The Lone Star of Texas is What Makes This New Block in Historic Goose Creek So Impressive. Here the Martial Arts Boys Show Off Their Talent

Photos of Our Community

Now for Some Historical Background

General Vicinity of where Texas' leaders were holed up during the Runaway Scrape



Did you know that Baytown was once the capitol of Texas?  Well, it was.  During our War for Independence from Sant'Anna, we had to keep our leaders safe and the best way to do that was to house them on a boat out in the middle of Burnet Bay.  That way there would not be a surprise attack.  But also, we were home to the Karankawas, the Spaniards, the tejanos and the newly arrived Anglos from the fledgling United States just to the east of the Sabine River. 


The first offshore rig was drilled right here in Baytown, giving rise to the Hughes Tool fortune for the drill bit that made it possible.


We are a close knit community and enjoy the good times, knowing that we'll be there for each other in the bad.

Fred Hartmann Bridge spanning Houston Ship Channel, also Buffalo Bayou, photo by Gary Erwin

The Art League of Baytown as a Community Volunteer

The Art League of Baytown has its New Home in the Art Center of Baytown. As You Can See, Its Members are Hard at Work as Volunteers for the Festival

The Art Center of Baytown is the home of the Art League of Baytown.  Initially the F.W. Woolworth Building, built in 1924, it recently underwent renovation and is currently an active gallery and school for art lessons and workshops for both adults and children.  Call for more information on becoming a member of the art league or if you just want to take a class or register your child for one.

More Great Images of "Christmas on Texas Avenue"

More Classic Cars
Girls Scouts Had a Booth
Casey the Crime Dog
All Day Long the Kids Gathered Round Casey

Cash Prizes for Vendors! Check out the Contest for Vendors for best Decorated Booth and Best Christmas Costume.

Look on the page for Information and Applications


Raffles Benefitting Special Needs Art Classes and Youth Art Classes
We will again have some raffles for the 19th annual Christmas on Texas Avenue Holiday festival.
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The Art League of Baytown is the official sponsor of Christmas on Texas Avenue.  Housed in our permanent home at The Art Center of Baytown, 110 W. Texas Avenue in Baytown, we are open year round with business hours, Wed-Fri, 10-4 pm and Saturday, 10-1 pm.  During the Christmas Season, we are open daily.  We welcome visitors throughout the year and are looking forward to this holiday season and our exciting event coming up on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  We will have entertainment throughout the day, Santa and Mrs. Claus, sidewalk decoration event for the kids, and our Frito Pie fundraiser.  But there will be other food vendors to give you a choice in cuisine. Please join us for all the fun at this magical holiday event.



Proceeds from this event help to support the art league's many programs for our citizens and visitors from out of town.

The fountain will be the big Christmas Tree

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Sidewalk Art Sponsored by the Art League of Baytown
Casey the Crime Dog was a Hit with the Kids
Vendors Filled the Streets
The Kids Loved It Too
Each year we have a Pet Adoption Center