Galleries of fine art, gift shop, classes & exhibits to promote art & culture. 501(c)(3) Non-profit since 1996. Mission: The Port Aransas Art Center is a community of artists and art patrons who value Art and is dedicated to fostering and supporting the creative process that is Art. The Center provides time, space, resources and art education for an enthusiastic and ever increasing audience. Vision for the future: *To Expand… An innovative place with a nurturing atmosphere for artists and art lovers of all ages to expand their creative processes. *To Enhance… A larger and more versatile Art Center with expanded gallery and classroom space to provide additional art education for all ages and to display art work by a wider range of artists. *To Provide… More classroom space, especially for pottery, with a separate kiln house, plus offering instructional facilities for photographers, printmakers, basket makers, fine jewelry makers, marine life artists and much more. *To Celebrate… A permanent home for activities that have become a part of the fabric of Port Aransas-First Friday Receptions, Student art shows, Youth camps, PA ART ABOUT and other Art Fiesta events. *To Attract...Nationally known artists to conduct workshops with ample space to accommodate their larger audience. These students would come from all across the nation to gain knowledge from these accomplished instructors who would enhance and inspire their artistic abilities We will be moving in July to the New building at 104 N. Alister.