The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is getting an early start on May celebrations this year with "Cinco de Mayo on the Bayou" Family Arts Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Featuring art activities, face painting, entertainment, refreshments and much more, this FREE event will provide for an exciting spring festival with fun for the entire family.

This spring Family Arts Day will be held in conjunction with the exhibitions Defining Moments: An exhibition of works by Bryan Collier and Meditations on Mortality, by artist Frank X. Tolbert2. As at all quarterly Family Arts Days, the hands-on art activities planned will help children and their families explore these exhibits and use their creativity to make artwork in the same styles as those artists.
Art activities planned for the day include: constructing collages, writing and illustrating books, and crafting their own freedom buses, which will help visitors learn about children’s book illustrator and fine artist Bryan Collier. Children will also have the opportunity to make their own life-size self-portrait figures, just as Tolbert does. Children can also make piñatas and tissue flowers in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
Family Arts Day is designed to bring the joy of visiting art museums and making art to children and families in Southeast Texas. In addition to the free activities, AMSET provides free cookies and punch to children at free Family Arts Day. Families who wish to purchase lunch items from the museum may do so for a small charge.
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is located at 500 Main Street in downtown Beaumont. For more information, contact AMSET at (409) 832-3432 or at
This program is made possible in part by Beaumont Junior Forum (in kind), Beaumont New Car and Truck Dealers Association, Coburn’s Supply Co., Dorothy Anne & C.W. Conn Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Efficient Systems AC & Heat, ExxonMobil, Junior League of Beaumont (in kind), The LaBiche Architectural Group, Inc., Lucy Fanette, H-E-B, Mobiloil Federal Credit Union, Regina Rogers – In honor of Lynn Castle and staff, Sammy Page/UBS, Sam’s Club, SETEX Construction Corp., Susy & Scott Sherron, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Steinhagen, TARGET, Wal-Mart, Drs. Lulu Smith and Wesley Washburn, and in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Mission of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas is to provide education, inspiration and creative vision to the people of our culturally diverse region through our collections, exhibitions, public programs, and outreach in the visual arts.