Patron of the Arts is the performance and membership series of the UTRGV School of Music, and has provided Rio Grande Valley residents and visitors excellent artistic programs for more than 30 years.  Patron members enjoy season passes to events in Brownsville at the TSC Arts Center and Edinburg at the Performing Arts Complex.  Admission to exhibits in the Art Gallery at Rusteberg Hall in Brownsvillle and the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery and Visual Arts Gallery in Edinburg are also included in membership.  


Patron of the Arts was created in 1984 in Brownsville, Texas to provide the community and students with opportunities for learning and enrichment by attending live events by professional guest musicians and visual artists. Patron of the Arts was also intended to provide a venue for faculty and student performances to showcase the considerable talent we have in the Rio Grande Valley.



In the News


UTRGV Symphony Orchestra Debut Concerts - The talents of student musicians from both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses melded harmoniously under the baton of Maestro Peter Dabrowski during the inaugural performances of the UTRGV Symphony Orchestra at both campuses. Read more.


Edinburg native brings Ballet San Antonio to open new UTRGV art series - Dahlia Guerra remembers Edinburg native Willy Shives dancing as a kid. “You saw him in a crowd, and he would just grab your attention,” said Guerra, who is now the assistant vice president for Public Art at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Read more.


UTRGV dean has meaningful musical interlude in Cuba - RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – NOV. 22, 2016 – On his 22nd day of employment at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Steven Block spoke at the ceremonial construction launch March 22, 2016 of the $54 million Academic Building on the Brownsville Campus. Read more.