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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...
Post date: Jun 29, 2018
Fresh Funded: The Carya String Quartetby Micah StarkeyHappy Fresh Funded Friday everyone! We are excited to introduce one of our newest fiscally sponsored projects, the Carya String Quartet.Founded in the spring of 2018, the Carya String Quartet is a Houston-based ensemble dedicated to performing a string quartet repertoire new and old. The members- Eugeniu Cheremoush, Laura Cividino (violins),...
Post date: Jun 14, 2018
INTRODUCING FRESH FACES AT FRESH ARTSby Micah StarkeyWe are excited to introduce 2 fresh faces to the Fresh Arts staff this summer!Micah Starkey - Resources and Outreach Coordinator Micah is a Houston-area native who has been exploring the city since graduating from Texas A&M University in 2015. While pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Business Administration,...
Post date: May 4, 2018
FRESH FUNDED: DEUX VOIX CONCERTSBy Micah StarkeyHappy Fresh Funded Friday, friends! This week we are featuring Fresh Funded participant, Deux Voix Concerts. This trumpet-organ duo is comprised of trumpeter, Justin Langham, and organist Stephen Distad. Together, they are on a mission "to positively impact as many lives as possible through the power of music." The pair met four years ago when...
Post date: Apr 16, 2018
FRESH FUNDED: ¡FRANCE SPAIN!By: Micah StarkeyHappy Monday! As promised, we are back to feature another of Fresh Arts’ exciting fiscal projects. This week we are featuring the "¡France Spain!" event designed by Agnès Bourely and friends. The event will be a fusion exhibition of paint and music that will bring a piece of French and Spanish culture to Houston. Bourely told us that she...
Post date: Apr 3, 2018
FRESH FUNDED: Ruby Rivera and The Texas Salsa CongressBy: Micah StarkeyFresh Arts is thrilled to announce that we will be launching a mini blog series called the Fiscal Sponsorship Feature Series. The series will spotlight the Fresh Arts’ 2018 fiscally sponsored projects, the artists behind them and the exciting things they are doing in Houston.We kick off our series with salsa queen, Ruby...
Post date: Mar 23, 2018
By Micah StarkeyToday's Friday! We're always excited about Fridays, but this week we are especially thrilled since spring is in the air and the Bayou City Art Festival kicks off today! The festival will be a weekend-long celebration of art at Memorial Park with fun for the entire family. Spend the day enjoying live art displays, shopping, listening to live music, grubbing on Houston cuisine...
Post date: Feb 12, 2018
THE CRYSTAL BALL SHINESBy Micah Starkey Our magic 8 ball has spoken, and... The Crystal Ball brought spectacular fortunes! In fact, it was our most successful gala ever, raising over $200,000 for the Houston arts community! The night was nothing short of dazzling.  Patrons brought the sparkle with costumes ranging from crystal-adorned coats and sequin-covered jackets to flashy headpieces...
Post date: Jan 31, 2018
PURCHASE TICKETSCreating the Crystal Ball Experience – Part 2 By: Micah Starkey  It’s Gala week!! And, as promised, we are back to introduce more of the artists that will be creating the mystical atmosphere of our Crystal Ball.   Angela Fabbri, Fabbriology Live Painter https://www.fabbriology.com/ Although Angela Fabbri has been pursuing art for 7 years, she dove into...
Post date: Jan 31, 2018
Curious about what to expect? Click the video above! Fresh Arts Coalition founder and Crystal Ball honoree, Marita Fairbanks, and Glasstire founder, Rainey Knudson, sit down and share funny stories of past Fresh Arts galas, while giving tips on how to have the best gala experience!PURCHASE TICKETSFresh Arts works to strengthen the sustainability and vibrancy of...

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