Arts & Entertainment

Old Town Theatre –  Old Town Theatre, also known as the J. Philip Gibbs, Jr. Centre for the Performing Arts, is a 342-seat historic theatre located in the heart of the downtown square in Huntsville, Texas. The venue provides a stage to The Company @ Old Town Theatre and Rising Stars Performing Arts Students and also hosts film screenings, live music and performing arts events.

Phoenix Commotion The Phoenix Commotion is a local building initiative created to prove that constructing homes with recycled and salvaged materials has a viable place in the building industry. This process uses only apprentice labor and teaches marketable skills to anyone with a work ethic who is willing to swing a hammer. By keeping labor costs low and using donated or found materials, the builders create homes that are truly affordable. No two are alike due to the myriad of materials used, so there is an artistic element that makes Phoenix Commotion homes truly unique.

The Wynne Home Arts Center – The Wynne Home is a nineteenth-century mansion given to the City of Huntsville by the family and estate of Ruth Wynne Thomason Hollinshead. Converted into an arts center, the Wynne Home now offers an art gallery for rotating exhibits and a wide variety of arts and cultural programs and field trips tailored to the interests and needs of Huntsville’s diverse community and its visitors.

Nancy and James Gaertner Performing Arts ComplexThe $38.5 million, 91,976-square-foot Performing Arts Center on the Sam Houston State University campus features a 150-seat recital hall, an 800-seat concert hall, an outdoor performance area, practice rooms for dance and music and designated administrative offices.  It has significant art installations by recognized artists including James Surls, Charles Pebworth, Stanley Lea, and Jesús Moroles.

Murals by Richard Haas – Renowned New York-based artist Richard Haas, in collaboration with architect Kim Williams of Austin, Texas has created extraordinary trompe l’oeil murals on the downtown square and in surrounding blocks in a public-private partnership that resulted in restored facades of two theaters, the County courthouse, the prison museum and several storefronts, making a total of 14 buildings with the art of Richard Haas.