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Arts and Culture

Immerse yourself in the arts on South Padre Island.

El Paseo Arts Foundation

Bringing theatrical arts to the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Learn More

Fam Fest

The Island’s premier film, art and music festival. Learn More

An Art Lover’s Guide to South Padre Island

An artist’s muse, the South Texas art community is vibrant and growing. And it’s no wonder why – our landscape beckons artists to capture the beauty of the tropical waters and abundant wildlife. Standing ovations, high-energy festivals, artisan crafts and inspirational art galleries contribute to South Padre Island’s multi-sensory cultural aura. Take a class, nab a one-of-a-kind souvenir, and immerse yourself in the arts on Texas’ best beach.

Art Space
Take a lesson with a master artist! This co-op venue offers classes in everything from acrylic techniques for painting Texas lifestyle scenes to acrylic pour and sea turtle painting parties.
956.761.2112
Hunter Gallery
A contemporary gallery featuring local artists and photographers. Bring your own photographs and have them turned into a canvas or matte print.
956.772.8140
El Paseo Arts
Bringing art to the Lower Rio Grande Valley, explore a full season of plays, musicals, visual and literary artists.
956.943.4700
Kingfisher Gallery & Taxidermy
Specializes in marine art, especially fish native to the waters of the Gulf. Explore unique gifts of fine art, furniture, home decors and handmade pieces from Mexico.
956.639.2785
Seaside Art Studio
Shop, paint and attend classes! A spacious art studio for artists to paint on large canvases.
956.346.3994
The ArtFix
A multi-purpose studio and boutique that fosters creativity and imagination, open to anyone looking to “get their art crave fixed.” The studio offers local art, art workshops, art camps for kids, painting parties, and more!
956.203.4747
LifeLocal Gallery
956.299.4406

Around the Island Port Isabel

Laguna Madre Art Gallery
An original fine art co-op gallery featuring over 20 artists in the Laguna Madre area. The gallery hosts artist workshops in all areas of the visual arts.
956.943.1407
Port Isabel Historical Museum
This museum chronicles the history of the city and South Padre Island. It’s a considerably robust history, spanning the centuries between the area’s original inhabitants, the Coahuiltecan Indians, and the modern-day shrimp and sports fishing industry.
956.943.7602

Port Isabel Lighthouse
Constructed in 1852, the Point Isabel Lighthouse was built to protect and guide ships through Brazos Santiago Pass and the barrier islands, and remains the only lighthouse on the Texas Gulf Coast open to the public.
956.943.2262
Art Sea Gallery and Goods
Creators of the Embrace Your Beach Life line of shirts, hats, pins and more. Visit them for unique jewelry, pottery, paintings, art, prints, coastal decor and beautiful home goods.
956.943.3200

Indigo Art and Apparel
Indigo is an art inspired store with a touch of bohemian beach style clothing and accessories. Featuring one of a kind handmade accessories from all over the world to handmade felt and silk scarves from Nepal, I promise you havent seen anything like this yet.
956.943.7070
Laguna Madre Art League
We are a small dedicated group of artists and fine art supporters located in the gulf coast region of South Texas. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As such, we dedicate our funding to promoting art appreciation and artistic displays, enhancing artists skill sets, and supporting our young artists as they develop the necessary skills to become the next generation of fine art producers.
956.943.1407

Tesori
Tesori offers fine Jewelry and Gifts in the Lighthouse Square district of Port Isabel, Texas. Come in to Tesori Boutique for unique jewelry and accessories and a pleasant shopping experience.
956.943.7281
Rio Bravo Gallery
Rio Bravo Gallery in Port Isabel is a fun museum that features the finest art pieces in town, making it a hit for visitors of all ages.
956.943.5747

South Padre Island is full of art and culture.

South Padre Island is a community engaged in an active and innovative arts environment! From sandcastle lessons, art camps and private or group lessons, click here. for upcoming classes and activities.