Big Bend Arts Council

 

  PO Box 1764, Alpine, TX  79831

The Big Bend Arts Council is established for the purpose of providing a forum for supporting and promoting the arts in the Big Bend region.  The council works to encourage creativity, provide consultation to area and city organizations and to work cooperatively with other art groups in the region.. The purpose shall be achieved through regional art exhibitions, providing instructors for lessons, discounts on supplies, offering professional critique groups, paint outs, workshops, guest artists, cultural events and the development of a scholarship fund.


History:

  • The first organizational meeting for BBAC took place in September 2004
  • By November 2004 we had the use of a building on 6th Street in downtown Alpine and had our first fundraiser, The 2004 $25/sq. ft Show
  • We were given use of this building rent-free for our first year, 2005,  from the Holland Lofts
  • In Sept. 05 we received our 501(c)3 status as a not for profit organization

BBAC is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and the board of directors has the policy-making, legal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization. The board is the governing body of BBAC, with 7-11 members, and four elected officers. It appoints and elects itself, thus reducing the liability to the board rather than the membership. Board members are currently very active in the all exhibits, building construction/maintenance, and the hands-on management of the gallery and organization. BBAC currently has nine board members.