Midtown Arts Fest Vies with Menil Community Arts Festivals to Blanket Houston with Art This Saturday
It never rains (or let’s hope not), but it pours: The 13th Midtown VISIONS Cultural Arts Tour returns on Saturday, April 14. From noon to 5 p.m., Midtown galleries, art studios, complexes, parks and museums are having a massive open house. Organized for 13 years by volunteers Vikki Trammell and Benton Russell of Art Supply on Main, this year’s fest is beginning to look like a critical mass: with the new Asia Society Texas Center and the African American Museum of Art, diverse entities that have been quietly collecting in Midtown may give the Menil Community a run for it’s money.
Look at all the stuff this year’s Midtown fest includes: Art Square Studios, The African American Museum of Art, the Baldwin Park’s open air “Art in the Park” fest, the Asia Society Texas Center “First Look” fest, the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, Community Artists’ Collective, Devin Borden Gallery, Inman, Gallery Soja Roesch, Lawndale, HCCC (Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and HCC (Houston Community College), The Station Museum, War’Hous, PG Contemporary, New Gallery, the Midtown Art Center, the Houston Fire Museum, and the Ensemble Theatre.
Meanwhile, back at the Menil Collection, the Menil Community Arts Festival, in and around the Menil campus from 11a.m.-5 p.m. Features music art reading and entertainments hosted by the flock of nonprofits sheltering under the Menil’s wings and hanging around nearby.
Participating orgs include: Aurora Picture Show, The Catastrophic Theater, Da Camera of Houston, Friends of Mandell Park, Houston Center for Photography, Houston Indie Book Festival, Inprint, Southwest Alternate Media Project, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, The Menil Collection and Bookstore, Rothko Chapel, Watercolor Art Society-Houston, and Writers in the Schools, as well as the Houston Indie Book Fest.