Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Port Aransas Art Center has come a long way since 1995. Our progress would not be possible without the support and guidance of many.


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New Building

Thank you to all of the great folks responsible for the new building. We hope we did not forget anyone. Thank you again, one and all!

  • Lynn Kramar
  • Thaxton Kypke, Contractor, and Garrett Kypke
  • Greg Smith “Fairy Godfather” (parking lot, ground prep, out buildings site, etc.)
  • Debra Wilbanks Williams and Mala Kay Hudson, Sisters Island Style (for carrying out design ideas and helping to procure all the components)
  • David Walker, Architect

New Building Fundraising Committee

The Port Aransas Art Center realized it needed a new facility back in 2006. Fundraising has been ongoing since then. We deeply appreciate the following individuals for the leadership role they have taken to make this outstanding project a reality.

  • Lynn Kramar, Chair
  • Bobbie Mussett
  • Karen Winship Ridout
  • Mary Rose
  • Greg Smith

Advisors: Charles Butt and Rep. Todd Hunter

The Move

Many thanks to all who helped with the move from the old to the new building.

  • Bill Averbach (for use of his trailer)
  • Mary Ann Ballard
  • Barbara Behrens
  • Dan and Debbie Bridge
  • Ron Buhman
  • Annette Casto
  • Norma Gafford
  • Laura Griffith
  • Arlene Hughes
  • Jim Johnson
  • Angus Mathews (for use of his art van)
  • Karen Murray
  • Bobbie Mussett
  • Karen Winship Ridout
  • Ron Smith
  • Nancy Stephenson
  • Zarsky’s Lumber (for use of their trailer and manpower, Michelle, Ray and Mark).


Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Zahn
Thanks to our annual sponsors! Shown are Art Center volunteer Linda Zahn and her husband Charlie during the Wildlife in Focus “First Friday” opening.

Thanks to our program sponsors so far during 2018:

  • AEP Texas
  • Condominium Consulting Management Services
  • The De Leon Group
  • Family Center IGA
  • Norma Gafford and Ron Smith
  • Samuel L. Neal, Jr. (Loyd Neal)
  • Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Aransas South Jetty
  • Gary and Cecilya Ramsey
  • Republic Services
  • Karen Winship Ridout
  • Texas SandFest
  • Urban Engineering
  • Valero Energy
  • Linda and Charlie Zahn