Established in 2013, the Kcam is a not-for-profit institution in Katy / Fort Bend, Texas, dedicated to presenting the contemporary art of our time to the public.
The Kcam provides an interchange for visual arts of the present and recent past, presents new directions in art, strives to engage the public and encourages a greater understanding of contemporary art through education programs.
The Kcam occupies a white concrete building in the heart of Katy's Museum District. The prominent and recognizable building was originally designed and built for the Ray Woods Lumber and Supply Company in 1953 and later housed several other businesses. This building is supposed to have been the very first poured concrete building built in Texas.
We are located on the corner of Avenue B and First Street in downtown Katy - right across from the Katy Railroad Park and Tourist Center.
Admission is $2.
In 2011 the Katy Culture & Arts Alliance was established by a group originally called the Katy Cultural Council. This alliance was founded to provide the fast growing Katy area with an umbrella organization for the arts. All members of this original council became the alliance's first board of directors. Two years of art events and exhibitions for the Katy area and a growing membership convinced many that a permanent exhibition space was important to the growing community and that art education was vital to cultural development. The availability of the 805 Avenue B building was the best option because of its prime location, immediately across from the Katy's Railroad Park Museum and Tourist Center, with a recognizable design and mid-century modern look, and with easy access to Interstate 10.
The Mission of KCAM is to curate a self sustaining community-centric art museum and engage the public with thought-provoking art exhibitions, educational programming, and art-centered events.
A Vibrant Art Community
KCAM Museum thrives as an energetic contemporary art museum that brings social and cultural transformation to the greater Fort Bend area and neighboring regions creating a vibrant art community.
The Kcam serves a large area and population which includes but is not limited to: Fort Bend County and its many cities, West Houston and Harris County, Waller County and Austin County. Kcam is a private museum supported almost entirely and thanks to memberships and donations.
Less than 7% of its funding comes from governmental entities. These government funds are pulled from monies raised through county charitable fundraisers and city hotel occupancy taxes designated for the arts.
The Kcam is in Fort Bend County and is its only art museum.