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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 FINALLY 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. Kemah's Boo on the Boardwalk EVERY WEEKEND IN OCTOBER Boo on the Boardwalk is back and as hauntingly fun as ever! Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Kemah is action-packed with spooky and some not-so-scary events. In fact, bring the…

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A Reason to Celebrate: Fall Festivals are in Full Force

As the weather cools off in Houston, everyone looks for a reason to head outside and enjoy the best of what our city has to offer, which often includes food, football, and festivals. Whether you’re looking for good eats, delicious drinks, wanting to put on a costume, or just people-watch, we’ve got you covered with plenty of fall festival options. Texas Renaissance Festival October 7 - 26, 2023 Hear ye, hear ye, first up in our festival line up is the iconic Texas Renaissance Festival. The…

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Art Car Parade rolls into H-Town

What: The 36th Annual Art Car Parade Where: Downtown. See parade route When: April 11 - April 16, 2023 Cost: Free You don’t need a museum to see some incredible works of art during the 36th annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend, April 11-16. 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. It all began back in 1988 with the first Houston Art…

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Your Guide to April

As the flowers bloom and the weather warms up, Houston gears up for a lively month of April filled with a diverse range of events and activities. From festivals to broadway shows, there is something for everyone to enjoy in our bustling city. Get ready to make the most of the beautiful weather and endless entertainment options in Houston this spring! Party on the Plaza Fridays: 4/14/2023, 4/21/2023, 4/28/2023, 5/5/2023, 5/12/2023, 5/19/2023 Attendees will be able to enjoy live music…

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Featured Artists for AAPI Heritage Month

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. Photo by Pratik Naik R’Bonney Nola Instagram: @rbonneynola R'Bonney Nola is an eco-conscious fashion designer and textile artist from Houston, TX. Having studied Fashion Design and Fibers at UNT, she merges the art of textiles and apparel…

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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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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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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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