WELCOME TO THE LIVE OAK ART CENTER
The Live Oak Art Center (LOAC) is dedicated to promoting the fine arts, expanding art education, and enhancing cultural enrichment. Housed in the historic Brunson Building in Columbus, Texas, admission is always free and open to the public.
LOAC is proud to offer a robust permanent collection, a diverse and exciting exhibition schedule, and a variety of community education programs. Our exhibition calendar consists of approximately 10 exhibitions a year, featuring established and emerging artist from around the state as well as artwork in a wide variety of media.
We invite you to stop by and see all that LOAC has to offer!
Artists from across Texas descended upon the Columbus area on March 7 to participate in Paint Texas! 2023. The contestants painted, framed, and displayed their works, highlighting landscapes, buildings, and historical sites in and around Columbus, inside the Live Oak Art Center. Owing to the changing light and shadows, “en plein air” is done rapidly, often in a matter of hours, and is usually on a much smaller canvas. Skilled plein air artists can quickly visualize and record their subject material. Individual techniques among the artists can vary resulting in a wide range of works that appeal to different tastes. The public is invited to view these wonderful plein air pieces and celebrate the winners of the Paint Texas! 2023 contest.
The mission of the Live Oak Art Center is to increase access to, appreciation of, and participation in the visual arts. We strive to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate conversation, and promote creative inquiry.
Monday - Tuesday
Wednesday - Friday
11:00am – 05:00pm
11:00am – 02:00pm
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