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Welcome to the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council, serving San Angelo and the Concho Valley since 1978. We are located on the mezzanine level of the beautiful Historic Cactus Hotel. The Cultural Affairs Council proudly supports the arts in our city and across the Concho Valley.

With a population of 100,000, San Angelo is rich in history and West Texas traditions. We have an abundance of small town charm and a wealth of family-oriented activities. Our thriving performing arts scene includes concerts, theatre, ballet, and symphony. Our award-winning Museum of Fine Arts serves as an anchor for visual arts and as well provides a vast array of exhibits and artistic opportunities for all ages. Among our other treasures are artistic alleys, live music venues, historic murals, internationally acclaimed water lillies, and nearby Native American petroglyphs.

As we celebrate our 40th year, the Cultural Affairs Council invites you to experience the arts in San Angelo! For more information about the arts, membership, or donations, call us at 325-653-6793.


Andrew Wiseheart, a native of San Angelo, Texas, is co-owner and chef at Contigo in Austin. Wiseheart is also an owner of Contigo Catering, which offers a hospitality experience and menus inspired by the Contigo restaurant. With experience in the kitchens of acclaimed restaurants in America and abroad, Wiseheart’s extensive travels have contributed to the authentic character showcased on the menus nightly. Wiseheart’s recent accolades include a 2012 Starchefs Rising Star award, Eater Austin’s "Chef of the Year" 2014, CultureMap Austin’s “Chef of the Year 2015”, and three consecutive nominations for The People’s Best New Chef: Southwest from FOOD & WINE in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Join SACAC for our fabulous multi-course dinner paired with fantastic wines! We proudly welcome San Angelo native Chef Andrew Wiseheart of Contigo in Austin, TX as our celebrity chef. The evening will include outstanding live and silent auction items. Tables for 8 are $1200. Limited individual ticket are available for $150 each.

Julie Raymond - Featured Artist

Julie Raymond is a native Texan and a long-time resident of San Angelo. In 1991, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Angelo State University, where she majored in education and minored in art. She was an educator for 23 years, including 16 years as an art teacher. Upon her retirement, she has devoted much of her time and talent to Art in Uncommon Places (AIUP), a nonprofit organization that she helped found in 2006. Through AIUP, Julie is able to design, create, and gift prominent and functional works of art to her community. Julie has a love of acrylic painting. The people she has the privilege of encountering through her work and her extensive travels often inspire her paintings. Additionally, elements of unique dwellings, and the architecture and décor of the places she visits, are also infused in her art.

Although painting is her first love, Julie is also a mosaic artist. When not enveloped in her work, Julie devotes her time to family, including her seven precious grandchildren.

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