Own Your Own Universe

501 C3 nonprofit

Kindness. Compassion. Hope. Music. Art. 

The OYOU ("Own Your Own Universe") is a community arts center project based out of Hays County, Texas. With roots in San Marcos, it’s a "Get-It-Done" grassroots operation that strives to get music and all things art into the ears and hands of folks that need it most. 
The OYOU will one day be a sustainable, solar-powered and fully handicapped-accessible arts center featuring therapeutic gardens and all manner of programs, activities and events open to the entire community. Imagine a venue where anyone — regardless of age or physical ability — can enjoy music, arts, crafts, and shows without the worry of social or mobility issues within the facility. Imagine a place where anyone — regardless of income — can attend inspiring workshops on everything from organic gardening to music lessons. Imagine a safe, nurturing environment where underprivileged or at-risk children can learn firsthand the joy and fullfillment of playing a musical instrument. The OYOU will offer all of this and more.

Although the OYOU is still seeking land in Hays County on which to build, the dream itself is well on its way to fruition. Fans and venues from all over the country have already pitched in with monetary and instrument donations, and the OYOU is currently a mobile nonprofit on wheels, actively seeking opportunities to share its mission at selective events across Texas and throughout the United States.

Become a friend of the OYOU and help us turn this dream into a reality we can all share in. Sing. Dance. Write, Act. Create. Learn. Be inspired! Can you see it? We can — and by helping the OYOU, you can, too!

Please join team OYOU through our email list, Facebook, Twitter, and more!


The OYOU Community Arts Center

Own Your Own Universe

501(C)(3) Nonprofit 

PO BOX 2340
San Marcos, TX 78667