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Businesses, families and individuals who support the Southeast Texas Arts Council know that their assistance goes further and works harder than the typical directed arts dollar. That's because SETAC in turn administers support to so many organizations and endeavors that a donor can truly feel like a pillar for the art and culture scene in Southeast Texas!

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About Us

Neither a museum nor a performance venue, the Southeast Texas Arts Council is the place for square-one funding of arts and humanities efforts. We promote. We advocate. We educate. We collaborate. We grant. It is our sole mission to uplift the inspired work of established and emerging arts and humanities programs in Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange Counties.

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Many organizations struggle for funding and are at a loss as to how to secure support for their programming. SETAC stands in the gap for these groups, gathering resources from the state, corporations, and private entities and distributing them. Joining SETAC ensures we can continue supporting the arts and humanities in the future.


Join Now – Lutcher Theater Annual Membership Drive

The Service Guild is a non-profit organization that began in 1980 when the theater opened. The main objective of the Service Guild is to support the Lutcher Theater’s performing arts series. “Volunteering at the Lutcher Theater is a great way to make new friends and help the community,”- Susan Bayliss, 2nd Vice-President. The Guild offersvolunteers the flexibility to help as much or little as they choose. About the Lutcher […]

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Shangri La Gardens Reopens Wednesday, September 12, 2018

After being closed for more than a year following the devastating flooding associated with Tropical Storm Harvey, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will reopen to the public on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Admission to the gardens is FREE! Plan a visit to an outdoor paradise of beauty right here in southeast Texas for […]

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BCP Season Tickets On Sale

Advantages of being a Season Ticket holder:  Save 15% off single purchased tickets, keep the same seats for each main stage show, purchase additional show tickets at 20% off regular ticket price, be a voting member at our Annual Meeting. Purchase Season Tickets If you would like help making your purchase, please call the Box Office […]

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Stark Museum of Art

Stark Museum, Shangri La Announce Free Admission for Community

Beginning Wednesday, July 19, 2017, all visitors will be admitted to Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center free of charge. Since 1961, the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation has provided a long history of service to the Orange County and Southeast Texas community. Free admission will offer a […]

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