Community Partnerships

The Angelina Arts Alliance is proud to share thriving partnerships with the City of Lufkin and Angelina College in furtherance of its mission to enrich, entertain and educate.

Since 2001 the Temple Theater, on the Angelina College Campus, has served as its primary venue for presenting the best high quality, diverse performing arts, and educational programs. This 900-seat, state-of-the-art theater was the vision of Mr. Buddy Temple to bring the best performing arts possible for everyone in Lufkin/Angelina County to enjoy.

Angelina College benefits greatly from this partnership with backstage learning opportunities for its theater students, discounts for faculty/staff, free tickets for all current AC students, and much more.

As the Angelina Arts Alliance continued to grow, so did its reach in the community. In 2019, the Angelina Arts Alliance formed an official partnership with the City of Lufkin for the programming and management of the historic Pines Theater and moved it’s offices downtown.

The Pines Theater was beautifully renovated by the City of Lufkin in 2013 and today serves as the centerpiece for great entertainment, movies and much more in downtown Lufkin. The Angelina Arts Alliance manages the historic theater and programs most of its events.

Today, the Temple Theater and the Pines Theater host a wide array of high-quality performing arts. It is through these partnerships, that the Angelina Arts Alliance continues its 20 plus year legacy of improving the quality of life in deep East Texas and providing cultural experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the region.