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Ring in the New Year at Bet on the Arts Casino Night & Gala! Ring in the New Year at Bet on the Arts Casino Night & Gala!

Ring in the New Year at Bet on the Arts Casino Night & Gala!

YOU ARE INVITED! The Center is hosting Bet on the Arts Casino Night & Gala on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021! The Details: New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31, 20218:00 PM – 12:30 AMCourtyard by Marriott Lake JacksonTickets: $125 Bet on the Arts and ring in 2022 with The Center for the Arts & Sciences at our New Year’s Eve fund ...
Tuck Everlasting Postponed Until December 9 Tuck Everlasting Postponed Until December 9

Tuck Everlasting Postponed Until December 9

Opening night of Tuck Everlasting production postponed until December 9 (CLUTE, Texas – December 1, 2021) – Opening night of Brazosport Center Stages’ musical, Tuck Everlasting, is postponed until Thursday, December 9, 2021.  A COVID-19 diagnosis of one crew member prompted the decision to postpone the show by one week. B ...
Annual Whit Phillips Memorial Young Artist Competition Announced Annual Whit Phillips Memorial Young Artist Competition Announced

Annual Whit Phillips Memorial Young Artist Competition Announced

2021-2022 Season  $1,000 Prize to the Young Artist of the Year  Prizes also awarded to each category division winner.  Open to Brazoria County music students grades K-12. Auditions on string, brass, wind, percussion, piano or voice.  Application deadline: January 12, 2022  Auditions: January 30, 2022; 2 ...
The Facts features upcoming Brazosport Center Stages’ musical, “Tuck Everlasting” The Facts features upcoming Brazosport Center Stages’ musical, “Tuck Everlasting”

The Facts features upcoming Brazosport Center Stages' musical, "Tuck Everlasting"

The Facts ran a feature in the December 1 edition about Brazosport Center Stages’ upcoming musical, Tuck Everlasting, which is slated to open this weekend, Dec. 3 and run through Dec. 12. Reporter Avery White interviewed director Mason Rod and featured dancer Madison Unger. The article also includes photos of the cast at rehearsals by Fac ...
#GivingTuesday is Here…Support The Center Today! #GivingTuesday is Here…Support The Center Today!

#GivingTuesday is Here...Support The Center Today!

All around the world, people and organizations are stepping up TODAY to unleash generosity and make an impact in their communities and beyond on #GivingTuesday!The Center for the Arts & Sciences has been providing quality arts and sciences programs to the members of our community and visitors to our area since we opened as a non-profit organiz ...
Brazosport Planetarium’s “Season of Light” featured in The Facts Brazosport Planetarium’s “Season of Light” featured in The Facts

Brazosport Planetarium's "Season of Light" featured in The Facts

The Facts featured Brazosport Planetarium’s perennial holiday favorite, “Season of Light”, in the Friday, November 26 edition. The article includes interviews with planetarium director Judi James and planetarium chair Diane Hill. “Season of Light” will run throughout December at BASF Planetarium on Tuesdays (12/7, ...
On Sale Now: Tickets for Brazosport Symphony Orchestra’s “Handel’s Messiah: A Christmas Concert” On Sale Now: Tickets for Brazosport Symphony Orchestra’s “Handel’s Messiah: A Christmas Concert”

On Sale Now: Tickets for Brazosport Symphony Orchestra's "Handel's Messiah: A Christmas Concert"

The holiday season is officially upon us and it’s time to get your tickets to Brazosport Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming Christmas concert, scheduled for Saturday, December 18 at 7:30 PM at Brazosport College’s The Clarion! The concert will include Handel’s Messiah, “Joy to the World”, “A Christmas Festival& ...
COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

10/15/21 UPDATE: The Center for the Arts & Sciences COVID-19 requirements are as follows: Masking is recommended for all people (ages 12 and up) entering the building. Proof of vaccination is not required.Mask and social distance requirements for children under 12 are lifted. (Parents and legal guardians may still require minor children ...

Featured Art Events

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December 4 @ 11:00 AM - December 4 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Weekly Watercolor Weekly Watercolor

Weekly Watercolor

December 7 @ 9:00 AM - December 7 @ 12:00 PM

Come learn about watercolor landscapes and seascapes from this award-winning artist. Robert loves to paint landscapes, rock formations, and seascapes. This class is open to all levels of students. Class meets weekly, price is for the month. Tuesdays beginning January 12. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon). BAL Member Price: $60/month Non-member Price: $75/month
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 7 @ 11:00 AM - December 7 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
2021/2022 Teen Studio Time 1 2021/2022 Teen Studio Time 1

2021/2022 Teen Studio Time 1

December 7 @ 1:30 PM - December 7 @ 3:30 PM

Teen Studio Fall 2021 Semester Sept. 7, 2021 - Dec. 14, 2021.  No class Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving week) $60 class fee plus $10 BAL Junior membership fee (good for one year) Class limit; 16 students per session Click here to become a member. Teens ages 13-18 are invited to join instructors Linda Strickland and Mark Cameron in Brazosport Art League Studio for Teen Studio Time.  We offer two class times for your scheduling convenience.  Both classes are the same.  Teen Studio 1 meets Tuesdays, 1:30—3:30 and Teen Studio 2 meets Tuesdays, 4:00—6:00pm.  Fall 2021 semester meets Sept. 7—Dec. 14. No class Thanksgiving week, Nov. 23.  All art supplies are included in class fee. Working individually as well as in group projects, we’ll put the Elements and Principles of Art into practice using the following mediums: ink, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, textile art, clay, print-making, glass mosaic, copper and metal work, found object sculpture.  We also have an impressive line-up of artists with expertise in varying techniques and mediums, that are excited to work with you.  We finish our year with the exhibit in the Gallery in June 2022.
2021/2022 Teen Studio Time 2 2021/2022 Teen Studio Time 2

2021/2022 Teen Studio Time 2

December 7 @ 4:00 PM - December 7 @ 6:00 PM

Teen Studio Fall 2021 Semester Sept. 7, 2021 - Dec. 14, 2021.  No class Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving week) $60 class fee plus $10 BAL Junior membership fee (good for one year) Class limit; 16 students per session Click here to become a member. Teens ages 13-18 are invited to join instructors Linda Strickland and Mark Cameron in Brazosport Art League Studio for Teen Studio Time.  We offer two class times for your scheduling convenience.  Both classes are the same.  Teen Studio 1 meets Tuesdays, 1:30—3:30 and Teen Studio 2 meets Tuesdays, 4:00—6:00pm.  Fall 2021 semester meets Sept. 7—Dec. 14. No class Thanksgiving week, Nov. 23.  All art supplies are included in class fee. Working individually as well as in group projects, we’ll put the Elements and Principles of Art into practice using the following mediums: ink, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, textile art, clay, print-making, glass mosaic, copper and metal work, found object sculpture.  We also have an impressive line-up of artists with expertise in varying techniques and mediums, that are excited to work with you.  We finish our year with the exhibit in the Gallery in June 2022.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 8 @ 11:00 AM - December 8 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Oil Painting Classes Oil Painting Classes

Oil Painting Classes

December 9 @ 9:00 AM - December 9 @ 12:00 PM

Instructed by Sherry Shelton.

Come learn about oil painting from this award-winning artist. You will be introduced to color theory, elements of landscape and how to capture the likeness of a portrait. She loves to paint landscapes, portraits & murals. This class is open to all levels of students.

Thursdays beginning January 14 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon) BAL Members - $60 Monthly Non-Members - $75 Monthly
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 9 @ 11:00 AM - December 9 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
KIDz Art Lessons KIDz Art Lessons

KIDz Art Lessons

December 9 @ 2:00 PM - December 9 @ 4:00 PM

KIDz Art Lessons -

Thursdays beginning September 9 through December 9 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ages 8-13.

ART is FUN! This class teaches the 7 Elements of Art %5BLine-Color-Shape-Space-Texture-Value-Form%5D, creative expression with a variety of drawing and  painting techniques %5Bi.e., pencil, colored pencils, pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor%5D. Lessons include a sketchbook assignment, featured artist or art history, focus and discovery. Instruction by Linda Matheson, Art Educator.

Classes will NOT meet on November 25.  The fee is $70 per semester which includes all supplies.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 10 @ 11:00 AM - December 10 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Featured Planetarium Shows

“Season of Light” Planetarium Show “Season of Light” Planetarium Show

"Season of Light" Planetarium Show

December 4 @ 1:00 PM - December 4 @ 2:00 PM

Classic Christmas full dome show celebrating the customs of Christmas and exploring the question, “If the star of Bethlehem was a natural phenomenon, what might it have been?” Wonderful for the entire family and includes a beautiful tour of the winter circle of constellations. Adults: $5 Child (12 & under): $3
“Season of Light” Planetarium Show “Season of Light” Planetarium Show

"Season of Light" Planetarium Show

December 7 @ 7:00 PM - December 7 @ 8:00 PM

Classic Christmas full dome show celebrating the customs of Christmas and exploring the question, “If the star of Bethlehem was a natural phenomenon, what might it have been?” Wonderful for the entire family and includes a beautiful tour of the winter circle of constellations. Night sky tour and full dome show. Tuesdays in December at 7:00PM Adults: $5 Child (12 & under): $3
“Season of Light” Planetarium Show “Season of Light” Planetarium Show

"Season of Light" Planetarium Show

December 11 @ 1:00 PM - December 11 @ 2:00 PM

Classic Christmas full dome show celebrating the customs of Christmas and exploring the question, “If the star of Bethlehem was a natural phenomenon, what might it have been?” Wonderful for the entire family and includes a beautiful tour of the winter circle of constellations. Adults: $5 Child (12 & under): $3
“Season of Light” Planetarium Show “Season of Light” Planetarium Show

"Season of Light" Planetarium Show

December 14 @ 7:00 PM - December 14 @ 8:00 PM

Classic Christmas full dome show celebrating the customs of Christmas and exploring the question, “If the star of Bethlehem was a natural phenomenon, what might it have been?” Wonderful for the entire family and includes a beautiful tour of the winter circle of constellations. Night sky tour and full dome show. Tuesdays in December at 7:00PM Adults: $5 Child (12 & under): $3
“Season of Light” Planetarium Show “Season of Light” Planetarium Show

"Season of Light" Planetarium Show

December 21 @ 7:00 PM - December 21 @ 8:00 PM

Classic Christmas full dome show celebrating the customs of Christmas and exploring the question, “If the star of Bethlehem was a natural phenomenon, what might it have been?” Wonderful for the entire family and includes a beautiful tour of the winter circle of constellations. Night sky tour and full dome show. Tuesdays in December at 7:00PM Adults: $5 Child (12 & under): $3
“Season of Light” Planetarium Show “Season of Light” Planetarium Show

"Season of Light" Planetarium Show

December 28 @ 7:00 PM - December 28 @ 8:00 PM

Classic Christmas full dome show celebrating the customs of Christmas and exploring the question, “If the star of Bethlehem was a natural phenomenon, what might it have been?” Wonderful for the entire family and includes a beautiful tour of the winter circle of constellations. Night sky tour and full dome show. Tuesdays in December at 7:00PM Adults: $5 Child (12 & under): $3

Brazosport Music

Handel’s Messiah: A Christmas Concert Handel’s Messiah: A Christmas Concert

Handel's Messiah: A Christmas Concert

December 18 @ 7:30 PM - December 18 @ 10:00 PM

Brazosport Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to present their annual Christmas concert on Saturday, December 18! Join us for Handel’s MessiahJoy to the World, A Christmas Festival medley, The Christmas SongGreensleevesSleigh Ride and more! Featuring:
  • Brazosport College Choirs, directed by Ben May, Assistant Director of Choral Activities
  • Soloist Tony Stewart, Supervisor of Choral Activities & Assistant Fine Arts Coordinator at Angleton High School
  • Soloist Elaina Perez, Associate Choir Director at Angleton High School

Museum of Natural Science

Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 4 @ 11:00 AM - December 4 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 7 @ 11:00 AM - December 7 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 8 @ 11:00 AM - December 8 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 9 @ 11:00 AM - December 9 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 10 @ 11:00 AM - December 10 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 11 @ 11:00 AM - December 11 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 14 @ 11:00 AM - December 14 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 15 @ 11:00 AM - December 15 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 16 @ 11:00 AM - December 16 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

December 17 @ 11:00 AM - December 17 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Brazosport Live Theater

“Tuck Everlasting” Performances “Tuck Everlasting” Performances

"Tuck Everlasting" Performances

December 9 @ 7:30 PM - December 9 @ 10:00 PM

Tuck Everlasting December 9, 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM December 12 at 2:30 PM Freeport LNG Theater When 11-year old Winnie Foster learns of the magic behind the Tucks’ unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life.  As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice. Tickets are available now online by clicking here, by phone at (979) 265-7661 or in person during business hours (M-F, 9AM - 5PM).
“Tuck Everlasting” Performances “Tuck Everlasting” Performances

"Tuck Everlasting" Performances

December 10 @ 7:30 PM - December 10 @ 10:00 PM

Tuck Everlasting December 9, 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM December 12 at 2:30 PM Freeport LNG Theater When 11-year old Winnie Foster learns of the magic behind the Tucks’ unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life.  As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice. Tickets are available now online by clicking here, by phone at (979) 265-7661 or in person during business hours (M-F, 9AM - 5PM).
“Tuck Everlasting” Performances “Tuck Everlasting” Performances

"Tuck Everlasting" Performances

December 11 @ 7:30 PM - December 11 @ 10:00 PM

Tuck Everlasting December 9, 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM December 12 at 2:30 PM Freeport LNG Theater When 11-year old Winnie Foster learns of the magic behind the Tucks’ unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life.  As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice. Tickets are available now online by clicking here, by phone at (979) 265-7661 or in person during business hours (M-F, 9AM - 5PM).
“Tuck Everlasting” Performances “Tuck Everlasting” Performances

"Tuck Everlasting" Performances

December 12 @ 2:30 PM - December 12 @ 5:00 PM

Tuck Everlasting December 9, 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM December 12 at 2:30 PM Freeport LNG Theater When 11-year old Winnie Foster learns of the magic behind the Tucks’ unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life.  As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice. Tickets are available now online by clicking here, by phone at (979) 265-7661 or in person during business hours (M-F, 9AM - 5PM).
“A Rock’s Story” Auditions “A Rock’s Story” Auditions

"A Rock's Story" Auditions

December 13 @ 6:30 PM - December 13 @ 9:00 PM

Auditions for "A Rock's Story" by Davis Gordon Gilbert will be held on December 13 & 14 at 6:30 PM. Cast needs & show information will be available soon.
“A Rock’s Story” Auditions “A Rock’s Story” Auditions

"A Rock's Story" Auditions

December 13 @ 7:00 PM - December 13 @ 9:00 PM

Auditions for Brazosport Center Stages' season extra, A Rock's Tale by Davis Gordon Gilbert, will take place Monday and Tuesday, December 13 and 14 at 7:00 PM in the Dow Arena Theater at The Center.
Co-directors Dennis Ulrich and Davis Gilbert are looking to cast three women (ages 20s-40s) and four men (ages 20s-40s) of any ethnicity. Auditions will consist of cold readings.
Play Description:  It was March 1975 when Gary Dahl had a crazy, stupid idea that no one really thought would amount to anything---the Pet Rock.  His crazy, stupid idea is now resting comfortably in the Smithsonian.
Show dates are February 10-13.
 
“A Rock’s Story” Auditions “A Rock’s Story” Auditions

"A Rock's Story" Auditions

December 14 @ 6:30 PM - December 14 @ 9:00 PM

Auditions for "A Rock's Story" by Davis Gordon Gilbert will be held on December 13 & 14 at 6:30 PM. Cast needs & show information will be available soon.
“A Rock’s Story” Auditions “A Rock’s Story” Auditions

"A Rock's Story" Auditions

December 14 @ 7:00 PM - December 14 @ 9:00 PM

Auditions for Brazosport Center Stages' season extra, A Rock's Tale by Davis Gordon Gilbert, will take place Monday and Tuesday, December 13 and 14 at 7:00 PM in the Dow Arena Theater at The Center.
Co-directors Dennis Ulrich and Davis Gilbert are looking to cast three women (ages 20s-40s) and four men (ages 20s-40s) of any ethnicity. Auditions will consist of cold readings.
Play Description:  It was March 1975 when Gary Dahl had a crazy, stupid idea that no one really thought would amount to anything---the Pet Rock.  His crazy, stupid idea is now resting comfortably in the Smithsonian.
Show dates are February 10-13.
 
“Lion in Winter” Performances “Lion in Winter” Performances

"Lion in Winter" Performances

January 21, 2022 @ 7:30 PM - January 21, 2022 @ 10:00 PM

"Lion in Winter" Performances January 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7:30 PM January 23 & 30 at 2:30 PM Adults $22 Students $16 "Well - what shall we hang? The holly or each other?" Set during Christmas 1183, the play tells the wickedly amusing tale of King Henry II, his imprisoned queen (released only for the holiday), and their three entitled sons who vie for the throne in a double-dealing division of the kingdom. This viciously funny drama is a high-stakes chess game where the pieces constantly change sides and no one is spared the sword. Brace yourself for an epic family takedown.
Director: Judi James
Assistant Director - Connie Marshall
Producer: Irenna Garapetian
Lauri Cherian
Scenic Design: Keith Plowman
“Lion in Winter” Performances “Lion in Winter” Performances

"Lion in Winter" Performances

January 22, 2022 @ 7:30 PM - January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 PM

"Lion in Winter" Performances January 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7:30 PM January 23 & 30 at 2:30 PM Adults $22 Students $16 "Well - what shall we hang? The holly or each other?" Set during Christmas 1183, the play tells the wickedly amusing tale of King Henry II, his imprisoned queen (released only for the holiday), and their three entitled sons who vie for the throne in a double-dealing division of the kingdom. This viciously funny drama is a high-stakes chess game where the pieces constantly change sides and no one is spared the sword. Brace yourself for an epic family takedown.
Director: Judi James
Assistant Director - Connie Marshall
Producer: Irenna Garapetian
Lauri Cherian
Scenic Design: Keith Plowman

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