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Cocktails in the Courtyard

Join us for

Cool music, adult hot chocolate, and holiday treats

Cocktails in the Courtyard

Friday, December 8

6:30-8:30 PM

2521 Holman Street

Houston, Texas 77004

Individual Tickets | $50*

*Free for current members (RSVP with

Tables | $1,000

Tables include 10 individual tickets, reserved seating, name listed on event materials

Tickets available here:

Dec 8, 2017
$50, Free for Members
6:30 pm
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WAKE Presents: Zines y Mas at GAC

WAKE in Partnership with GAC Present Zines y Mas

WAKE, the Galveston-based collective behind
the music and arts publication 
the Zine
 and host of music events in Galveston, presents
Zines Zines y Más. The event will feature local zine makers
and musicians in the style of a small pop-up market. This project is made
possible with support from The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund is a re-granting
program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row
Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


makers interested in tabling at this event, please visit WAKE’s site for more

Nov 26, 2017
1:00 pm
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1:00pm Free
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Go Forth From Houston: Women in the Arts Take Action

Women in the Arts Take Action

Celebrating the diverse arts scene from the 1970s to the present, “Go Forth from Houston: Women in the Arts Take Action” will feature two days of cultural events, interactive arts programming and live performances focused on the legacies of contemporary women artists working in Houston. Presented by the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, the program will be held Nov. 7, 7pm-10 pm, in conjunction with “The National Women’s Conference: Taking 1977 into the 21st Century” event organized by the University of Houston Public History and Women’s Studies departments and taking place at the University of Houston-Main Campus.

Go Forth from Houston will include gallery exhibitions curated and created by women, a live demonstration of Houston’s graffiti talents from five leading female muralists, live dance and music, including a performance by pioneering female-fronted art punk band Mydolls (1978-present) and voter registrars on site in the Wilhelmina Grove arts courtyard. According to Liia Thrasher, an art history and women’s studies graduate student, the dynamic arts programming of the 1977 National Women’s Conference inspired Go Forth from Houston. “This year’s cultural arts programming is a testament to the wealth of talented women in the arts in Houston, as well as the immense support provided by the new Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, the University of Houston and other local institutions,” she says. Thrasher organized the massive effort with support from faculty, students and local arts and women’s organizations working toward the goals of the ’77 Conference.

The Go Forth From Houston archival exhibition will be on display in conjunction with selected readings in the Blaffer Art Museum Cafe on Nov. 7, 10 am-5 pm. An associated exhibit featuring the work of visual artists Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Anna Mayer, Caroline Ryan, Alexis Pye, and Elizabeth Gates will be on display in the Thirdspace Gallery in the UH School of Art (third floor). Mydolls, a legendary art punk band formed in 1978 and fronted by women artists, will perform at 8:30 pm on Nov. 7 in the Grove, where there will be an associated display of Houston art cars made by women artists. Thedra Cullar-Ledford will be doing live performance art as a part of her new series, The Doll Project. A guided tour of the UH public art collection’s women artists will commence on Nov. 7 at 2 pm. Associated archives and feminist zine displays will also be exhibited in the UH Library during the week of Nov. 6-11.

During the celebration, Mobile Mai’s, a local favorite, female operated food truck, will serve delicious Vietnamese cuisine starting at 7:30 pm on Nov. 7.

Go Forth from Houston is generously sponsored by Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts and Council for Cultural Activities at UH.   

All arts and cultural events programming will be free and open to the public. 

Nov 6, 2017 to Nov 7, 2017
10:00 am to 10:00 pm
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Monday Time & Price:
10 am - 10 pm; Free Admission
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10 am - 10 pm; Free Admission
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Round 47 Opening + Free Market Square

Opening + Free Market Square 
October 14, 2017 | 4-7pm 

Artist Talks 
October 14, 2017 | 3pm  

Viewing Period 
October 14, 2017 – February 11, 2018 

Gentrification is reshaping the social and physical landscape of Third Ward, threatening the future of this historic African American community. In the face of uncertainty, an unprecedented coalition of churches, nonprofits, community development corporations, business owners, artists, and residents formed the Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC). Since its founding in 2015, the EEDC has developed a rigorous set of strategies for revitalizing and protecting this historic neighborhood while preserving its rich African American culture.  

The Act of Doing documents this community-led effort and amplifies the questions of place, displacement, ownership, and creative community organizing addressed by the EEDC. Through a poetic exchange between artists and the pillars of the EEDC, PRH hopes to host a conversation about what it means to engage a community-led effort through preserving, revitalizing, with the goal of protecting a place so rich in culture and history in an evolving city like Houston. 

Throughout the duration of Round 47, artists, residents, and community organizers will collaborate to host a series of workshops, events, and direct actions. These events will support the EEDC in achieving its vision for Third Ward, as “a resilient, dynamic, and economically prosperous community where people live, work and thrive in a historically and culturally rich African-American neighborhood.”  

In conjunction with the opening of the Round, Free Market Square will organize a family friendly market with vendors and performers from the Third Ward and communities across Houston.  

Participating artists include Right to Stay/Right to Say (Zeinab Bakhiet, Olutomi Subulade, & Melanie Meleekah Villegas); Brian Ellison; Danielle Fanfair, Harrison Guy, Marlon Hall, & Anthony Suber; Nikita Hodge; Sofia Mekonnen; and Marc Newsome. Round 47 also features Collaboration Timeline House, designed by Adelle Main. 

Oct 14, 2017
4:00 pm
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Meeting of Styles Houston 2017

The International Meeting of Styles (MOS) is a global network of graffiti artists and aficionados that started in 2002 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Celebrating it's 16th Anniversary, Meeting of Styles comes to East End Houston for the fifth annual edition of the Meeting of Styles Houstongraffiti and mural art showcase and will primarily take place on September 22-24, 2017. 

Locations include:
HAM Houston - Harrisburg Arts Museum - 4200 Harrisburg St 
Super Happy Fun Land - 3801 Polk St
- More to be announced soon!

This 3-day event will feature artists from Houston and around the world painting live all weekend and vendors.

Organized by: Pilot One & UP Art Studio
Special Thanks: Mike BernalFrank LiuDaniel AnguiluCarlos AlcarazEskis Wear officielThe PaintyardSuper Happy Fun LandI Support Street ArtWiesbaden, Germany, and Anat Ronen for the awesome design.

Sep 22, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
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2604 Dunlavy Street
Houston , TX
United States
Texas US

Monday 7am -Midnight

Tuesday 7am -Midnight
Wednesday 7am -Midnight
Thursday 7am -Midnight
Friday 7am -Midnight
Saturday 8am-Midnight
Sunday 8am-Midnight
Brasil Bar / Restaurant / Cafe / Event Venue 

Brasil opened in 1992 as the first specialty coffee establishment in Houston.  The intention was to provide a venue that embodied quality design, products, people, and interaction.  Houston has always been a diverse city, yet Brasil was the first establishment to welcome and encourage a connection between different groups.  The details of the interior, the landscape, the music, the artwork, the staff, and the menu were designed to create interaction in an atmosphere of casual sophistication.

Flatland Gallery 
Originally named Mixture, the gallery has served under iterations such as DOMY Books, The Brandon, and She Works Flexible. The previous Gallery "The Brandon" showcased local, national, and international emerging and professional artists to varied audiences.

Bodega  2608 Dunlavy St.

The storefront just south of Cafe Brasil is a space for entrepreneurs and retailers to utilize as a pop up space.
From boutique merchandise to baby apparel, whatever your passion is, rent the retail space for a day, a week, or a month.
Interested? Drop us a line.

Space Types: 

Space Information
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday 7am -Midnight

    Tuesday 7am -Midnight
    Wednesday 7am -Midnight
    Thursday 7am -Midnight
    Friday 7am -Midnight
    Saturday 8am-Midnight
    Sunday 8am-Midnight
    Seating Capacity:
    Contact of details
    If yes please specify: (loudspeakers, power amps, # of microphones…) :
    Small venue setting for live music -1 Amp -2 mics
    Additional Space Images:
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    Space Rate Info:
    Deposit: ($500) In order to secure your special date, Brasil requires $500 advanced deposit that will be placed toward your total rental and food costs. Cancellation By Client: (30 days) All payments and the $500 deposit is refundable given that the cancellation notice is received and confirmed within 30 days prior to event. If the event/catering order is canceled by client within 30 days of the event the deposit is forfeited in full. Food and Beverages: All food items and beverages must be provided by Brasil unless prior arrangements have been made. For TABC compliance under no circumstance can any outside alcoholic beverages be brought into the establishment.

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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Open Call for the 12th Arte Laguna Prize

International art competition: apply now to win art residencies, prize money, personal exhibitions
The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art
competition aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The contest
stands out in the global art scene for the variety of its partnerships and
opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real
springboard for the artists’ career. 
9 Contest categories:
painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short
films, performance, virtual art, digital graphics, land art and this year's new
entry, urban art.

The theme is free and there are no age
or nationality restrictions
The international jury will select 115 artists for:

- the final exhibition in Venice in March 2018

- 5 cash prizes of € 7,000 each

- publication in the official catalogue

The Prize international Partners will select the
winners among all the participants for:

- 3 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries

- 3 collaborations with companies and promotion platforms

- 11 Art Residencies

- participation in 3 International Festivals end exhibitions

- 1 Sustainability and Art Prize >>
ENTRIES OPEN  UNTIL 16.11.2017 >>

Prize money

€ 7.000,00

€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation | Virtual Art

€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art | Digital Graphics

€ 7.000,00 Video Art and Short Films | Performance

€ 7.000,00 Land Art | Urban Art

Artist in Gallery Prizes

Realization of 3 personal exhibitions in
international Art Galleries including: set-up, grant of € 500 and a dedicated
digital catalogue.

Galerie Isabelle
Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany

Galeria Fernando
Santos, Porto Portugal

Chelouche Gallery
for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel


Development of creative projects to support

ARS (Art Reuse
Sustainability) of glass

Prize of 3,000 Euro for the winning project that enhances glass as part of the
RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).

Artist in Residence Prizes

Art Residency programs in Italy and abroad in
order to provide a space and time to experience a new culture, create new works
and participate in new activities in a multicultural environment.
San Francisco Art Residency, San
Francisco USA

The Art Department - Casa dell’Arte
International Artists' Residency, Bodrum Turkey

GLO'ART, Lanaken Belgium

Espronceda, Barcelona Spain

Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata

Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice

Farm Cultural Park, Favara Italy

Arte Sella, Trentino Italy

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Maradiva Cultural Residency,
Flic-en-Flac Mauritius

Murano Art Glass
Residency, Murano Venice, Italy

Business for Art Prizes

with companies meant to connect creativity with craftsmanship.

Craftsmanship, Padua Italy
: Prize of
2,000 Euro for the winning product design for a vase which will contain at
least one noble metal sheet, and realization of the project.

Biafarin, Canada: 12 Gold Membership
Packages for 12 artists, 12 Biafarin Blue Membership Packages. Prize of US$ 4,000
to 4 selected artists (Each US$ 1,000)

: Promotion of 1 artist through the platform
and the services of the portal For the
finalist artists
: a
free Platinum account, for 1 year

3 Festivals & Exhibitions

International collaborations with Festivals
and Organizations to create a network where artists, visibility, and new
projects meet.

Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia: participation in the Festival and 7-day stay

Art Nova 100, Beijing China: exhibition of the 10 finalist videos in Summer

Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy: participation
in the exhibition for 1 month


The major collective exhibition will take
place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2018: 30
works of painting, 25 sculptures and installations, 25 works of photographic
art, 10 videos, 5 land art works, 5 works of urban art, 5 works of virtual art,
5 works of digital graphics, 5 performances.which will be performed live during
the exhibition’s opening ceremony.


The selection of the submitted artworks will
be made by an international jury composed of 11 members subdivided into the
contest categories. 

Igor Zanti
(Italy, Curator and
Art Critic)


Domenico De Chirico (Italy, Independent Curator)

Caroline Corbetta (Italy, Independent Curator)

Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice)

Nicolangelo Gelormini (Italy, Film Director)

Emanuele Montibeller (Italy, Artistic Director of Arte Sella in Trentino)

Simone Pallotta (Italy, Curator of public and urban art)

Nadim Samman (Great Britain, Curator and Art Historian)

Manuel Segade (Spain, Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid)

Ekaterina Shcherbakova (Russia, Independent Curator and Art Critic)

Eva Wittocx (Belgium, Senior Curator at M-Museum in Lovanio)


NOW >>>

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Due Date: Nov 17, 2017
Contact Name: Sara Tortato
Phone: +390415937242
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