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About The Arts Council

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Who is The Arts Council? 
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1971 by a group of visionary local arts patrons with the purpose of establishing a leadership role in organizing local arts advocacy efforts and fostering a true community for the arts. Over 45 years later, The Arts Council has grown to serve the 5,000 square mile Brazos Valley region and, since 2008, has provided over $3,000,000 in direct funding support to arts organizations throughout the Brazos Valley. Governed by a board of community leaders, The Arts Council continues to faithfully serve as the lead advocate for all arts and culture efforts in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties by providing innovative and impactful artistic opportunities to residents and visitors of the region.

Mission

For over 45 years The Arts Council has served the community with one driving mission: to make the arts accessible to all residents and visitors of the Brazos Valley through funding, promotion, advocacy, professional development and partnership building programs. We are a multifaceted arts organization supporting approximately 60 affiliate arts, culture and heritage organizations, regional artists and creative businesses, over 350,000 residents in seven counties, Texas A&M University, Blinn College and over 3.5 million Brazos Valley regional visitors annually.

Vision

The Arts Council Board of Directors is focused on providing innovative leadership in the arts by maintaining and strengthening an arts and culture–friendly community and making the quality of life in the Brazos Valley the best that the state has to offer.
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The Arts Council offices at The Arts Center located at
2275 Dartmouth Street
College Station, TX 77840

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Closed for all major holidays
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Art Fair 
2016 Scholarship Recipients More>
A father and his daughters admire a piece of art from the "Texas 12" sculpture exhibit held in the Texas Gallery in 2016. 
Summer Art Camps! For young artists ages 6-11 More>
ArtFill - Downtown Bryan More>
Summer Art Camps and Art After School are fun activities for emerging young artists! More>
BenchMARKING the Arts. Be on the lookout for painted benches around the Brazos Valley! More>
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