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Our Active Imagination Zone is a popular area that inspires young artists by featuring hands-on art activities. Our non-profit partners create the art activity and then roll up their sleeves and help our little artists make masterpieces they can take home.

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Fresh Arts Mission:

Fresh Arts nurtures a local ecosystem designed to position artists and creative entrepreneurs for success. Our programs help advance the careers of local artists and creative entrepreneurs by complimenting their artistic practices through carefully cultivated communities that facilitate shared resources, knowledge, experiences and audiences.

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One of the best things about art is how it can surprise you. At the ARTreach tent in the Active Imagination Zone, come and create animal art with a surprise!


Is it a nice fish or a scary monster? Is it both? Fold the paper just right to create a fun surprise! Use your imagination to design and decorate the fish and add extras like ocean plants, bubbles, scuba divers, and other sea creatures.


Get even more creative and think of other animals you could draw on a folded paper and what surprises will appear when you open up your final creation! 



ARTreach uses the arts to change lives.Through the power of connection, we deliver quality art programs to the most vulnerable populations in our communities: children and families at risk, special needs groups, and senior citizens. In partnership with professional artists and volunteers, we aspire to create positive impact on the community

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Rembrandt to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the Armand Hammer Collection

October 15, 2023–January 21, 2024

Mission: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, serves as a welcoming and inclusive place for all people, connecting the communities of Houston with diverse histories of art spanning 5,000 years and six continents.

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Vincent van Gogh, Hospital at Saint-Remy, 1889, oil on canvas, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Armand Hammer Collection, gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation.

Sketch your watercolor art project with us!

Clip n’ Paste Food Waste Collages

Join us for a grocery catalog conquest, where children will rummage through grocery ads to cut out and paste food images to solve puzzle pages or craft fun food collages. The food sorting puzzles take a meaningful twist, encouraging kids to categorize and sort different food items based on strategies for preventing food waste. From smart storage to creative cooking ideas, this activity fosters an understanding of how small actions can help reduce food waste.

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About Second Servings:

Second Servings is Houston’s only prepared and perishable food rescue organization. Since 2015, the nonprofit has been filling stomachs, not landfills, with perfectly edible surplus food. Second Servings picks up unsold and unserved food from food businesses, such as distributors, retailers and manufacturers, and delivers it the same day, for free, to more than 140 local shelters, soup kitchens, low-income housing and many other nonprofit partners. Second Servings of Houston has rescued over 10,000,000 pounds of food, valued at more than $70,000,000.00, from over 400 food donors and delivered it to nonprofits across the city. For more information or to make a donation, visit

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At The Women’s Fund, one of the topics we cover on a regular basis is health relationships. Relationships with family, friends, and even ourselves play an important role in our health and wellness.


Stop by The Women’s Fund booth in the Active Imagination Zone to craft a beaded bracelet for yourself or someone you care about. There will be a variety of beads so that each bracelet created is unique and personal to the artist.”

"Beautiful Beads that Bind"


The Women's Fund provides Greater Houston area women and girls with the tools they need to be advocates for their health. The Women's Fund has been educating girls and women through classes, workshops, lectures and publications focused on physical, mental, financial and emotional health and wellness.

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Jenner Lang - Giant Bubbles

Jennifer Lang is a multifaceted artist in Houston, TX whose life and art revolve around the mantra to keep playing.

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Bonnie Blue - Caricature Artist

  • Folk artist, Art Car Artist, Portrait Artist; Bonnie Blue has done it all.

  • She has made her career as a successful, fun, exotic, funky, one-of-a-kind artist.

  • 95% of all the art materials she uses in her works are recycled.

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