A creative current runs through Marshall, inspiring a vibrant cultural environment.
Marshall Regional Arts Council has served the area for 20 years as the official local arts agency. Throughout the year, the Council schedules a variety of performances and events at the Civic Center, ranging from ballet and dance, to national musical acts, to plays and children’s theater.
The Marshall Symphony is a professional orchestra that entertains East Texas audiences with the finest in classical and pops entertainment. Conductor Leonard Kacenjar and the professional orchestra have performed at the Marshall Civic Center and at the Rogers Spiritual Life Center at East Texas Baptist University.
The Michelson Museum of Art houses several art collections. The museum was established in 1985 for the special purpose of accepting and caring for the life work of Russian-American artist Leo Michelson. The museum showcases a collection of more than 1,000 of his paintings, drawings and prints. Other displayed pieces include work from artists such as Milton Avery, David Nurliuk, John Edward Costigan, George "Pop" Hart, Carl Holty, George Rousult, Raphael Soyer and Abraham Walkowitz. The Ramona and Jay Ward Collection of African Masks and Artifacts is another featured collection.
Marshall’s history can be relived at the Harrison County Historical Museum, located in the Ginocchio Hotel in the Historical Ginocchio District. An extensive collection of Caddo Indian artifacts, antique toys, Civil War memorabilia and mementos from famous citizens of Harrison County (such as Lady Bird Johnson, George Foreman, Bill Moyers, Y.A. Tittle and James Farmer) are all on display.