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ACTIVE IMAGINATION ZONE

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 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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Art Sticks & Pinwheels

 

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 colorful art!

 

With Art Sticks, children will color their own piece however they'd like with fun patterns, colors, favorite sayings and more! Then each piece will form together to make one large mosaic with so many fun details. 

Who doesn't love a pinwheel? Make your own pinwheels with your favorite color and have a beautiful interactive piece of handmade art to take home!

Mission:

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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Wild Landscapes inspired by Fauvism

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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Henri Matisse, Open Window, Collioure, 1905, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art,
Washington, collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney. © 2024 Succession H.
Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Use tempra paint sticks to create an energetic and wild landscape picture like the works seen in the exhibition Vertigo of Color.

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Color & Paste to Stop Food Waste

Join us as we learn about food waste prevention in a fun way! Kiddos will decorate coloring pages of different foods with food waste prevention tips written on them. They can use crayons, colored pencils, or glue on construction paper to create their very own masterpiece. Let's get creative and learn helpful hacks we can carry with us throughout our lives!

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 www.secondservingshouston.org.

The Miller Outdoor Theatre brings the world of performing arts to Houstonians from all walks of life. From plays to live music, dance showcases, and more this outdoor amphitheater in the heart of Hermann Park is a staple of the Houston fine arts community. Come visit the Miller Outdoor Theatre booth in the Active Imagination Zone to create your one-of-a-kind "binoculars." After that, bring them along the next time you visit us so you can see the stage with ease no matter where you sit!  

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Mission:

The Miller Theatre Advisory Board (MTAB) acts as a steward of public and private funds to provide professional-caliber performances, free to the public, at the Miller Outdoor Theatre for the cultural enrichment of Houston’s diverse communities and the visitors to this great city.This is the largest “always free” program of its kind in the country.

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Jennifer 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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