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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, the kiddos are in school, and there are a ton of fun and festive events happening throughout the city that the whole family can enjoy. Check out our list of great things to do in October in Houston, and get started making memories with your loved ones. View this post on Instagram A post shared by stARTup // Art Fairs (@startupartfair) on Sep…

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Q&A with Four Houston Latinx Artists

With its world-class museums, galleries, and diverse art scene, Houston is a welcoming place for artists from all over the world, offering visitors a chance to see unique art that they may not see elsewhere. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we spoke to four Latin American artists who call Houston home. Gerardo Rosales, Visual Artist When Venezuelan artist Gerardo Rosales came to Houston 20 year ago, he wasn’t expecting to stay long, but the city captivated him. His upcoming exhibit…

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Your Guide to May

Summer is just around the corner and that means there’s a lot to look forward to during the month of May in Houston. From Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day celebrations to festivals and conventions, it won’t be hard to stay busy in the Bayou City. Houston Dragon Boat Festival View this post on Instagram A post shared by Masahito Sugihara (@masrecorder) on May 5, 2018 at 10:56am PDT Watch more than 30 teams make their way along the…

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Q&A with Three Asian American Artists

Houston has a quirky yet wide ranging art scene. Where else can you admire medieval artifacts in the Menil Collection one day and watch a car designed as a futuristic, hairless cat in the Art Car Parade the next? Houston definitely has eclectic taste. The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander month, and in honor of the designation, we spoke with three local artists to get their ideas on art in H-Town. Rongrong Devoe, Fashion and Beauty Illustrator, Rongrong Illustration Rongrong Devoe…

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Art Car Parade rolls into H-Town

What: The 32nd Annual Art Car Parade Where: Downtown. See parade route When: April 13 Cost: Free You don’t need a museum to see some incredible works of art during the 32nd annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend, April 11-14. With more than 250 cars, bikes and just about anything else on wheels, the Houston event boasts entries from across the United States, Mexico, and Canada, making it the largest Art Car Parade in the world. View this post on Instagram…

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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 festivals, concerts, performing arts, cars transformed into art pieces, and opportunities to get outside. Start planning your month with our guide of things to do in Houston in April. Latino Art Now Conference: Sight Lines and Time Frames Join artists, art professionals, educators, scholars, and others at the 6th LAN! Conference, the centerpiece of Latino Art Now’s four-month celebration of Latino art…

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8 Places To Take Selfies & Photos In Houston

Looking for a place to snap that perfect shot while exploring Houston? With its many green spaces, museums, sculptures and street art, you don’t have to look too hard to find an interesting backdrop for your photos and selfies. Read on to discover some of the coolest spots to take pictures. Smither Park This Instagram-worthy Smither Park in south Houston is covered in fun and colorful mosaic art. The park’s Lindley Fish Amphitheater, created by Nashville artist Matt Gifford using street…

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Your Guide to March 2019

Your Houston agenda is sure to be packed in March as the city hosts a slew of fun festivals and events, including the popular Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With so many options, you may wonder how you’ll find the time to experience these must-do activities. We’re here to help you choose! Check out our guide to Houston in March and start planning. LAN! Spring of Latino Art This four-month celebration of Latino art organized by the Inter-University for Latino Research consortium and the…

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Your Guide to February

February may be a short month but in Houston it’s packed with fun events and activities that you won’t want to miss. From Chinese New Year celebrations to Valentine’s Day concerts and the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, there is something for everyone to see and do. Read on for our guide to February in Houston and mark your calendars with these exciting things to do in Houston. LAN! Spring of Latino Art February marks the beginning of a four-month celebration of Latino art all…

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The Menil Drawing Institute Now Open

Saturday, Nov. 3, The Menil Collection celebrated the opening of its newest building, the Menil Drawing Institute. The striking new building is the centerpiece of the Menil campus expansion, and it’s the first freestanding facility dedicated solely to the acquisition, study, exhibition, conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The 30,000-square-foot Menil Drawing Institute (1412 West Main St.) is the first art building to be added to the Menil Campus in 20 years. Designed…

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