm with live music, artists and refreshments.
A vibrant entity that needs more space! More space for exhibits, artists, classes, and events.
Student…$15 (18 & Under)
Family Membership…$50
(Contributions are tax deductible)

As a member you receive…
  Gallery space to display your art for sale
Discount on weekly classes (not workshops)
The opportunity to be a volunteer, and
to influence the direction
of the arts on our islands.
Request an “Artist’s Packet”
Or maybe you would like to be a Patron...
               Gem       .      .     .      .  $100.00
              Pearl       .       .       .    . $1,000.00
              Ruby       .       .        .     $2,500.00
             Sapphire  .     .       .      . $5,000.00
Needs You! Your Art Center needs to grow. Can you help? SQUARE FOOT  forms available online  at  http://www.portaransasartcenter.org/