Arts & Culture

Bastrop County’s art and culture scene is anything but ordinary. From live music to live-performance theaters, you’re sure to discover inspiration and creativity in each of our cities. There are seven museums in Bastrop County, an art center with events of its own, plus numerous galleries, shops and studios. Here in Bastrop County, you can even create your OWN masterpiece!


4 Views Art Gallery

Bastrop

1204 Chestnut Street
Suite C
Bastrop TX 786023

(512) 966-1862

4 Views Art Gallery is a gallery offers creations in a variety of mediums. The gallery is located in the Lost Pines Art Center at…

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Bastrop Opera House

Bastrop

711 Spring Street, Bastrop, TX

512-517-6422

The historic 1889 Bastrop Opera House offers wonderful award-winning stage performances of vaudeville, melodramas, musicals and comedies.

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David L. Smith: A Gallery

Elgin

104 W. First, Elgin, TX

512-281-2427

New in Elgin! Stop by David L. Smith’s A Gallery for home decor and antiques.

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Deep in the Heart Art Foundry

Bastrop

512-321-7868

Call for an appointment to tour one of the few full-service art foundries in the country.

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Elgin Depot Museum

Elgin

14 Depot Street
Elgin, TX 78621

512-285-2000

Located in the historic Union Depot, circa 1903, the Elgin Depot Museum includes an extensive archive collection and is the repository for historic photographs in the…

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Film Alley Bastrop

Bastrop

1600 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX

512-321-2007

Part of the Schulman Theatre line, Film Alley Bastrop, formerly Lost Pines 8 Theatres, offers new release movies, 16 lanes of bowling, pool tables, a full…

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James H. Long Railroad Park and Museum

Smithville

100 NW 1st Street, Smithville, TX

512-237-2313

The James H. Long Railroad Park and Museum is temporarily closed.  Whether you’re a railroad aficionado, or just enjoy the charm of small, historic towns, the…

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Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts

Bastrop

1401 Cedar Street, Bastrop, TX

512-772-7802

The Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts was named for Jerry Fay Wilhelm, who directed Bastrop High School’s U.I.L. One-Act-Play competition for 27…

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Lost Pines Art Center

Bastrop

1204 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX

512-321-8055

The Lost Pines Art Center is the largest comprehensive art center in Texas. It houses several galleries, art shops, a coffee/wine bar and classroom spaces.

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Lost Pines Artisans Alliance (LPAA) Gallery on Main

Smithville

206 Main Street, Smithville, TX

512-237-9299

Shop locally for that unique and lovely piece of artwork, from hand crafted jewelry to hand painted scarves, boots and jackets. From oil and watercolor…

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Lumberyard Studio

Smithville

223 NE 1st St Smithville, TX 78957

512-507-8199

Judy Paul is professional artist and graphic designer. Come see her at Lumberyard Studio in Smithville that host some of her newest work.

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McDade Historical Museum

Other Communities

Main Street and Loop 223, McDade, TX

512-273-2566

McDade Historical Museum brims with artifacts about the area’s notorious and not-so-notorious history.

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Mosaic Art & Home

Smithville

218 Main St., Smithville, TX

512-360-2531

At the intersection of Loop 230 and Main Street, Mosaic Art & Home anchors the downtown retail district and sells eclectic furniture of David Marsh, as…

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Museum & Visitor Center of the Bastrop County Historical Society

Bastrop

904 Main Street, Bastrop, TX

512-303-0057

The Bastrop County Historical Society (BCHS) has as its mission to preserve and promote the history of Bastrop through exhibiting unique artifacts, documents and research,…

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Paige Historical Museum

Other Communities

Highway 290, Paige, TX

512-253-1111

The Paige Historical Museum in the old depot celebrates the town’s beginnings with the arrival of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1872. It…

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Pinesong Art Gallery

Bastrop

920 Main Street, Bastrop, TX

512-284-1152

Komal is a self-taught artist, graphic designer, photographer and motivational speaker. He receives inspiration from nature. His attention to detail can be seen in his…

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Playhouse Smithville

Smithville

110 Main Street, Smithville, TX

512-360-7397

Playhouse Smithville is a 60-seat theater venue in Smithville, TX, just 40 minutes east of Austin.

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Rockne Museum

Other Communities

Farm to Market 535, Rockne, TX

512-940-7231

Rockne Museum holds hundreds of antiques, artifacts, historical books and papers which pertain to those who settled in the area and their experiences in the…

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Smithville Heritage Society

Smithville

602 Main Street, Smithville, TX

830-839-4080

The mission of the Smithville Heritage Society is to preserve, protect and educate Smithville’s rich history. Archives open Tuesday mornings, 10 a.m. to Noon, or…

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Studio 71

Bastrop

1324 Highway 71, Bastrop, TX

512-234-5300

Studio 71 has large impressive art for large walls and office applications, but also has many choices of smaller to medium sized paintings as well.

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