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Post date: Sep 12, 2017
In light of the unbelievable devastation recently unleashed on Houston and surrounding areas of the Texas gulf coast, Fresh Arts is joining with partners across Texas to raise funds for local artists affected by Hurricane Harvey. The arts are a huge player in local economies throughout Texas, with Americans in the Arts reporting $7 billion in spending by cultural audiences last year in Texas...
Post date: Sep 5, 2017
EMERGENCY FISCAL SPONSORSHIP FOR ARTISTSFor a limited time, Fresh Arts is waiving membership fees for our fiscal sponsorship program to artists and arts projects affected by Hurricane Harvey, and will accelerate the application process and provide access to Fresh Arts crowdfunding platform to help artists raise money for relief and recovery as quickly as possible. Fiscal...
Post date: Aug 28, 2017
UPDATED on 9/12/2017EMERGENCY RESOURCES FOR HOUSTON ARTISTS (and non-artists too!)In light of the unbelievable devastation Hurricane Harvey has unleashed on Houston and surrounding areas of the Texas gulf coast, Fresh Arts has compiled an "Emergency Resources for Artists" Google Spreadsheet that can be found here. The sheet includes national emergency...
Post date: Aug 21, 2017
One of Fresh Arts fiscally sponsored projects is bringing vibrant colors to First Ward! Carol Simon, local artist and creator of First Ward is Blooming, seeks to involve the community in this innovative beautification project. When finished, the public art installation will consist of 10,ooo painted and cut water bottles arranged like a flower garden on a 150 ft fence along Houston Avenue....
Post date: Nov 1, 2016
It's official, the return of WHAM is now less than three weeks away! In anticipation of the eleventh appearance of  Houston's favorite annual art market, we have been talking to some of the artists who will be participating this year. This week Fresh Arts gal Sarah Stevens caught up with fashion illustrator Rongrong DeVoe to get an exclusive insight into her life, work, and her thoughts...
Post date: Oct 18, 2016
In the beginning of the year, our friend Brittany Bly, organizer of PopShop Houston, gave us great advice of 10 Handmade Artists to Follow on Instagram.  Since then, we've enjoyed a new feed full of exciting looks into the beautiful practice of hardworking local artisans.  So in preparation of the 2016 Winter Holiday Art Market, we're adding our favorites to the list - and all of them...
Post date: Aug 17, 2016
WHAT IS THE NEW ADDRESS? Fresh Arts' new office is around the corner atThe Silos at Sawyer1502 Sawyer Street, Studio #103 Houston, TX, 77007 WHEN IS THE BIG MOVE? Our official move date is August 24th! WHY ARE YOU GUYS MOVING? Fresh Arts and our surrounding community are experiencing so much exciting growth. When the...
Post date: Jul 13, 2016
Well Houstonians, it looks like its that time of the year again.  The heat and humidity has introduced an indoor-only bias to our summer schedule.  The staff here at Fresh Arts feels the same way - so we've decided to compile a mid-summer reading list for artists to help you hone your professional development skills while minimizing sweat stains.  So turn up the A/C, grab a nice...
Post date: Jun 14, 2016
If you've been down Heights Boulevard lately, you may have noticed something a little different along the esplanade from the 400 block to the 1800 block. I am, of course, talking about the eight wonderful sculptures that make up Trail of Art, a curated sculpture exhibit masterminded by local artist Chris Silkwood and Gus Kopriva, owner and Director of Redbud Gallery.  This is the third...
Post date: Jun 2, 2016
It's often said that art is a way of life -- but it's much more than that if you want your art to pay the bills.  Developing a professional art practice is no easy task.  However, it is totally possible as long as you're willing to dedicate lots of time, energy, and yes, some money to get yourself started.  Here's a list of essentials for those of you who are even just thinking...

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