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Houston Arts Events This Spring

Arts and cultural events and opportunities to look forward to in the next few months.

We have a few more weeks left of our wishy-washy Houston winter weather, but the city is preparing for springtime fun! There are upcoming opportunities to apply for grants for your next art project and more shows and interactive events to attend.

Artists in Dialogue - Featuring “Multiplicity” Artists

Artists Tay Butler and Jamea Richmond-Edwards discuss their artwork from the exhibition, Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage. This event is the first of a four-part series, hosted by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Admission is free and takes place on Thursday, February 29 at 6:30 pm. For more information, visit

Texas Art Handling Olympics

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is hosting the first-ever Texas Art Handling Olympics! This competition, inspired by the famed 2010 competition in New York City, will include art challenges, a panel of judges, and a presentation of awards. All necessary tools for the competition will be provided. Visit to learn more and to register. The competition takes place at 4848 Main Street (HCCC) on Thursday, March 7, 5:30-8 pm.

The Houston Arts Alliance

On March 25, grant opportunities for artists and organizations will be available. The Support for Artists and Creative Individuals (SACI) grant provides funding for projects that create new artwork or for projects that need assistance to complete them. This grant is open to artists from ALL disciplines. This grant is sponsored by the City of Houston through the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT). For more information on this grant and grants that have applications opening in March, visit

Hi-Speed Channel Surfing by Deangelo McMahon, Jr.

Photo via Lawndale Art Center

Houston-based artist, Deangelo McMahon Jr., presents his new artwork through still images to explore mass media, shared memory, and censorship. Deangelo's work will be exhibited at the Lawndale Art Center (4912 Main St.) from February 15 to April 6. To learn more about this free exhibit, visit

Onshore Trilling: What to Do When the Earth Sings the Bruise

Li(sa E.) Harris (aka “Li”) will perform on Monday, April 8 from 12:30 – 3:01 pm in Lawndale’s outdoor space at 4900 Main St. This unique performance takes place during the total solar eclipse and taps into the cosmic cycles of the earth and sky. To learn more about this free performance, visit 

Romance! Produced by the Houston Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra

Grab your blankets and experience the atmosphere during opening weekend at Miller Outdoor Theater on March 30 at 8 pm. Maestro Glenn Garrido leads the Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra in a celebration of romantic Latin American music in their third season at Miller Outdoor Theater.

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