Mission + History

Bee Cave Arts Foundation was formed in 2010. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) 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. Since 2010, the Foundation has built the Bee Cave Sculpture Park, placed artist-created benches across Hill Country Galleria, hosted hundreds of exhibitions of student and professional artists, and offered year-round classes and summer art camps for youth.
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.


Deby Childress serves as Director of Bee Cave Arts Foundation. She has been with Bee Cave Arts Foundation since the beginning in 2010, and is a founding member.
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, and Texas Commission on the Arts.
Deby holds a Master of Art in Art Education, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from UT Austin. She has been instrumental in creating the Bee Cave Sculpture Park, which transformed a little used city park into a community gathering 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.
Thanks to Elizabeth Kuse for this terrific video!

Board of Trustees

Ashley Nussbaum Cobb, President
Chad Bockius, Vice President and Founder
Deby Childress, Treasurer
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.
Honesty, integrity, transparency, confidentiality, and equity are values in which we believe. We are honored to be recognized with a GuideStar Gold Seal that denotes our commitment to transparency and we also received one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2022 from GreatNonprofits! We appreciate all of your contributions!  Now, you can
support our work with trust and confidence.