Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

To honor the life and work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Chapel will host a public program featuring a short address by civil rights activist and organizer Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., and former Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao. The program will be held at 7 p.m. on Dr. King’s birthday, Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Following the address, award-winning journalist and Channel 13 reporter Melanie Lawson will moderate a conversation exploring the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Dr. King, especially the importance of non-violence in social change movements. Texas-based musicians Indrajit Banerjee on sitar and Shantilal Shal on tabla will perform from 6:30-7 p.m. before the program begins, and the Phillip Hall Singers will perform Gospel music as the program comes to a close. This program is a pay-what-you-can event with a suggested donation of $20 and includes a reception on the plaza after the program. The Rothko Chapel is located at 3900 Yupon, Houston, 77006.

Jan 15, 2019
Suggested contribution of $20
6:30 pm

Winter Collection 2018, Fifth Ward Art Pop-Up

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Mystic Lyon is excited to host the third annual Winter Collection, a Pop Up Art Shop featuring works by Fifth Ward artists and their friends. Prices start at $3 for handmade cards and most paintings are priced between $10 and $200. Cary Reeder's art will also be on view in the window installation space. The art shop will be open one-day-only—Saturday, December 15 from 1-5pm.

Antique dealer, creative, and show participant, Mr. Lee, states: “This is the good stuff. Some people just don't get it though.” The Mystic Lyon invites you to come see for yourself.

Mystic Lyon is an installation art space and social sculpture in Houston's historic Fifth Ward. Installations remain on view in and on the windows 24 hours a day. Additional programming includes pay phone call-ins to the artists, physical and metaphysical happenings, community coffees, and events benefiting neighbor endeavors. It is also the home of the Fifth Ward Badminton Club and a founder and host of the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce.

Event Date: Saturday, December 15, 1-5pm
Location: Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020
Contact info: 713-582-1198,
Web info:

Dec 15, 2018
Unfortunately, this venue is currently not wheelchair accessible.
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
1-5pm; FREE

Ángel Quesada on Nuestra Palabra 90.1FM

Nuestra palabra hosts Artist Ángel Quesada for a lively discussion about LatinX arts in Houston.

A lively discussion about the state of LatinX Arts in and around the city ; actions, activities and artwork being created in the United State’s fourth largest city, Houston. Topics range from street art to arts funding for LatinX arts communities and the future of the city’s artscape.

Aug 28, 2018
6:27 pm to 7:28 pm

Houston Women: Agitating, Educating, Advocating

Houston History Alliance presents a day-long conference featuring trailblazers such
as former Mayor Annise Parker, Nikki Van Hightower, Ellen Cohen and others, who have shaped our city.  Dr. Ruth J.
Simmons, President of Prairie A&M University is the keynote speaker. Houston Women: Agitating, Educating,
Advocating is set for Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Midtown Arts and Theater Complex
Houston (MATCH) located at 3400 S. Main Street, Houston, 77002.  Tickets are $65.00 and $20.00 for teachers and
Oct 6, 2018
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Kid Friendly:

ULTA - Tattoo Parlor

Illustrators Needed for Drawn on Fake Tattoos

NYC Creative Agency, Harley & Co. is looking to hire local artists to draw on fake tattoos in their custom Tattoo Parlor activation at ULTA's Beauty 2018 Conference. We would work directly with artists to create the tattoo designs and a 'flash sheet' for guests to pick from at the event. 

The event is on April 5th, during the day 11am - 4pm and will be highly attended with beauty stakeholders and ~1500 guests. We'd have a sign up process for the tattoos so it won't get too crazy. We are looking for two artists max. We'd really love to collaborate with local artists to make this a very cool event.

Please email Ryan Casucci at with work examples and contact information. 

Apr 5, 2018
11:07 am to 4:07 pm

Vox Culture + Houstainable team up to talk Green Tech, Innovation, Art and the Environment

Vox Culture continues its 2018 Homegrown Initiative addressing the
environment with “Homegrown: Green Innovation.” The advocacy organization hosts
its second event of the year at Eureka Heights Brew Co. on Thursday, March 22nd,
from 6:30PM-9:00PM. This event is in partnership with Houstainable, a local
group seeking to build and enable the platform for clean tech, entrepreneurship
and sustainable capital to thrive in Houston.

Together, both organizations are featuring a select group of
rising Houston startups who build and implement new technologies encouraging
local innovation, while addressing environmental issues impacting Houston. Also
featured will be work created by Houston-based artist Johnathon Espinoza that
delves into the intersection of the arts and green business.

“Homegrown: Green Innovation” is a free public event offering a
chance for guests to directly engage, network and show support to these
businesses, while getting a sneak peak at some of the latest and up-and-coming tech
being developed to minimize negative environmental impact. A brief panel will
also feature experts and founders who will talk about their work and the current
challenges startups face, including innovation in Houston. Topics such as how
creativity and the arts can collaborate with local green technology startups to
further green business and environmental initiatives will also be addressed.

Beer selections from Eureka Heights will also be available for
purchase by guests. Other items such as soft drinks and water will also be
available, while food will be offered for purchase via onsite food trucks.

Entry is free, though space is limited. 

Please select and print your ticket to reserve
your spot at this link:

The latest
updates can be found by visiting the Vox Culture page on Facebook:

Inquiries may be directed to 

Vox Culture is a Houston-based advocacy network, whose mission is “to connect our
Houston community to social causes in creative ways.” Through the use of
various art forms, collaborations with artists and bringing everyday people
together, they seek to address numerous forms of poverty and injustice that
affect the city and the world by applying creative solutions through
educational, awareness, and fundraising events and projects.

Mar 22, 2018
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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Did Valentine’s Day catch you by surprise this year?

Join HCCC for “Procrastinator’s Valentine’s Day” at this month’s Craft Social. Learn how to make a whimsical pop-up Valentine, and discover the history of Valentine’s Day cards from Houston-based writer Liana Silva.  Liana will also assist you with your most difficult romantic quandaries and offer witty insights and humorous advice about a variety of relationship issues. (This will not be your typical “Dear Abby”-style advice!)

Don’t leave empty handed—emboss a copper pendant or key chain with initials or a personalized message to give to your special someone or keep for yourself!

About Liana Silver
Liana Silva is a writer, editor, and high-school teacher. She considers herself a New Yorker by birth, Puerto Rican by circumstance, and Houstonian by fate. Her current project, always on her mind, is a collection of personal essays about postcards and home. Read more about Liana here.

About Craft Social
Craft Social takes place on the third Thursday evening of each month and is a fun way for adults to explore contemporary craft through other disciplines and media. These casual, social events emphasize experimentation, curiosity, and innovation. Visitors are encouraged to drop by and participate. All events are free and on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited.

Feb 15, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Community Collaboration Project (For The General Public)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 
Stages Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101. 

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is pleased to announce the next steps in the implementation of Houston’s Arts + Cultural Plan. HAA has been working closely with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) and cultural planning expert, Margie Johnson Reese of MJR Partners, to create grants services that are more flexible and responsive to your needs.

Your ideas and recommendations in this phase are critical to Advancing Houston’s Arts + Cultural Plan.

Please join HAA grants staff, artists, arts leaders, other grantees, and consultant, Margie Johnson Reese of MJR Partners for a series of conversations.

The purpose of these meetings is three-fold:
- To learn about the challenges and opportunities that you experience in accessing HAA’s grant programs
- To hear your ideas for broadening HAA’s programs and services for artists, arts education providers, arts organizations, and non-arts organizations providing arts programming.
- To ask your advice on how best to reach a broader and more diverse cross-section of our community using the arts as a catalyst for collaboration and cultural exchange.

We recognize that there have been many conversations over the past two years about local support for the arts and artists in Houston. Our goal is to ensure that Advancing Houston’s Arts + Cultural Plan is launched in 2017 with practical measures and actions for success.

For more immediate information regarding HAA or the purpose of these important meetings, please do not hesitate to contact HAA at or 713.527.9330.

Apr 12, 2017
9:30 am to 11:00 am
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2nd Mondays: Cocktails and Chitchat

Join Dance Houston and Dance Source Houston for our monthly Houston dance community meeting (every second Monday of the month). To accommodate everyone's busy schedules we've decided to alternate between mornings (coffee and chitchat) and evenings (cocktails and chitchat) each month. 

Bring flyers, news, opportunities, questions, whatever! Hope to see you there!
Apr 10, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Artist Town Hall - Presented by Art Takes Action Houston

Art Takes Action Houston invites you to an Artist Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 3rd to propose and initiate purposeful, creative political action (with music, food and beer) alongside fellow members of the arts community. 

Participate at your comfort level in a guided public forum that will pinpoint specific issues important to our artistic community and spark creative strategies.

We encourage all interested parties to attend and discuss the future of art and politics in Houston. Including but not limited to: musicians and sound artists, visual artists, dancers and choreographers, curators and gallerists, directors and designers, writers, poets, actors, performers, filmmakers, makers of all kinds, arts administrators and producers, board members, production crews, interns, provocateurs, and enablers.

All are invited to a Town Hall:
6:30-9:00 pm, Monday, April 3, 2017
Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama Street
Reserve your free ticket on Eventbrite

Organized by Arts Take Action Houston (ATAH), an informal coalition of artists and arts activists working to inspire our arts communities toward creative, productive political actions.
Apr 3, 2017
Free; RSVP
6:30 pm to 9:00 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