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Permian Basin Cultural Institutions Announce June Programming Changes

Permian Basin cultural institutions announce June programming changes Odessa, TX – Odessa Arts, Downtown Odessa Inc., The Black Cultural Council of Odessa, and the Museum of the Southwest in Midland have adjusted programming changes for the month of June. June dates...

COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

WIth so many arts organizations going dark during this time, Texans for the Arts has put together a resource page listing the various entities offering assistance. This page is updated regularly to be current in this ever changing landscape. Texans for the Arts...

Third Annual Black & White Ball

Odessa Arts will be presenting our Friend of the Arts awards at the annual Black & White Ball on April 18, 2020 at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. This year's recipients include: Philanthropy in the Arts - Toby & Sondra Eoff Education in the Arts -...

Books in the Basin returns May 2, 2020

The wait is over! Books in the Basin is back! Join us on May 2, 2020 at the new Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for a day of discussions with your favorite authors. Today we are announcing our first two authors, as a Valentine's gift to you!

Odessa Spire Lighting – December 16, 2019!

Odessa Arts invites the community to witness the lighting of the Ray King's Odessa Spire on December 16, 2019! Entertainment begins at 6:45, and the lighting ceremony begins at 7:30. Maple avenue will be closed from 8th to 10th street and 10th will be closed from...

Odessa Shakespeare – November 2019

The Odessa Shakespeare festival will take place on November 8 and 9, 2019. Please visit for play and ticket information!