Our Mission

Odessa Arts exists to support and promote the Arts in Odessa and Ector County through Cultural Tourism, Arts Education and Arts Advocacy.

Basin 52 Playing Cards are available now!
Every work of art featured in Basin 52 was produced by Permian Basin artists.
These artworks will be exhibited at City Hall and various additional locations
from October 15, 2021 to September 30, 2022!

What We Do

Supporting and promoting the Arts in Odessa is multifaceted, much like the Arts themselves. These are the three elements at the core of our service:


Your membership ensures the
future of Odessa Arts.
Memberships may be purchased at individual or organizational levels and include a variety of bonus perks to reward you for your generous support.

Cultural Opportunities

Since 1978, Odessa Arts has granted money from the City of Odessa’s Hotel Occupancy Tax to promote Cultural Tourism in Odessa and Ector County. Applications are accepted
July 15 – August 15.

Submit your application here:



Odessa Arts proudly presents Books in the Basin, One Book Odessa, and the Odessa Shakespeare Festival. These events, and others we co-present, wouldn’t exist
without your support.

Public Art

Since 2014, Odessa Arts has managed the
Public Art collection for the City of Odessa.

Get Involved

Just as art needs an audience, Odessa Arts and
our member organizations need your participation to thrive.

Latest News

Our friends Downtown Odessa, Inc. are hosting a downtown scavenger hunt from October 22-30. 🎃🔍

Don't forget to come out on October 30 to Noel Heritage Plaza for a Trunk-O-Treat event from 4-8PM. 🖤🍭

#OdessaArts #DowntownOdessa #HalloweenEventsOdessa

UTPB - The University of Texas Permian Basin presents:

Dia de los Muertos Festival 💀🌼💜 November 2nd | Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center | 4-9PM | FREE!

#odessaarts #odessatx Music@UTPB #mariachi #diadelosmuertos2021

Add this to your Halloween list of activities. Music@UTPB presents Symphonic Winds Halloween Concert! 🎃🎶

October 31 | 6PM | Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

#odessaarts #odessatx #utpbmusic #halloweenevents2021

"Oh look, another glorious" Cinema Under the Stars!

Join us INSIDE the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center for Cinema Under the Stars Halloween Edition; starting Hocus Pocus!

October 20th | Doors 5:30PM | Movie: 7PM

Tickets: http://ow.ly/OV5A50GqOGv

Looking for events to attend in celebration of spooky season? Odessa College presents: Murder on the Orient Express inside The Globe Theatre happening October 28-30th!

#odessaarts #odessacollege #odessatx #odessatxtheatre #halloweeneventsodessatx https://www.youtube.com/embed/mZQVJEsOaVI

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To Us

Whether you’re a local arts organization that has questions about our grant process or becoming a member, or a community member ready to take the next step in your support of the Arts, we’d love to hear from you!


Spire Photo Credit:

The Odessa Spire, 2019
Artist: Ray King Studio
Photo by Steve Goff