Art Heals


Active Military

First Responders

& their Families

Building Resilience and Wellness

through the Power of Art

Classes are available now, free of charge, to veterans, active military and their families!  Check out our Classes Page for more information.    We are proud to offer these sessions through a generous grant from the Blue Star Museum, Texas Commission on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Our Healing Arts Program officially kicked off in 2020, with art classes designed for veterans, active military, and first responders.  Since families also experience the trauma, stress, or anxiety brought on by their loved ones’ work, we welcome them into the program as well.

All of these individuals play a crucial role in our society, but are often overlooked in terms of their emotional and mental health.  Our Instructors in the Healing Arts Program aim to address these issues, and provide a positive, relaxing, and creative environment.  This approach has been proven to boost confidence, emotional stability and their overall well being.

Together, with our community partners, Bastrop County Cares, HEB, and Texas Commission on the Arts, we are currently building the program to fit the needs of our targeted population residing in Bastrop County.  Some of the classes offered will be painting, drawing, glassblowing and other glass arts, blacksmithing, textiles and more


Arts Connect

Join us for this free, two day event filled with artful activities, artist demos and resource organizations from Bastrop and around the state.  We’ll have a kids table set up outdoors under the shade for a guided project.  The full schedule is coming soon!

Art Heals Workshops

Through grants awarded by the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Art Center offers specific workshops that are reduced or free of charge for Veterans, Active Military, and their families.  Here are a few past workshops we have done.

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