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'Umbrellas Over the Esplanade' to Debut on Navigation Esplanade

'Umbrellas Over the Esplanade' to Debut on Navigation Esplanade

A very special edition of the monthly “Evenings on the Esplanade” event will take place this Friday, August 12 from 6pm-10pm. The event will feature the incredible local talents of Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man as entertainment emcees and a one-night-only opportunity to participate in an on-site installation and public art project on the Navigation Esplanade.

World Barbecue Champions Pitmaker Team will be on hand to offer great BBQ selections that will make the entire neighborhood’s mouth water.

As always, this event is family-friendly and FREE to the public, so come on out and join us for an amazing evening of entertainment and excitement in East End Houston!

ABOUT THE INSTALLATION:

Curated by local artist and exhibit-builder Amanda De Rosario, the “Umbrellas Over the Esplanade” installation will be on display through September 12th. Participants will be able to retrieve and keep their signature painted pieces after its month-long run.

The cost of each umbrella, including painting supplies and artistic assistance/direction by Ms. De Rosario (as requested), will be $20 with all net proceeds directly benefitting the projects and initiatives of the East End Foundation / East End Cultural District.

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Houston's East End Earns Prestigious Cultural District Designation

Houston's East End Earns Prestigious Cultural District Designation

The East End Houston team took a field trip to Austin last week to eavesdrop on a meeting of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and we came back with a souvenir. We are pleased to announce that Houston’s East End has officially been designated as a cultural district of the great state of Texas!…

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The BioArt Bayou-Torium: A Social, Bilingual, Art and Science Project on Buffalo Bayou

The BioArt Bayou-Torium: A Social, Bilingual, Art and Science Project on Buffalo Bayou

The BioArt Bayou-torium, created by artist Henry G. Sanchez, is a science lab and art studio housed in a shipment container overlooking Buffalo Bayou in Houston’s 2nd Ward. This socially engaged, bio-art based project invites the general public to make art by investigating nature with the aid of science tools and provides bilingual pontoon boat tours of the nature and history of the bayou.

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