Supporting and celebrating
the arts in Southeast Texas


Membership Matters

The mission of the Live Oak Art Center is to advance community appreciation, understanding, and participation in the visual arts. We strive to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote arts inquiry through our exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, education programs, and community collaborations.

LOAC is supported by annual memberships, private foundation and government grants, and corporate and individual donations. Thanks to the generosity of these community-minded individuals, businesses, and foundations, LOAC is able to continue offering innovative art exhibitions and programs to our community.

Annual memberships with the Live Oak Art Center are available for those who wish to further their support of the arts and receive access to special members-only events and benefits. LOAC members receive advanced notice of exhibit openings, preregistration privileges for workshops and camps, and the opportunity to exhibit in the annual LOAC Members Exhibition.

We offer different membership levels for individuals, couples, and families. Purchase or renew your Live Oak Art Center membership today! 

Donate to LOAC

The Live Oak Art Center is grateful for the generosity of its supporters. Financial contributions directly enhance the quality of our exhibitions, educational classes and workshops, and visitor experience. Support also enables LOAC to maintain free admission for all those who wish to visit our gallery. The Live Oak Art Center is a fully recognized tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible. Donations may be made online or by mail.

To make a donation online click the button below. This will take you to our Give Lively donation platform where you can securely make your gift. If your donation is below $500 you can use the Give Lively receipt for tax purposes. If your donation is more than $500 we will send you a tax receipt that meets the IRS requirements as a record of donation.

To make a donation by mail, please mail a check payable to the Live Oak Art Center and your personal information to Live Oak Art Center, 1014 Milam Street, Columbus, TX 78934. 


LOAC Membership Levels and Benefits

  • Invitation to members-only gallery talks and events
  • Opportunity to participate in the LOAC Members Art Exhibition
  • One BOGO appetizer coupon for The Courtyard Wine Bar (value up to $15)
  • 10% discount on menu price of wine by the case from The Courtyard Wine Bar

(Spouse or Partner Membership)

All of the benefits of the Individual Membership, plus:

  • 10% discount on registration for classes, workshops, and youth art camps
  • Membership recognition on LOAC website
  • One additional (total of 2) BOGO appetizer coupons for The Courtyard Wine Bar (value up to $15 each)
  • Additional 10% off menu price of wine by the case from The Courtyard Wine Bar (total 20% discount)

(Spouse or Partner Membership)

All of the benefits of the Couple Membership, plus:

  • Additional 5% discount off registration for classes, workshops, and youth art camps (total 15% discount)
  • Priority registration on classes, workshops, and youth art camps
  • 10% discount at The Courtyard Wine Bar; membership card must be shown to receive discount
  • Additional 10% off menu price of wine by the case from The Courtyard Wine Bar (total 30% discount)
  • 10% discount on LOAC event space rentals; includes The Courtyard Wine Bar

(Spouse or Partner Membership)

All of the benefits of the LOAC Contributor Membership, plus:

  • Additional 20% off menu price of wine by the case from The Courtyard Wine Bar (total 50% discount)
  • Additional 5% discount at The Courtyard Wine Bar (total 15% discount); membership card must be shown to receive discount
  • $50 gift card for The Courtyard Wine Bar
  • Additional 10% discount on LOAC event space rentals; includes the Courtyard Wine Bar (total 20% discount)
  • Priority membership recognition on LOAC website, e-newsletters, and social medial feeds

(Family Membership)

All of the benefits of the LOAC Benefactor Membership, plus:

  • One complimentary registration to a summer or after-school youth art camp (registration may be gifted, if desired)
  • Two complimentary tickets to LOAC’s annual A Night at the Old Brunson Saloon
  • Premiere membership recognition on LOAC website, e-newsletters, and social medial feeds

Purchase/Renew Membership

LOAC members receive advanced notice of exhibit openings, preregistration privileges for workshops and camps, and the opportunity to exhibit in the annual LOAC Members Exhibition. Several membership options are available for individuals, couples, and families.

Donate to LOAC

Your financial gift helps us continue educational and cultural programming that deepens the understanding and appreciation of the arts. We rely on community support to sustain and expand our educational and artistic endeavors.

2019-2020 Live Oak Art Center Members


Sustaining Members

  • Betty & Todd Hovis
  • Marilyn & Roger Wade
 

LOAC Benefactors

  • Lori An & Robb Gobert
  • First National Bank of Eagle Lake

LOAC Contributors

  • Susan Baumgart
  • Susan & Gant Glover
  • Tom Hancher, MD
  • Gaye Koenning & Aaron Joseph
  • Deborah & Jon Loessin
  • Positive Force Consulting
  • Deedee Reiley
  • Kay & Mike Story
  • Kathleen & Shalor Townzen
  • Colleen Walker
 

Couple Membership

  • Mary & Terry Sablatura
  • Donna & Raymond Bubak
  • Marian & Chuck Rankin
  • Elrose & Ernest Baumgart