About Us

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Lost Pines Art League is to foster the creation and appreciation of fine arts through rich and diverse programs. The vision of the Lost Pines Art League is to enhance lives through the creative power of art and to establish the Lost Pines Art Center as a major art destination.

History

In 1998, a group of seven artists founded the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild to provide mutual aid and promotion of local artists in the Bastrop area and to encourage cultural interest in and appreciation of fine art. The Guild acquired 501(c)(3) status in 2006 and took up residence in a 1,600 square foot rented gallery/teaching space on Main Street in downtown Bastrop.

The demand for gallery space, programs, events, cultural activities, and artist services grew, and in response to that growth, the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild, working closely with the City of Bastrop and the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, began to pursue the development of a comprehensive arts center. In 2010, the Guild found the perfect property on Chestnut Street in downtown Bastrop—the 100 year old Powell Cotton Seed Mill and silos that had fallen into disrepair. Construction on the art center began in January 2016 and was completed in time for a Grand Opening in December 2016.

Around the same time the Lost Pines Art Center was completed, the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild also made the decision to change its name to the Lost Pines Art League. Currently, the Lost Pines Art League consists of over 150 members who volunteer over 5,000 hours per year.

Facility

The Lost Pines Art Center is a comprehensive regional arts center with a gallery, classrooms, artist studios, and leasable office space. The Art Center includes a 12,000 square foot main building, four silos that were recently renovated and will be converted into working studios, and a meandering sculpture garden that serves as an outdoor gallery with a replica of part of the lower Colorado River, contemplative spaces, event space, and an amphitheater.

Staff

 

Hours

Monday – 10am-6pm
Tuesday – 10am-6pm
Wednesday – 10am-6pm
Thursday – 10am-6pm
Friday – 10am-6pm
Saturday – 10am-6pm
Closed Sundays

Open all holidays (unless they fall on a Sunday); closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Board of Directors

Mark Rose – President
Maria Montoya Hohenstein – Vice President
John Burns – Treasurer
CJ Jordan – Secretary
Michelle Adams
Joe Beal
Joan Bohls
Ann Brown
Matt Hart
Jamie Howard
Marlene Outlaw
Jeffrey Stayton

Next Board Meeting: April 15th, 2019 at 8:30am at the Lost Pines Art Center (open to public)
Next Membership Meeting: April 28th, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Lost Pines Art Center (open to public)

Admission

Admission to the Lost Pines Art Center is FREE for all ages!!!

 

Directions

Physical Address:
1204 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, TX 78602

Directions from Austin:
Take Hwy 71 East toward Bastrop/Houston
Exit Loop 150 E/Childers Street
Turn left onto Loop 150 E/Chestnut Street
1204 Chestnut Street is on the left side of the street, at the corner of Chestnut and Haysel

Directions from Houston:
Take Hwy 71 West toward Bastrop/Austin
Exit Hwy 95 toward Elgin
Turn right onto Hwy 95 toward Elgin
Turn left onto Loop 150/Chestnut Street
1204 Chestnut Street is on the right side of the street, at the corner of Chestnut and Haysel

Accessibility

The Lost Pines Art Center is committed to accessibility for all visitors. Accessible parking spaces are available in our streetside parking lot on Haysel Street. There is a wheelchair accessible ramp located at our side entrance off of Haysel Street, and that entrance is also equipped with power-assist doors. Inside the Art Center, we have an elevator that travels to the second floor. The Lost Pines Art Center welcomes service dogs. Service dogs must be on a leash or harness and under the control of the owner at all times.

Contact Us

Find Us

1204 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, TX 78602

Phone

(512) 321-8055

Email

art@lostpinesartcenter.org

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