About the Art League of Fort Bend
THE ART LEAGUE OF FORT BEND at the Fort Bend Art Center and our Gallery, UPSTAIRS AT VOGELSANG’S, IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ROSENBERG, TEXAS … your destination for the finest in art and art instruction.
The Art League of Fort Bend was established in 1957 as a community place where artists can come to create, study and exhibit their art through our gallery exhibits, painting classes, art demonstrations and artistic enrichment workshops.
Our workshop and classroom space, along with our office, is nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Rosenberg, Texas at 2205 Avenue I at the corner of 5th Street. Our Gallery is housed Upstairs in Vogelsang’s at 1909 Avenue G in Historic Downtown Rosenberg.
Membership is open to the beginner, professional, and, art enthusiast. The League encompasses all visual art mediums – painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, digital art, sculpture and studio fine crafts – bringing art to the greater Fort Bend area with outstanding exhibitions, world-class instruction and dedicated community outreach
he Art League of Fort Bend was founded in 1957 by 10 creative artisans:Helen Jane Farmer, Adele Hauger, Lucy Holt, Rodonia Jones, Ann Lou Leinwebe, Dot Parker, Darby Prastik, Katie Walger, Sylvia White and Carmen Willey.
Their objectives were to promote educational programs for the membership and to establish and promote public interest and awareness in the fine arts in their community. They wished to stimulate and enrich interest in the membership and encouraged appreciation of the achievements of local artists.
This statement holds true today. The hopes and wishes of a community place for all artists to create, study and exhibit became a reality. Melissa and Gary Gates generously offered ALFB space in their Rosenberg office building at the corner of 5th Street and Avenue I. Now the Gates Fine Arts Center houses a gallery, educational rooms and offices of ALFB.
Achieving the original mandate for educational programs for all levels of artists can be seen in the large classroom. In this multi-function room, artists are found working on their own, taking a class, watching a demonstration by a featured artist, or learning from a special speaker.
Their second goal of establishing and promoting public interest and awareness in the fine arts is seen in the newly established 5th Street Gallery and in involvement with the Historic Downtown Rosenberg Cultural District.
Encourage appreciation of the achievements of local artists? Art League of Fort Bend carries that flame bright and willingly.
Meetings are held at the Gates Fine Arts Center on the 4th Wednesday of the month. A coffee meet-and-greet start the day at 9:00 A.M., with the business meeting beginning at 9:30 A.M. An artist demonstration or art-related speaker follows the meeting.
Membership benefits include demonstrations, low cost workshops, newsletters, and exhibitions. Members have the option to display art in the gallery. Annual membership dues are $30.00, with a student membership for grades 1-12 available for $15.00. A membership form may be downloaded on the Forms Page.
Art League of Fort Bend is a member of Lone Star Art Guild, whose membership is made up of participating art communities within a 200 mile radius of Houston. LSAG holds an annual conference featuring artist demonstrations and concluding with its exhibition awards.