Late Night Pie

Join us for PIZZA, PIE & assorted beverages in a casual evening of art conversation.

And seeing Halloween approaches, we will be telling ghost stories. Come with your own ghost stories to share or just listen in awe-struck terror to others tell theirs!

Pizza will be served from 6 to 7:30 and dessert pies until 9.

All invited!  Free and open to the public.
Oct 20, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Invisible No More: Reclaiming the Significant Roles of Prehistoric Women

Sankofa - revealing how the past impacts our future.

The 50th
Anniversary Season of the
Archaeological Institute of America,
Houston Society

continues its Sankofa year –
revealing how the past impacts our future – with a FREE Discover Lecture on the
significant societal contributions of prehistoric women. Dr. James M. Adovasio,
shares his compelling scientific research on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30
p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brown Auditorium Theater at a talk,
“Invisible No More: Reclaiming the Significant Roles of Prehistoric Women.” Dr.
Adovasio is an expert on uncovering perishable items such as baskets, weaving,
ropes and cords, etc. which were made and used by women. His research has
revealed how women were pivotal in a wide range of culture-building endeavors,
including the invention of language, the origins of agriculture, and the
conceptualization of boat building. His gender-busting book, The Invisible
Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Pre-History
exploded the view of
pre-historic women cowering behind boulders while their men hunted in fur
skins. Join us as we learn a new story of women in pre-history which emerges
with provocative implications for our assumptions about gender today.  KMPG is the underwriter of this
boundary-breaking lecture sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America,
Houston Society.   



is free and open to the public. To become a member of the AIA, Houston Society


Jan 25, 2018
6:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Thursday Time & Price:
6:30 p.m., Free
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RockStar Ball

Party Like a RockStar Art Show

#partylikearockstar and support RockStar Gallery!

RockStar Gallery first Annual Masquerade Ball
Prizes for the best dressed!

Voting for your favorite themed piece, gets your name entered for some very cool door prizes!

Print your Eventbrite ticket, and bring it with you to get a second chance at the door prize!:

Artists enter here:

Oct 21, 2017
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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UH 2017 Faculty Senate Conference, Catalyst: Arts, Education, Cultural Transformation

The University of Houston Faculty Senate invites you to our 2017 Faculty Senate Conference, Catalyst: Arts, Education, Cultural Transformation. Join local, regional and national leaders to reflect on the power of the arts to foster tomorrow’s world-changing ideas. Celebrate the arts and enjoy dynamic speakers and performances. Breakfast, lunch and an evening cocktail hour are provided with advance registration, which is absolutely FREE.


For more information, visit our website, and register here.



University of Houston

Student Center South

4455 University Dr.

Houston, TX 77004

Oct 6, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Building Narratives: Mythology & Poetry in Clay

Building Narratives: Mythology & Poetry in Clay


Building Narratives:  Mythology & Poetry in Clay

ClayHouston Fall Symposium 2017


October 28 – 29, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

October 29, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Lauren Gallaspy and Virgil Ortiz

Laura Wellen and Perry Price


ClayHouston is pleased to announce the 2017 Fall
Symposium, “Building Narratives: Mythology & Poetry in Clay.”  The symposium will enhance public
awareness of and appreciation for contemporary ceramic art.  There will be ongoing demonstrations
from Lauren Gallaspy and Virgil Ortiz, two prominent ceramic artists with
diverse backgrounds and multi-faceted studio practices, and a panel discussion
moderated by Perry Price, Executive Director of Houston Center for Contemporary
Craft. Art Critic and MFAH Core-Critic-in-Residence Laura Wellen will give
a lecture, titled, “On Poetry, with Artists.”

Registration is
through the ClayHouston website:  Cost for the 2-day symposium is $100
for non-members; $75 for members; $45 for educators; and $35 for students.  The panel discussion is free and open
to the public (does not require registration). All events are at Houston
Baptist University, Fine Arts Department, Univ. Academic Center (Bldg. 18), 7502 Fondren Road,
Houston TX 77074.

Oct 29, 2017 to Oct 30, 2017
Weekend Workshop: $75 member, $100 Public, $45 Educator, $35 student
9:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Time & Price:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Lois Stark: The Telling Image

Join documentary filmmaker Lois Stark as she explores the topics in her newest book

Lois Stark: The Telling Image
Presented by the Houston Seminar

Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: American General Conference Room, Mezzanine Level, Audrey Jones Beck Building, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5601 Main Street. Parking available in garage. 

Documentary filmmaker Lois Stark notes that history is often told as a story of rulers and wars; she prefers to tell the story of human history through the lens of shape. 

Ms. Stark will illustrate the mental maps that shape how humans build shelters, bind social systems, and form sacred sites. She avers that early humans understood the world as a web, building round thatched huts and stone circles. In contrast, industrial age humans saw the world as a ladder, ordered by hierarchy and measurement, from pyramids to skyscrapers. In today’s interconnected world, she contends, networks are our mental map, as seen in everything from architecture to biology to social media. By noticing past shapes, Ms. Stark asserts that we can anticipate what’s next. Nature does not change, only the map in the human mind.

Lois Farfel Stark is the author of the forthcoming book The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times. She has been a producer and writer for NBC News, filming in Africa, the Middle East, Cuba, Northern Ireland, Europe, and the USA. She has produced and written over forty documentaries on architecture, medical research, globalization, artists, and social issues. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and has master’s degrees in communication and in education.
Nov 14, 2017
Tickets available via the Houston Seminar. Space is limited. 
6:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
6:30pm $40
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Yoga with Letty

Project Row Houses is pleased to present Yoga with Letty, a series of free yoga classes led by artist and creative practitioner Leticia Contreras held two Saturdays each month. Leticia will host light-hearted beginner lessons to introduce the community to vinyasa flow in a public space. This style of yoga involves synchronizing breath with a continuous flow of poses. Through this flow, participants will learn how to quiet the mind and bring ease to the body during these tumultuous times while connecting with the community. These sessions are an opportunity to fall deeper in love with your body, ground yourself in the Third Ward and look forward to the more compassionate journey that awaits you.  

Yoga with Letty will be hosted the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month in the green space next to Delia's Lounge at the intersection of Emancipation Avenue and Francis Street. The location is subject to change contingent on the weather. 

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month: 

September 16
October 7
October 21
November 4
November 18
December 2
December 16 

What to bring 
Yoga mat
Water bottle
Small towel for sweat
Towel for mat (optional) 

This program is supported by the Strategic Art Plan initiative.

Sep 16, 2017
10:00 am
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Free Disaster Claims Counseling

Disaster Claims Counseling
Saturday September 16, 2017
8:30am - 12:30pm
@ Fresh Arts
FREE with registration

Are you an artist, arts organization or arts employee who was affected by Hurricane Harvey? Do you need help deciphering FEMA and Texas Workforce Commission eligibility and applications?  Come to this FREE event and get the answers you need.

HarveyArtsRecovery.orgAvenue CDC, and Fresh Arts are partnering to provide disaster recovery claims counseling to Houstonians who need help rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  Four Avenue CDC counselors will be available for FREE 1-hour one-on-one consultations  with a claims counselor who will file your claims for you. Or bring your laptop to file your own claim and have your questions answered as you go.

This event will address the immediate actions that need to be taken by artists affected by the storm:  

  • 1.)   Filing a FEMA application (deadline to file is Oct. 24) 
  • 2.)  Disaster Unemployment Claims for Freelancers and Artists (deadline to file is Sept 27)

Check out this Disaster Claim Resource document for more information on disaster claims available to you.

 Space is limited so be sure to sign up now for a FREE 1-hour one-on-one spot and arrive early to have all of your questions answered.

Please read this Disaster Claim Resource document and bring the materials listed to your appointment or you will not be able to file your claim at the event.



   Fresh Arts @ The Silos on Sawyer  

   1502 Sawyer St, studio #103
   Houston, TX 77007

TIP:  Our front door is orange and accessible from the front loading dock which faces Sawyer Street (look for the giant ART sculpture). 


Free parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of Fresh Arts office door with additional parking surrounding The Silos. There is an overflow the lot on the East side of the building.

I. Information that you need before You Can File a FEMA Disaster Claim:

A. Photo ID (for Avenue CDC to work with you)

B. Social Security Number

C. The amount of your Gross Annual Income

1. This includes the total gross (before taxes) annual income of the your and your spouse & de- pendents (as per IRS/Federal Income Tax standards)

2. Gross Annual Income includes: all types of income: wages, social security, unemployment, pensions, disability, welfare, child support, stocks, interest, annuities

D. If you want any FEMA money that you qualify for directly deposited to your bank account, you will need your BANK ROUTING NUMBER and ACCOUNT NUMBER -

E. A reliable phone number for which every call is answered at all times, including during business hours - this number must be good throughout the whole claim, approval, appeal & rebuilding process

F. A reliable email address that is checked often and will be good throughout the same time period

II. Information that you need before You Can File a Texas Unemployment Claim:

A. Photo ID

B. Social Security number

C. Last Check Stub (How much money you make per pay period)

D. Work & Employers’ Information

1. Employer’s Name

a)  Employer’s Phone

b)  Employer’s Address

c)  Supervisor’s Name

d)  Supervisor’s Title

e)  Supervisor’s phone number

f)  Date first worked at this job

g)  Last day worked before Harvey

h)  The reason you have not been able to work: “Harvey” & Explanation needed

E. If you have ever applied for unemployment benefits:

a)  bring your User ID & Password (& possibly PIN) to login

b)  without this information you cannot file a new claim 

Sep 16, 2017
 Space is limited so be sure to sign up now for a FREE 1-hour one-on-one spot and arrive early to have all of your questions answered.
FREE with registration
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
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POSTPONED - Brown Bag Info Session: Fiscal Sponsorship for Art Projects

Brown Bag Info Session: Fiscal Sponsorship for Art Projects 

Wednesday, August 30  |  11:30am-1pm
@ United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007

Complimentary Beverages
Free Covered Parking


Unlock new streams of project support with Fresh Arts' Fiscal Sponsorship program!

In the city of Houston, there is a passionate community of philanthropic individuals, charitable foundations, and government institutions devoted to funding the arts, however, many of our most talented independent artists and small companies are ineligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions without 501(c)(3) tax status. That's where fiscal sponsorship program comes in! A fiscal sponsor is a nonprofit organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other professional development and administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable projects. In other words, they help you to fundraise like a non-profit without the administrative burden.

Join us on August 30th for a Bring-Your-Own-Lunch at United Way of Greater Houston to learn more about the Fresh Arts fiscal sponsorship program and how it can help you to raise more money for your creative project. We will be discussing how fiscal sponsorship works, who is eligible, and the benefits of being fiscally sponsored.  

Need one-on-one guidance after the workshop? 
Attending workshop participants with a Fresh Arts membership will have the opportunity to sign up got a complimentary 30 minute office hour consultation with Fresh Arts' Fiscal Sponsorship Manager to discuss your project's eligibility for sponsorship. 

Early registration (BEFORE NOON on 8/29):
FREE for Fresh Arts Members, $5/non-members

Late registration (AFTER NOON on 8/29):
$5/Fresh Arts Members, $10/non-members

Interested in becoming a member of Fresh Arts? 

Questions? Email or call 713-868-1839

Aug 30, 2017
Join us for a Bring-Your-Own-Lunch at United Way of Greater Houston to learn more about the Fresh Arts fiscal sponsorship program and how it can help you to raise more money for your creative project.
FREE for Members with early registration, $5 Non-members
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

Bayou City Art Festival will be held under the iconic Houston Downtown skyline, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The festival will spotlight more than 300 artists from 19 different disciplines and benefit local non-profits. As one of the top outdoor fine art festivals in the U.S., Bayou City Art Festival will transform the streets of Downtown into artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. Guests will have the opportunity to see and purchase unique, custom art and enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, a Children's Creative Zone and much more. Celebrating 46 years since the founding of the Westheimer Art Festival, now known as Bayou City Art Festival, ACA has provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. The participating artists, some new and some returning are selected by a new jury every year.

Online tickets are on sale now until the day of the event at Tickets online are $12 for adults and $5 for children 6 - 12; children five and under are free. Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults. Also available online are two-day passes for $20 and family passes (two adults, two children tickets) for $30. Discounted tickets for Veterans and Seniors will be available at the gate.


Oct 14, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
$12 online, $15 at the gate
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Time & Price:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007