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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. Photo by Michael Tamul Kemah Boardwalk Craft Beer Fest Oct. 2, 2 – 5 p.m. Craft brews and good views are served up at the Kemah Boardwalk Craft Beer Festival. Sample over 72 craft beers from over 24 breweries including local favorites like 8th…

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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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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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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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Small Business Spotlight: Heights

Houston’s Greater Heights area is bustling with great restaurants and businesses. Located northwest of downtown, the historic area is home to gorgeous residential homes, the 19th Street Shopping District, and a variety of retail developments. Yet despite its fast growth, shopping small and local seems to remain a part of the Heights’ ethos. We’ve rounded up three small businesses to support in Houston Heights. View this post on Instagram A post…

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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…

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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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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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Constance Washington

Actress, The Ensemble Theatre Jet-setting singer-actress Constance Washington has always been on the move. From a young age, the Texas native--who currently works for United Airlines between gigs--showed a natural proficiency for the performing arts through dance, vocals and music. Though her instrument of choice remains the piano, Washington also plays the bass, saxophone, drums and guitar. Vocally, she recently appeared at Disneyland and also performed at the 2009 Inaugural Ball for President…

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