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Hallet Oak Gallery 2018 Goals:

Visual Arts for Health, Environment, History, Science, & Math
Help us Provide New Programs! Be a Part of it Donate Today!

Mother and Child at Historical Art Show

Historical Art Show

Hallet Oak Gallery’s ultimate goal is to revitalize Hallettsville through art and culture. To create new programs for health, environment, and history through art. The Hallet Oak Gallery is a place to exhibit art, see art, and learn art and is the artistic and cultural center of Lavaca County. The organization offers six different core services that target active senior citizens and students from 24 area schools affected by cut-backs in art funding. Our services include:

One-stop Learning Center – Free Family Days

  • Cultural Arts Exhibitions – Students, Emerging, Established Exhibits 
  • Educational Outreach – Public Lunch & Learns, Student Tours/Lectures   
  • Artist Studio Programs – Encouraging Artist to Teach
  • Special Cultural Opportunities –  Spring Festival, Juneteenth Celebration, Spooktacular, & Chriskindlmarkt – Open to the public for free – with support by Dr. Betty J. Edwards and Donors.
  • Art Trail and Civic Programs – Encouraging  beautification, environmental education, art contests, tourism, and public Art 

We are an all-volunteer board and are in immediate need of donations to help keep our doors open to the public.

How to Donate: Online or Write a check to:

Hallet Oak Foundation

P.O. Box 662

Hallettsville, TX 77964

We will forward you a letter of receipt with our EIN number. We appreciate each and every dollar donated. It’s a good and well-needed cause.

Thank you! Together we are inspiring and exercising minds!



About Contributions:

Like all not-for-profit centers, Hallet Oak Gallery relies on donations to cover revolving bills to keep the doors open and for continuing programs and developing new ones. Your support of Hallet Oak Foundation represents a significant role in helping Hallet Oak Gallery and Friends of Hallettsville Downtown Revitalization fulfilling its purpose and mission to the community it serves. All donations to Hallet Oak Foundation are fully tax deductible per IRS guidelines as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

We can achieve these goals by generous donations. And every dollar counts: Patron of the Arts: $30 to $249.
 Benefactor: $250 and over.
 Operation Supporter: $800 and over. Hallet Oak Society: $5000 and over.
 Lunch Sponsor: $100 to be listed in press release for sponsoring refreshments for an event. Volunteer: Donates time as docent or assisting with events and facilities. Trailblazer: Visits Gallery regularly, and/or attends classes, events, and shops the Gallery for gifts and art.

Upon request names of donors of $160 or more will be listed in the Downtown Happenings ad and our poster. Hallet Oak Society and Operation Supporter donors will be engraved above the Hallettsville Historical Timeline with year donated.

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Most of the programs are offered for free to the community. Because of this, the Gallery relies on the generosity of community partners to deliver important services without interruption. For more information visit: and

Additional support for Gallery events comes in part from the City of Hallettsville, Dr. Betty J. Edwards,  Patrons, Sponsors, Docents, Memberships and Participants.

To learn how you can help or be a part of the gallery, contact Mieko Mahi, Founder & Executive Director, Hallet Oak Gallery at or call 361-217-7030.


Hallettsville Location: 

Hallettsville is located in Texas, in Lavaca County which is in the area of The Golden Cresent and South Central Texas.

About our Geographic Area Served in Texas

Hallettsville is a rural town located in Lavaca County, in South Central Texas, and has a population of 2,550. Lavaca County has a population of 19,438 and has 24 area schools and four senior citizen meal centers. Hallet Oak Gallery is the sole art gallery for this area.

Project Audience Reach: National and International

Hallettsville is located in Lavaca County, in South Central Texas, and has a population of 2,550. Retaining all the advantages of a small town, Hallettsville is in the heart of a large region running along Highway 90 between Houston and San Antonio. Hallettsville has a rich history, stretching from the Texas Revolution through a modern focus on the cattle industry, and many of its residents can claim several generations of Texans. The Hallet Oak Gallery, being downtown, is uniquely positioned to connect the area’s citizens with their past while improving their “now” with various cultural activities. The Gallery is Lavaca County’s sole resource for the visual arts.

The Hallet Oak Galley’s total reach is actually worldwide. Visitors have come not only from Texas and much of the United States, but also from France, Germany, Italy, and Russia. And the Gallery enjoys several loyal members and guests regularly driving in from Cuero, Eagle Lake, Flatonia, Moulton, Schulenburg, Shiner and Victoria. Given this extensive reach, and our offering a diverse collection of visual art on display, the Gallery is not only a resource for local art education, but is also a tourist draw, helping to boost the economies of Hallettsville and surrounding communities.

Our pilot programs have shown that the typical reach for the Hallet Oak Gallery is 65 miles for regular attendees, and on certain subjects with featured guests, it increases to 250 miles. The 65-mile radius of Hallettsville encompasses 15 counties, which include Austin, Bastrop, Caldwell, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fort Bend, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Victoria, and Wharton counties.  This 65-mile reach also encompasses 21 cities: Eagle Lake, El Campo, Cuero, Flatonia, Goliad, Gonzalez, Hallettsville, LaGrange, Luling, Moulton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Round Top, Schulenburg, Sealy, Seguin, Shiner, Smithville, Victoria, Wharton, and Yoakum. The 250-mile radius covers the two largest metropolitan areas in Texas  –Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston  —  and also includes Austin, Beaumont, Bryan-College Station, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Temple, Tyler and Waco.

Together, with help from our patrons and grants, we are changing lives by inspiring and exercising minds!






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