Mission + History

Mission and History

Bee Cave Arts Foundation has been in existence since 2010. The Foundation is a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life in the community and to enhance the experience of visitors by bringing awareness, education and integration of a wide range of art throughout public spaces.
The Foundation was built both on a dream and a clear plan to enrich the lives of the citizens across our region. Since 2010, the Foundation has built the Bee Cave Sculpture Park, placed artist-created benches across Hill Country Galleria, hosted annual Lake Travis Independent School District Student Art Exhibitions (and those of other schools), and it has offered summer art camps for youth.
We partner with the City of Bee Cave. Follow the link to reach the City’s website.
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Bee Cave Arts Foundation maintains a community art center and exhibition space at Hill Country Galleria, The Hive, located across the street from Barnes & Noble. The Hive features artwork by local artists and students, a hands-on children’s art area, community service projects for volunteers, and art classes for adults and children.

Our Director

Deby Childress serves as Director of Bee Cave Arts Foundation. She has been with Bee Cave Arts Foundation since the beginning and is the sole employee. Deby is an art educator and administrator who has spent her career working with museums, public and private schools, and community arts groups including Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Elisabet Ney Museum, The University of Texas, Texas Commission on the Arts, Austin Independent School District, Round Rock Independent School District, and Lake Travis Independent School District.
Deby attended The University of Texas at Austin and holds a Master of Art in Art Education, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an all-level Texas teacher certificate. In 2009, she was a founding member of the Bee Cave Arts Foundation, implementing numerous city programs: the Bee Cave Sculpture Park, which transformed a little used city park into a community gather place with 30 sculptures, trails and picnic areas; The Hive Community Art Center, a place for artists, community members and students to exhibit, create, learn and experience art first hand; The Benches of Bee Cave and The Bees of Bee Cave, both outdoor public art projects installed at the Hill Country Galleria.

Board of Trustees

Ashley Nussbaum Cobb, President
Chad Bockius, Vice President and Founder
Deby Childress, Treasurer
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Diversity

We believe in and celebrate diversity in all aspects of our operations.
Bee Cave Arts Foundation, its staff and contractors, Board members and volunteers do not discriminate regarding race, color, religious creed, gender nor gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, nor military status in any of its activities and operations.
Bee Cave Arts Foundation is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all visitors, staff, Board members, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and partners. Bee Cave Arts Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Privacy

Bee Cave Arts Foundation believes in the privacy of our website visitors. Other than checking to see what pages on our website are attracting visitors at any given time, we do not collect data about individual visitors. Our website is hosted by WordPress. We refer you to their privacy policy statement for more information.

Ethics

Honesty, integrity, transparency, confidentiality, and equity are values in which we believe. We have secured a GuideStar Gold Seal that denotes our commitment to transparency.
Bee Cave Arts Foundation adheres to the highest standards of professional behavior. These include measuring the effectiveness of our programs; complying with the law; working consistently with the values of nonprofit sector; striving to achieve the highest levels of service, performance, and social service; advocating for the appropriate use and appreciation of human beings as employees; advocating openly and within established forums for debate in order to influence decision-making and results. We abide by ethical fundraising standards, as promoted by the National Council of Nonprofits.
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