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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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Supporting Black-Owned Business in Houston

If you’ve been tuned into the news, chances are you’ve seen the protests sweeping the nation following the tragic and unjust deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In what is shaping up to already be a whirlwind year, the fight for racial equality and visibility forges on with even more conviction, as over 60,000 Houstonians came together on Tuesday, June 2nd for a march to celebrate the life of Houston-native George Floyd. Protests are an essential part of implementing change, but they…

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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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Your Guide to March 2019

** NOTE: Please verify all dates and times of events with hosts, as most large-scale events have been postponed or cancelled due to health-related safety concerns** 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…

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Black History: Art in Houston

Houston has one of the most active and vibrant art scenes in the country, and thanks to the city’s status as the most diverse in the nation, we enjoy works by artists from a variety of backgrounds. Some have a formal education in particular medium, while others are completely self-taught. Whether it’s oil or acrylic paintings, statues made from recyclable materials or photographs of real life, the vast array of options satisfies Houston’s insatiable appetite for visual art. View…

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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. Read on for our guide to February in Houston and mark your calendars with these exciting things to do in Houston. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Galveston Restaurant Week (@galvrw) on Jun 29, 2019 at 3:37pm PDT Galveston Restaurant Week Through Feb 9 Take a day trip down to the island for Galveston Restaurant Week…

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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 Houston's Asian American Artists

JooYoung Choi, Artist JooYoung was born in Seoul, South Korea but soon made her way to the United States through the international adoption program. She was raised in Concord, New Hampshire and completed her undergraduate studies at Massachusetts college of Art and Design. She soon returned to Korea to find her birth family. In her last semester before completing her BFA, she became friends with artist Trenton Doyle Hancock who was visiting from our very own, Houston, Texas. Her plan was to…

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