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Arts & Culture

Small Town, Big Arts Scene

Port ‘A’ boasts a thriving arts community. The Port Aransas Art Center is a hub for artists. It offers year-round activities like classes, First Friday showings and, the annual Art Fest in May. Our eclectic variety of settings to view works of island art ranges from casual home studios to upscale galleries.


Add a little variety to your getaway, and catch a live play. Port Aransas talent is set to entertain the entire family at the Port Aransas Community Theater (PACT). Casual yet impressive, you will be delighted by one of these island performances.


Experience the history of our town at the Port Aransas Museum. Get a glimpse of the town and its inhabitants’ colorful and storied past through exhibits, photos and videos. From the Karankawas and the Spanish explorers to the wild mustangs and world-famous fishermen, the story unfolds.


Farley Boat Works started in 1915 and is best known for producing the first sport fishing boat designed to catch Tarpon. Today, re-established in 2011, Farley Boat Works is a part of the Port Aransas Museum and has reinvigorated the heritage and passion of boat building in Port A. Boats are being built and visitors are welcome to come by or start a boat building project.