Art in the Park
Join the artistic excitement in Midtown Saturday April 12, 2008. We are calling this "Art in and Around the Park." The 9th Annual Midtown VISIONS Cultural Arts Tour takes place this weekend. Midtown artists' studios, galleries, complexes, and collectives will be open for you to view compelling installations, video, and mixed media. Purchase original works from the artists. Additionally the 2nd Annual Midtown Art in the Park will be taking place at Baldwin Park 1702 Elgin at Chenevert.
[Where:1702 Elgin, Houston 77002]
Film Screening: "This Is My Home, It Is Not For Sale"
This fascinating documentary chronicles Houston´s Riverside neighborhood over 60 years, as integration led to real-estate blockbusting, white flight, and gentrification. Home movies, archival photos, and interviews with residents are enhanced by a soundtrack from late Houston jazz musician Arnett Cobb. The subject matter is still relevant, as current residents of Houston´s Fourth and Fifth Ward communities challenge the intrusions of developers. Preceded by Schwartz´s five-minute film about the Almeda Theater.
Filmmaker Jon Schwartz in attendance. DVDs of the film available for purchase after the screening.
For showtime and more details visit the MFA.org website.
Midtown Farmer’s Market
Don't forget to stop by T'afia's and shop at the Farmer's Market. The open air market offers fresh local produce, organic coffee, hand made chocolates, cut flowers and more!! Every Saturday!
T'afia 3701 Travis Street @ Alabama, on the big block