Fresh Funded: Mystic Lyon Projects

Submitted by mstarkey on Fri, Aug 24th at 9:42 pm

Fresh Funded: Mystic Lyon Projects

By: Micah Starkey

Happy 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 to Toronto to North Hampton and finally to the sprawling city of Houston in 2006. I should add, she is all things creative and fun!—as was made evident by the bright yellow, leopard print sunglasses and tie-die shirt. 

So it’s no surprise that Emily has made Mystic Lyon into a space that cultivates creativity, community and collaboration. Not only does Mystic Lyon feature rotating art installations from local artists, but Mystic Lyon Projects also support community initiatives like in-house community coffees as well as the Fifth Ward Badminton Club, the Central City Co-op and the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce. 

Through its initiatives, Mystic Lyon strives to create abundance and a local identity. Emily shared that, “Under Fresh Arts fiscally sponsored umbrella, Mystic Lyon is able to raise funds that go towards the artist stipends and help artists make a living.”

Well, Mystic Lyon, we love the sound of that, and are happy to be a part of your mission!

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