Our Mission

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

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

Call For Entries

Seeking 52 West Texas Artists to be featured in the inaugural Basin 52 exhibit.
Artists will be compensated and their works will be exhibited in various city buildings across Odessa, included in an exhibit catalog, and printed on a specialty card deck to be sold by local merchants.
Application Deadline is May 31st, 2021.

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

Honors Recital LIVE

Odessa College Department of Music invites you to The Honors Recital showcasing and honoring outstanding students of the 2019 - 2020 academic year! These students represent excellence in many areas of musical study at Odessa College including Voice, Piano, Guitar, and...

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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!