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Despite Rainy Start, 7th Annual East End Street Fest Smashes Attendance Records

Despite Rainy Start, 7th Annual East End Street Fest Smashes Attendance Records

The 7th Annual East End Street Fest returned to the heart of East End Houston this past Saturday, October 20. Over 13,000 registered attendees were treated to an all-new Craft Beer Garden, amazing kids zone, more than 60 artisan and food vendors, and over 20 performers across two stages and the Heritage Dance Zone. Highlights included a visit from Mayor Sylvester Turner who joined the Zydeco Dots on washboard, Houston’s own The GLASS, and the first ever GRAMMY-Award Winners to step on to the East End Street Fest stage – Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers and their original TEX-MEX Band.

Photography by Dan Joyce and Jorge Luna.

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Artists Wanted for New Murals Coming to Houston Neighborhoods

Artists Wanted for New Murals Coming to Houston Neighborhoods

The City of Houston is gearing up to add another thirty-eight artworks to street-side traffic signal control cabinets throughout Houston and is encouraging artists to submit qualifications for the opportunity to create a mural. Known as “Mini Murals”, Houston now has over 170 new original artworks in neighborhoods throughout the city that have been funded by Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, as well as private sponsors.

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Fall in Love with the East End

Fall in Love with the East End

Former Mayor Annise Parker once said that Houston’s East End has “more history than the city of Houston itself.” Filled with historic structures, home to one of Houston’s first master-planned neighborhoods, and the backbone of the city’s early industry, the East End has been at the center of Houston’s development since its founding. In fact,…

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