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Q&A with Houston's Asian American Artists

Beyond the Peaceful Sea is where their journeys begin. Three artists from different paths, contrasting cultures, and distinctive disciplines, but the stars have transported them together to Space City. Read the colorful perspectives of their creative worlds. Courtesy of @kill.joy.mall on Instagram Kill Joy / Visual Artist (Philippines) Instagram Website Kill Joy's work is grounded in honoring the earth and seeking environmental and social justice. Her work is an interpretation of world…

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Your Guide to May

Temperatures are rising, graduates have their caps and gowns, which can only mean that May is here. Call us biased, but summertime in Houston is special. Astros baseball is in full swing, pools and splash pads are filled with grownups and kids, and the days are long and sometimes lazy. As we gear up for summer, there are plenty of ways to pass the time in H-Town. Courtesy of @chapmanandkirby on Instagram “Talk Derby To Me” Kentucky Derby Brunch and Day Party May 1 at noon Breakout your best…

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Self-led Hotel Art Tours

Who says you have to travel far to see art? Whether you’re planning a staycation or traveling to Htown, take a look around next time you’re staying in a Houston hotel, you just may feel like you’re in a museum. Hotels in Houston are full of unique pieces and we’re here to let you know which to consider next time you’re booking. When concierge isn’t available to give a tour, not to worry, explore collection highlights on your own with easy-to-use tours accessible right here. Self-guided…

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Your Guide to April

April has arrived, spring is in full force and Houston is buzzing with activities. You’ll find Easter festivities, baseball, performing arts, and opportunities to get outside. Courtesy of @houstongalleria on Instagram Bunny Photo Experience at The Galleria Apr. 1 – 4 If there’s one piece of family nostalgia that makes for great laughs, it’s Easter bunny pictures. From a funny looking bunny to kid’s faces, Easter photos are a must-do holiday activity. For a safe and planned experience head to…

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Supporting Black-Owned Business in Houston

Protests are an essential part of implementing change, but they are just one of many ways to be an ally to the black community. Another impactful way you can aid in lifting up the black community is supporting local black-owned businesses. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of the many local businesses here in Houston that you can support to make a difference: Restaurants The Breakfast Klub 3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002 Midtown View this post on…

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Your Guide to February

February is here, so what does that mean? If you’re looking at events and happenings across Houston, it means Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and even Mardi Gras. The shortest month of the year is packing quite the punch with parties, new additions to the art scene, some salsa dancing and even the Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of @moonstruckdrivein on Instagram #SundanceSatellite Feb. 1 - 2, Times Vary One of the coolest things about the Houston art scene is its constant evolution and the…

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Q&A with Houston's Black American Artists

Lee Carrier, M.Ed. www.Nativelee.com I Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Lee Carrier is a native Texan who received a B.A. in 2006 and a MED in 2007 from the University of Houston (UH). Currently, she is pursuing a doctoral degree in Education Leadership and Policy Studies at UH. Carrier taught art education to high school students for 10 years prior to transitioning into her new role as the K-12 visual art curriculum coordinator for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in 2016. Carrier also taught a semester…

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Houston Cultural District Roundup

When it comes to the arts, Houston has endless options. With multiple cultural districts, the city offers much to explore, including art galleries, museum exhibits, murals, and performances. Read on to find out what’s happening around Houston’s cultural districts. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alley Theatre (@alleytheatre) A Christmas Carol Houston’s Theater District is making the best of the pandemic by bringing audiences virtual and some live performances…

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Your Guide to October in Houston

The month of October could quite possibly be the best time of year in Houston. The weather has cooled off and outdoor activities abound. Check out our list of great things to do in October in Houston, and get started making memories with your loved ones. Halloween The Houston community is getting creative this Halloween season, from spooky livestreams of the Houston Symphony to drive-in horror classics, and outdoor activities. Check out this roundup of options for a less-than-typical, but still…

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Houston Art Car Parade 2020

Houston's Art Car Parade has celebrated local artists for the past 33 years, creating an environment that showcases hundreds of mobile masterpieces created by both trained and untrained artists, student groups, non-profit organizations, and anyone a vision to create. Not only has it created a celebration of local art, it has also awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to Art Car artists and artist teams and has become an important and inspiring art program for many schools across the Greater…

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