Bastrop is quickly earning the reputation as a destination for art lovers. From live music to local theaters, Bastrop’s arts and culture scene is anything but ordinary! Here are a few must-see places to check out during your next visit:
Lost Pines Art Center
With free admission seven days a week, Lost Pines Art Center may be Bastrop’s best-kept secret. This 12,000-square-foot facility is home to a gallery in the main building, classrooms and art studios, four renovated silos and a meandering sculpture garden. The silos even offer 20-minute Blow Your Own Glass sessions where you can get hands-on experience shaping glass into masterpieces.
Deep in the Heart Art Foundry
Take a tour at the Art Foundry to gain unique insight into the inner workings of bronze casting. The foundry occasionally hosts one-of-a-kind night-pour events where you can watch liquefied bronze poured into molds for sculptures. Keep an eye on our events calendar so you don’t miss this fascinating and Insta-worthy experience!
Bastrop Opera House
For a dose of performing arts, head to the historic 1889 Bastrop Opera House. Enjoy a dinner theater and full calendar of year-round award-winning stage performances of vaudeville, melodramas, musicals and comedies.
For a splash of modern art, plan at least half a day to stroll around town spotting jury-selected Bastrop Art in Public Places including murals, 2D artwork and sculptures. Dedicate the other half of the day to enjoy historic Main Street, old town and more than 130 distinguished historic homes and buildings. On the first Saturday of each month, catch a free Art After Dark for some music, wine, food and of course, art!
Take a piece of Bastrop art home when you visit R.A. Green Mercantile. Here, local artists display their work including hand-crafted pottery, ceramics, fiber work, jewelry, painting, sculptures and more.
Are you ready to get artsy? Plan your trip to Bastrop today and be Welcomed To It All!