Fresh Arts Blog

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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...
Post date: Jan 24, 2018
Creating the Crystal Ball Experience – Part 1 By: Micah Starkey To create the mystifying aura of the Crystal Ball Gala, Fresh Arts will rely on spectacular artists ranging from captivating dancers, to enchanting body painters, and we are thrilled to introduce some of them to you in this blog, and the next.PURCHASE TICKETS   Rudy Campos, RCC Creations Body Painter Instagram: @...
Post date: Jan 17, 2018
 CRYSTAL-CRAZED COSTUMES  By Micah Starkey   Each year, one the most anticipated features of the Fresh Arts Gala is the showcase of costumes. Our themed inspiration sets the stage for an imaginative, eye-catching display of fashion. At galas past we’ve seen Hollywood celebrities and fantasy creatures, aliens and astronauts, cotton candy hair and life-sized candy bars, candy...
Post date: Jan 10, 2018
The Fresh Arts Gala is a party unlike any other. It is always a dreamy affair that transports patrons into a wonderland complete with cocktails, live music, and costumes.  As we anticipate the excitement for our upcoming Crystal Ball Gala, we are reliving the fantasies of galas past.2014 – The Space BallThe Space Ball of 2014 was an interstellar event that was out of this world! Imagine a...
Post date: Nov 13, 2017
Ugly Sweaters Have More Fun!By Micah Starkey, WHAM 2017 InternOf all the countless holiday traditions out there, none of them have quite the personality of the beloved ugly sweater.  Last year, we dubbed our Friday Night Preview Party an ugly sweater affair—because who doesn’t want to spread some joy by wearing a silly, quirky, even ugly sweater!WHAM is a celebration of all things crafty,...
Post date: Oct 25, 2017
Interview with WHAM participant, Michael Leanes7/6/17Tell me about yourself and your work.I started making furniture almost two years ago now. I was finishing undergrad in psychology. I never thought I would get into this. I started doing it for fun. I few people liked what they saw and started buying my stuff. A hobby turned more into something that I thought, “Hey, I can do this.” Now I’m at...

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