Our Mission

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

Our Battle of the Bands Photos Are In!

Thank you to everyone who made 2022’s Battle of the Bands a night to remember and congratulations again to SoulStrum, our 2022 champions!

Thank you to Young Guns Entertainment for capturing such rockin’ photos – available to download using pin 3758 below!

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

That’s a wrap in Texas… Thanks to @odessaarts for the opportunity, @jacobgossel for the assistance, and the community of Odessa for the hospitality! 🙏✌️
#greggossel @ Odessa, Texas https://www.instagram.com/p/CixFN8du9cH/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

Toys & Tracks | Toy Drive & Concert because giving back never felt so good!

Bring a toy and share the joy December 22nd at @cactus

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a night full of jazz? We are so excited to join @west texas jazz

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Stay in the Loop

Our newsletter is the best source for updates on public events, exclusive opportunities, and everything Arts in Odessa.

Reach Out
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