“Viva Frida!” XIII Annual Frida Festival 2018

“Viva Frida!”
XIII Annual Frida Festival 2018

Presented by East End Studio Gallery
Come celebrate the life and legacy of one of Latin America’s most important artists…

~Frida Kahlo~

Viva Frida! Art Exhibition
Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 5-9PM
Friday, April 13, 2018 – 6-9PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 2-6PM

at Hardy & Nance Studios
902 Hardy St., Houston, TX 77020

Viva Frida! Festival on the Esplanade and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt!

Friday April 13, 2018 –  5-10:30pm
Saturday April 14, 2018 Noon-10:30pm
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt – Saturday, April 14th @5:30PM.  Register on
at 2600 Navigation Blvd., Houston, TX 77003

The Frida Festival is a free, family and pet friendly event featuring an art exhibition at Hardy & Nance Studios, and an outdoor festival including art, music, dance and food at the Navigation Esplanade. Enjoy the lively atmosphere with DJ Jason JayCee Colunga and performances by local Houston artists.  The festival will end with our GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt and a group photo.

Get your unibrows ready Houston! East End Studio Gallery and The Greater East End Management District present Viva Frida! XIII Annual Frida Festival on the Esplanade. Come celebrate the life and legacy of one of Latin America’s most important artists, Frida Kahlo by helping us set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for the largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo.

Participants must follow all guidelines or they will be disqualified to participate. The costume of each participant must clearly depict Frida Kahlo, which must consist of:

  1. A uni-brow drawn onto the face joining the eyebrows. This can be using make-up or by sticking hair.
  2. Flowers worn in the hair, a minimum of three flowers must be worn.
  3.  A red or pink shawl – plain with no patterns or prints.
  4. A flower printed dress which extends to below the knees on all sides, the dress must not have any splits up the side.
  5. Each participant must wear their own costume and a costume cannot be shared between two people.

Look for the Frida Costume Check-in booth to verify your costume. Your costume will be reviewed and approved before moving to the attempt area. Costumes that are approved will gather at 5:30 for the attempt and will remain in the area for a full 5 minutes. We will do a group picture during the attempt. Please be aware that there may be lines and periods of waiting. All are welcome to participate.

The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt will take place promptly at 5:30PM.

Frida Festival is produced by HIFC-East End Studio Gallery with support from T-Mobile, Laurenzo’s Restaurant, Morales Funeral Home & The Greater East End District.


Burtonesque: 2nd annual Tim Burton tribute

IMG_0499Burtonesque (Adj): A general feeling of mystical and somewhat dark wonderfulness.;
used to describe people, objects, actions or a kind of atmosphere/tone, which bare a resemblance in nature style to the films/art of director Tim Burton.

Please join us for our 2nd annual Tim Burton tribute group show!

This year we wanted to share our love for all things Tim by taking it on the road! We will begin our artventure hosting the opening run with our local sister gallery Hardy & Nance Studios Septemburton 30th – Octoburton 14th!

Gallery opening night September 30th, 6-10pm @ Hardy and Nance, 902 Hardy St, Houston, TX 77020.

Gallery closing  @ Hardy and Nance October 14th, 6-10pm

Vendor event  @ Sigma Brewing, 3118 Harrisburg Blvd #108, Houston, TX 77003,  October 21st  4-9pm


Art Curator: Blue One Thirty
Co-Curator: Cynthia Vela
Flyer illustration by: Rooster Pop

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“Viva Frida!” XII Annual Frida Festival 2017

“Viva Frida!” XII Annual Frida Festival 2017

Presented by East End Studio Gallery

 Come celebrate the life and legacy of one of Latin America’s most important artists…

 ~Frida Kahlo~

Frida Festival on the Esplanade

2600 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX 77003

We are excited to bring you the 12th Annual Frida Festival on the beautiful Navigation Esplanade!  Our Frida celebration will feature an arts market with over 50 vendors including artists, hand-crafted Frida merchandise, jewelry, accessories, face painting, Henna, EESG Frida make overs, Frida photobooth and plenty more.  DJ Browncoat will be providing the tunes while you enjoy treats from Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream, food trucks, food & dessert vendors, drink vendors and more!  The Festival will be a rain or shine FREE TO THE PUBLIC event!

 Events for the Festival

Frida themed Loteria with prizes!: Fri, 4/28 6-9PM & Sat, 4/29 12-8PM at the East End Studio Gallery booth
Kids Frida & Diego look-alike contest: Sat, 4/29 @ 3PM
Adult Frida & Diego look-alike contest: Sat, 4/29 @ 8PM
Great prizes to be won!!

Get your unibrows ready!  Winner will receive a “Frida” inspired prize!!



Rothko Chapel


Super Dope

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“Super-Dope” is a group exhibition curated by Magik, that will showcase some of the amazing talent of Houston’s Contemporary Art scene.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2017, 6-10PM
Closing Reception: Friday, February 17, 2017, 6-9PM

Additional Openings:
Saturday, Feb. 4, 1 – 5PM

Magik , Gear, Gasp, Empyre, Were, David Cobb, Nacho, Dense, Kato, Kover, Cutthroat, Curtis Gannon, David Pilgrim, Dominic Clay, Hew, Akyra
Music by DJ BBC

Pin-up Art Group Exhibition


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Pin Up Art Group Exhibition

In the late 19th century, burlesque performers and actresses sometimes used photographic advertisement as business cards to promote themselves. These adverts and business cards could often be found in almost every green room, pinned-up or stuck into “frames of the looking-glasses.” And thus the art of pin-ups was born. Throughout the decades both women and men recognized the power of pin-up images for advertising and inspiration. This show is homage to those beautiful ladies and man who have creatively inspired us by being hanging on our walls.

Opening Friday Feb. 24th, 6 – 9 pm.
Closing Friday March 3rd, 6-9 pm.

Call for artist!

East End Studio Gallery would like to invite artists to submit their works that incorporate the “Pin-ups” theme. All mediums are welcome. Work must be reviewed and accepted by the curator. Please email sketches or finished work to eestudiogallery@gmail.com, please include “Pin-up submission” in the subject line. Once approved, you will be sent back payment information. Last day to submit will be Monday February 20th. Drop off date is Tuesday February 21st, 5:30 – 8pm – NO EXCEPTIONS! All mailed work must arrive no later than Wednesday February 22nd.
Entry fee to cover hanging & promotion is $25 for 4 pieces (not exceeding 3′X3′), $5 for each additional piece. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission. Upon acceptance into the show EESG will email you a contract and instructions for drop off. You can sell prints of work submitted to the show through our East End consignment for 20% commission.
Artist outside of Houston and surrounding areas can submit without an entry fee, but they are responsible for all shipping. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission.
All work must be READY TO HANG. All paper or flat canvas art must be framed with either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. All unframed canvas/wood pieces must also have either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. Loose art/prints that are unframed on clips or any other type of hanging hardware not listed above will not be accepted.

Vendors: Please submit an example of you work to eestudiogallery@gmail.com for approval. Must be able to create some merchandise within the theme. No art/prints will be permitted. $25 vendor fee. EESG to provide table and two chairs per vendor.

For more info on pin-up history visit: http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/pinupart/

E=mc2…a JDILLA love story to hip-hop

E=mc2…a JDILLA love story to hip-hop
Presented by the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation, 3rd Eye Promo & East End Studio Gallery
This event will take place at Warehouse Live!

One night only exhibition:  Saturday, March 18, 2017/6-10PM/$5 entry

JDILLA was an American record producer and rapper who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene. According to his obituary at NPR, he “was one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists”, working with big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, The Pharcyde and many others.

This exhibition will pay tribute to his memory and contributions to hip-hop music and culture.  His mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, will be in attendance for the signing of her children’s book “The life story of James Dewitt Yancey”.  Join us as we embrace the artistry of JDILLA and the influence of hip-hop culture in this one night only event!  Music by DJ Kool Emdee…The Vinyl Veteran! & DJ Harvey Dent.

Get your tickets at Eventbrite

Artists Call:
East End Studio Gallery would like to invite artists to submit their works that incorporate the “JDILLA or hip-hop tribute” theme.

All mediums are welcome. Work must be reviewed and accepted by the curator. Please email sketches or finished work to eestudiogallery@gmail.com, please include “JDILLA” in the subject line.

Last day to submit will be Monday, March 13th.

Fight Like A Girl! Comic Heroine Art Show


Fight Like a Girl: Comic Heroine Art Show! A two night event!
There is something special about female superheroes. Such strength and power, handled with style and grace. These attributes are what we as women aspire to embody in our everyday lives. The EESG team cordially invites you to pay tribute to those female heroes that inspire us to “Fight Like A Girl’!
Sneak Peek/Loteria/Art MArket: August 12th 4-9pm at Sigma Brewery (3118 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77003)
Gallery show: August 19th from 6-9pm @ Hardy and Nance Studio (902 Hardy St, Houston, TX 77020)
Artist call: visit https://www.jotform.com/EastEndHTXTeam/Fightlikeagirl
Vendor call: visit https://www.jotform.com/EastEndHTXTeam/Fightvendorform

“Buena Conmigo ✋” Lotería Exhibition


East End Studio Gallery presents: “Buena Conmigo✋” Lotería Exhibition. This exhibit will feature artists from all backgrounds interpreting the nostalgic family game, Lotería. Lotería is a game of chance, similar to bingo but using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers. It roots trace back to 1769 and its current images, by Don Clement Jacques, have become iconic in Mexican culture. Join us as artists reinterpret the symbolism, iconography and themes of Lotería!

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 6-9PM
Closing Reception: Saturday, December 16, 11-5PM
Lotería Game Night: Saturday, December 10, 5-8PM
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Curated by: Iris Contreras & Leticia Santos

Holiday Arts Market



East End Studio Gallery presents it’s “Holiday Arts Market”. Original art, prints, photography and more will be available in the consignment shop. We will have goodies from the Loteria Art Exhibition, as well as from art exhibitions held during the year. Vendors, Artisans, Crafters, Designers and Artists will be selling their hand-made goods, original art, prints, crafts, jewelry, clothing, decor and unique holiday gifts. Please join us for this family friendly free arts market!




Insomniax Crew presents….. Regulators!
A group show featuring new artwork by Gear, Amoe, Gasp, Hew, Jerk, W3r3on3, Magik, Empyre, Nacho, Akyra, Dense, Kato and Weah.

Come out to East End Gallery and support Houston’s own Insomniax Crew! Blending graffiti, street art and fine art the crew will bring unique pieces that will be available for purchase. Other merchandise will also be available.

1/6 – Friday 5-10pm
1/7 – Saturday 5-10pm