The Southeast Texas Arts Council welcomes you to Southeast Texas!    SETAC is your guide to arts and culture adventures in SETX!

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!

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.

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.

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Book Sale! Friends of Port Arthur Public Library

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Two Great Shows Coming to the Jefferson Theatre

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Karaoke @ BCP

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W.H. Stark House Re-opens to offer 2019 Holiday

After extensive restoration of both exterior and interior spaces, the Nelda C. & H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation is happy to announce the re-opening of The W.H. Stark House for 2019 Holiday Tours. Tours will be available on the nine open days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The House will be decorated for

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Christmas Strolls & Community Food Drive

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will once again usher in the Christmas season with Christmas Strolls. Colorful displays throughout the gardens along with lighted community-decorated Christmas trees will welcome visitors. You are cordially invited to come out for a leisurely stroll through our illuminated landscapes and celebrate the

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Date Night at the Museum

Kick off the holiday season with an elegant afterhours event at the Stark Museum of Art on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Visit the special exhibition Conservation Art: Federal Duck Stamps and Prints and challenge your friends to an exciting round of the classic Nintendo video game Duck HuntTM. Enjoy

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Free Holiday Tree Lighting Party | Downtown Museum

Bring in the holiday season with the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) and other area museums, attractions, and local businesses at the annual children’s Holiday Tree Lighting, 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, December 5. Santa Claus will light the tree promptly at 6 p.m. on the grounds of AMSET at

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