Special Events

WHAM 2018



One part curated festival, one part holiday party, equals all kinds of fun!



JOIN FRESH ARTS in celebrating the 13th anniversary of our Winter Holiday Art Market:  November 16-18, 2018 at Winter Street Studios.

This year, WHAM will bring together Houston's most talented local artists and kick off the holiday season with an exclusive "Ugly Sweater" themed Preview Party and Happy Hour on Friday, November 16th from 6:00 to 10:00pm, and resume on Saturday, November 17th at 11:00am until 8:00pm and Sunday, November 18th from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  


Please subscribe to our WHAM newsletter HERE for event updates.





-WHAM FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW + UGLY SWEATER PARTY-

Early shopping access, open bar + lite bites, and festive live entertainment,  
Free parking. 
Ugly Sweater attire encouraged! 

Friday, November 16, 6 - 10pm   //   Ticketed entry

Early bird admission:  $15 (online before 11/15) //  $25 at the door 

** FREE ENTRY for Fresh Arts Members **

Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public. 








WINTER HOLIDAY ART MARKET 
-WEEKEND HOURS-

Food for sale from local vendors, complimentary beverages all weekend long, live music, and artist demonstrations. 
FREE entry, TAX FREE shopping + FREE parking.

Saturday, November 17, 11am - 8pm   //   Free entry + Tax Free shopping!
Sunday, November 18, 11am - 4pm   //  Free entry + Tax Free shopping!




-WHAM EVENT LOCATION-
Winter Street Studios, 2nd floor
2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007


PARKING MAP






-2018 WHAM ARTISTS-


Call for WHAM Artists NOW OPEN

Application portal closes August 26, 2018 at 11:59am


MORE INFO



            


 

WHAM 2018 Jury of art experts:

Jacob Spacek  (BlueOrange Art Gallery), and others TBD.








Since its launch in 2006, WHAM has generated over $1,000,000 for hundreds of local artists and continues to grow as an important venue for Houston's creative economy.



WHAM is a program of Fresh Arts, a 501(c)3 organization that champions local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art.

In its mission to provide local artists access to economic development and opportunities to support their professional growth, Fresh Arts (formerly Spacetaker) has hosted the Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM) annually since 2006.  Fresh Arts personally invites local gallerists, interior designers, boutique and shop owners, and gift shop buyers to WHAM to help foster relationships between participating artists and those entities able to market and sell their work year-round. 


When:
Nov 16, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
Cost:
Preview Party tickets start at $15, Weekend Market days are FREE and open to the public.
Time:
6:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
Friday, November 16, 6 - 10pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Saturday, November 17, 11am - 8pm
Sunday Time & Price:
Sunday, November 18, 11am - 4pm

Cultured Cocktails with HITS Theatre

A portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5pm-8pm happy hour will go to support HITS Theatre.

Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, August 30th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5pm-8pm happy hour will go to support HITS Theatre. So enjoy a drink or two, meet HITS Theatre team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the group so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for HITS Theatre.

About HITS Theatre:
HITS is one of the leading performing arts education organizations for youth in the Greater Houston area. Our mission is to develop the full potential of youth through the experience of high quality, performance-based education within the performing arts.

About Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails:
Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar (located at 307 Fairview St. near the corner of Taft St.) is a weekly community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts. Participating groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. Since its inception in 2008 the program has raised nearly $110,000 for Houston Area artists and arts organizations. Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.

Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts.

When:
Aug 30, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cultured Cocktails with Zine Fest Houston

A portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5pm-8pm happy hour will go to support Zine Fest Houston.

Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, August 23rd, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5pm-8pm happy hour will go to support Zine Fest Houston. So enjoy a drink or two, meet Zine Fest Houston team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the group so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Zine Fest Houston.

About Zine Fest Houston:
Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) is an all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines (self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative and underground DIY media and art. ZFH will take place on Saturday, November 17 at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Texas. Admission is free and low cost table space is available for creators, writers and artists involved in the creation, publication, distribution, or promotion of alternative DIY media. ZFH is the sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to productive collaboration. Also, because the festival only happens once a year it is a special and unique event for people in Houston and the surrounding areas to purchase zines from creators that might not show their work anywhere else.

About Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails:
Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar (located at 307 Fairview St. near the corner of Taft St.) is a weekly community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts. Participating groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. Since its inception in 2008 the program has raised nearly $110,000 for Houston Area artists and arts organizations. Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.

Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts.

When:
Aug 23, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cultured Cocktails with First Saturday Arts Market

A portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5pm-8pm happy hour will go to support First Saturday Arts Market.

Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, August 16th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00 PM -8:00 PM happy hour will go to support the First Saturday Arts Market. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the First Saturday Arts Market team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the First Saturday Arts Market so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for the UH Graphic Design Association.


About First Saturday Arts Market
First Saturday Arts Market artists are active members of their community, we volunteer at art events and like giving back to the community. 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to an arts organization or towards our emerging artist program. With the emerging artist program, approved artists (by a panel of participating artists) are given a tent, with a display to set up at a market free of charge. It's both a learning experience and opportunity to find out if outdoor markets are worth the investment. Startup costs for showing at outdoor markets and festivals can range from $200 - $2500 depending on many factors. The program will begin in September 2018.

About Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails:
Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar (located at 307 Fairview St. near the corner of Taft St.) is a weekly community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts. Participating groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. Since its inception in 2008 the program has raised nearly $110,000 for Houston Area artists and arts organizations. Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.

Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts.
When:
Aug 16, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
5 PM - 8 PM, Free

KiKi Maroon's Comic Strip

When standup comedy and nerdy burlesque join forces…

When standup comedy and nerdy burlesque join forces… you get “KiKi Maroon’s Comic Strip”!

You may have seen classic, bump n’ grind burlesque. But are you prepared to experience Pole Dancing Storm Troopers? Be seduced by Lord Voldemort? Cheer on Twerking Pokemon? Turn Adventure Time into sexy time? And watch Catwoman, Street Fighters, Master Shake, and all your favorites get the Vegas showgirl makeover?!

If you think you’ll be blown away by these acts, just wait until you see how our hilarious, world touring stand-up comics react! Surreal sexiness pair with outrageous comedy to create a once in a lifetime event!


The evening will be hosted by international award-winning burlesque performer, radio personality, and one of “Houston’s Most Colorful Celebrities” (according to The Houston Chronicle) KiKi Maroon ! 


Featuring:


Mike MacRae | COMIC | (Austin) As seen on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", TBS's "Frank TV", "Bob and Tom Show", and Just for Laughs


Natasha Riot | BURLESQUE | (Portland) Miss Exotic Oregon 2017 and featured performer for Beats Antique 


John Wessling | COMIC | (Houston) As seen on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham", and XM's Comedy Central Radio 


Juliette Electrique | BURLESQUE | (Los Angeles) The Dainty Daredevil, as seen on MTV's "Amazingness"


Christina Walkinshaw | COMIC | (Los Angeles) As seen on CTV, Just for Laughs, and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival 


Leggy Lass Greenleaf | BURLESQUE | (Los Angles) Professionally trained ballerina and part of the Star Wars burlesque parody "STAR GIRLS" 


Dale Cheesman | COMIC | (Houston) The Oddball Comedy Festival, Come and Take it Comedy Festival, and Doug Benson's "Doug Loves Movies"


Honey Moonpie | BURLESQUE | (Houston) Burly Q Lounge emcee, BCBC Festival star, and Pokemon fanatic


JD Hickcock | BURLESQUE | (Houston) Title winner: "King of Sin" by the 2017 Sin City Festival and "King of Burlesque" by the 2016 San Antonio Burlesque Festival 


Nikki Sinamon & Bambi | BURLESQUE | (Houston) of The Pole Show Houston and BCBC Festival stars


When:
Jul 14, 2018
*** Info *** July 14, 2018 18+ Doors at 7:30pm (7:00pm for VIP's ONLY!)  Show at 8:00 Warehouse Live VIP Package (LIMITED!): Get up close and personal with a 7:00pm Meet and Greet and access to the VIP and Performer ONLY After Party. VIP's get the best seats in the house, a swag back full of collectable Comic Strip goodies, and never miss a moment of the show with VIP only cocktail waitress's. 
Cost:
$25-$75
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

She's A Sweet Heart but That Girl is For Sale

Live Social Art Showcase

It is a privilege to invite you to participate at the 5th Annual Jamerson Art Exhibition by buying an exhibition stall, each stall costs $20,000 and an usher will be assigned to you for the duration of the Exhibition. This event will be held at 11503 Gladefield Drive Houston, texas 77099, from the 23rd to the 24th of June 2018. The exhibit will begin at 10:00 am and end at 5:00 each day.

This upcoming event is organized for the benefit of individuals of families who wish to explore and find new artworks and it also gives the artists, art dealers and sponsors a chance to network.

We at Jamerson's Arts would appreciate your participation and with your participation We Will Hold A Fundraiser for the Kids to Receive school supplies. Please share and invite your friends and family with you .

*Fun Art Specials This weekend.

Respectfully Yours,

Will Jamerson

When:
Jun 23, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
01:00 pm 25.00 Raffle
Sunday Time & Price:
01:00 pm 25.00 Raffle
Location:

Origins Phase 1

Pay What You Can Class and Showing with Group Acorde

Group Acorde is excited to welcome Jennifer Mabus as a guest teacher and choreographer to phase 1 of our project, Origins. Come take a contemporary class to live music with her and/or watch an excerpt of the work that she is creating on the company. The piece is a new collaboration between Jennifer, our guest visual artist Andre Amaral, and our artists. In addition to a performance, the showing is an opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about the company's unique process. The full piece will be part of Origins, to be performed January 10-12, 2019 at MATCHBOX 1. 


Details:
Friday, July 13 at METdance Company & Center
6:30-8pm-Pay what you can class
8pm-Group Acorde showing-$15(tickets: http://www.groupacorde.org/origins1)
Class participants pay $10
Wine and snacks reception to follow the showing. 

*Generously donating the space for the event
Phase 1 of Origins is made possible by the generosity of Anna B Mccullough and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Kerry Lynch and Dean Slocum Charitable Fund
Art work and graphic design by Andre Amaral
When:
Jul 13, 2018
Cost:
$15.00
Time:
6:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
6:30pm Class: Pay What You Can, 8:00pm Showing $15.00

Laugher Meditation at Rothko Chapel

Laugher Meditation at Rothko Chapel

Start August off with a smile with Laughter Meditation led by Stephen Findley of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, on Wednesday, August 1, at 12:00 P.M. inside the Chapel. Findley will guide this worry-free meditation attending to the sound and feel of laughter. Come experience an hour of pure silliness and pure joy.  Pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10.00 per person. Rothko Chapel is located in the heart of Montrose at 3900 Yupon at Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX 77006.  (713) 524-9839

When:
Aug 1, 2018
Cost:
$10 donation
Time:
12:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

Summer Sounds: Azareel

Summer Sounds: Azareel

On Thursday, July 12, the Chapel welcomes the Arab-Brazilian fusion group Arazeel to the Rothko Chapel plaza for a performance at 7:00 p.m. for a suggested donation of $10.00 per person. Rothko Chapel is located in the heart of the Montrose at 3900 Yupon at Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX 77006.

When:
Jul 12, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

June Sunday Art Market at Saint Arnold

Art, Beer and Saint Arnold!

Peruse gifts from local and independent artists while sipping on a local and independent beer at the Sunday version of the First Saturday Arts Market. The market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items.

See who's coming by visiting our website: http://firstsaturdayartsmarket.com/sunday-art-market-at-saint-arnold/

Arepa Station will be serving lunch.  A Venezuelan Food truck.

When:
Jun 24, 2018
Peruse gifts from local and independent artists while sipping on a local and independent beer at the Sunday version of the First Saturday Arts Market. The market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items.See who's coming by visiting our website: http://firstsaturdayartsmarket.com/sunday-art-market-at-saint-arnold/Arepa Station will be serving lunch.  A Venezuelan Food truck.
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
11-3:30 free


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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