Friends of the Arts

Silent auction at the Dishman Art Museum

About Us

The Friends of the Arts bring awareness to the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Lamar University, and raise funds for scholarships and educational enhancements within the college. Through this support, students have access to visiting artists and scholars and gain hands-on clinical experience. In addition, faculty members are afforded the ability to enrich their careers through academic and artistic workshops and research.

The Friends of the Arts major annual fundraiser is Le Grand Bal. The Friends of the Arts organized in 1973 and staged its first Bal in 1975.

To learn more about becoming a member of Friends of the Arts, or for information about participating in Le Grand Bal, please contact the College of Fine Arts and Communication at (409) 880-8137.

Member Benefits

As a member of the Friends of the Arts, you receive many benefits:

  • An annual calendar listing all of Lamar University's fine arts events
  • Invitations to special Friends of the Arts events
  • Sights and Sounds newsletter from the College of Fine Arts and Communication

Join or Renew Your Membership

Become a member of Lamar University Friends of the Arts - or pay your annual dues - today!


Make checks payable to Lamar University and mail to:
P.O. Box 10077
Beaumont, TX 77710
*or pay by credit card using the Online Membership Form

Membership Levels

  • Single Membership - $25
  • Family Membership - $50
  • Contributing Membership - $100
  • Board of Directors Membership - $150
  • Patron of Lamar Fine Arts - $250
  • Benefactor of Lamar Fine Arts - $500
  • Grand Benefactor of Lamar Fine Arts - $1000

Contributions are tax deductible.