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Post date: Mar 8, 2019
For International Women’s Day, Fresh Arts would like to highlight our female honorees for this year’s Glow Ball gala: artist Emily Sloan, Ahshia Berry & Sarah-Jayne Smith of Magpies & Peacocks, and Catherine D. Anspon of PaperCity. We asked them perhaps the simplest yet most complex question of all: “how/why do you champion local artists?” Here are their answers: Art by...
Post date: Feb 22, 2019
Ever wonder what’s being written/published in Houston? Here’s a roundup of literary pieces from Houstonians put out this last month. Just click on the images. When you’re done reading/listening, stay tuned for the next roundup!  1. Write About Now (WAN)A spoken word Poetry Slam and Open Mic hosted every Wednesday, 7:30 PM, at Avantgarden. Their YouTube channel regularly posts...
Post date: Feb 11, 2019
Construction on 45 add another hour or three to your commute? Rather than stewing in silence, check out these 4 Houston-based podcasts to add some chill discussions about art or soothing music to make the drive a bit more enlightening. 1. Encore HoustonEncore Houston is a weekly show featuring a concert recording from a local ensemble or performance organization in Houston. Each...
Post date: Nov 21, 2018
by Sarah StevensSome of you may know me as the ex-Fiscal Sponsorship Manager of Fresh Arts. Earlier this year, I left Houston (and sadly Fresh Arts), to move back to my native England. Last Friday, I returned to Houston for a two-week visit, and you better believe that even after a 10 hour flight I headed straight to Winter Street Studios, and greeted WHAM like an old friend, with open arms.Well...
Post date: Nov 12, 2018
As we get closer and closer to our Winter Holiday Art Market, we want to be able to celebrate the artists and the work that they do as much as we can. A few of the artists have given us the opportunity to ask a few questions in and out of the box, so take this chance to learn more about them before you meet them. Chauncey & CocoWhat makes WHAM different from other art markets or festivals...
Post date: Nov 7, 2018
As we get closer and closer to our Winter Holiday Art Market, we want to be able to celebrate the artists and the work that they do as much as we can. A few of the artists have given us the opportunity to ask a few questions in and out of the box, so take this chance to learn more about them before you meet them. Kathrine ZerenWhy is participating in WHAM important to you? It's always been a fun...
Post date: Oct 25, 2018
 ACCESS: Zine Fest Houstonby Jessica Dodington It’s pretty simple: Fresh Arts’ Fiscal Sponsorship program provides access to funding for many awesome projects, organizations and artists in Houston. And, in this blog, we intend to provide our readers access to some of the awesome projects, organizations and artists that we sponsor.   This month...
Post date: Sep 28, 2018
 Fresh Funded: Sculpture Month Houstonby Micah Starkey Fall is upon us, and the Houston art scene is hustling and buzzing with much anticipation!One of the most anticipated exhibitions of the fall is Fresh Arts fiscally sponsored project, Sculpture Month Houston (SMH), who is gearing up for their 2-month-long feature starting in October.  We caught up with SMH guru, Antarctica, to...
Post date: Aug 24, 2018
Fresh Funded: Mystic Lyon ProjectsBy: Micah StarkeyHappy Fresh Funded Friday everyone! We are excited to feature Mystic Lyon Projects. Nestled on the corner of Mystic St and Lyon St, Mystic Lyon is an old 1930’s grocery store building turned art gallery and recreational aesthetics venue. Its owner, Emily Sloan, is a sculptor and painter whose calling has taken her from small town East Texas...
Post date: Aug 13, 2018
Tips for a Successful Arts Market Applicationwith Mitch Cohenby Micah StarkeySummer is nearly over!--hopefully, that means the heat will be over soon too! Yes, we know that's wishful thinking for Houston, but as we wish away the dog days of summer, we can daydream about the upcoming festival season.But don't daydream for too long, artists--approaching festivals means artist calls and applications...

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