Rockport gets new Center for the Arts after Hurricane Harvey damage


On August 25, 2017, the Rockport Art Association lost the place it has called home since 1984. 

Much of Rockport suffered major damage following Hurricane Harvey and the Rockport Center for the Arts was no exception. 

After the hurricane, insurance determined the organization’s original facility was a total loss as it had lost its roof and suffered many other damages.

Nearly four years later, the association has broke ground a brand-new center for the arts in downtown Rockport. 

“The arts are really important here,” RCA executive director Luis Purón said. “We plan to be a significant force in the arts with our new space.”

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The new Rockport Center for the Arts  will consist of a visual arts and art education complex and a performing arts facility and convention center.

The new 22,000-square-foot facility will cost approximately $8.7 million to construct on a 1.18-acre lot. The center will consist of two separate buildings dedicated to their own programs. 

Before, the center made room for all their hallmark programs in the one space it had. Now, the center will consist of a visual arts and art education complex and a performing arts facility and convention center.



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