Arts and Cultural

Homegrown talent and international icons, history-makers and historic milestones- our galleries and museums pay homage to them all. Immerse yourself in the arts and culture of Southeast Texas.

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view from the second floor

Museum of the Gulf Coast

700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX
(409) 982-7000

Download the Brochure The Museum of the Gulf Coast tells the exciting story of...

Pompeiian Villa

1953 Lakeshore Dr, Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 237-5115

This building’s history is almost as fascinating as the villa itself. In 1900...

Rose Hill Manor with trees

Rose Hill Manor

100 Woodworth Blvd, Port Arthur, TX
(409) 985.7292

Rose Hill Manor is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on stage

Port Arthur Little Theatre

4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77642
(409) 727-7258

Port Arthur Little Theatre’s mission is to stimulate an interest in live...

museum honoring Babe Zaharias from Port Arthur, Texas

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum & Visitor Center

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum, Interstate 10, Beaumont, TX
(409) 833-4622

The Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum offers a glimpse into the life of the...

gallery showing local art


Doodles is a new spot on Nederland’s Historic Boston Avenue where you can...

historic library in port arthur texas

Gates Memorial Library

317 Stilwell Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 984-6218

The Gates Memorial Library was built in 1917 in honor of one of Port Arthur’s...

war memorabilia

Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park

7626 Gulfway Dr, Port Arthur, TX 77642
(409) 727-2173

The Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park – near the foot of the Veterans...

Italian monument located directly behind the public library

Italian Heritage Monument

4615 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, TX
(409) 985-7822

This is an immigrants’ monument built by the Port Arthur American-Italian Club....

Janis on her car

Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin Born: Jan. 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas Died: Oct. 4, 1970...

Janis Joplin's Historical Marker in Port Arthur, Texas

Janis Joplin Historical Marker

4330 32nd Street, Port Arthur, TX
(409) 985-7822

Janis Lyn Joplin Historical Marker A native of Port Arthur, famed blues and rock...

Jim kissing a crab

Jim LaBove

7415 Eastex Freeway Plaza, Beaumont, TX 77708
(409) 284-4411

Jim LaBove and Cotton’s Seafood Jim LaBove is an entrepreneur currently...

Joey standing on the beach with his painting

Joey Blazek

Joey Blazek’s art is a product of what he has lived and learned over the...

historic Cajun home at Riverfront Park in Port Neches Cajun

La Maison Beausoleil

601 Grigsby Avenue, Port Neches, TX
(409) 989-9211

La Maison Beausolei, house of “Beautiful Sunshine,” was named after...

Mardi Gras by Nesmith

Mark Nesmith

Port Arthur, TX
(409) 548-8060

Mark Nesmith is a modern American painter and musician who resides in Port...

Rainbow Bridge photo taken from a boat

Rainbow Bridge

State Hwy 87, Port Arthur, TX 77642

Completed in 1938, the Rainbow Bridge is the tallest bridge on the Gulf Coast. It...

Robert standing in his gallery at the museum

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg Born: Oct. 22, 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas Died: May 12,...

statue of Dick Dowling

Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site

6100 Dowling Rd. Port Arthur, TX 77641
(512) 463-7948

The Battle at Sabine Pass The story of the Civil War battle fought here sounds...