Our Mission

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

Black & White Ball

Please join us for Odessa Arts’ Black & White Ball to celebrate the
Friends of the Arts and Volunteers of the Year.
Friday, September 17th, 6:30 pm
at the Odessa Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in the Permian Ballroom.

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

Are you ready to Cover Odessa in Color?! ❤️🧡💛Join our friends Odessa Hispanic Chamber & Keep Odessa Beautiful this Saturday at 8AM for a color run!💚💙💜 #odessaarts #odessatx #odessatxthingstodo #odessaAF #colorrun

You still have time to register for the 2022 Cultural Tourism Grant Writing Workshop! Click the link to register: http://tinyurl.com/k3tmadc

#odessatx #culturaltourismgrants #grantwriting #freeworkshop #odessaarts

#Odessa native Reid Miller is getting rave reviews for his performance in @joebellthemovie but it’s not screening in the Permian Basin. @CinergyCinemas @RegalFilms

Happy Friday eve! ☀️ Which event are you looking most forward to? #odessaarts #odessatx #odessatxartist #texasartist #thingstodoinodessa #thingstodoinodessatx

The play captures three Latinas in an uproariously comical attempt at making tamales for the first time. Things become even more entertaining when the spirits of two seasoned tamaleras appear to help the novices make the perfect tamal! 🤩
October 8-9 | The Ector Theatre | 6PM

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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