Incorporated in 1986, the Live Oak Art Center (LOAC) is an
independent nonprofit organization that showcases innovative
contemporary art in the 1891Brunson Building in Columbus, Texas’
Historic District. Our mission is to promote the visual arts by
presenting exhibitions, developing educational programs and providing an
environment for creative expression.
The Live Oak Art Center is the only visual arts organization in Columbus with a permanent location, a rotating exhibition schedule
with free admission at all times and a professional full-time staff.
Curator Thomas Truchard brings contemporary art from all over the state in
approximately 10 exhibitions a year, featuring the work of both
emerging and established artists.
The Live Oak Art Center brings
together a community of people interested in art and history. LOAC is
always free and open to the public. Founded in 1954, offering year-round exhibitions, workshops, publications, outreach
programs, lectures, classes, and home to an on-site library housing books on
art & photography.
LOAC's mission is to increase
society's understanding and appreciation of art and its evolving role in
contemporary culture. LOAC strives to encourage artists, build audiences,
stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about art and related media through
education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community
1014 Milam Street
Columbus, TX 78934
Directions from Austin: Take 71 east to Columbus, exit Columbus Business, turn left on Walnut Street and left on Milam Street. Directions from Houston: take I-10 West to Columbus. Take first Columbus exit, follow feeder to town square. On left hand side
LOAC galleries are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Appointments can also be made to view the exhibit on Monday, and Tuesday. Must call to set up an appointment.
LOAC's galleries are closed Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays, during gallery
installation, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas
Day through New Year's Day and during all banking holidays.
Guided tours of LOAC's exhibitons are available for schools and large
groups during Gallery Hours. Contact Shawn Roberts to set up an appointment.
Visitors with Disabilities
LOAC is wheelchair accessible.
LOAC has a free parking lot located in front of the building. Parking is
also available on the side streets off of Milam.
LOAC General Information Line: 979-732-8398
For inquiries via email, please write to email@example.com