Community Workshop

Artist INC WHAT WORKS workshop

A free workshop to learn about "What Works" for artists to create sustainable careers, plus an intro to the Artist INC-Houston program.

Dec 13, 2017
This FREE "What Works" workshop is an introduction into the Kansas City-based program, Artist INC and kicks off the online application for Artist INC coming to Houston in Spring 2017.   Stay after the workshop for cocktails and networking with 2017 Artist Inc grads as we celebrate the closing of Connecting The Silos, an Artist INC Houston showcase. 
FREE with registration
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
6:00: Check-in + Door Registration; Program begins at 6:15

Collaged Collections Workshops

Collaged Collections Workshop
Sunday, December 10, 2017
1 -3 PM
O'Quinn Gallery
$5 - Lawndale Members 
$10 - Non-Members 

Join Lawndale Sunday, December 10 from 1 - 3 for our Collaged Collections Workshop inspired wit Layla Luna's I Saw Nobody Coming, So I Went Instead on view in Cavnar Gallery until Sunday, January 7, 2018

. In this workshop, participants will use various collectible items such as shells, reproductions of prehistoric art, and coins to create collage composition inspired by Luna's work, which contemplates the meaning of objects we hold dear. 

Dec 10, 2017
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Collaged Collections Workshop

This Sunday, create a collage at Lawndale inspired by Layla Luna's I Saw Nobody Coming, So I Went Instead.

Collaged Collections Workshop

Sunday, December 10, 2017

1 - 3 PM

O’Quinn Gallery

$10 non-Members

$5 Lawndale Members

Join Lawndale Sunday, December 17 from 1 - 3 for our Collaged Collections Workshop inspired by Layla Luna’s I Saw Nobody Coming, So I Went Instead, on view in Cavnar Gallery until Sunday, January 7, 2018. In this workshop, participants will use various collectible items such as shells, reproductions of prehistoric art, and coins to create collage compositions inspired by Luna’s work, which contemplates the meaning of objects we hold dear.

This workshop is $10 for non-Members and $5 for Lawndale Members. All ages welcome! RSVP today! Space is limited (20).

To become a Member of Lawndale today and receive workshop discounts among other benefits, click here:

Dec 10, 2017
$10 for non-Members; $5 for Members
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Free Student Workshop & Docent Tour about "Vedem - The Secret Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto

Vedem, WWII, Holocaust, Workshop, Students, Creative Activism, Creativity, Docent Tour

Come visit the the Vedem Exhibit at the Czech Center Museum.

On view: September 12th, 2017  to November 30th, 2017


Vedem’s magazine’s lessons of artistic activism will inspire today’s teens! It’s a chance to use creative means to explore their identity while driving change in their own communities.

Vedem Underground : The Secret Boys Magazine deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Using a combination of pop-art graphics, drawings and paintings, and the prose and poetry of teenage prisoners in the Terezin Ghetto, the exhibit breaks down the 83 weekly issues totaling the 800 pages of Vedem (“In The Lead” in Czech”), then reconstructs them in the form of a contemporary magazine.

Through the exhibit, Vedem, which was produced from 1942-44, is recreated as the original ‘zine (hand made magazine), complete with “Masthead,” “Mission,” “Newsroom,” “Printing Press” and “Circulation” sections as well as panels dedicated to subject matter such as “Columns,” “Features,” “Humor” and “News and Editorial” panels.

Vedem Underground enlarges the intimate scale of the original publication while mixing and matching works of art with poetry and prose to create a collage in which Vedem is reinterpreted as a work of artistic activism that remains as relevant today as it did more than 70 years ago.

The Vedem Underground multimedia project examines the historic, cultural and artistic legacy of Vedem, a teen-authored magazine that was the only underground publication to be regularly produced by young Nazi concentration camp prisoners.

Vedem Underground teaches an invaluable lesson that transcends religion, age and eras to secondary-school and college students. Students are able to see how young activists inside the Terezin ghetto fearlessly fought anti-Semitism using their creative expression.


Students participate in journalism workshop that concludes with student creations of hand-made magazines (‘zines).

The workshop is designed to teach middle- through college students both the historic context of Vedem and the art of creating a ‘zine, or hand- made magazine, as a symbol of creative expression, and a way to explore one’s identity through socially-engaged creativity.

They will conclude the course showcasing their work for the community with a ‘zine pop-up exhibit, where they will share ideas and trade their ‘zines.

FOR MORE INFO CALL 713-528-2060 or email


Nov 2, 2017 to Nov 30, 2017
For further information, please visit the brochure link. To follow our free events, please visit our Facebook page.
Free for students $6 for adults
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Free for students and $6 for adults
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Free for students and $6 for adults
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Free for students and $6 for adults

Children's Animal Mask Workshop at GAC

GAC in Partnership with GFH Host Animal Mask Workshop for Children

GAC will offer a free children’s mask-making workshop,
led by local artist and GHF historic preservation manager Nick Barbee.
Presented in partnership with Galveston Historical Foundation, Nick and
instructors from GAC will show kids how to make 3-D paper animal masks to wear
in the parades during Dickens on the Strand on December 2 and 3rd.

Children will be able to wear their masks to
gain free entry to the start of the parade. Parade times and route information
will be posted at and detailed parade participation information will be given at the

 All mask-making materials will be provided at
the workshop; participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for
painting and getting messy. Parents are invited to stay, especially with
younger children. 

Nov 18, 2017
10:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00am Free
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Zine Fest Houston 2017


This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 11 from 1-7 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2017
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome. With 100+
vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2016, the fest continues to grow
apace and 2017 promises to be its biggest year ever.

The theme of this year’s festival is T H E C Y B E R F U T U R E I S N O W !

theme is all about indulging our wildest and most ~aesthetically
robust~ fantasies about our cybernetic future! What does a C Y B E R F U
T U R E look like to you? For those of us who grew up in the 90s, or
spent much of those early consumer PC years immersed in a freshly
created digital universe, we imagined a lush world like the ones in our
coolest screensavers, or that amazing-looking open-world game slash
chatroom we would spend hours in. But what about the DANGERS of
cyberfuture? Will sentient AI rise up and smash the oppressive and
small-minded humans that engineered it? Will we never escape the
all-seeing-eye of targeted advertising until we have to pay-to-play for
ad-free vision?

What do you see when you look into your crystal
ball emoji? C Y B E R U T O P I A, or C Y B E R D Y S T O P I A ? The
future is yours to decide… Now!

Programming during the day
includes “Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via
Blockchain” presented by Conner Clifton, a lecture by Houston Anarchist
Black Cross, a live podcast recording with Veer Queer, an all inclusive
LGBTQ+ podcast based out of Houston, TX, and a screening of selected
zine clips as well as a teen zine workshop and animation workshop with
DIY Animation Club.


2:15-3:00 PM "Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via Blockchain" presented by Conner Clifton
3:15-4:00 PM Spotlight On: Anarchist Black Cross Houston Chapter
4:15-5:00 PM Screening of Selected Zine Clips
5:15-6:00 PM Live Podcast Recording with Veer Queer

2:30-3:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop with Jasmine Monsegue
4:00-6:00 PM DIY Animation Club Workshop

*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.

Featured food vendors at this year's fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Food Music Life Food Truck and Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Co.!

Fest Houston is a local volunteer-run organization and annual event
dedicated to promoting zines, comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative, underground DIY media and art. It is also a grassroots
attempt to build the local zine, DIY, and alternative media scenes and
form networks with media creators in other areas. ZFH is committed to
providing accessible space to celebrate self-publishing and small
presses, encouraging the distribution of independent art, writing, and
media primarily through the medium of zines. The goal of the event is
for attendees to discover new zines and be inspired to create their own
DIY art and media projects.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at or send an email to

Nov 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 7:00 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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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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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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